Planning Underway for AOG 2021

May 29, 2020

In the current climate, we know AOG 2020 feels like a lifetime ago. Since then, we’ve seen the impacts of COVID-19 bring many challenges for the industry – projects postponed, budget cuts, redundancies and the lowest oil price in decades.

Despite the difficult times, the industry has continued to collaborate, adapt to new ways of working and make the most of the opportunities the pandemic has provided – a renewed focus on health and safety, remote operations and the use of digital twins.

As one of the last large-scale events to occur in Perth and even Australia, just 3 months ago AOG connected over 5,600 oil and gas professionals – despite the challenging circumstances.

Whether you were able to attend or not, AOG 2020 was a hub for collaboration – Hon. Mark McGowan gave the official opening, 138 thought leaders presented in the free-to-attend conference and the Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast was a sell-out!

Preparing for Our 40th Year

Amid these uncertain times, planning remains well and truly under way for AOG 2021.

Events will look different now – “Diversified Communications Australia is continuing to work hard to ensure that AOG is here as a platform for the industry, ready to re-connect and move forward through these difficult times together – which is now more important than ever”, said Bill Hare, AOG Event Director.

With less than 10 months to go, we have some exciting updates regarding AOG 2021.

  • Subsea Call for Speakers Now Open

Held once again in partnership with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) and Subsea UK, the Subsea Forum will run technical sessions across the 3-day showcase in a dedicated conference theatre on the exhibition floor.

Topics will range from; innovation in subsea pipelines, remote intervention and robotics, remote intervention, and smart monitoring and acquisition technologies. Subsea professionals are now encouraged to submit an abstract in order to be considered to present at next year’s conference. More information here.

  • Floor Plan Filling Quickly

Despite the current challenges the industry is facing, it’s a testament to the value of face-to-face networking, and encouraging to see so many suppliers continue to value AOG 2021 as an opportunity to reman visible in the market for when the industry is ready to re-connect, with over 50% of the floor plan already sold! More information here.

  • Operator Briefings to Return, Bigger and Better

Following the success of the 28 exclusive operator briefings at AOG 2020, the LNG Jobs Taskforce Committee and the AOG Industry Supply Forum Committee, are working closely reviewing attendee feedback that will directly expand this well received initiative to provide greater focus on the transparency between major operators and the supply chain.

This is an integral focus for AOG, as the WA government continues to strive to become a global LNG leader, generating local jobs and business opportunities for Australian suppliers.

  • Voices of COVID-19

We know it hasn’t been ‘business as usual’ recently and as part of staying connected we have been working on sharing stories on how the pandemic has challenged, changed or provided an opportunity for the industry. Have a story you would like us to share? Contact us here.

“The industry is facing an unprecedented challenge and while times will be tough for a while longer, I look forward to continue working collaboratively with industry leaders as we prepare to emerge from COVID-19 with renewed focus and determination”, Mr Hare said.

AOG 2021 will run 10-12 March at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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