Monday, July 25, 2011

3rd & Final Interview - 2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit speaker - Mr Sandeep Kohli from International Finance Corporation on a LIVE interview with Regional Roundup on CNBC Africa

3rd & Final Interview (Catch-up Video) - Catch up with our 2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit speaker, Mr Sandeep Kohli from International Finance Corporation on a LIVE interview with Beyond Markets on CNBC Africa. 

Broadcast date: Friday, 22 July 2011

Time: 1600 hr - Johannesburg Time

Friday, July 22, 2011

2nd Interview - 2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit speaker - Mr Kofi Ellis LIVE interview with Beyond Markets on CNBC Africa

2nd Interview - Catch up with our 2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit speaker, Mr Kofi Ellis from Volta River Authority on a LIVE interview with Beyond Markets on CNBC Africa. 

Broadcast date: Thursday, 21 July 2011. 

Time: 1730 hr - Johannesburg Time 

Negotiating Successful Gas & LNG Contracts, Singapore, October 2011

Effective training in today’s global gas and LNG market has become an essential need for relevant executives in both the public and private sectors. The worldwide market in Pipeline Gas and LNG has grown rapidly as result of demand and deregulation, bringing tremendous business opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders including government entities, producers, sellers, transporters and buyers etc. High contract value, complicated commercial terms, volatile prices, cultural differences and many other unpredicted risks have made contract negotiating, dispute resolution and risk management more and more challenging.

In response to such industry dynamics, this advanced course provides practical and detailed training, in workshop format, and provides effective guidance in the critical considerations and conditions for successfully concluding Gas and LNG Sales Agreements. The course will enable participants to gain an insight into the way in which Buyers and Sellers view and negotiate Gas and LNG Sales Agreements, and will give participants a detailed understanding of the terms that are important in these transactions.

About your two Expert Trainers & Practitioners

Prof. Yvonne Barton MBE
Senior Associate,
The Energy Contract Company, UK
Chairman, BG Asia Pacific (former)
President, BG Italia (former)

Nick Stranks
Director and Managing Partner,
The Energy Contract Company, UK
Gas Commercialisation Manager,
BHP Billiton Petroleum (former)
Commercial Manager, Total (former)

The course goes on to examine the inherent risks in a Gas or LNG Project, and how these risks are addressed within the Gas and LNG Sales Agreement. Risk assessment is a complex issue, and this course examines it from a commercial perspective, looking at the project structure and identifying how the commercial terms deal with risk in a satisfactory manner.

Based upon a composite of recent contracts, a case study approach highlights all the issues addressed in such contracts, and examines the various alternative means of handling them. It encourages a participative workshop approach and is highlighted by a detailed examination of 1) the terms of recently concluded gas and LNG Sales contracts; and 2) the Commercial Structure of an entire project showing the balance and interaction between its various elements then 3) a detailed review of the range of price terms in a hypothetical contract negotiation.

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IFRS for Oil & Gas, Application of Key Standards and Updates, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2011

The commercial and operational practices of the oil and gas industry pose unique challenges to accountants operating under the IFRS framework. These challenges include accounting for exploration and evaluation activities, joint venture arrangements and production sharing agreements, decommissioning costs, use of hedge accounting and the disclosure of reserves information.

NEOEDGE is bringing to you another of our premier course “IFRS for Oil & Gas, Application of Key Standards & Update” to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 03 to 06 October 2011.

Led by a World-class IFRS Expert & Trainer:

Alan Mayo, Director, Maltway Ltd, UK
Almost thirty years most successful professional experience
Co-founded the client training business of PwC London

This workshop focuses on those areas of most concern to the oil and gas industry. It highlights the approach to take when setting accounting policies in the absence of specific guidance within IFRS, looks at the issues in applying standards to oil and gas transactions and the accounting choices available to companies in the sector.

Specific areas treated include:
Property, plant and equipment
Intangibles and in particular exploration and evaluation activities
Oil and gas reserves
The challenges posed by impairment reviews
Provisions, particularly decommissioning costs
Joint venture and production sharing agreements
Financial instruments and application of hedge accounting treatments

IFRS is constantly evolving, and the course is kept up to date with the latest Standards and Interpretations and includes sections that look at proposed and forthcoming developments.

