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President's Column

Board Meeting Recap

Sami Alnuaim

The SPE Board of Directors meeting was recently held in Cairo. My intent is to share important information with our members after each meeting.

As SPE, and the industry, emerge from the downturn, one of the Board’s most important topics of discussion was financial. I am pleased to report that SPE is once again looking healthy financially.

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    SPE International is calling for volunteers to participate in our first Virtual Career Pathways Fair! This exciting new opportunity will be an online version of our physical Career Pathways Fair. During this event, we are looking for virtual moderators who can encourage and engage discussion in networking forums. We are also looking for volunteers to give advice on what it is like to do their job in the industry and how people who want to follow your footsteps can best prepare.

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