SPE Offshore Europe 2013 in Aberdeen has celebrated its 40th birthday by staging its biggest and best conference and exhibition to date. Helipebs Controls were pleased to be a part of such an important event as an exhibitor after many years of trying. Harry Anderton, Commercial Director, commented "we have been trying to exhibit at OE for a good number of years without success but this year the exhibition grew even larger and we were lucky to be offered a place. It is a great show to meet with customers, find new potential accounts and catch up with individuals who have moved around from company to company. The exhibition was extremely successful for us and we have gained many new leads, from all around the world as well as the UK. Our stand, albeit quite small, was busy for much of the time and as a consequence I never did get a chance to have a good look around"
More than 63,000 people attended the four-day show, from 3-6 September inclusive, an increase of over 25% on the 2011 event. A record-breaking 1500 plus organisations were exhibiting in the six exhibition halls which this year covered an expanded floor space of 27,217 square metres – the equivalent of eight football pitches. Twenty-two operating companies took stands this year, the largest representation of operators ever to take part, and 262 companies were exhibiting for the first time. Confirming its place as a truly global event, companies from 37 countries were represented this year and there were 33 international pavilions. Korea and Australia both hosted pavilions for the first time.
The show has reinforced Aberdeen’s position as a centre for oil and gas expertise which is exported globally and exhibitors and visitors were welcomed from around the world.
The next event will take place on 8th September 2015.