City and Shire target energy showcase

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils are poised to showcase the region at one of the key events in the energy sector calendar.

The authoritiess will be jointly exhibiting at the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) Exhibition, Conference and Festival in Stavanger next week to promote the region as a place to live and work and the region’s skills, expertise and innovation.

With 1,300 companies exhibiting and around 50,000 decision makers from more than 90 countries visiting the show, ONS provides an ideal opportunity to target important customers and suppliers in the oil and gas arena.

It takes place at the Stavanger Forum in the Norwegian city from Tuesday to Friday of next week.

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils have booked stand space on Scottish Development International’s Scottish Pavilion.

Eight local businesses, Roustabout Energy International, Online Electronics Limited, Centrifuges Un-Limited, Aquasign – Champion Environmental Technologies, John Bell Pipeline Equipment Company Ltd, Safelift Offshore Ltd, Aubin and Arnlea will exhibit on the stand, joining the authorities in showcasing regional talents, products and services.

Being there gives companies cost-effective, direct access to an international cross-section of individuals with significant decision-making and purchasing power.

The councils will also host an Aberdeen City and Shire pavilion at the ONS Festival, an evening event over three nights at the harbourside, which attracts local and international visitors, providing a great networking opportunity in a relaxed and informal setting.

Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster said: “This event has proved a great platform in previous years for Aberdeen City and Shire to showcase on a world stage what the region has to offer, both in terms of being a key hub for the energy sector and in quality of life.

Aberdeenshire’s infrastructure services committee chairman, Peter Argyle, added: “It’s a chance to spread the word amongst our European neighbours, and further afield, about what we have to offer and show them how welcoming we can be, whether you visit the North-east for business or pleasure, or even want to relocate.”