Is Human Capital and Talent Management crucial to Oil & Gas Industry?

Definitely!

Talent management is just another one of those pesky Human Resources terms. Right?

Wrong.

Talent management is an organization’s commitment to recruit, retain, and develop the most talented and superior employees available in the job market. While the global economic slowdown may have had an effect on the War for Talent, the issue is still critical to the Oil and Gas sector in Africa due to competitive market for talent and lack of skilled candidates and employees in the sector. Combined with the problem of an aging workforce in Oil and Gas organisations globally, the historic lack of investment in skills and problems with attracting the best and the brightest into the sector is a major issue for organisations that must begin to be addressed now.

Talent management is a useful term when it describes an organization’s commitment to hire, manage and retain talented employees. It comprises all of the work processes and systems that are related to retaining and developing a superior workforce.

What appears to differentiate talent management focused practitioners and organizations from organizations that use terminology such as human capital management or performance management, is their focus on the manager’s role, as opposed to reliance on Human Resources, for the life cycle of an employee within an organization.

Upon extensive research, Neoedge, a Singapore based company understand the importance of human capital and talent management especially for the oil and gas industry. Neoedge recognize key human capital and talent management issues impacting on oil and gas industry globally and specifically in Africa. In partnership with Alistair Redgrave of ALR Learning & Development Limited, HR development strategist with 23 years of experience, a 4 days workshop is launched and designed to help organizations address these issues by exploring both human capital and talent management strategies required in the context of oil and gas organizations’ business strategy in Africa, and most importantly, help the organization to develop a practical action plan for the development and implementation of a human capital and talent management.

Talent management does give managers a significant role and responsibility in the recruitment process and in the ongoing development of and retention of superior employees. In some organizations, only top potential employees are included in the talent management system. In other companies, every employee is included in the process

Talent management is a business strategy and must be fully integrated within all of the employee related processes of the organization. Attracting and retain talented employees, in a talent management system, is the job of every member of the organization, but especially managers who have reporting staff, the talent.

The workshop will have a practical rather than theoretical base as extensive use will be made of research and case studies to illustrate practical examples of the development and implementation of Talent Management programs. It will highlight how these best practices can be modified and applied to the specific context of the participants’ organisations in the context of Oil and Gas in Africa.

The Human Capital & Talent Management in Oil & Gas Industry workshop is a thought provoking workshop that will allow participants to step out of the corporate perspective and see the function in its purest form.

Human Capital Ghana 2014Following the success of various workshops on Human Capital and Talent Management workshop that Neoedge have been running across Africa in the past few years, there has been numerous requests and demand for the event to be held in West Africa. Neoedge is proud to announce that the next run of the workshop will be held in Accra, Ghana, West Africa on the 20th to 23rd October 2014.

 

For more information on the programme, please contact:

Rueburn Liang
Marketing Manager
Neoedge Pte Ltd
Rueburn@neo-edge.com

Event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/human-capital-and-talent-management-in-oil-gas/

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Ghana Public Investment Division to speak at Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014 (APIDS)

Neoedge is proud to announce Mrs Magdalene Apenteng as a speaker for the upcoming conference on Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014.

In this summit, Neoedge will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and public private partnership (PPP) experts from the global arena. Neoedge hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time Neoedge believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

Magdalene Apenteng is currently Chief Economics Officer and Director of the Public Investment Division, of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. As Director for the Public Investment division, she is responsible for ensuring the provision of strategic guidance to national investment and project development to provide efficiency in public investment decisions.

Magdalene holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a Master’s degree in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana, Department of Economics. She obtained her first degree in Economics with French from the University of Science & Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana and holds a language diploma – Diplomé d’études Françaises from the University of Benin, Lome, Togo.

Professionally she has specialised in aid and debt management techniques that enhance aid effectiveness. Magdalene has extensive experience and has consulted for several organisations and countries in effective aid and debt management training and techniques including the Commonwealth Secretariat – UK, West African Institute for Economic and Financial Management (WAIFEM), Debt Relief International-UK, World bank, Crown Agents –UK and Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute in East and Southern Africa (MEFMI). She has also provided support and advisory services to countries including Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Suriname, Guyana, Zambia, Uganda, the Gambia and Sierra Leone.

She served on the board of National Investment bank from July 1998 to August 2001 and was involved in the financial restructuring of City Express Company Ltd. and the Omnibus Services Limited from 1995 to 1999. Currently she also serves on the Board of Directors of SIC Life Limited.

For more information, please send your contact details to rueburn@neo-edge.com with subject title “APIDS 2014”.

