In the build up to OTD2017 Stavanger in October, we will get to know some of the Exhibitors better in a series of interviews.
Next up is the family company Harald Pihl AB – experts in metal since 1912. Europe’s largest stockholder of Special Alloys and Titanium. Known for fast deliveries of certified quality material, in to, among other markets; Oil/Gas/Energy/Subsea, Industrial, Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and Process industry all over the World.
We had a little chat with their Sales Area Manager for Norway, Kjetil Aksdal, and here is what he had to tell us.
– HARALD PIHL AB is an old company(Est.1912), but as a freshly started company IN Norway(2014), it’s all about marketing yourself and getting noticed in the marketplace. We feel that participating at OTD get peoples attention, and with most of our competitors also being there, it is simply a must to be present and talk about/promoting our company, HARALD PIHL AB Norge.
Harald Pihl AB has attended the OTD exhibition every year since they established the Norwegian office in Bergen in 2014. Here is his experiences:
– A venue to meet representatives from the whole supply chain to the NCS. It’s not too big, focused I would say, and you get to meet customers, potential customers, competitors and partners. Really valuable to be there and exhibit.
We also asked him what their focus is going to be, in this year´s OTD.
– When our main goal is supplying material in to the NCS; well, then Offshore Technology Days, OTD2017, is the place to be. So we’re looking forward to meet interesting people and establish some new connections that are good for business in the years to come.
And at the end, we always want to here everyones thoughts for the market situation i 2018.
– Big difference between hope and expectations… I would expect the positivity and rise in activity we have seen in 2017, to continue in to 2018 and further. I feel that there is definitely reasons to be positve when looking ahead. In 2018-2020, there’s a lot happening on the NCS and many large project to be realized.
2017 will be the OTD exhibition’s 19th consecutive year. The show has a national focus and works under the slogan “We are the Norwegian Continental Shelf”. Over the last eight years it has been the largest annual Norwegian oil exhibition. The OTD exhibition attracts 20.000 visitors from 34 nations, and 350 exhibitors.
OTD2017 STAVANGER is a multifaceted event for continuous learning and showcasing, with innovation, solutions and tools required to succeed in the accelerating technology race in this increasingly complex business. As a visitor you have free access to presentations, exhibitions and networking events. This will give you the opportunity to meet old acquaintances and establish new friendships. The uniqueness of OTD is that you are invited to them all.
It’s all about the business. We have created many concepts to help you make business during the event. Speed networking, company presentations, business rooms and many more – it’s all there to support your needs as an exhibitor.