Sydney Convention - October 2007 

Presentations given during the Open General Meetings in Sydney:

President’s Convention Address
Andy Lukas, President, IPLOCA and Managing Director, A J Lucas Group Ltd, Australia

The Natural Gas Roundabout for North Europe: Made in Holland
Eric Dam, Executive Board Member, Senior Vice President Construction & Maintenance, N.V. Nederlands Gasunie

IGU and the role of PETRONAS in the Gas Business
Ho Sook Wah, Managing Director/CEO of PETRONAS Management Training, Vice-Chairman of the International Gas Union Coordination Committee for the 2006-2009 Triennium

SE Queensland Water Recycling Scheme
Damian Gould, Deputy Coordinator-General (Infrastructure Delivery) Queensland Dept. of Infrastructure

Changing the Culture to Achieve Incident and Injury Free™
Steve Knisely, Senior Partner, JMJ Associates LLC, Asia Pacific Business Development Director

IPLOCA Safety Award
Osman Birgili, Chairman of the IPLOCA Safety Committee, Tekfen Construction & Installation Co. Ltd

2007-2008 IPLOCA Objectives
John Reed, First Vice President, IPLOCA and CEO Heerema Marine Contractors

Sustainable Technology on Construction Equipment
Rod Beeler, President, Asia Pacific Marketing, Caterpillar

Eastern Siberia-Pacific (VSTO) Oil Pipeline Project
Alexander Novopashin, First Vice-President, Oil and Gas Development
PJSC “Stroytransgaz”

The Rise of NOCs and Their Challenge to International Oil Companies
Jonathan Green, Director A&D and Strategic Consulting Practices, IHS



IPLOCA has hosted an annual convention of its members for more than 40 years. The first event was held in Naples in October 1967 and gradually the IPLOCA Annual Convention became the most important international networking event for the key players in the pipeline construction industry.