Getenergy Global Awards and Exhibition



25 – 26 September, 2018

Passenger Terminal

World leading independent education and training network


What is Getenergy Global and Awards?

Getenergy started as a simple idea in 2004: Let’s bring together providers of education and training (universities, colleges and private training organisations) with national and international upstream oil & gas companies, governments and service providers. It seemed to resonate.  Getenergy Global Expo and Awards has grown to be the anchor event for those professionals responsible for developing human capital in our industry.

 This year 400, global industry leaders will convene in Amsterdam.

Four pillars that will form the focal point of this year’s events are Relevance. Restructuring. Redeployment. Resurgence. We bring together visionaries and innovators who are creating  new learning and development tools and techniques to produce skilled and capable people for the energy industry.

 A new format and venue will enable increased customisation of content and more time for you to network with those that matter to you at one of our networking breaks, pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, private dinners and drinks receptions.

Closing two packed days, the most senior energy education and training Dinner in Europe offers the ideal setting for networking with contacts old and new.


Getenergy Global are now CPD certified.

For more information please contact Natasha Johnson

2018 Conference Theme & Agenda

Day 1, 25 September 2018


Strategic Sessions:

09:00 – 09:45: The Changing Face of the International Oil Company: How IOCs are innovating in order to drive growth and meet strategic objectives

14:00 – 15:00: Are you ready for the upturn? Find out which regions are showing the most activity, gain an update on licensing rounds and discover which emerging projects and mega projects require training and up-skilling

Seminar Programme:
Seminar Room 1

09:45 – 10:45: Up-Skilling today’s workforce for tomorrow: Defining and developing competencies that will meet the rapidly changing demands of an evolving energy industry

11:30 – 12:30 Evaluating the pros and cons of in-house training:  Do the cost savings outweigh the potential negatives of creating a default culture?

14:00 – 15:00 Don’t forget the soft skills!  Ensuring that senior employees are energised and enabled in order to deliver on the strategic direction of the business.  Developing the skills and relationships required for future leaders to thrive

15:00 – 16:00 Raising the bar when it comes to vocational training: What can universities offer that is new and how can any misalignment between polytechnic training provision and the oil & gas industry be prevented?

16:30 – 17:30 Effectively leveraging advancements in design, visualization and simulation training to safely and consistently develop and maintain operation’s

Seminar Room 2
Partnerships to meet business needs 

09:45 – 10:45 Creating alignment between the business and HR functions to ensure strong competency assurance.  Balancing the development of technical and non-technical competency development and identifying the training required to close any skills gaps

11:30 0 12:30 Highlighting the industry’s best partnerships: What innovative cross-industry collaboration initiatives exist and how can they be used to simplify processes, reduce costs and increase efficiency?

14:00 – 15:00 How education institutions and industry can work together to define programmes that address the changing competencies required by industry

15:00 – 16:00 Going beyond the individual: What training and skill development is required to deliver ROI on strategic priorities and corporate objectives?




Day 2, 26 September 2018


Strategic Session

09:00 – 09:45 NOC vision for the Future: How are both nascent and mature NOCs developing sustainable workforce and supply chain development initiatives?

14:00 – 15:00 Charting the Energy Transition: What strategies are energy companies implementing, and what help is needed, to transition the current workforce from oil & gas to alternative energies?

Seminar Session

Seminar Room 1
Futurology: Predicting the needs of the modern Energy Company 

09:45 – 10:45 The future face of training: How has the training environment changed and how can we ensure quality training for future executives in a changing energy world?

11:30 – 12:30 Attracting and retaining future leaders within the oil & Gas industry to meet future global workforce demand: How to attract and motivate millennials, remove any stigma around TVET and achieve a flexible workforce.

14:00 – 15:00 Building a digital workforce plan to address transformation and transition: How to leverage digital and new technologies to create a dynamic workforce?

15:00 – 16:00 Attracting and retaining future leaders within the oil & gas industry to meet future global workforce demand: How to attract and motivate millenials, remove any stigma around TVET and achieve a flexible workforce

16:30 – 17:30 Building diversity and inclusion into the core strategy of the business to increase efficiency and drive growth: Creating a framework for an inclusive culture and sustaining a competitive advantage

Seminar Room 2

09:45 – 10:45 Achieving a common approach to localisation in order to serve national developmental strategies more effectively: Best practice on developing a local talent pool through technical and vocational training and working effectively with corporate universities

11:30 – 12:30 What are the solutions to localisation barriers and how should training and competency strategies be implemented to overcome these barriers?

14:00 – 15:00 Maintaining a social license to operate:  Matching supply with demand; what techniques can be used by industry and government to match-make opportunities for local procurement?

