Benefits of CGEF Membership
Reduced Service During Coronavirus Pandemic:
The full networking benefits of membership that were available in prior years and were planned for the 2020 and then the 2021 membership years were severely disrupted by the pandemic.
The health and safety of our members and guests continues to be a priority for the CGEF Board but with the level of vaccinations increasing and the seriousness of the virus for those vaccinated receding, CGEF is confident that our in-person networking events can re-start in the first quarter of this year.
The current network luncheon schedule is anticipated as follows for the first half of 2022:
We anticipate an additional 3 lunches in the second half of this year.
All networking lunches will be held at the Calgary Petroleum Club with a similar format as before.
In addition, we are expecting to host a modest industry event on the Monday immediately prior to the Global Energy Show scheduled for June 7th -9th, 2022 in Calgary which will highlight some of the success stories of Canadian companies working abroad as well as other areas of interest to our members such as finance, government relations, ESG and clean-tech. For those of you that attended our November 18th, 2021 mini-conference, we hope to duplicate that successful format which proved to be very popular according to received feedback.
CGEF's Board and various Committees are diligently working to continue providing services and support to our members and sponsors through:
- Web-hosted seminars, some of which may be focused on best practices that member companies are adopting to survive CoVid, depressed commodity prices and the “transition to net zero”.
- Restarting our normal luncheon meetings and other networking events and bringing back our full annual conference.
As CGEF is planning to have a full slate of activities for 2022, we have attached an invoice for this year's membership. Membership fees support both the lunches and conferences. As a member, your company gets free admission to both along with other benefits outlined below. It would be greatly appreciated if you could submit payment of the fees within the next 30 days which will assist your Board of Directors and Advisors to plan CGEF finances for this year.
Nominations for Directors and Advisors for CGEF's Board of Directors:
CGEF is actively looking for member companies to nominate candidates for Directors and Advisors to the Board. It is a great way to get members of your staff exposed to a wider networking circle whilst gaining valuable Board experience. If you have candidates, please forward their names and CV's to either firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We are interested in people of all ages and backgrounds with the main criteria being an interest in the principles of CGEF and an enthusiastic interest in contributing their skills and energy where needed.
Business as Usual Benefits:
CGEF plans to return to providing full services to our members in 2022 as follows:
- High-level networking opportunities
- 5 CGEF Luncheon Meetings per year - 2 complementary invites/lunch to each Corporate Member
- CGEF Annual Conference - 1 complementary registration
- Reduced rates for additional attendees at luncheons, conferences, and other events
- The opportunity to receive financial support to attend international conferences that CGEF will be attending throughout the year.
- Invitations to all CGEF hosted and co-hosted international and domestic events, including one-off breakfast and social reception events, and webcasts
- Access to “Members Area” on CGEF Website with presentation materials from the recent “GO” (Global Opportunities) Wrap-up event, recent conferences, energy investment opportunities; luncheons, webinars, webcasts and other events
- Global Connections with government agencies, state energy companies and international scout groups
- Optional promotion of your company and related investment opportunities at events, on the CGEF website and in CGEF marketing materials
Networking Opportunities: CGEF helps establish and extend business and government networks. CGEF members build relationships with their peers, domestic and foreign government representatives and other industry participants. Members are entitled to two attendees at each networking lunch, which are typically held at the Calgary Petroleum Club.
International Travel: CGEF has applied again this year for CanExport grants from the Federal Government. Assuming success with our application, funds will be available for partial payment (up to 50%) of the travel and accommodation costs for CGEF member company delegates to attend certain international conferences and industry meetings
Government Connections: CGEF facilitates connections between members and domestic and foreign governments. This includes meeting and connecting with Canadian government representatives in countries of interest and introductions to foreign delegations seeking access to Canadian industry participants through presentations, events and conferences that CGEF hosts and attends.
International Intelligence: CGEF members have the benefit of first-hand information on international activities and opportunities through presentations from members, peers, service companies, financial institutions, investment banks, law firms, consultants, governments and guest speakers.
Company Promotion: CGEF offers members the opportunity to promote their companies and related energy investment opportunities on CGEF.org to industry participants and stakeholders to better position themselves to take advantage of opportunities and synergies.
Affiliated Associations: CGEF has relationships with worldwide industry organizations, research institutions and societies (e.g., AIPN, AAPG, PESGB, CSPG, CSUR, SEG, SPE, CEEC, EAGE, PSAC etc.). CGEF members often have access to preferential rates at affiliates' conferences, access to information provided by affiliates and joint networking events.
Conference: CGEF members are entitled to one delegate pass to the annual conference. The conference provides a great opportunity for establishing and deepening relationships and to gain insight into new developments, topics of interest and evolving opportunities.
First Port of Call: CGEF often acts as a focal point for foreign companies, governments, national energy companies and organizations wishing to meet potential partners, investors, clients and service providers.
Building Canada's Reputation: CGEF works to expand Canadian and international awareness of the capabilities of our industry and our reputation for leading technical, environmental, social and governance culture and ethical practices.
Low Annual Fees - $2,000 (with discounts for start ups and small producers).
We have specific Membership, Affiliation and Sponsorship Packages for International Members, Advisory Members and Individual Members as well as Sponsors and Affiliates. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss non-standard membership options, and email@example.com to discuss sponsorship options.