Event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/africa-public-private-partnership-apids-conference-2014/

 

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Director of Project Finance & Risks Analysis of Malawi Public Private Partnership Commission will speak at Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014 (APIDS)

Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014Neoedge is proud to announce Mrs Audrey Mwala as a speaker for the upcoming conference on Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014.

In this summit, Neoedge will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and public private partnership (PPP) experts from the global arena. Neoedge hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time Neoedge believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

Mrs. Audrey Mwala is a Fellow Charted Management Accountant (CIMA) UK, a Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist (IP3) USA, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. She has extensive experience in project finance, project management, privatization and PPP structuring through her 17 year career, currently serving as Director of Project Finance and Risks Analysis at The Public Private Partnership Commission in Malawi. She has taken leading roles in a number of projects for public listings, private placements, strategic equity investments, PPP procurement, project management, contract management, contract negotiations and re-negotiations. She has championed in private sector investment in projects in banks, railway, marine, real estate and in ICT. She also serves as a non- executive director in a number of cooperate boards in Tourism, Financial, Education, Agriculture and Social Sectors.

Audrey Mwala will be presenting on topics related to the transport sector, such as railway and marine service concessions. If this is of interest to you, Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014 in Ghana on the 21st to 22nd October 2014 will be of highly value adding to you and your organisation.

For more information, please send your contact details to rueburn@neo-edge.com with subject title “APIDS 2014”.

Event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/africa-public-private-partnership-apids-conference-2014/

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014 sponsorships and exhibitions

Official event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/africa-public-private-partnership-apids-conference-2014/

9 June 2014 (Singapore) – Following the success of various workshops on Public Private Partnerships that Neoedge has been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa PPP Investment and Development Summit 2014 (APIDS) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

In this summit we will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and Public Private Partnerships experts from the global arena. Neoedge hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time we believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

Ghana has been selected as venue of this summit as the country is in the early stage of PPPs implementation and presents many investment opportunities for various entities with expertise in PPPs.

Delegates will include Ministries and government bodies, Managing Director, Directors, General Managers, Managers, CXOs and head of PPP Unit, strategic planning & business unit, finance and investment offices, project development & engineering, legal professionals, R&D associates, risk professionals, commercial professionals, arbitrators, contractors, safety & security, trade organizations, service companies and etc.

These professionals will be invited from various industries and sectors including state privatisation and procurement agencies, and representatives from Finance, Energy, Water, Transportation, Sports, Telecommunications, Roads, Public Works, Regional Development, Health, Industrialization and Education sectors. You can expect turnouts of insurance companies, commercial banks, international development banks and multi-lateral donors which include attorneys, accountants, bankers, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and project developers from public and private sector involved in Public Private Partnerships. Other attendees you can expect include the civil society and anti-corruption agencies.

Sponsors and exhibitors will receive acknowledgement prior to, during and after the conference through conference materials and the website, and enjoy significant contact with delegates during the premier event. The exhibitions will be open for the duration of the conference.

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to get your company in front of these crucial players in Public Private Partnership. Feel free to contact Neoedge at your convenience using the information below to discuss any of the affordable sponsorship opportunities listed in the following page.

We look forward in seeing you there at the premier event!

 

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Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

To contact the author:

Rueburn Liang
Marketing Manager
Neoedge Pte Ltd
Email: rueburn@neo-edge.com
DID: +65 6557 9157

 

Africa PPPs Investment & Development Summit launching in West Africa

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

 

Following the success of various workshops on Public Private Partnerships, PPPs in short, that Neoedge have been running across Africa in the past 3 years, Neoedge is proud to announce the maiden edition of Africa PPPs Investment and Development Summit 2014 (APIDS 2014) in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

Public Private Partnerships is vital in addressing the infrastructure challenges that Africa face, however it has to be administered correctly. Projects bankability, capacity building and government commitment are the few must have in every successful PPPs.

In this summit the company will be gathering senior officials from public sectors across the globe and PPPs experts from the global arena. Neoedge hope is that capacity will be built as international best practices are demonstrated in various case studies. At the same time they believe that this summit will be an excellent platform for both public and private sector to explore potential collaborations in meeting Africa needs via Public Private Partnerships.

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Neoedge to launch fuel management training in Singapore

Neoedge Singapore will be launching an event on fuel management, with focus on essentials of global markets for oil, gas, coal, renewable and discussions on strategizing fuel purchase management for feedstocks.

Some 60% to 80% of ongoing costs for electric generators and somewhat lower percentages for energy intensive industries are made up of fuel. For electric utilities and IPPs fuel purchasing also tends to be the greatest source of troubled relations with vendors and suppliers. It is also an area where in many instances management improvements with little or no capital cost can result in significant cost savings.

