In a challenging time for the oil industry, it is encouraging that exhibiting companies are reporting high levels of business leads and contracts from this year’s OTD2017 in Stavanger.
Over 600 meetings
Nearly 350 companies and 15,743 people visited OTD2017 in Stavanger. For us at OTD, it’s all about making it easier for customers and suppliers to come together and do business. Based on the initial feedback received, many believe that our new initiatives and networking events laid the groundwork to achieve this. At the ‘Operators Corner’ there were over 600 face to face meetings conducted over two effective days.
OTD put high focus on the Norwegian supplier industry with news stories published at NRK, TV2, Stavanger Aftenblad, Petro.no, Rogalands Avis and Bergens Tidende.
PetroLive and students
PetroLive @OTD was a huge success. During this conference more than 500 delegates joined interviews with Arne Sigve Nylund, Executive Vice President of Statoil, Daniel Rennemo an industry analyst from PWC and IKM’s outspoken chief executive, Ståle Kyllingstad.
It was particularly gratifying that the students came into heightened view again during OTD2017 – over 800 students attended a packed student tailored programme over the two days and sponsored by Statoil and NOV.
Contractors Market and OTD2018 in Bergen
We are currently conducting an in-depth evaluation of this year’s OTD and although we are very happy with the event overall, we have identified several areas for improvement. Our job is to ensure that our exhibitors use OTD as an effective and efficient arena to make business, and this we take seriously.
Activities for OTD2018 Bergen have already started and we have sold over 40% of available exhibitor area. To have this much business in the order book at this time represents a new record for OTD and a solid confirmation that the Norwegian oil industry is certainly on the mend. A new networking initiative for 2018 will be ‘Contractors Market’ – here, personnel from key contractors will participate in ‘speed networking’ one-to-one meetings with potential suppliers. We have a list of companies that will attend the ‘Contractors Market’, but we would also appreciate your input on who you would like to see participate. Click here to see testimonials from the Operators Corner at OTD17 Stavanger.
Again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the confidence & support you have shown in us and the industry by attending OTD2017 – and we will do our utmost to make our future OTD exhibitors get the best conditions to facilitate further growth in the continuation of the oil adventure on the Norwegian continental shelf!
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you at OTD18 Bergen!