Offshore West Africa announce Strategic Partnership with International Trade Council

The International Trade Council - a peak-body, non-profit, international chamber of commerce. Dedicating to assisting businesses overcome technical barriers to trade, expand into new markets and connect with other businesses.

26-28 January 2016

The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

5th May 2015Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation, has announced a Strategic Partnership for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition with the International Trade Council (ITC).

Taking place on 26-28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria, the 20th annual Offshore West Africa will build on the success of the 2015 event, which also took place in Lagos, which attracted a record breaking international audience of almost 2,400 leading oil and gas industry professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide.

The International Trade Council is an independent, non-partisan membership organisation, mediator and think-tank dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world of domestic and international trade. The Council provides services to members in 76 countries.

As the premier technical forum for the West African offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, Offshore West Africa is pleased to announce this alliance, with Mr. Guillermo Torres, Marketing Manager, International Trade Council stating, “ITC & PennWell are working together on a number of initiatives to provide the international business community, particularly in the field of oil & gas with opportunities to gain insight,  network and  improve knowledge with the aim of providing significant business opportunities to generate sustainable business growth and prosperity”.

Offshore West Africa will continue to feature a technical and strategic conference program developed by an Advisory Board comprised of leading industry experts, as well as an exhibition showcasing products, technologies and services from global and regional oil & gas companies, held concurrently, bringing together exhibitors and attendees from around the world for three days of education, networking and new business development.

Offshore West Africa is a truly West African event and addresses key technology and development issues for the West African offshore oil and gas market, through a comprehensive educational program and three-day exhibition and conference, with the 2016 event focusing on Positioning for a Sustainable Future as the core theme.

In addition to the announcement of the return of Offshore West Africa to Nigeria, the Advisory Board and Conference Director, Mr. David Paganie, has announced the opening of the 2016 Conference Call for Papers, with a deadline for abstract submittal set for 19 May 2015.

Offshore West Africa has released the Technical Focus Areas that any abstract should be based upon. These technical focus areas are listed at www.offshorewestafrica.comTo have your presentation considered for the  technical session program, please submit you 100-400 word abstract on one or more of the technical focus areas listed.

Offshore West Africa welcomes you to join in the celebrations as the event hosts its 20th anniversary celebrations, and will provide further news shortly on the announcement of new strategic partners, supporters, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers.


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Since 1910 PennWell has been known for providing comprehensive coverage of several strategic markets.  In those early days, PennWell was a pioneer in the emerging oil industry with Oil & Gas Journal magazine, founded in 1902.  Today PennWell publishes over 75 business-to-business print and on-line magazines and newsletters, conducts over 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, directories and database services.