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Mine Safety Workshop - Disaster Management, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2011

The underground mining environment is hazardous and prone to several disasters including fire, roof collapse, inundation, gas leakage etc. It not only puts the life of the miners in peril but also causes extensive damage to the equipment, valuable resources and the environment. Inundation of Chasnala mines in which a large number of miners lost their lives and fire in large areas of Jharia coalfields where vast resources are burnt (and thus making a severe dent in the economy and the environment) are but some of the examples of how precious life and resources are lost in disasters in mines. World over, various technologies are being developed to mitigate these disasters but it needs to be debated whether there can be a single solution to address all these disasters.

In view of this, NEOEDGE is bringing to you another of our premier course “Mine Safety Workshop – Disaster Management” to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 03 to 05 October 2011.

Ably led by:

Aaron Anderson, Safety Partner, Norton Rose
Aaron has been involved in advising clients on safety and emergency response for about the last 13 years working a a number of industries including mining. Some of his mining clients are Abigroup, Leighton Contractors, Bechtel, New Hope Coal, and P&H MinePro. Aaron Anderson is a specialist with Norton Rose in occupational health and safety law and injury claims management. 

Michael Tooma, Head of Occupational health, safety and security, Asia Pacific, Norton Rose
• Michael Tooma is one of Australia’s pre-eminent occupational health and safety lawyers. He leads the Asia Pacific health, safety and security practice of Norton Rose.
• Michael has one of the few truly global practices in this area, advising clients on health, safety and security compliance issues on a global basis and assisting in the development and implementation of global safety management systems.

This 3 Day intensive workshop will draw on new concepts in Mine Site Health and Safety, and prepare you to scenarios in the event of such unforeseen circumstances.

With severe natural disasters striking mines across Australia in 2010 and 2011, including cyclones, floods and fires, it has become crucial to proactively plan for catastrophes to ensure that your mine site is equipped to withstand potential events as efficiently as possible.

During this interactive workshop you will take away:
Engaging in historical case studies and the far-reaching implications that can arise across the mine site
Tools to identify and utilise crucial data sources to ensure early awareness of potential issues
How to develop a Targeted Action Response Plan for an individual mine site
How to proactively manage catastrophes to minimise damage and protect onsite assets
An understanding of the judicial process of overcoming the effects of a natural disaster
Discuss some of the major disasters around the World and lessons learned from those disaster events

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Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Master Class, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2011

NEOEDGE is bringing to you another of our premier course “Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Master Class” to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 26 to 29 September 2011.

Effective training in today's fast developing petroleum market is essential if relevant executives in both the public and private sectors are to create and implement the optimum regulatory and commercial environment for revenue and profit maximisation. Nowhere is this more important than in the development and negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), a critical part of global petroleum exploration, production and commercialization.

The purpose of a PSC is to facilitate the finding and commercialisation of deposits of oil and gas. However, production sharing is not the only regime used for that purpose, nor, within a production sharing regime, is the PSC the only instrument used; and, as with all such regimes, production sharing, and each individual PSC, exists within a historical, geopolitical and legal framework, and a global market, that informs its principles and its detailed implementation. It is imperative for relevant executives in both government and private sectors to understand the ever-changing impact of these forces on the PSC, and the PSC's position and role among the many key factors needed for successful oil and gas commercialisation.

About your World-Class Trainer:

David Moroney is a partner in the London office of Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP, one of the world's leading energy law firms. He has over 40 years experience in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity and mining projects and investments, and related acquisitions, disposals, financings, sales and other transactions, and of the legislative, regulatory and investment regimes and structures required for them, acting for both governments and investors.

