Benefits of CGEF Membership
CGEF has been created for the benefit of Canadian companies operating, or considering operating in the international oil and gas business. Your Company’s membership and support is both needed and appreciated, because it is instrumental in maintaining a cohesive network of oil and gas companies. It supports CGEF in its efforts to promote the strengths of the Canadian international oil and gas industry and the interests of its members.
CGEF is the only registered Canadian organization that serves and promotes Canadian-based International oil and gas companies. CGEF members meet every 2nd month for lunch talks/networking and once annually for an international conference in Calgary. Full membership is restricted to E&P companies.
Highlights of Membership
➢ Low Annual Fee - which includes access to the following:
- ▪ High-level networking opportunities
- ▪ 6 CGEF Luncheon Meetings – 2 seats
- ▪ CGEF Annual Conference – 1 Seat
- ▪ Invitations to all CGEF Hosted and Co-hosted international events
- ▪ Access to “Members Area” on CGEF Website with presentation materials from conferences
- ▪ Global Connections with government agencies, state companies and international scout groups
- ▪ Optional promotion of Company in CGEF marketing materials
➢ Networking Opportunities: CGEF helps establish and extend business & government networks and liaisons. CGEF members network with fellow internationally-focused Canadian petroleum companies. With this membership your Company receives two invites to each lunch generally held at the Petroleum Club in Calgary.
➢ Government Connections: CGEF facilitates contact with Canadian federal and provincial governments. CGEF provides a platform to learn who and how to contact Canadian overseas diplomats/embassies in or near all foreign countries and how to seek assistance if hosting foreign delegations to showcase Canadian government oil & gas regulatory/ fiscal frameworks and technologies.
➢ International Focus: CGEF members get access to first-hand information on international petroleum activities via presentations by E&P companies, service companies, financial institutions, investment banks, law firms, global energy consultants, and guest speakers.
➢ Foreign Delegations: CGEF members are contacted proactively to meet host governments when they visit Calgary for bid round presentations and for other foreign delegation visits.
➢ Company Promotion: CGEF members have opportunities to promote their companies to global institutions (financiers, banks, governments, legal) resulting in:
- ▪ increased deal flow, exposure to opportunities, technology
- ▪ reduced costs (share data, rig slots, less travel etc.)
- ▪ exposure to resources to support, represent, and execute E&P activities to promote the strengths of our Canadian industry and exposure to new business opportunities from around the globe
➢ Access: CGEF members can access CGEF’s existing and future relationships with foreign governments, foreign NOC’s, worldwide industry organizations, research institutions, and societies (e.g., AIPN, AAPG, PESGB, CSPG, CSUR, SEG, SPE, etc.)
➢ Conference: CGEF’s annual conference provides a great opportunity for establishing and deepening international contacts as well as learning more about the E&P industry in countries/regions important to our membership.
➢ One Stop Shop: CGEF is a focal point for foreign companies, governments and organizations wishing to meet potential partners, investors, clients and services for international E&P.
➢ Building Canada's Reputation: CGEF works to expand international awareness of Calgary and Canada’s reputation for solid business culture and ethical practices.