Ambitious goals are being set, milestones reached and roadmaps for further action are being developed but what do all these high-level developments really mean for business and the industry?
Enter Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017, to be held on 9, 10 and 11 October – Europe’s leading offshore energy event dedicated to the whole offshore energy mix, from conventional oil & gas to offshore wind and marine energy. Based on its track record, OEEC expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals, representing around 100 nationalities and over 650 key players from the offshore industry exhibiting at the show.
Providing the platform
This year’s theme is ‘Transformation through collaboration’ which will focus on the transformation happening both in oil, gas and in renewables, as a consequence of a ‘lower for longer’ price environment. Both the lower price of oil and gas and the lower price per kWh for offshore wind power present challenges for the industry – albeit for very different reasons – and are leading to intensified collaboration. Add to this, the industry’s efforts in making the energy transition happen and you have a very topical mix of themes, which will feature prominently in the conference program. All of this can be experienced first-hand on the exhibition floor where exhibitors will offer their own solutions for tomorrow’s energy mix.
OEEC provides the platform to meet new prospects and strengthen relationships with other leading industry players. With 80 percent of stands already sold, this event is gearing up nicely. Offshore Energy is an international event, which attracts foreign interest. Next to the existing international visitors and exhibitors, the event expects to be visited by trade missions from Brazil, Mexico, Myanmar, Iran, Qatar, the United Arabic Emirates, Senegal, Cyprus and Lebanon.
This year’s conference program features:
- Community Square, including a free-to-attend program of non-air-talk-shows
- Community Café meetings
- Master classes
- The Offshore Wind Conference (9–10 October)
- The Marine Energy Event (11 October)
- 8 Technical Sessions
The Technical sessions will cover subjects ranging from ‘Decommissioning’ to ‘Asset Integrity’ and from ‘Global Business Opportunities in E&P’ to ‘The rise of Renewables’, all being offered in breakfast or lunch session formats. These sessions will enable ample networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities with speakers from DONG, Siemens Gamesa, European Committee of the Regions, Deloitte, DNV GL and Van Oord. In addition, Europe Enterprise Network and Offshore Energy have made matchmaking possible between businesses.