This interactive workshop will examine:
-          PSCs in a global context
-          The impact on the PSC of the physical, financial and political basics of the oil and gas industry
o        The chemistry and geology involved in the formation, migration and trapping of oil and gas
o    The politics, science and operations involved in the finding, recovering, transporting and commercialization
o        The political, legal and commercial mechanisms used to facilitate commercialisation
o        Law and regulation
o        Industry joint venture, operating, field work, transportation and sales arrangements
o        Project structuring and financing

-       The role of production sharing in the right to explore and produce, its advantages and disadvantages
-   A comparison of PSC with other upstream titles, including licences and risk service (in Iraq and elsewhere)
-  Unitisation and its alternatives, and the peculiar problems of different fiscal, regulatory and administrative regimes
-    The relationship of the PSC to industry exploration, development, production, transportation and sales arrangements, and downstream investments
-       Construction and field service contracts – who really bears the risk of a wild well?
-    Crude oil and natural gas sales and transportation agreements (LNG and pipelines, domestic and cross border)
-          The ever-widening reach of anti-corruption law
-          The financing of commercialization
-          Resource rent and petroleum economics
-          The PSC as an administrative tool and an investment agreement
-          Stability, nationalization and dispute resolution

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Mastering International Oil & Gas Accounting, Singapore, September 2011

The commercial and operational practices of the oil and gas industry pose unique challenges to accountants who need to operate under multiple reporting frameworks with conflicting accounting methods and with unique contractual arrangements such as production sharing contracts and joint venture arrangements.

NEOEDGE is bringing to you another of our premier course “Mastering International Oil & Gas Accounting” to be held in Singapore from 12 to 15 September 2011.

This four-day course focuses on the accounting issues currently faced by the upstream oil and gas industry. It considers the accounting and financial reporting implications of all the main transactions undertaken in the upstream business, including cost allocation and capitalisation, revenue allocation and the accounting issues faced by joint venture operations and operators of concessions and PSC’s. The course considers both internal accounting issues and financial reporting under US GAAP and IFRS frameworks.

Led by a World-class Oil & Gas Accounting Expert & Trainer

Alan Mayo, Director, Maltway Ltd, UK
Thirty years of successful professional experience in the energy,
accounting, financial and performance management sector
• Co-founded the client training business of PwC London

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Advanced Project Risk Management, Singapore, September 2011

Every project has risks. If you ignore them altogether, the project is likely to fail. On the other hand, if you take preventive action on every single conceivable risk, the project can become cost prohibitive. The key is to apply appropriate response strategies to each identified risk. This can be done through a structured process involving identification, analysis, and prioritization of risks followed by development and implementation of proactive strategies to address them. 

This course presents a proven six-step risk management process that is consistent with Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. It includes commonly used tools, techniques, and best practices associated with each step. Effective risk management practices are offered for each phase of the project life cycle including initiation, planning, execution and closing. You will be able to apply what you learn in this course immediately to your projects. The benefits of attending it include:
§         Select the right projects in the first place based on their risks
§         Select the right mix of projects to balance investment risks
§         Decrease chances of project schedule slippage and cost overrun
§         Minimize management by crisis
§         Increase probability of project success

Don’t miss out on this masterclass led by reknowned Dr Prasad Kodukula. Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula, PMP, PgMP, is a speaker, coach, author, and inventor with more than 25 years of professional experience. Prasad has spoken in 35 countries, and his clients include 20+ Fortune 100 companies (e.g., Abbott, Boeing, Chrysler, Kraft Foods, IBM, Motorola, Sprint, UTC). He is a co-author or contributing author of seven books and more than 40 articles.


Prasad is co-founder and president of two companies: Kodukula & Associates, Inc. (, where he advocates project management; and Constant Compliance, Inc. (, an environmental technology company, where he practices what he advocates. He was recently recognized by the Project Management Institute as “Best of the Best in Project Management for dedication to the profession and practice of project management and significant achievement for sustained performance contributing to the advancement of project management”. He also received prestigious awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the States of Kansas and Illinois for outstanding achievements in education, training, and technology innovation.

You can receive 21 PDUs (Professional Development Units) from this three-day course. For more details, please call us.

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2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit 2011 Speaker - Mr Soji Awogbade Recorded Interview with Regional Roundup on CNBC Africa

Catch our 2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit speaker, Mr Soji Awogbade from AELEX Nigeria on a recorded interview with Regional Roundup on CNBC Africa.

Broadcast date: Friday, 22 July 2011

Time: 1600 hr - Johannesburg Time

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Catch 2nd AFGAS interview Live from Johannesburg, South Africa!!

Catch an exclusive Live Interview of Ms Rekha Kaur, Conference Manager for 2nd Annual Africa Gas & LNG Summit 2011 on ChaiFM Breakfast Show! 

