HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During the 2014 Winter NAPE Business Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center, former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar fields questions from local and energy industry media at a press conference following his keynote address. The conference opened with Salazar’s remarks where he addressed concerns about the respective roles of private enterprise and public policy while emphasizing the importance of energy independence in America. More than 900 exhibiting companies and an estimated 16,000 attendees are expected to attend the Expo portion of Winter NAPE which opens Thursday, February 6, 2014.
NAPE, the world’s largest E&P (upstream) expo, brings prospects and producing properties (from the United States and around the world), capital formation, services and technologies together in one location, creating an environment to establish strategic alliances for doing business and initiating purchases and trades. NAPE now manages five U.S. shows including NAPE International, Winter NAPE and NAPE South held each year in Houston; NAPE East held in Pittsburgh in April; and NAPE Rockies held in Denver in December. Internationally recognized, NAPE was created as the North American Prospect Expo in 1993 by AAPL and now includes IPAA, SEG and AAPG as partners. For more information, please visit www.napeexpo.com and follow NAPE on Twitter at @NAPE_EXPO.