HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To strengthen Pennsylvania's presence in the global economy, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will lead a delegation of two dozen companies to the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The show, which attracts service companies, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors from around the globe, will provide Pennsylvania companies with the opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings, the Pennsylvania Pavilion 2012, network and attend exclusive workshops in order to facilitate their expansion into international markets.
"These events help introduce Pennsylvania companies to new markets and potential clients," DCED Secretary C. Alan Walker said. "The Canadian Oil Sands and shale gas present a great opportunity for Pennsylvania companies that have unique products and solutions."
Global Petroleum Show (GPS) 2012, one of the world's largest energy exhibitions, is scheduled for June 12 -14 at Calgary's Stampede Park. Since 1968, the biennial event has united the world's most prominent energy leaders. This year, GPS will welcome over 60,000 registered attendees from 95 different countries and will feature more than 2,000 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest in emerging technology.
"The commonwealth is currently experiencing a major expansion of its natural gas extraction industry," Walker said. "This event is a great opportunity for Pennsylvania and Canadian companies seeking new technologies and partnerships in our respective markets."
At the 2010 Global Petroleum Show (GPS), Pennsylvania's Toronto-based trade representative facilitated more than 80 appointments with buyers and potential partners for our 10 participating companies. The Pennsylvania Pavilion in 2012 will accommodate 12 companies.
Pennsylvania Machine Works, of Aston, Delaware County, a manufacturer of high-pressure forged steel pipe-fittings, will attend GPS 2012 to expand opportunities for future growth.
"Participating in the Global Petroleum Show is a key part of our Canadian business strategy," said Pennsylvania Machine Works International Sales Manager Steve Faller. "We will be able to network with existing clients, meet potential clients and display our commitment to this market by having a continued presence at this important event."
A new feature at the 2012 GPS is the International Energy Marketplace, which creates the opportunity for PA delegates and attendees to participate in exclusive workshops designed to assist international companies that are considering establishing operations in Pennsylvania. Jason Rose, Pennsylvania's investment representative in Canada, has prepared a two-hour presentation that will detail specific business opportunities in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region.
Six Pennsylvania partners will also participate in the presentation, including: Pittsburgh Regional Alliance; Reed Smith LLP; The Judge Group; Trican Well Services; and the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (PSMCOR). Dave Yoxtheimer, a PSMCOR hydro geologist, will highlight Pennsylvania's market opportunities and the geology/development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale. His participation is supported through the Team PA Expert Speaker program.
Pennsylvania companies participating at the show paid an $800 registration fee and are responsible for providing their own airfare, transportation, shipment of brochures and samples, lodging and incidental expenses. The Pennsylvania Pavilion is funded, in part through a grant award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For more information about the Office of International Business Development or other economic development services, visit www.newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.
Media contact: Theresa Elliott, 717-783-1132
Editors Note: The following companies will also be exhibiting in the Pennsylvania Pavilion at the Global Petroleum Show:
Assured Testing Services, Ridgway, Elk County, specializes in testing sand and ceramic proppants to determine suitability for hydrofracturing operations.
Digi-Tally, Inc., Exton, Chester County, produces non-contact laser pipe tally systems for the energy industry.
ENVIRON International, Philadelphia, provides technical and strategic consulting that helps clients ensure regulatory compliance and to assess environmental, health and safety risks during the merger and acquisition due-diligence process.
USA GO Business, Pittsburgh, offers Enterprise Resource Planning software suite designed for the supply and distribution market. The GO Enterprise Suite addresses the business needs for quoting, sales, inventory management, procurement and associated financial accounting requirements.
Ice Qube Inc. Cooling Products, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, brings exciting new cooling solutions to the oil and gas industry through a wide range of specialty air conditioners.
InsulBoot®, Plumsteadville, Bucks County, manufactures insulating boots/products for substation and power generating plants, switchgear, transmission & distribution lines and equipment.
The Judge Group, West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, is a privately owned professional services firm specializing in business technology consulting, staffing solutions and corporate training.
MATCOR, Doylestown, Bucks County, is a leader in cathodic protection engineering, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. The company solves and prevents corrosion on all types of infrastructure and facilities globally, helping to ensure these assets last longer and operate safer worldwide.
Nitor Technologies, Inc., Beaver Falls, Beaver County, offers a leak-detection system designed to accurately detect leaks as small as 0.04 gallons per hour within 10 feet of its location.
Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Ltd., Palmyra, Lebanon County, is one of the world's most experienced fluid mixing equipment and process optimization experts, producing both overhead and side-entry mixers.
Somerset Welding and Steel and J&J Trucks, both of Somerset, manufactures dump bodies and trailers, mining equipment, automated coal sampling system, pressure vacuum tank trucks and frac and oilfield trailers.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development