The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) has posted record visitor and exhibitor attendance figures for the third year running in a sign of the continuing strength of Western Australia’s petroleum industry.
Visitors were up by 15% on last year’s record-breaking numbers with 11.248 people walking through the doors of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A record 4364 visitors appeared on day two alone and 650 guests packed the Summer Garden at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for the AOG Opening Party, a reflection on the sell out success of the social program.
The Subsea Australasia Conference, run in conjunction with AOG, also experienced outstanding attendance with 619 delegates converging on Australia’s oil and gas capital to hear from local and international industry experts.
ConocoPhillips’ interactive LNG Story presentation also proved a hit with guests from outside of the oil and gas world including 600 secondary and 300 tertiary students attending the AOG Careers Day.
Industry heavyweights among this year’s exhibition included Woodside, Mermaid Marine, FMC Technologies, ConocoPhillips, Aker Solutions, Clough Helix, GE Oil & Gas, Technip, Cameron, DOF Subsea and Subsea 7.
AOG 2011 was privileged to play host to exhibitors from across the globe with contingents from the UK, USA, Norway, China, Italy, Holland, Denmark, France, Russia and Germany in attendance.
“We’ve grown to become one of the most international exhibitions in Australia and we look forward to the planning and development of next year’s event with the aim of achieving further growth in terms of exhibitors, visitors and overseas participation,” said Mr Bill Hare, AOG Event Director.