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This Week at BABC
19-23 May 2014 

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2014 BABC Annual Transatlantic Business Conference
Day: Tuesday 20-May-14 8:30 AM to Thursday 22-May-14 5:30 PM
Location: INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD HOTEL 3315 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305
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Google Partners Connect - Hosted by BABC Member Rella Roo
Sponsor: RellaRoo LLC
Day: Wednesday 21-May-14 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: RellaRoo 800 Town & Country #300 Houston 77024
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BABC Strategic Alliance Roundtable (StAR) - PASSWORD PROTECTED EVENT -  For Members Only - Please e-mail the BABC office to have your name placed on this mailing list to receive notifications and passwords
Sponsor: The EIC and The Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor
Day: Friday 6-Jun-14 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: The EIC 11490 Westheimer Rd #859 Houston, TX 77077
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Rugby Match - USA Eagles vs. Scotland
Day: Saturday 7-Jun-14 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: BBVA Compass Stadium 2200 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77003
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NEW! NOF Energy Networking Luncheon with Aker Solutions - A BACB Supported event
Day: Tuesday 17-Jun-14 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak
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5th Annual BABC International Business Awards Luncheon
Sponsor: Wood Group PSN Houston Business Journal
Day: Wednesday 8-Oct-14 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel
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The Pearly Gala - Cor Blimey, it's the BABC Gala!
Day: Friday 21-Nov-14 6:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Location: The Westin Galleria 5060 W. Alabama Houston, TX 77056
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Hello [firstname],

Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership.

Please note a new event on the calendar. BABC Houston has become a Global Partner with NOF Energy. As the kickoff to BABC's new Global Partner status, BABC Members are invited to attend NOF Energy's Houston Network launch on 17th June at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.  The launch will include a guest presentation by Aker Solutions and will include networking in the desktop exhibition area. 

This week marks the annual BABC Transatlantic Business Conference. I will be in Atlanta for the event from Tuesday through Friday. I will have limited access to e-mail and phone. If you have a need, I will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

 Member News
Apache names new female board member
Annell BayApache Corp. (NYSE: APA) has appointed Annell Bay to its board of directors. Bay recently retired from Houston-based Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO), where she was vice president of global exploration for six years. She also has served as vice president of Americas exploration for Shell Exploration and Production Co. and as vice president of worldwide exploration at Kerr McGee Oil and Gas Corp., among other positions with energy companies. READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE
AEL Specialist Electrical Distributors Open Houston Office
AEL Specialist Electrical Distributors are pleased to announce the incorporation of AEL (Americas) Inc. in the United States of America. AEL (Americas) Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AEL (Aberdeen) LTD and will specialise in the supply of IEC control, automation and ATEX hazardous area electrical equipment as well as the manufacturing of control panels and switchboards to the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas sector. Aberdeen - AEL Specialist Electrical Distributors (AEL) was founded in... [More Info] 
North Sea Tax Change to End Drillers' 20-Year Tax Holiday
LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - A planned change in the way Britain taxes North Sea drillers exposes the loophole in a system that allowed an industry with annual revenues of 2 billion pounds to pay almost no corporation tax for two decades, prompting accusations that the UK tax authority is falling down on the job. The change, announced by Finance Minister George Osborne in March, caps the amount a UK company can deduct from profit for leasing drilling rigs from an overseas unit in the same group.... [More Info]
UKCS Sees Increase in Young Workers Traveling Offshore
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The total number of people traveling offshore on the UK Continental Shelf in 2013 increased by 8.6 percent compared to 2012, according to statistics released Tuesday by Oil & Gas UK. The trade organization said that there was a 14.7-percent increase in workers aged between 24 and 29 going offshore. This was the largest increase of any age grouping of workers. There was also a slight drop in the average age of workers traveling offshore. - READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE


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