Organisers of the annual Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition have announced that the next edition of the annual Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition will hold June 6th to 8th 2017. The exhibitions which will the 21st edition, was moved from the earlier planned January date.
This is as the Managing Director of PennWell International, Mr. Glen Ensor, disclosed that the 2017 edition has been granted Trade Fair Certification, enabling PennWell to organise an official United States Pavilion at the prestigious industry event. Through Certification, the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce recognises PennWell’s professional capability to organise a United States Pavilion and certifies the event as an excellent opportunity to showcase U.S. products and services.
Ensor said in a statement made available to THISDAY that, “due to a number of factors, most pressingly the current economic climate facing the oil and gas industry, PennWell Corporation have decided to re-schedule the 21st edition of Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition. It is our belief that this change of date will enable our many loyal exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and attendees to benefit further from the event as these economic factors become more manageable,” he stated.
He added that “Offshore West Africa has over the past years become the premier event for the oil and gas industry within the West African region, and it is our aim to further establish this and improve upon previous editions for the benefit of all who attend,” he added.
The 2016 edition which held in January took place in Lagos over a three-day period and recorded attendance from both local and international organisations, a dual-track conference programme and a successful Youth Empowerment Programme (in collaboration with Lonadek and the Energy Institute of Nigeria).
It also played host to a record-breaking attendance for the second year in succession with over 2,700 visitors and delegates from more than 40 countries around the world.
Speaking further, Ensor stated that “We are extremely pleased that Offshore West Africa 2017 has been granted Trade Fair Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and as such been enabled to organise a US Pavilion for a variety of U.S. Exhibitors to showcase their industry innovations, technologies, products and services to the West African Oil & Gas marketplace”.