Successful AOG reflects resurgence of oil and industry confidence
The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG 2018) has completed its 37th successful staging, with plans revealed for a significant industry expansion in 2019. The organiser of the event has reported that more than 8000 people passed through the doors of the Perth Exhibition & Convention Centre (PCEC) over the three days of the event from 14 to 16 March.
AOG 2018 also catered for 265 exhibitors from 14 countries, while more than 1600 people attended the three Industry Forums staged during the event.
AOG 2018 Event Director Bill Hare said the strong attendance figures were a good reflection of the returning confidence in the state of the Australian oil and gas industry.
“The feedback we have had from exhibitors has been very positive and that has already been reflected in the number of companies that have re-booked for 2019,” he said.
The strong turnout at AOG 2018 was just one of the positives to come out of what is seen as one of the key events on the global oil and gas calendar. A number of important industry announcements were also made including the establishment of an LNG Jobs Taskforce by Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan.
Hare said the success of AOG 2018 has provided strong impetus as planning begins for the 38th staging of the event in March 2019. “The vibe around the show this year was very positive and we look forward to 2019 with great anticipation,” he said.
Hare also revealed that AOG 2019 will include an exciting new development, with next year’s event to showcase a New Energies Zone that will feature technology, products and services relating to topics such as remote power generation, renewables, cleaner energy, alternate fuels and energy efficiency.
“Many of the leading oil and gas companies are expanding into this sector as they plan for the future,” he said. “AOG has been successful for a very long time as it has always been an event that moves with the times and industry needs, and we see this is a critical next step.
“We are really looking forward to providing updates on this exciting new addition to AOG, which will stand alongside our popular Subsea, Instrumentation Control & Automation, Asset Integrity and Health & Safety Zones.”
AOG 2019 will be staged at the PCEC from 13 March. For more information, go to https://aogexpo.com.au/.
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