Future of OE assuredNews // October 15, 2004
Commenting on the news, Councillor John Porter, said: "This is very exciting news for the industry and Aberdeen as a whole. OE is a hugely beneficial event for the city and in previous years has created increasingly positive effects on local businesses and Aberdeen as a destination."
"Based on recent statistics revealed from the 2003 OE, it is estimated that the biennial event will generate approximately £100 million to the local economy over the next 15 years."
"It is truly wonderful that an event as established and invaluable as this has been secured by AECC until 2019, further promoting the North East and AECC as a prime destination and venue for both business and personal ventures".
Offshore Europe was first held in 1973. Since then, it has been staged biennially in Aberdeen, regularly attracting over 25,000 professional visitors from 100+ countries and developing in terms of conference topics and exhibition features to meet the ever evolving needs of the global offshore oil and gas industry.OE next runs from 6-9 September 2005.