With the global oil and gas sector rebounding from a major industry downturn, there will be significant critical interest when more than 8000 visitors from 20 different countries attend one of the world’s leading petroleum events in Perth tomorrow.
The three day Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG), which is being staged for the 37th time, will run from Wednesday March 14 to Friday March 16 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC).
One of the major topics of discussion between key global decision makers in attendance is sure to be the rise in oil prices and the turnaround in the local industry sentiment.
International and local expertise and technology will also be at the forefront when the popular “Industry Forums” return.
A “smash hit” when staged for the first time in 2017, the free-to-attend “Collaboration”, “Subsea” and “Knowledge” Forums will again feature representatives from the world’s leading operating companies and the service and supply sector.
To be staged in specially built “theatres” on the Exhibition floor, the Industry Forums will feature content developed by AOG partners and leading industry associations with presentations from a wealth of local and international specialists.
Other highlights for AOG 2018 are the new NERA -backed SME ConnectER and the Technology & Skills Hub.
AOG has a well-earned reputation as a key conduit for the sharing of knowledge and for promoting new technologies and 2018 will be no exception with a number of important international groups out to promote their wares and skills in Australia and to meet those involved in the local industry at the nation’s largest oil and gas exhibition.
“This year’s event has really attracted not only high class content for our Industry Forums, but also the latest technology from around the world and this technology will play an important role as the local industry begins its recovery,” AOG Event Director, Bill Hare, said.
“The event is also the perfect place for people interested in the oil and gas industry to rub shoulders with industry leaders and key decision makers and to catch-up with old friends or make new ones.
“Thanks to support from across industry, academia and governments – and in particular our Principal Sponsors Woodside, NERA, City of Perth and the Western Australian
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation -we believe AOG 2018 will be a great success and provide something for everyone,” Mr Hare added.
\AOG 2018 will also feature a range of specialist industry displays and networking events that will cater for the needs of anyone interested in the oil and gas sector.