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City and Shire businesses to be showcased at Offshore Europe
Dozens of Aberdeen city and shire companies will be showcased to thousands of business delegates who arrive in the region next week for the 40th Offshore Europe event.
Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City councils will jointly host the firms and a series of exciting events on the City and Shire pavilion throughout the four day event.
Offshore Europe is one of the largest upstream oil and gas conference and exhibitions in the world. It attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts to share ideas and debate the issues of the moment in the industry. Visitor numbers this year are expected to exceed 50,000.
Joining the local authorities on the two-tier Aberdeen City and Shire stand will be headline companies Babcock International Group, the University of Aberdeen, Energetica and the Robert Gordon University. The Upper Lounge is sponsored by Entier a city-based award-winning catering services contractor.
A further 20 companies from throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will occupy exhibition pods on the joint stand.
The objective of the pavilion is to promote business growth to SMEs. This is a core objective of both councils to assist in the promotion of companies which may otherwise not be able to afford to attend the event.
The ground floor will see huge footfall over the course of the show, while the Upper Lounge will see considerable footfall through the week with an impressive 20 functions booked in the purpose built hospitality suite for inward missions, product launches, workshops and seminars, including a reception hosted by Provost of Aberdeenshire Jill Webster; and Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam will officially meet with HM Ambassador of Kazakhstan and sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Mayor of Halifax Michael Savage.
The Lord Provost said: "This year marks the 40th anniversary of Offshore Europe, which has grown steadily since 1973 and is now a truly global event. It presents fantastic opportunities for businesses, not only in the oil and gas industry to forge new working relationships and explore the potential to secure new or expand on existing business and find new markets for their products and expertise.
"I look forward to welcoming the thousands of delegates to the city and would invite them to come and see what is on offer on the Aberdeen City and Shire pavilion. I'd also like to extend an invitation to visitors and locals alike to take part in the inaugural OE Energy Festival, which takes place across the city and offers a wide range of entertainment during the week of Offshore Europe.
Provost of Aberdeenshire Cllr Jill Webster said: "Offshore Europe is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to reach a global audience, and I'm sure those that are joining us at the pavilion will benefit greatly from the experience.
"We are delighted to be working with our colleagues at Aberdeen City Council, along with our partners Babcock International Group and the University of Aberdeen. Along with Energetica and the Robert Gordon University as our stand associates, there will be a wealth of expertise and knowledge at one flexible, eye-catching location."