Fuel purchasing is a function where it is critical that all levels of management understand the fundamentals of the market. Unfortunately it is also a subject upon which there is a great deal of mythology in the business press with discussions of subjects such as the imminent advent of “peak oil” or “peak gas.” All too often judgment on fuel purchasing is made in response to such media discussion.

The goal of the master class is to provide an understanding of how global markets for oil, gas and coal work. This involves an examination of market fundamentals: reserves, the cost of production, and demand. Also included is a discussion of how environmental concerns play an increasing role in inter-fuel competition.

Fuel Management Master Class - Click image to direct event website.

The workshop includes an examination of the rise and importance of paper markets inoil, coal and natural gas, first in North America and Europe, and now developing gradually in Asia, Africa and Australia. There is a critical analysis of how price data is gathered for oil and coal and then published and the role which derivative markets play in spot market pricing.

The various factors which play a role in the development of a purchasing strategy will be reviewed. Ultimately the various factors boil down to trade-offs between supply security and price. Utilities with access to nuclear hydro power may have greater freedom to buy more spot coal or oil in times of soft market conditions. In other instances, the existence or absence of local resource may play a major role in shaping decisions about fuel selection and combustion technology. Increasingly government policies driven by environmental concerns are playing a role in fuel selection and efficiency of fuel use.

Fuel contract design and language is a major part of the programme. Participants shall examine alternative wording for contract fundamentals dealing with volume and quality. Pricing provisions will be an important part of the discussion. Indexation to published prices, long common in the oil markets is becoming increasingly common for coal in Asia. For almost a decade it has been the norm in the European coal market. Although pricing is increasingly determined by reference to published indices, it continues to be important for the buyer and seller to agree to the details of the force majeure, dispose resolution and termination provisions. As well, in order to avoid the risk of disputes and misunderstandings, contracts should carefully define provisions for custody transfer, quality testing and weighing.

The focus of this Master Class will be on fossil fuels purchasing: coal of various sorts, natural gas (pipeline and LNG) fuel oils and if there is participant interest, biomass purchasing can be included. The geographic focus will be South and East Asia, Africa and South America. Experience from North America and Europe will be drawn upon if it is particularly relevant to these other markets. Principals and techniques covered will be applicable to utilities, IPPs, large industrial fuel users such as cement and chemical plants. The Workshop will span a broad range of issues from the primary factors driving global fossil fuel markets and national energy security to the details of drafting effective fuel purchase contracts. Contracted provision language will be drawn from a library of over 300 international fuel contracts. The rising impact on fuel markets of renewables and environmental concerns.

Global Gas & LNG issues to be discussed in 4th GGLNG series

Diversifying dynamics of LNG demand & supply trade and economics of development

GGLNG2014 (The 4th Annual Global Gas & LNG Summit 2014) will be hosted in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago from the 12nd to 15th May 2014. Neoedge is proud to announce the succession of the last 3 years ofGlobal Gas & LNG Summit in the United Arab Emirates and Trinidad & Tobago. This year brings you the second phase of the Trinidad & Tobago LNG Series focusing on the dynamics of trade, spot markets, KPIs for LNG operations, economics and technologies of LNG facilities, regulation and nationalism trends, gas/LNG for electricity generation, monetizing stranded gas through small to mid scale LNG, contracts and gas pricing. Neoedge decision to re-host Trinidad and Tobago came after much demand to acquire a platform to identify the growth and dynamic of changes that are currently ongoing in the region.

The summit will feature key gas & LNG experts from the Americas and global arena – sharing expert insights and analysis of best practices for LNG construction, regulatory movements, economics of LNG, investments in a growing market, manpower education as well as curbing risk involved for these developments.

Recognizing such emerging business potentials and pressing challenges, the Global Gas & LNG Summit 2014, carefully researched and organized by Neoedge in Singapore, will provide all international and local companies an in-time and efficient platform of learning, networking and partnership building for your corporate advantage in the increasingly vibrant and fierce market.
Global Gas & LNG Summit Series

 

 

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About Neoedge:

Neoedge Pte. Ltd is a business media 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 is your long term corporate business partner. For more information about Neoedge, visit www.neo-edge.com

For more information contact:
Rueburn Liang
DID: +65 6557 9166 FAX: +65 6557 9188
Email: rueburn@neo-edge.com

http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/energy-utilities/4th-annual-global-gas-lng-summit-2014/

Neoedge successfully launched Executive Learning Tour Programme

14th April 2014 (Singapore) – Neoedge, a Singapore based company, has successfully conducted a 5 days Executive Learning Tour in Malaysia with delegations from the Republic of Ghana, compromising from the Ministry of Roads & Highway, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Finance.

