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Rupert Harmse, Chairman of the Association of Service Station Owners (ASSO), Elzita Beukes of Bank Windhoek, Johan Pieterse, Executive Officer of ASSO and Koos van der Merwe, Chairman of the Shell Dealers Council.

Rupert Harmse, Chairman of the Association of Service Station Owners (ASSO), Elzita Beukes of Bank Windhoek, Johan Pieterse, Executive Officer of ASSO and Koos van der Merwe, Chairman of the Shell Dealers Council.

Service Station Owners and stakeholders from the Oil Industry will meet at the annual Conference of the Association of Service Station Owners (ASSO) to discuss issues of mutual concern in the local petroleum industry. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Midgard Country Estate from 17 to 18 September 2013.
Bank Windhoek is sponsoring the event with an amount of N$20,000.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘ASSO Challenges’, where participants will discuss challenges facing the industry and find solutions to these challenges.
These include, amongst others, labour relations, cecurity concerns, the impact of oil company trends on retailers, financial sustainability of service stations as retail service providers, the phasing out of Petro Cards and the introduction of a new payment system.
The Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon. Isak Katali will open the conference as well as deliver the keynote address touching on subjects related to the oil industry.
“It is important that a platform like this conference has been created where all players within the local industry meet and discuss issues affecting them. Communication, networking and resolving issues of mutual concern are crucial in this industry, as it has a direct impact on the oil industry which will affect us all, including the corporate sector”,said Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Marketing and Corporate Communication Services at Bank Windhoek.
“Looking back over the past seven years, Bank Windhoek has been one of our staunchest sponsors, being the only bank so closely associated with the Association of Service Station Owners. We thank Bank Windhoek for their support to this annual event, as one of our longstanding sponsors”, said Rupert Harmse, the ASSO chairman.

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