Share Fair, the flagship business development event aimed at highlighting supply chain opportunities, was launched by Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, in Great Yarmouth yesterday (July 18).
Speaking during a visit to a new facility and centre of excellence established by the technology service company, Proserv, Deirdre Michie explained that Share Fair 2018 is being refocussed to give supply chain companies greater access and early engagement with potential clients via senior operational and technical staff with their knowledge of forthcoming UKCS developments.
The refreshed industry event takes place on October 31 in Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre, with more than 500 delegates and over 10 major purchaser companies expected to attend.
Commenting, Deirdre Michie said:
“I was delighted to be in Great Yarmouth to launch Share Fair 2018 as the East of England is a major energy hub for our industry.
“Supply chain companies such as Proserv contribute to the UK’s global exports of almost £12 billion of goods and services. Over the past 50 years of oil and gas production, the supply chain has successfully developed throughout the UK. Building on this success is critical not only for our industry, but for the UK’s economy.
“Investment is slowly returning to the basin and activity levels are starting to rise, hopefully opening fresh opportunities for the supply chain. At our Share Fair there will be a great opportunity for companies to showcase their capabilities to potential clients.
Iain Smith, Proserv’s UK Regional President, added: “We were delighted to welcome Deirdre to Artemis House, our newly opened Centre of Excellence in Great Yarmouth, to showcase our subsea controls offering and champion the areas that matter to companies like Proserv. Now that investment is, indeed, returning to the basin, we are well equipped to work hand in hand with the industry to optimise production in as cost-effective a way as possible, utilising our extensive technology portfolio.”
Oil & Gas UK has developed a dedicated Share Fair microsite which is available via its website here where there is also access to information about sponsorship options and exhibition opportunities.
Notes to Editors
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies
Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Lucy Gordon on 01224 577331 / [email protected]