The delegation, led by Honourable Adjei Isaac-Mensah, Deputy Minister of Roads & Highways, MP for Wassa East constituency, Western Region, was welcomed by Unit Kerjasama Awam Swasta, PPP Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Ministry of Works, Malaysia Highway Authority, UEM Group, PLUS Berhad and Infrastructure Department from Penang State Government, with presentations from Zenith Consortium BUCG, have also extended their hospitality to host the delegation.

The 5 days programme aims to build a long term relationship with stakeholders of Public Private Partnerships, PPP in short. The role of PPP aims for private sectors is to play an important role in stimulating economic growth, with the public sector ensuring overall macroeconomic stability and a conducive environment for both foreign and domestic investments.

Some photos taken during the programme:

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The above event is for in preparation of an upcoming new and exciting conference on “Africa PPP Investment & Development Summit 2014”, organised by Neoedge Pte Ltd Singapore. The conference will take place in Ghana on the 21st to 22nd October 2014.

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Africa PPP Public Private Partnership Investment & Development Summit 2014

Official Event website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/strategic-managment/africa-public-private-partnership-apids-conference-2014

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About Neoedge:

Neoedge Pte. Ltd is a business media 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 is your long term corporate business partner. For more information about Neoedge, visit www.neo-edge.com

For more information contact:
Rueburn Liang
DID: +65 6557 9166 FAX: +65 6557 9188
Email: rueburn@neo-edge.com

Neoedge to unveil Africa mining conference in Ghana

 

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Singapore (March 25, 2013) – Neoedge is set to hold the maiden edition of the Africa Mining Investment and Development Summit (AMIDS) 2013 in Accra, Ghana, mid of the year. The conference, which will hold between 9th to 11th July, is aimed to understand the mining and investment potential of Africa, and resolve challenges and barriers that will be encountered along the way.

Organised by Neoedge, headquartered in Singapore, it aims to bring mining industry’s best speakers and delegates. Neoedge will provide a platform to network with not only the mining and mineral exploration companies but expect to meet regulators, engineering support companies, upstream and downstream mining sector infrastructure development organisations, financial institutions, advisory and consultancy firms.

According to a statement issued by the organizer, “Neoedge will provide insights from various stakeholders, broaden understanding of the mining and investment potential of Africa, and resolve challenges along the way. We aim to provide a platform to continuously advance Africa mining industry’s pioneers and new entrants.”

Ghana has grown to be the ideal mining destination of the recent times due to its consistent efforts to work together with foreign mining companies in its endeavour on prudent use of its natural resources to promote sustainable and equal economic growth. Its mining industry now offers vast opportunities to discover their local mineral rich resources.

Speaking about the conference, Neoedge Conference Producer, Ms Chloe San Jose, said AMIDS 2013 aims to provide a platform to create business and build relationships in the local and international mining arena. It is a venue that boasts an interesting mix of people with the same goal of harnessing the potential of African mining industry and this thought provoking conference will leave attendees an urge to continuously learn from the exquisite African journey, she added.

From $995.2 million dollars in 2005, Ghana made $2.76 billion dollars revenue from mineral resources during the half-year of 2012 according to Ghana Chamber of Mines on August 2012. It is an indication that Ghana is one of the fast rising countries in the global mining industry.

Neoedge Executive Director, Thomas Ooi mentioned, “having received much requests from our clients to organize this conference since last year, we are happy to present AMIDS 2013 to the mining community in Africa. We hope to create opportunities for joint corporation & investment which eventually will bring economic growth in Africa.”

Today, Ghana is continuously facing local challenges and global implications with its attempt for mining industry reform. Its foreign investment regime is continuously improved to keep up with global mining investment environment as positive outlook lies ahead.

Some of the speakers expected at the conference include Stephen Piedu – Chief Inspector of Mines for Minerals Commission Ghana, Dr. Toni Aubynn – Chief Executive for Ghana Chamber of Mines, Bheki Sibiya – Chief Executive of South Africa Chamber of Mines, Hon. Stephen Julius Masele – Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals of Tanzania, Hon. Gift Chimanikire – Minister for Zimbabwe Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Dr. Willem Smuts – CEO of Pangolin Diamonds Corporation.

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About Neoedge:

Neoedge Pte. Ltd is a business media 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 is your long term corporate business partner. For more information about Neoedge, visit www.neo-edge.com

For more information contact:
Rueburn Liang
DID: +65 6557 9230  FAX: +65 6557 9188
Email: rueburn@neo-edge.com