15:00 – 14:00 Building the capacity of local organisations, SMEs and entrepreneurs to meet the needs of industry:  What strategies can procurement teams use to enable local companies to bid and win contracts within the industry?





2018 Speakers

Susan Morrice

Susan Morrice

Chairperson, Belize Natural Energy

Saeeid Safaee Movahed

Saeeid Safaee Movahed

Head of Training Evaluation and Supervision National Iranian Oil Company

Peter Duff

Peter Duff

Head of Diversity, BP

Kamel Brouri

Kamel Brouri

Executive Director of Human Resources, SONATRACH

Joke van Wieringen

Joke van Wieringen

Learning Development Manager, Kuwait International

Dr. KK Sarpong

Dr. KK Sarpong

CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation

Chandramohan Saminathan

Chandramohan Saminathan

CEO Petronas (INSTEP)

Bruce Basaraba

Bruce Basaraba

Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment Dana Petroleum

Paul de Leeuw

Paul de Leeuw

Director, Oil & Gas Institute

2018 Pricing

2017 Success Stories

“I have learnt a lot in a short space of time and will be sharing the knowledge with my colleagues. Great event for intellectual stimulation”

Rosemary Chabra

Project Engineer, Fluor

“This event is valuable to improve business opportunity and resources”

Mohd Roslan Maarof

Engineering Manager, Schlumberger

“It is a very good event becasue we can be familiar with other specialists and companies that are involved in the development of workforce, training and education”

Ali Amidi

CEO, MAT Group Ltd.

The Getenergy story so far

Getenergy started life late one evening in a small hotel bar in Aberdeen in 2003. Earlier that same day, an independent events organiser with a background in oil and gas, had facilitated a meeting on behalf of the British Government. Nothing new there. Except this meeting was different. It was based on feedback from embassies in a number of countries about the changing priorities of national and international oil/gas companies.

One topic kept coming up in both the high-level and the informal conversations between ambassadors, ministers, company CEOs and senior technical staff – training, education and skills development. There appeared to be an emerging recognition that if major global hydrocarbon projects were not able to produce skilled and capable people in their host countries, the industry and those countries on which it relied, would be the weaker for it

Indeed, governments were beginning to strengthen emphasis on the importance of education and training contributions as part of the licence to operate. And companies were realising that the economic and strategic cost of not embracing this approach was increasingly significant.

So, a meeting was arranged. It happened to be on the last Friday of a major international oil/gas conference in Aberdeen. It was raining and one hour before the start, the events organiser glumly took half the 100 chairs out of the room because he assumed most people who had been due to attend would either have gone shopping for whisky and tartan or caught the early plane home.

In fact, he was wrong. For once the topic, timing and location came together perfectly. 150 people turned up with coats and umbrellas and they stayed for 2 hours longer that the planned agenda of the meeting. They were a very unusual group. University professors, college lecturers, training company staff, National Oil Company managers and their international counterparts, government ministers and civil servants and technical staff from contracting and service companies.

Five hours later, we’re back in the hotel bar. Phil Andrews (the event organiser) and Peter Mackenzie Smith (the government nominated speaker) sat, exhausted, and wondered what had happened. They wrote down some thoughts on the back of a beer mat. The issues raised were obviously Global (12 different countries were represented in the room), they were obviously connected to state Education provision and also to professional Training and, although the majority of people were from an oil and gas background, several people had indicated that the issues were common across the Energy space.

By the end of the evening, when the barman was clearing away quite a few empty glasses from their table, Phil and Peter had written down Global Education and Training for Energy…. or Getenergy for short. The company was started the following March and the rest, as they say, is history!

This remains our passion today.

Phil Andrews and the Getenergy Field Ready programme is helping colleges and polytechnics meet the demand for nationals to work in the oil, gas and energy industry.

Our Group Managing Director Jack Pegram has recently completed a year study investigating job role localisation in the Oil and Gas Industry – the first such research specifically into this field.

2017 Previous Sponsors

Over the past year, Getenergy has partnered with the following organisations that have sponsored or exhibited at our events

The Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam

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Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
The Mövenpick Hotel is attached to the Passenger Terminal. There are discounted rates available with the hotel for the Getenergy Global Exhibition and Awards event, for more information please follow this link: Getenergy Global Rates 
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Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Group Managing Director

General Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 8063

Jack Pegram

Jack Pegram

Managing Director, Getenergy

Sponsorship & General Enquiries
Tel: +44 7408 954 823

Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison

Delegate & Exhibition Manager, EMEA

Delegate & Exhibition

Tel:+44 20 7384 7853

Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

Marketing Manager

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3891