“The oil and gas industry has gone through a rapid transformation in recent year, and as a result, so has AOG,” said AOG Event Director Bill Hare when asked about the changes the major industry event has seen over recent years.
“Of course many elements haven’t changed. We are still the largest industry event in the oil and gas space, providing attendees with the best annual opportunity to network with their peers and see the latest technology and innovations up close, but now the show is so much more, truly representing where the industry is at right now.”
The long running AOG Conference is now a free to attend event with more than 100 of the industry’s leading minds speaking in three Forum theatres on the exhibition floor over three days.
This year the content is spearheaded by Woodside Energy, government backed National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), Deloitte, Shell, Chevron, the Western Australia Government and over a dozen of the industry’s leading associations, with a focus on delivering cutting edge material during a period of dramatic evolution for the oil and gas sector.
New in 2018, AOG is collaborating with NERA to deliver two free-to-attend industry initiatives right on the Expo floor.
The Nera Technology and Skills Hub will be a platform for 40 innovative businesses to demonstrate and exhibit their technologies in the fields of data and digitisation, automation and robotics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning and will run across the full three days of AOG 2018.
In addition, AOG will work with NERA on delivering the SME ConnectER program which will connect established SMEs that have innovative products or services and a genuine value proposition to champions from LNG operators and contractors.
“New initiatives like this really show how invested the industry is in fostering innovative technologies and concepts. We are pleased to see that AOG participants will have the opportunity to be involved in these new programs from 2018,” said Mr Hare.
The Exhibition floor, always a key space for networking between industry leaders, will once again feature leading organisations, with nearly 200 exhibitors set to be a part of this year’s event.
This year the show floor will feature Woodside Energy, BAE Systems, Dril-Quip, Honeywell and Powerflo, amongst many others.