Hart Energy took to the exhibition floor at the 30th annual NAPE summit to ask attendees: Why do you attend NAPE? Here is what some of them had to say.

Wood Allen, managing partner, Swenson Minerals Group: This is where it happens, this is where deals are made.

Denna Arias, chief corporate development officer, Opportune: Relationship building.

Richard Hise, president and CEO, Hise Oil Co.: See our industry contacts.

John Fenstermaker, vice president of business development, Fenstermaker: Build on friendships.

AJ O'Donnell, director of equity research, East Daley Analytics: Get in front of new prospects.

Andrew Graham, attorney at law, Steptoe & Johnson: It's always exciting to see what's the new thing.

Chris Smithson, CTO, Croft Production Systems: [see] what our clients are doing, what they may be moving to, who some of the new players are that may, may want talk to and see if we can earn their business.