Leaders in the oil and gas industry from around the world always have a keen eye on emerging technology and core challenges. They seek opportunities to forge strong business ties with suppliers, customers and partners. For a vibrant atmosphere where they can discuss ideas, share insights and present their offerings, they can’t do much better than heading to one of the top international exhibitions.

Whether you’re involved in a gas and oil venture or provide services related to the sector, attending or participating in a trade show could generate leads and long-term connections.

Here’s a sampling of the upcoming gas and oil exhibitions and conferences around the world:

1. Oil and Gas Indonesia 2015

Jakarta, Indonesia | September 9-12, 2015  

At Oil and Gas Indonesia (OGI), industry experts from around the world will gather and present their petroleum exploration, production and refining equipment  and services. In 2013, it was the largest exhibition of this kind ever to take place in the country, and its venue, the Jakarta International Expo, is one of the finest, most modern facilities in South East Asia.

So far, exhibitors include companies from Indonesia, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Singapore and Australia, among others, and provides an introduction to the local marketplace for overseas enterprises.

2. International Petroleum Technology Conference

Doha, Qatar | December 6-9, 2015  

For experts interested in the scientific and technological side of the gas and oil industry, the International Petroleum Technology Conference is arguably one of the best opportunities in the Eastern Hemisphere to discuss and share views with peers.

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Sponsored by four leading industry bodies, representatives from multiple disciplines will collaborate to evaluate the pressing issues and present cutting-edge technology and innovations. Past iterations of the event have drawn over 4,000 attendees from more than 600 organisations and 65 countries.

3. World Future Energy Summit 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | January 18-21, 2016 

Self-proclaimed the ‘world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technology’, the World Future Energy Summit should top the list for energy suppliers and entrepreneurs.

In 2015, the summit broke participation records, and it has no intention of slowing down in 2016. Participants will showcase their offerings in impressive trade show stands, while forums and networking opportunities serve as platforms to connect businesses and buyers.

4. NAPE Summit

Houston, Texas, United States | February 10-12, 2016  

As far as the United States is concerned, Texas is one of the iconic centres of the upstream gas and oil industry, which makes it a fitting place for the NAPE Summit. This event brings tens of thousands of people together in a massive, four-day networking extravaganza. The whole purpose is to connect prospects and purchasers, as the organisers say.

Over 1,000 participants will put their very best on display with impressive exhibition stands in the 14.66-acre space, leaving plenty of room for making deals and forging lasting connections.

5. Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference

Perth, Australia | February 24-26, 2016  

At the very core of Australia’s gas and oil industry, the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) event will be held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. With more than 500 companies planning to showcase their offerings, it’s the perfect occasion to meet with peers from around the world, form business connections and discuss some of the emerging issues affecting the sector.

In 2015, the visitors spent an average of $4.2 million each and the industry zones included:

  • Maintenance and quality assurance
  • Instrumentation control and automation
  • Subsea technology
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Education, research and training
  • International

With subsectors such as these represented again, it’s sure to be a dynamic networking event, where service providers, engineers, technical experts, suppliers and others can have fruitful conversations.

Proj-X was appointed an official supplier for AOG, so we’re particularly excited about this event as companies from around the world plan their displays.

6. OSEA2016 

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore | November 29 – December 2, 2016 

Both an exhibition and a conference, OSEA 2016 will be a lynch pin for Asia’s gas and oil industry. The biannual event will take place for the 21st time in Singapore, bringing participants from around the world for interactive presentations, networking opportunities and dynamic speakers.

The exhibition will include displays covering topics such as digital oil fields, geosciences, health and safety, transportation, pipelines, marine equipment and more. At the conference, attendees can listen to experts on deepwater exploration, opportunities in shale gas and how to optimise hydrocarbon assets.

Of course, this list far from covers the broad range of oil and gas exhibitions taking place over the next 12 months. Depending on which market you want to connect with and the specific sector you operate in, seek out some of the best events and plan ahead to get the most out of trade shows for your organisation.