LAGOS, Nigeria – PennWell Corp., owner and producer of the annual Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, has announced a change in date for its 21st edition of this premier event. The new 2017 date has been set for June 6-8, 2017, moving from the originally planned January date.
Glenn Ensor, managing director, PennWell International stated: “Due to a number of factors, most pressingly the current economic climate facing the oil and gas industry, PennWell Corp. has decided to re‐schedule the 21st edition of Offshore West Africa Conference and Exhibition from the original date of January, to June 6-8, 2017. It is our belief that this change of date will enable our many loyal exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, and attendees to benefit further from the event as these economic factors become more manageable.
“Offshore West Africa has over the past years become the premier event for the oil and gas industry within the West African region, and it is our aim to further establish this and improve upon previous editions for the benefit of all who attend.”
Offshore West Africa 2016, which also took place in Lagos in January, comprised a three‐day exhibition of both prominent local and international organizations, a dual‐track conference program and a successful Youth Empowerment Program (in collaboration with Lonadek and the Energy Institute Nigeria), and played host to a record‐breaking attendance for the second year in succession, with more than 2,700 visitors and delegates from more than 40 countries around the world.
In additional news, Offshore West Africa 2017 also has been granted Trade Fair Certification, enabling PennWell to organize an official United States Pavilion at this prestigious industry event. Through certification, the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce recognizes PennWell’s professional capability to organize a United States Pavilion and certifies the event as an excellent opportunity to showcase U.S. products and services.
Ensor added: “We are extremely pleased that Offshore West Africa 2017 has been granted Trade Fair Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and as such been enabled to organize a U.S. Pavilion for a variety of U.S. exhibitors to showcase their industry innovations, technologies, products and services to the West African Oil & Gas marketplace. The event has been so wonderfully welcomed here in Lagos, and this new addition to our event is greatly received, for which we thank the U.S. Department of Commerce. We invite you all to join us at our 2017 edition in June for what we believe will be another great event for all concerned.”
This exciting new addition to the Offshore West Africa event is one of many new initiatives from PennWell for the 2017 event, including further Corporate Social Responsibility Plans, additional exhibition pavilions and other new ventures which will enhance the experience of attending this event as an exhibitor, speaker, delegate, or visitor.
For further information on Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition 2017, please visit www.offshorewestafrica.com.