06 July 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The 21 edition of Offshore West Africa, OWA Conference and Exhibition 2017 has been rescheduled from January to June.
The change in date was confirmed by PennWell Corporation, owners and producers of the annual conference in a letter made available to Sweetcrude Reports
The new 2017 date according to PennWell has been set for 6‐8 June 2017, moving from the originally planned January date.
Stating the reasons for date adjustment, Managing Director, PennWell International Mr. Glenn Ensor said; “Due to a number of factors, most pressingly the current economic climate facing the oil and gas industry, PennWell Corporation have decided to re‐schedule the 21st edition of Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition from the original date of January, to 6‐8 June 2017.
“It is our belief that this change of date will enable our many loyal exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and attendees to benefit further from the event as these economic factors become more manageable.
“Offshore West Africa has over the past years become the premier event for the oil and gas industry within the West African region, and it is our aim to further establish this and improve upon previous editions for the benefit of all who attend.”
Offshore West Africa 2016, which also took place in Lagos in January, comprised a three‐day Exhibition of both prominent local and international organizations, a dual‐track conference programme and a successful Youth Empowerment Programme (in collaboration with Lonadek and the Energy Institute Nigeria), and played host to a record‐breaking attendance for the 2nd year in succession.
With over 2,700 visitors and delegates from more than 40 countries around the world. In additional news, Offshore West Africa 2017 also been granted Trade Fair Certification, enabling PennWell to organize an official United States Pavilion at this prestigious industry event. Through Certification, the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce recognizes PennWell’s professional capability to organize a United States Pavilion and certifies the event as an excellent opportunity to showcase U.S. products and services.
Mr. Glenn Ensor, further added, “We are extremely pleased that Offshore West Africa 2017 has been granted Trade Fair Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and as such been enabled to organise a U.S. Pavilion for a variety of U.S. Exhibitors to showcase their industry innovations, technologies, products and services to the West African Oil & Gas marketplace.
“The event has been so wonderfully welcomed here in Lagos, and this new addition to our event is greatly received, for which we thank the U.S. Department of Commerce. We invite you all to join us at our 2017 edition in June for what we believe will be another great event for all concerned. ”
This new addition to the Offshore West Africa event is one of many new initiatives from PennWell for the 2017 event, including further Corporate Social Responsibility Plans, additional exhibition pavilions and other new ventures which will enhance the experience of attending this event as either an exhibitor, speaker, delegate or visitor.