CEO of the Energy Conference Network speaks to The EnergyMakers

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There are many exciting things on the horizon for us as 2017 draws near, and our CEO, Symon Rubens, was recently interviewed by Russ Capper, Host of The EnergyMakers show. In this interview, he talks about our start in 2015 and how we’re quickly expanding the array of conferences surrounding IoT. Check it out! Symon … continue reading

7 steps to create a safety excellence strategy & improve productivity

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For many years, safety in the workplace was a conceptual term closely associated with compliance and standard operating procedures. However, advances in safety methodologies, processes and technology have culminated in what’s now known as safety excellence. A cross-industry transition is taking place – albeit in different stages – where organizations are beginning to move from … continue reading

The year that was and the year that will be

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The end of the year is a good time to take a deep breath, look back and reflect on successes and challenges, in business and life. 2015 was quite a year – I have learned more in the last year than the 20 previous year’s combined. Starting and running your own business tends to do … continue reading

A great success – our first conference

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Last week we held our first conference, IoT in Oil and Gas. We had great feedback from sponsors, speakers and delegates – it was truly gratifying to see my team’s hard work pay off and the company playing an important role in the knowledge and business development of our community. In the conference business, it … continue reading

Creativity in conferences

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In tough times, creativity is essential. And there is no getting around it – the energy sector is facing some challenges. So how does a start-up energy focused conference company gain traction and grow rapidly when budgets are being slashed and the market size is shrinking? By being creative. Oil price sub $50? Life goes … continue reading

Conference Connect

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When I founded the Energy Conference Network in 2014, one of the first priorities was to develop a technology platform that would enable pre-event networking and meeting scheduling. I had been to (and organized) too many events in the past where attendees missed meeting their prospective clients – like 2 ships passing in the night. … continue reading

The genesis of the Energy Conference Network

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I have been running conference companies for close to 2 decades – and have loved every minute of it. Organising conferences that meet and exceed industry expectations and play an important role in the advancement of best practice is very rewarding. The previous companies I have managed have organised events in many sectors – telecommunications, … continue reading