GVF News 30 March 2015





The Rio Meeting 2015, Convening at Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel

7th to 8th April, to Include Delegations from Petrobras,

Harris CapRock Communications, and RigNet 



Monday, 30th March 2015


London and Rio de Janeiro  Against the backdrop of a low, and fluctuating, oil price, and consequential impacts upon exploration and production (E&P) budget planning, the 23rd event in the GVF-EMP Oil & Gas Communications series, and the fifth such gathering for the Brazilian oil & gas patch, opens on 7th April 2015 at the Windsor Plaza Hotel, Av. Princesa Isabel, 263, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, and will include delegations from PetrobrasHarris CapRock Communications, and RigNet headed by the company Chief Executive Officer, Mark Slaughter.


In association with sponsors WinegardSESHughes, and Gilat Satellite NetworksGVF Oil & Gas Communications – The Rio Meeting 2015: Big Oil, Big Data – The Deep Water Ocean Expanse(www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/o-g-comms-rio-2015/), has attracted the speaking participation of the following major satellite communications solution industry organizations, the representatives of which will additionally have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with oil and gas industry solutions users (in alphabetical order and as at the above date):


Advantech WirelessArycom CommunicationsBaker HughesEutelsat do BrasilGilat Satellite NetworksGlobalSat GroupHarris CapRock CommunicationsHispamarHughes Telecomunicações do BrasilIntelsat BrasilNewtec America do SulRigNetSESSetex;Schlumberger BrasilStar OneTelematics Business ConsultantsTelesat BrasilTesacom;Trekking SolutionsUNISAT Engenharia de TelecomunicaçõesWestproWinegard.


Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development with GVF, and Cristovam Nascimento, CEO of UNISAT Engenharia de Telecomunicações, and the GVF Correspondent for Brazil, will co-chair the two-day event, which will feature a combination of presentations with Q&A, and interactive panel discussion sessions.


Mr Jarrold commented, “We are pleased this year to be able to include in the programme speaking contributions from companies which have not participated in the Rio programme before, as well as including new information and new communications solution orientated perspectives from a wide range of GVF Member organizations from the Latin American region and globally.”


Paul Stahl, Executive Director of EMP (Event Management Partners) added, “We are also pleased to welcome the continuing participation and support from Petrobras. Once again, the event will host a significant delegation from the company’s various divisions.”


For more information on the full programme for GVF Oil & Gas Communications – The Rio Meeting 2015: Big Oil, Big Data – The Deep Water Ocean Expanse, please contact the Series organizers:martin.jarrold@gvf.org or paul.stahl@uk-emp.co.uk. Additionally, you may consult the event website at www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/o-g-comms-rio-2015.

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