The 21st edition of the annual Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition will hold from June 6 to 8 2017 instead of the earlier planned January date.
Managing Director of PennWell International, owners and producer of the exhibitions, Mr. Glen Ensor, said “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 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”.
The Offshore West Africa took place in Lagos in January 2016 and it was a three-day exhibition of prominent local and international organisations, a dual-track conference programme and a successful youth empowerment programme (in collaboration with Lonadek and the Energy Institute 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.
Ensor revealed that the 2017 edition of Offshore West Africa 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.
He added 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 organize a U.S. Pavilion for a variety of U.S. Exhibitors to showcase their industry innovations, technologies, products and services to the West African Oil & Gas marketplace”.
The managing director noted that the new addition to the Offshore West Africa event is one of many new initiatives from PennWell for the 2017 event, including further corporate social responsibility plans, additional exhibition pavilions and other innovative ventures which will enhance the experience of attending this event as an exhibitor, speaker, delegate or visitor.