BVAA at Offshore Europe

Held September 5th~8th at AECC Aberdeen (UK), the SPE Offshore Europe show still attracts more BVAA members than almost any other trade show.

BVAA Stand was as popular as ever

L to R: Rob Boycott, Karen Webb, Martin Greenhalgh, Barbara Lestak-Maynes, Rob Bartlett
The Association was well represented as usual, taking our usual stand 2D05 for the last time before the show moves to AECC’s new Bucksburn / airport location in 2019.

Anecdotally thought by many to be a subdued show over previous years, the official show stats are – at the time of writing – not yet available. No doubt still a sizable attendance for a UK-based event, but a little deflating nevertheless for those hoping for a much-needed resurgence in the hard-hit oil and gas market.

BVAA Director Rob Bartlett commented, ‘BVAA staff met with over 50 members, about half of whom were exhibiting, and as can be seen from the photo below, the BVAA stand was a focal point for visitors and exhibitors alike pretty much throughout the event. The show gives us a great opportunity to interact with the industry’s customer-base, and appraise the market of our various services.’

‘Offshore Europe also gives us an opportunity to meet and socialise with members who don’t normally attend our more southerly events. This has the potential to be a little ‘celebratory’ on occasion but we survived, notwithstanding several of us went down with “exhibition voice” shortly after. We have come away with a ton of actions and are already looking forward to 2019 and what the organisers have to offer.’

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 43

Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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