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Asia's Most Trusted Oil and Gas Industry Networking Trade Event Gets Ready for an Exceptional 20th Edition



Singapore, May 15, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Returning to occupy an impressive 36,000 square metres of exhibition space at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands from 2 to 5 December, OSEA is currently priming itself to play host to more than 1,600 exhibitors and 28,000 trade attendees from 45 countries/regions.

OSEA2014: Open sea for networking opportunities

Since its inception in 1976, OSEA has built up its reputation as a premium quality trade event that witnesses the gathering of international government representatives, industry thought leaders and business professionals.

Together, they have recognised and chosen OSEA as their networking arena of choice in Asia, as OSEA provides them with a multitude of activities, from serious discussions to relaxed gatherings, across four vivacious show days. In addition, they also to preview a wide showcase of new and improved back-end and field products and technologies, and gain access to interactive conference sessions that bring further opportunities for interaction and knowledge exchange with industry experts and peers on latest trends, challenges and opportunities surrounding the oil and gas landscape in Asia and beyond.

"OSEA is an event we want to be part of as it is the most established tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It has been a regular meeting point in Singapore every two years now, between the members of Netherlands Maritime Technology (formerly known as Holland Marine Equipment (HME)) and the key players in this segment in Asia. Next to that, OSEA also enables us to look out for new leads for collaboration with industry members. We have been participating in OSEA since 2010 and there is no doubt that it is our preferred networking platform in Asia," remarks Mrs. Marjan Lacet, General Manager, Netherlands Maritime Technology Singapore Branch.

OSEA2014: Steadfast growth in international participation

With about seven months to its opening day, OSEA2014 has already witnessed a 20 per cent growth in the participation of international exhibitors compared to its previous edition in 2012 and the event continues to expand its exhibition space to cater to industry's demands.

15 international group pavilions will be present, including three new groups from Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Regular stalwarts such as the Association of Dutch Oil and Gas Suppliers (IRO), Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), China Petroleum Technology and Development Corporation (CPTDC), Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, Franklin, Gazprom, Gaylin, JD Neuhaus, Keppel FELS, Kwong Soon, MTQ, Sea & Land Technologies and Trisome will be accompanied by contingent of first-time exhibitors, including Alfagomma, Fujikin, Hagemeyer, Jebsen & Jessen, the Korean International Trade Association (KITA), ST Teleport, Tanken, the World Trade Centre Taichung (WTCT) and many more.

Key exhibition profiles:

-- Engineering, Fabrication, Construction & Contracting
-- Health, Safety & Environment
-- Instrumentation & Control Technology
-- Marine Equipment & Services
-- Pipeline Products & Services

OGmTech2014 - Manufacturing solutions for oil and gas

OGmTech, the International Exhibition on Manufacturing Technology for Oil & Gas, will make its debut at OSEA2014. Focusing on definitive manufacturing solutions, OGmTech2014 represents a value-added platform that brings forth an array of formidable, high-end precision engineering technologies and capabilities for the Oil & Gas industry.

Mr. Koh Seng Chee, Executive Director, Singapore Precision Engineering & Tooling Association (SPETA), enthuses, "Having a dedicated oil & gas manufacturing technology event at OSEA provides vast opportunities for our members in the precision engineering sector. The exclusive chance to meet with potential business leads, grow their business footprint, raise their awareness of the latest oil and gas developments, and glean important insights from peers and leaders, OGmTech at OSEA is able to provide all these and more for them. That is why we are participating in this inaugural show as we see the potential for our members to develop their business and brand beyond their usual markets at this event."

OSEA2014 International Conference - Invaluable platform for in-depth discussions

Held concurrently with OSEA2014, this conference will provide an invaluable ground for in-depth discussions that will revolve around the latest market trends - all the challenges and opportunities that surface as a result, and the over-arching business and operational impact on the Asian region.

In keeping up with the current industry landscape, new tracks that delve deep into the LNG Market Dynamics, LNG Terminal Operations and Best Practices, Shale Gas Updates and Developments, Digital Oilfields and Subsea Operations and Maintenance will be added to the conference line-up. Delegates can expect to hear interesting perspectives from industry experts and thought leaders on these areas beyond, including assorted viewpoints on the latest developments in areas such as FPSO, Field Developments and Offshore Drilling Market Review.

The Conference in 2012 drew a large gathering of speakers and delegates from Brunei Shell Petroleum, Brunei National Petroleum, Gazprom International, GE Oil & Gas, Jurong Aracruz Shipyard, Jurong Shipyard, Keppel FELS, Keppel Offshore, Korea National Oil Corporation, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Lloyd's Register Group, Petrochina, PTT Exploration and Production, Saudi Arabian Oil, Total E&P, just to name a few.

"We are looking at a possible energy crunch in the foreseeable future, given the fast-rising global consumption of oil and gas. Consequently, the need to stay abreast of industry shifts and technological advancements has never been more important," says Mr. Chua Buck Cheng, Project Director of Engineering Events at Singapore Exhibition Services.

"We have designed OSEA to exactly pinpoint these trends and provide the industry with what's needed in order to advance, and face the oncoming challenges."

OSEA: Strongly endorsed by international oil and gas communities

International oil and gas industry associations have given their stamp of approval in OSEA's ability to put together a massive networking, sourcing and learning space that has, edition after edition, successfully congregated like-minded professionals and industry players both big and small from not just Asia, but also from all over the world.

OSEA is proud to have continued endorsement from the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), the Corrosion Association of Singapore (CAS), Holland Marine Equipment (HME), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Instrument and Control Society Singapore (ICS), Korea Association of Machinery Industry (KAOMI), Norwegian Oil & Gas Partners (INTSOK), IRO and the Energy Industries Council (EIC).

OSEA is also supported by national trade associations such as the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Danish Export Association (DK-Export), Economic Development Board Singapore (EDB), German Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries (VDMA, Germany), Innovation Norway (INNOVAR), International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore), Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB), the French Trade Commission (UBI France), the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE), United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), and the United States Department of Commerce (US DOC).

OSEA: Industry's top trade event for Asia's promising oil and gas community

OSEA2012 gained a new milestone with its record of more than 27,000 attendees, affirming its standing as Asia's premier networking and sourcing platform for Asia's oil and gas community. Key visitors, some of the world's most prominent IOCs, NOCs and global oil and gas players, include Aker Solutions Drilling Technologies, Brunei Shell Petroleum, Chevron International, CNPC Offshore Engineering Company, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, Halliburton Far East, Keppel Shipyard, Maersk Singapore, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Indonesia, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Pertamina Gas, Petrochemical Corp of Singapore, Petronas, Petrovietnam, PTT Exploration and Production, Saipem Singapore, Samsung C&T Corporation, Shell Eastern Petroleum, Singapore LNG Corporation, Singapore Petroleum Company, Total E&P Indonesie and many more.

For show updates, please visit the OSEA website, Facebook and LinkedIn.

OSEA website: http://www.osea-asia.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osea.asia
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/OSEA-2743037
Events at a Glance:

OSEA2014 Exhibition

Date:          2 - 5 December 2014
Venue:         Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Opening hours: 10:30am - 6:00pm daily
Admission:     Business and trade professionals only
Website:       www.osea-asia.com

OSEA2014 International Conference

Date:          2 - 5 December 2014
Venue:         Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Admission:     Registered delegates only
Website:       www.osea-asia.com/conference-highlights.html

Editorial contacts:
June Seah
PR Manager
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6621
Email: [email protected]

Source: OSEA

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