Scottish Development International agrees to Strategic Partnership with Offshore West Africa

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26-28 January 2016 The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria 27 July 2015; West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation, is delighted to announce a Strategic Partnership for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition with Scottish Development International (SDI).

Taking place on 26-28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria, 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.

On the announcement of this Strategic Partnership agreement, Mr. Gary Soper, Scottish Development International’s Regional Manager for Africa said, “We are delighted to be a strategic partner with PennWell for this very important exhibition. Scotland has over 40 years’ experience in deepwater development in particular and our participation in this exhibition will enable us to make valuable connections between our innovative Scottish chain companies and local partners in West Africa.‘

‘With an 1800 strong oil and gas chain, Scotland has strengths covering the whole of the industry through exploration, development and production, and decommissioning and as a nation we are renowned for our innovation, skilled workforce and strong academic sector. As the industry faces up to its challenges, the need to take a collaborative approach in formulating a robust response is evermore necessary, and events such as West Africa will help to build a sustainable network of like-minded companies prepared to meet and overcome those challenges. We look forward to making those valuable connections on the Scottish Pavilion at Offshore West Africa 2016 in Lagos.’

Nick Richardson Strategic Partnership Business Manager adds, “We are delighted to be entering into partnership with Scottish Development International, which is a significant achievement for West Africa, in what will be our 20th anniversary event. Securing Scottish Development International’s involvement / participation truly reinforces our position as West Africa’s premier offshore oil and gas event”

Scottish Development International joins the like of The International Trade Council (ITC), the African Energy Association and the Energy Institute Nigeria as Strategic Partners for the 20th annual 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.

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.

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.

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