SPE Offshore Europe 2015, held in Aberdeen, Scotland from September 8-11, sent out a very clear message that the oil and gas industry has a future for many years to come.
The theme of the 2015 event, inspiring the next generation, allowed the industry to address the technical, business and people challenges it faces now and into the future. At the heart of this is the need to attract and encourage the next generation of talent into the industry.
“One of the challenges facing the industry is inspiring the next generation,” said Charles Woodburn, CEO of Expro and Technical Chairman of SPE Offshore Europe 2015. “I hope that the honest and open conversation we have had over the last few days will lead to real progress in this area. While we don’t have all the answers yet, it’s important we take this dialogue and turn it into a clear framework that can be delivered by the industry as a whole.”
Attendance figures remained very strong at 55,947 with delegates drawn from 104 countries. Attendance was the second highest in the long history of the show.
A record 1,535 global organizations from 44 countries exhibited this year, showcasing their products, services and expertise. This included 336 companies exhibiting at the event for the first time. The sold-out space covered 27,228 square metres, with more inside space than ever before. Re-bookings for 2017 are looking strong already and iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ will be in Hall 1 again!
Following on from the well received 2014 ADIPEC spy theme we tried to feature an open, welcoming stand but without the spy theme as Peter nodded off after a hard day on the stand!
The stand worked well with an easy walk on walk off feel and the settees were a welcome feature for the tired feet of staff and customers alike!
Thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to come around to say hello and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017.