Thur, 21 July 2011 @ 0800 hr Johannesburg time / 1400 hr Singapore time. 

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Press Release: Neoedge launches its first edition eZine for the MCommerce Industry

Singapore, Singapore, 6 July 2011 – Neoedge Pte Ltd, one of Asia’s leading firms in the events services industry, today announced the roll out of Summits & Workshops for the 3rd Quarter of this year including preparations for the upcoming launch of the Mobile Commerce ASIA eZine in July 2011.

The Mobile Commerce ASIA eZine is Neoedge Telecoms & Research’s premier venture and this will be a free quarterly publication for the mobile commerce players to find out the latest movement in the M-Commerce space and likewise discover the promising start-ups who are making waves in the industry.

According to Jhorden NiƱo, Group Business Development Manager at Neoedge, “We are envisioning a publication that will become an indispensable reference of Mobile Commerce space in the industry that will provide all M-Commerce players with valuable information and insights to serve as guide on their decision-making. Through this publication, we shall be able to update the mCommerce value chain on the latest movements and trends in the Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking, Mobile Money Transfer and NFC.”

Neoedge’s upcoming events in 2011:

2nd AFGAS Summit 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa 19-22 July
Sourcing & Procurement ASIA Summit 2011, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 26-27 July
Economic Assessment, Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 18-21 July
Project Portfolio Management, Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 18-21 July 
Tendering & Bidding Master Class 2011, ACCRA, Ghana 25-27 July
IFRS for Financial Markets, ACCRA, Ghana 25-28 July
Mastering International Oil & Gas Accounting, Singapore 12-15 September
Project Portfolio Management, Johannesburg, South Africa 12-15 September
Tendering & Bidding Master Class, Johannesburg, South Africa 13-15 September
Implementing IFRS Successfully for Financial Institutions, Singapore 14-16 September
Advance Project Risk Management, Singapore 19-21 September
3rd Loyalty & CRM Summit 2011, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 26-29 September
5th Mobile Commerce Summit ASIA 2012, March 2012

Neoedge Events partner with the leading publications in Asia, Africa and the rest of the world. Among its partners are: COLLOQUY,, Media Buzz, ProcurementOnline, FinRoad, IT Event, Telecom Watch, Telecomasia,, Developing Telecoms, Treasury Management International, TelcoProfessionals, , Corporate Africa, Times Publication, Business Ghana, Asian Marketing, Mind Commerce, LoyaltyMagazine, The Wise Marketer, African Business Review, Africa Monitor, WorldOils, LNG One World, Energy Asia, Eye of Riyadh, Financial Veritas, CSR Africa.

Neoedge Finance organises the IFRS for Financial Markets both in Asia and Africa after the successful rollout in 2010. The IFRS related workshops will feature world class trainers and practitioners, Shan Kennedy for the Africa region and Asia will be led by Graeme Tosen and Chris Bruce. Graeme is a member of both the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales while Chris Bruce is a Chartered Accountant (member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales with a wide experience in dealing with IFRS accounting issues, specifically relating to structured and complex transactions, capital markets funding (including securitisations) and derivatives.

Neoedge Energy & Utilities Edge brings you the 2nd African Gas Summit in Johannesburg and this is an annual event for the decision makers in the Oil & Gas industry in Africa. This event will bring up-to-date analysis on the global gas market while mastering the new dynamics of Africa Gas & LNG market trends and trade movements.
About Neoedge Pte Ltd

Neoedge is a top-notch business media and consulting company that aims to serve the corporate world with integrity and excellence by providing cutting edge business intelligences and creating high value networking opportunities.

Neoedge identifies pressing issues that the corporate world is facing. Neoedge events are developed based on careful and original research including extensive and direct interactions with potential participants in the market. Neoedge events are distinguished by delivering premier value to customers in a sustainable means.

Neoedge is headquartered in Singapore, Neoedge has been organising premier events all around the world including in Hamburg, San Juan, Dubai, Accra, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mumbai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Perth, Manila, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai, Trinidad & Tobago etc.

Neoedge is your long term reliable corporate business partner.

For more information contact:

Eugene Azucena
Marketing Manager – Telecoms, Energy and Strategic Management
Neoedge Pte Ltd
DID: +65 6557 9185 FAX: +65 6557 9188