NAPE is the world's largest upstream exploration and production expo and provides a marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects. In the upstream oil and gas business, NAPE stands alone as the most successful and respected venue for networking, and making deals. In 2016, NAPE events saw 1 million handshakes, 55 hours of dealmaking and networking, and over 850,000 business cards exchanged. Since the first NAPE in 1993, there has been a 3400% increase in attendance. Attendees come from around the globe representing 25% of the world’s countries and 86% of US states. This makes NAPE the ideal place to connect and reconnect with industry leaders and peers to make deals happen. The annual NAPE Summit in February has now integrated the international and domestic exhibits into one global show floor. Each expo begins with a business conference featuring industry experts and leaders speaking on E&P trends, legislative updates, technical advances and other topics of interest. Upcoming dates: NAPE Summit, February 15-17, 2017 & Summer NAPE, August 16-17, 2017.