13 January 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation, has confirmed a Strategic Partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the upcoming 20th anniversary
edition in Lagos, Nigeria.
Taking place on 26‐28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Offshore West Africa hasformulised a long‐standing working relationship with the UKTI over many years into a formal strategic partnership, allowing both parties to work closer together to ensure the success of the event and inclusion of greater expansion of British companies looking to begin or to advance ongoing operations within the West African region.
The Offshore West Africa 2015 event, which also took place in Lagos, attracted a record breaking international audience of almost 2,400 leading oil and gas industry professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide.
The 2016 event is on track to improve on these numbers, bringing together a vast audience of industry thought‐leaders, young professionals and field experts in one place.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) staff provide expert international trade advice and practical support to UK‐based
companies who wish to grow their business overseas. UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports, and encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.
On the announcement of this Strategic Partnership agreement, Mr. Glenn Ensor, Event Director for Offshore West Africa said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership with the UK Trade & Investment team, who have over the years provided PennWell with great expertise and professionalism across many regions.
Having worked closely with the UKTI in both Nigeria and Ghana, as well as in South East Asia, we are delighted that we can officially
acknowledge the combined efforts of both parties, which enable us to make valuable connections for those British companies looking to work in West Africa, as well as providing the opportunity for those within West Africa to increase their business prospects. ‘