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 2015, 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.