AOG Day 3: Number of Exhibitors Grows by 10 Pct (Australia)
The Australiasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference, Australia’s largest oil and gas event, held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-22 February 2013, is over for another year
Here are the impressions from the final day, as reported on the event’s official blog:
“AOG is over for another year. This year saw an almost ten per cent growth in the number of exhibitors, coming from a number of countries around the globe as were the ten thousand plus visitors.
On Thursday evening the sold-out UGL AOG Official Dinner was held in the Bellevue Ballroom featuring an exquisite three-course meal and a selection of fine wines. Emceed by the host of Channel 7’s Game Day; Hamish McLachlan, the event featured live music, speed painting, a raffle raising over $5,000 in much-needed funds for The Clontarf Foundation, which helps indigenous boys in the community through Aussie Rules and Rugby League and much more.
“This morning saw several hundred keen students and recent graduate mill outside of a quickly transformed Bellevue waiting for the doors to be opened on the AOG Graduate Careers Day. Attendees were treated to speakers, finger food and could speak one-on-one with a number of oil and gas companies to find out how they could have a future in the industry. Over 850 students and graduates attended the successful event from 10am until 2pm.
Many of the graduates and students filtered through into the exhibition to get a look at what kind of technologies and trends are on show that may be helpful to them once they work in the industry.
Before the earlier 4pm finish today, visitors made the most of the last day of AOG to come down and look around, soaking in information, news and liaising with exhibitors. Catching up with colleagues, work associates as well as meeting new people in their industry was just as important to many visitors who enjoy AOG so much each year because of its networking opportunities.
“While AOG is over for 2013 it will be back in Perth again next year to showcase the latest in oil and gas. In the meantime our Facebook page and Twitter feed will continue to have videos, pictures and blogs over the next few weeks.
The organisers would like to thank all the exhibitors for making this such a great looking show and most of all the visitors for coming along.”
February 22, 2013