International participation for the 2010 AOG is looking set to grow on this year’s numbers, boosting the show’s credibility and affirming Australia as a serious player in the international oil and gas market, according to AOG organisers, Diversified Exhibitions.
CEO of the EIC, Mike Major, said that the Australasian oil and gas market is highly attractive to a range of UK companies and that AOG provides a high profile platform for securing further inroads into the local market.
“Australia provides a clear and growing market opportunity for UK based companies operating in the oil and gas industry. The EIC recognised these opportunities as a key reason to bring UK companies to Australia — to showcase their wide range of products and services which have gained a well-earned reputation for quality and innovation,” he said.
The EIC is a trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide. It has over 600 members and has reserved 486m² of AOG floor space in which to house approximately 30 UK companies including Balmoral Offshore Engineering, Prosafe Offshore and Sparrows Offshore Services.
Scotland will also enjoy exposure to the Australasian market with Scottish Development International reserving a stand within the EIC pavilion.