Offshore West Africa confirms partnership with UK Trade & Investment

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26-28 January 2016
The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

5 January 2016; Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation has confirmed a Strategic Partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition in Lagos, Nigeria.

Taking place on 26‐28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Offshore West Africa has formulised a long‐standing working relationship with the UKTI over many years into a formal strategic partnership, allowing both parties to work closer together to ensure the success of the event and inclusion of greater expansion of British companies looking to begin or to advance ongoing operations within the West African region.

The Offshore West Africa 2015 event, which also took place in Lagos, attracted a record breaking international audience of almost 2,400 leading oil and gas industry professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide. The 2016 event is on track to improve on these numbers, bringing together a vast audience of industry thoughtleaders, young professionals and field experts in one place.

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) staff provide expert international trade advice and practical support to UK‐based companies who wish to grow their business overseas. UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports, and encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.

On the announcement of this Strategic Partnership agreement, Mr. Glenn Ensor, Event Director for Offshore West Africa said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership with the UK Trade & Investment team, who have over the years provided PennWell with great expertise and professionalism across many regions. Having worked closely with the UKTI in both Nigeria and Ghana, as well as in South East Asia, we are delighted that we can officially acknowledge the combined efforts of both parties, which enable us to make valuable connections for those British companies looking to work in West Africa, as well as providing the opportunity for those within West Africa to increase their business prospects.”

UK Trade & Investment joins the like of The International Trade Council (ITC), the African Energy Association, Scottish Development International and the Energy Institute Nigeria as Strategic Partners for the 20th annual Offshore West Africa in 2016, and 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 new alliance.

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.

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.


PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified, business‐to‐business media company providing authoritative print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, online exchanges and information products to strategic global markets. 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.

For further information contact:

Lee Catania
Senior Marketing Manager
PennWell Corporation
T: +44 (0) 1992 656 647

Josephine Adama
HOL Limited
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