|SWAN Exhibitions, in conjunction with Energy Publications, the publisher of Oil and Gas Australia Magazine, recently completed yet another successful oil and gas event in New Plymouth. The New Zealand Oil & Gas Exhibition, held at the TSB Stadium from August 10 to 11, marked its 17th year of operations in New Zealand.
Officially opened by local Mayor, Harry Duynhoven, the event showcased the best of the local oil and gas industry and allowed participants to gain valuable industry leads and contacts.
Mayor Duynhoven said the exhibition displays were of a very high standard and the sundowners was very well attended with more than 100 people enjoying the hospitality.
Exhibition organiser Keith Castellas from Swan Exhibitions said he was very pleased with the turnout of more than 60 exhibitors. “The general consensus among the industry was that the quality of visitation was of a high standard with lots of good leads and good business being done,” says Castellas.
“We had the highest number of pre-registered visitors ever and we had no complaints or environmental protests even though we were open to the public,” he said.
This year’s exhibition had an international theme and attracted exhibitors from Russia, Canada, Indonesia, UK, US, India and Australia.
Exhibitor Darren Deitz from Sensear said the event worked as a branding exercise for his company. “We were happy with the show, we had some quality visitors that will translate into some nice business for us,” he says.
Honeywell HPS New Zealand attendee Dion Davidson said the event could not have been organised better. “The communication and professionalism from the start of the show was excellent. I would hope the event happens again next year.”
The best of oil and gas on display
Wednesday, 07 September 2011