The organisers of the 13th annual Subsea Expo – which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 7-9th February 2018 – are calling for speakers to examine and debate key industry topics including global markets, ROV developments, subsea innovation and offshore renewables.
Subsea Expo’s theme this year will be ‘Facing the Future’ with discussion centred on how the sector can reinvent itself in light of new commercial realities.
Around 5,000 visitors from around the world took part in 2017’s event. The 2018 exhibition will be an opportunity for the industry to showcase new products and approaches.
“We can see some initial signs of recovery starting to emerge, and exports will increase as confidence returns in the global market,” says Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK.
“We must be patient, however, as this will not be a quick process. We must also accept that decommissioning is proving to be an essential component of the suite of subsea activity.
“The UK is a subsea centre of excellence on the world stage, and there remains a bounty of opportunities available across several diverse sectors and emerging markets. It is important that we build resilience into our sector and avoid being over dependent on oil and gas, building instead towards a diverse energy mix.
“This call for diversification has been largely embraced by the subsea sector but there is more work to be done, with renewables maturing steadily, and wave & tidal beginning to emerge as a real growth opportunity in the future energy mix.
“Our upcoming Subsea Expo conference seeks to explore these challenges and as ever, provides the ideal platform to showcase the most advanced technologies and springboard them to market. I would encourage individuals and companies to submit their abstracts early as we always have a high standard of submissions.”
With over 150 exhibitors expected at Subsea 2018, the event will also provide an excellent networking opportunity.
The deadline for speaker submissions is 10th October 2017.
For more information go to: www.subseaexpo.com.