Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is delighted to welcome the two-day Topsides UK conference and exhibition, which opens at the venue today.
Founded by Aberdeen based Xcite Media, Topsides UK is Europe’s first and only oil and gas event focusing solely on topsides installations. The show will tackle some of the challenges facing the industry, shining a spotlight on the supply chain community and presenting opportunities for unlocking value from ageing topsides infrastructure in the North Sea.
With an integrated conference arena and exhibition space, Topsides UK will give attendees a powerful opportunity to debate and interact directly on hot industry topics such as production enhancement, cost efficiencies, education and career progression. Industry lead discussions on workforce and skills development as well as panel discussions exploring the challenges facing the industry within the skills and competency area will are some of the topics which will be covered at the invaluable conference sessions.
Gavin Esslemont, Director of Aberdeen based event organiser Xcite Media, comments: “Topsides UK is the first of its kind in the UK and Europe. Here in Aberdeen, we have an incredible opportunity to bring industry professionals together to interact directly to discover and establish realistic opportunities for smarter working to the benefit of our economy – both in Aberdeen and further afield. This approach is of particular value to businesses and individuals this year given the current industry climate.”
“The conference and exhibition has already attracted many high profile endorsements from across the industry, and we are delighted to have signed a three-year deal with the team at AECC, taking us up to March 2018. This positive response has further highlighted the need for something like this in the UK and European oil & gas industry.”
Graeme Cumming, AECC’s Interim Managing Director, commented: “This is an exciting new show for Europe and we are pleased to be the first venue to host the event. Topsides is brought to the venue by Xcite Media, who we already work closely with on other shows in their portfolio, including the Scottish Home Show which will is now in its fifth, very successful year.”