AOG Day 2: Hon Peter Chandler Pays a Visit (Australia)

AOG Day 2

The Australiasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference, Australia’s largest oil and gas event, is underway at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-22 February 2013.

Here are the impressions from day two, as described on the event’s official blog:

“The doors are just about to close here at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre wrapping up a successful day two of the bumper three-day exhibition.

Before the day began last evening’s Opening Party, made possible by Aker Solutions, played host to a tremendous turn out, who enjoyed the various entertainment, food and beverages on offer. Even a brief shower didn’t perturb most attendees as it cooled down the still 35-degree heat before promptly passing to allow the Brazilian dancers to dazzle the crowd.

The final day of the conferences kicked off early this morning with a large number of delegates making the most of the high-calibre guest speakers and informative topics.

The show floor again started off in a busy fashion as visitors sought to escape the humid 38-degree heat for a second day running. Inside the cool air-conditioned centre, visitors were certainly not wasting their time finding out about what’s new in terms of product technologies in the local, national and international oil and gas markets.

One of the bonuses for visitors is the sheer number of prizes on offer simply for turning up or in exhange for a business card. The prizes available are varied ranging from drink bottles to iPads and all the way through to an ATV.

The Hon Peter Chandler, Minister for Business for the Northern Territory, came down to AOG around midday and was nice enough to talk with AOG’s Event Director; Bill Hare on camera and speak about why he attends AOG and what the Northern Territory can gain from it. You can view the video on YouTube below.

Tonight the sold-out UGL AOG Official Dinner gets underway in the stunningly decorated Bellevue Ballroom hosted by Hamish McLachlan; host of Channel 7’s Game Day.

The temperature tomorrow is forecast for a more pleasant 26-degrees meaning visitors can still walk down to the Convention & Exhibition Centre in comfort if they don’t manage to make it first thing in the morning. Just remember that for the final day tomorrow the exhibition does close at 4pm!”

February 21, 2013