About the GPA Midstream Convention
The GPA Midstream Convention is where midstream meets. For more than nine decades, GPA Midstream has led the industry in research, technology, setting and adopting standards for natural gas and natural gas liquids, and more recently, working with legislators and regulators to represent the industry at state and federal levels.
Each year, the GPA Midstream Convention brings together about 2,000 professionals involved in natural gas gathering, compression, treating, processing, storage and marketing, and natural gas liquids fractionation, transportation, storage and marketing, all with the common interest of meeting about – and making a difference in – midstream matters.
The 2016 GPA Midstream Convention hosted 1,935 attendees representing more than 600 companies and 24 countries. Countries represented included: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Holland, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Trinidad, United Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
A large percentage of GPA Midstream Convention attendees are decision-makers within their companies, with nearly 20% holding an executive title (chief executive officer, chief operating officer, president, director, senior vice president and vice president). A large percentage of attendees at the executive level have an engineering degree and background, as do the more than 30% holding a manager title.
More than 20% of our attendees hold engineering titles, including but not limited to the following: applications engineer, automation engineer, consulting engineer, controls engineer, environmental engineer, facility engineer, field engineer, gas processing engineer, mechanical engineer, operating engineer, plant engineer, process engineer and project engineer.
About the Program
Presentation topics are selected through a traditional “call for papers” process, and all papers submitted for consideration are vetted through our Program Committee. The Program Committee is an appointed group representing more than 40 midstream operating companies of all sizes to ensure that topics are relevant to companies large and small and span midstream business sectors worldwide. This process brings top subject matter experts to the conference, many of which are well-known and respected in the industry, to share their knowledge and experiences with other attendees. Many who attend the GPA Midstream Convention are repeat attendees because it covers the latest information in research and development, safe operations, environmental performance, legislative and regulatory issues, and NGL market information, year after year.