DMG Occasions fosters connections in vitality business in Calgary and past

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DMG Occasions is a world exhibitions and publishing firm with its headquarters in London, U.Ok., a completely owned subsidiary of the Each day Mail, the English nationwide newspaper based in 1896. The main participant within the business has workplaces in 10 international locations, and the one which serves Canada and the U.S. is predicated in Calgary.

Specialists in face-to-face occasions, DMG opened its workplace right here in 1989 after buying Southex, which included operating the World Petroleum Present.

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Nick Samain, senior vice-president and the person who runs the Calgary workplace, moved right here from Toronto in 2014 and took over his management position in 2017. He strived to climb out of the downturn by implementing many adjustments to develop into extra environment friendly and supply new and higher alternatives for corporations to draw the very best exhibitors, audiences and convention delegates.

The identify of the prime present was modified to the World Power Present to widen its scope, and in June attracted delegates from 111 international locations in its 55th yr of operations.

With a aim of accelerating enterprise by face-to-face occasions, DMG has been massively profitable in bringing folks collectively, creating alternatives for them to community, do enterprise, overcome challenges and uncover rising alternatives.

Final week, Samain was in Singapore attending the 2023 Gastech Exhibition and Convention at which DMG introduced collectively 600 exhibitors, 44,000 attendees and a convention on the famed Raffles Resort.

Samain says his private spotlight was with colleagues hanging out with former U.Ok. prime minister Boris Johnson.

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The following Gastech occasion is in 2024 in Houston; the Calgary workers can be known as on to assist manage the huge present.

Earlier this week, Samain was again in Alberta at one other occasion his workers organized in Edmonton — Carbon Seize Canada — the one nationwide occasion devoted to CCUS (carbon seize, utilization and storage). It drew greater than 4,000 key business stakeholders to the Edmonton Conference Centre.

Ninety per cent of the enterprise out of the Calgary workplace has been within the vitality sector, and it was requested by business to attempt to assist clear up its drawback of recruiting folks to carry out all kinds of jobs. With long-serving staff retiring and lots of younger folks hesitant to launch a profession in an vitality sector that continues to get undeserved unhealthy ink, Samain says his Power Works Profession Expo plans to share the message that for many who care about our local weather, the vitality sector provides alternatives to be concerned in making our world a greater place.

Operating Sept. 19 to twenty within the Telus Conference Centre, Power Works will home the one profession expo particularly devoted to creating connections for job seekers with corporations which are hiring within the Canadian vitality sector, together with oil and gasoline, electrification and utilities, hydrogen and CCUS.

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The 2-day convention could have 50 exhibiting corporations, 50-plus professional audio system and data bars, the place exhibition guests and convention delegates can discover ways to harness their abilities and expertise for the way forward for vitality.

“The expo isn’t just about discovering a job, it’s about shaping your profession and stepping nearer to your dream job,” Samain says.

The Calgary workplace is busy and in a hiring temper itself to search out extra workers expert in exhibition present administration, gross sales, advertising and marketing and operations. They are going to be absolutely wanted with the variety of upcoming occasions, together with a brand new one in Toronto specializing in emergency preparedness. And, after all, the Worldwide Pipeline Expo, the biggest present on the planet of its sort to be held in Calgary in September 2024.


Calgary has been a launch pad for plenty of profitable meals franchise operations — the most effective identified is OPA! Of Greece that’s celebrating its 25th anniversary. Transferring right here from his homeland of Greece, Dorrie Karras purchased an OPA franchise in 2001 and opened in Market Mall meals court docket. He quickly had 10 areas, grew to become a shareholder, and in 2016 grew to become president and CEO of OPA! Souvlaki Franchise Group. In the present day it has develop into the biggest and quickest rising Greek meals franchise with greater than 110 areas from B.C. to Ontario, and is eyeing the U.S. market.

David Parker seems usually within the Herald. Learn his columns on-line at He might be reached at 403-830-4622 or by e mail at [email protected]

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