Date of release: Friday, August 12, 2016

Oil, gas and shipping: International symposium at MedwayThe changing nature and complexity of the global oil, gas and shipping industries will be examined at a symposium this month hosted by the University of Greenwich.

Topics include the impact of the recent financial upheaval and 2015 commodities collapse on the industries, and the event will examine contemporary issues and current trends in the global economy.

Organised by the university's Department of Applied Engineering & Management, part of its Faculty of Engineering & Science, the symposium takes place at the Medway Campus on Wednesday 31 August.

Leading experts from industry, as well as from the International Monetary Fund and from universities including Greenwich, Kent, London School of Economics and Richmond, will present on a wide range of topics. Subjects include oil and security, the impact of quantitative easing on the global oil and shipping markets, global energy governance, new energy sources such as hydrates and fracking, and entrepreneurship.

The event is open to executives and managers in the oil, gas, finance and shipping sectors who want to learn more and update their knowledge, as well as to network.

Many attendees have already registered for this prestigious event from countries including the USA, Canada and Oman.

There are a limited number of free places, with registration at:

The Department of Applied Engineering & Management is responsible for the delivery of various degree programmes, as well as research and consultancy activities. It has launched two new MSc programmes in Global Oil & Gas Management, and Global Shipping Management, degrees which provide skills and technical knowledge for aspiring professionals in these crucially important global markets.

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