Record attendance at Subsea 2012News // February 15, 2012
Subsea UK has described its Aberdeen annual conference and exhibition as the most successful ever, after attracting a record number of visitors.
Visitor numbers reached in excess of 3,000 at this year’s event, an increase of 700 on last year.
This year’s event also signalled a growth in overseas visitors, with the help of UKTI, Subsea 2012 attracted delegates from companies such as Integra Supply LLC, TNK-BP, PJSC, GNPC, PEMEX, PDVSA and Petrobras bolstering the global significance of the UK subsea industry.
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “The exceptional success of this year’s conference is a great indication of how the UK’s subsea sector is growing rapidly and is actively building on its unrivalled track record of growth by looking ahead to capitalising on the next few years of real growth opportunities on a global scale.
"There are long-term prospects for the subsea sector and Subsea UK is diligently working on behalf of its members to help ensure that they are well positioned to exploit these opportunities and continue to be at the international forefront of the energy industry.
"The innovation and technology displayed by exhibitors this year only serves to underpin the fundamental role that the UK’s subsea sector has to play in business development of the wider energy industry and in particular the strength of our supply chain.
“As the larger operators explore further and deeper, the subsea sector will increasingly be challenged for innovative technology solutions and remain at the forefront of development in new frontiers.”
He added: “Subsea 2012 not only outshone its predecessors with a record attendance this year but we also attracted a significant increase in international delegates.
"With the help of UKTI, a business exchange zone allowed key networking sessions for UK companies to meet overseas delegates which also included one-to-one meetings with operators and facilitated new export opportunities for our members.”