With 658 exhibitors, 23,000 m2 of floor space, and visitors representing 86 nationalities, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2015 (OEEC) held in Amsterdam between October 13 and October 14 was not only a big success, the event also grew compared to last year, a remarkable achievement in this turbulent and challenging year for the offshore industry.
This year, 658 exhibitors covered four large halls of the Amsterdam RAI. The growth in exhibitors is an anti-cyclical development in a turbulent market. Each company used their own techniques – from robots that you could take a selfie with to an F1 simulator – to attract visitors to their booths and draw attention to their specialism and high-tech selling points. In different pavilions, such as the Italy pavilion, the Holland pavilion, and the Training and Development pavilion, people came together in an energetic environment to meet up and/or network.11,865 visitors came to Amsterdam RAI to meet up with companies or to attend one of the many Technical Sessions, Keynotes and Master Classes from OEEC 15’s conference program. All with one constructive goal in mind: Investing in the future of energy.
The event brought together industry leaders, professionals and students during a high quality conference program, at the many networking opportunities and on the large exhibition area.For three days – starting on Monday with the full day Offshore WIND Conference – Amsterdam was a meeting place for a host of international clients, OEMs, EPC companies and suppliers active in oil and gas exploration and production as well as renewable energy development.The high quality conference program at OEEC contained Technical Sessions such as Well Intervention Vessels, Technical Data Management, Decommissioning and Subsea Processing, where delegates from Shell, Helix Well Ops and OneSubsea, among many others, discussed the topics presented by the speakers.
The Keynotes included an Industry Panel, Human Capital Panel, and Drilling & Dollars Panel, where industry leaders discussed potentially disruptive changes, human capital trends, and opportunities for exploration and production offshore Africa, respectively. Last but not least, young professionals had a chance to attend special Master Classes with Masters from Royal IHC, Damen Shipyards and Shell.
Next year, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference takes place on 25-26 October 2016. In November, the website www.offshore-energy.biz will be updated with information about participating in and visiting Offshore Energy 2016.