A review on erpec 11 - by Nick Needs, Event Director

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Posted / Last update: 18-05-2011 | Author: Nick Needs
It was the most wonderful setting, on the outskirts of Europe’s favourite city, Barcelona, that erpec took place once again, with over 200 delegates attending from Europe’s retail petroleum sector

Coming from 26 countries, representing oil companies, retailers, equipment suppliers, distributors and PMC’s, the mix of companies taking part was much of what made this event the most special so far. Joining the programme this year were many first time delegates from Eastern Europe, including representatives from oil companies SOCAR, Parallel and TNK-BP.

Two days of one to one meetings, around 1200 in total, followed a lively conference programme on the first day, featuring speakers from Circle, Petrogas, Topaz, Eurotank, Wincor Nixdorf and sponsor for the session OPW. The papers are all available on request.

First time delegate Rasim Gurbanov from SOCAR said: ‘My expectations have been more than exceeded, I have gained a lot of new knowledge and will keep some unforgettable impressions.’

Pavel Batyushin from Logintech, who was helping us a lot before the event to build some solid bridges into the Eastern European market commented: ‘Many thanks for the invitation to erpec 11. It was a really new experience in my business practice, and the participants from TNK-BP and PARALLEL can confirm that as well. I am sure erpec 13 will attract more people from CIS/Baltic market which I consider one of the most prospective ones in our industry. I will be pleased to be invited.’

The farewell dinner on the last evening featured a live Queen tribute band, which played to an audience which was completely won over by the music and the performance, sending everyone home with ‘We are the Champions’ still ringing in their ears.

A perfect end, to a perfect event!

FOLLOW THIS LINK to see the 'erpec 11 Image gallery' on PetrolPlaza

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