Offshore West Africa confirms partnership with UK Trade & Investment

26-28 January 2016 The Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria 5 January 2016; Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation has confirmed a Strategic Partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition in Lagos, Nigeria.

Taking place on 26-28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Offshore West Africa has formulised a long-standingworking relationship with the UKTI over many years into a formal strategic partnership, allowing both parties towork closer together to ensure the success of the event and inclusion of greater expansion of British companieslooking to begin or to advance ongoing operations within the West African region.

The Offshore West Africa 2015 event, which also took place in Lagos, attracted a record breaking internationalaudience of almost 2,400 leading oil and gas industry professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide. The2016 event is on track to improve on these numbers, bringing together a vast audience of industry thoughtleaders,young professionals and field experts in one place.

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) staff provide expert international trade advice and practical support to UK based companies who wish to grow their business overseas. UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their successin international markets through exports, and encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK asthe best place to set up or expand their business.

On the announcement of this Strategic Partnership agreement, Mr. Glenn Ensor, Event Director for Offshore WestAfrica said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership with the UK Trade & Investment team, who have overthe years provided PennWell with great expertise and professionalism across many regions. Having worked closelywith the UKTI in both Nigeria and Ghana, as well as in South East Asia, we are delighted that we can officiallyacknowledge the combined efforts of both parties, which enable us to make valuable connections for those Britishcompanies looking to work in West Africa, as well as providing the opportunity for those within West Africa toincrease their business prospects. ‘

UK Trade & Investment joins the like of The International Trade Council (ITC), the African Energy Association,Scottish Development International and the Energy Institute Nigeria as Strategic Partners for the 20th annual Offshore West Africa in 2016, and as the premier technical forum for the West African offshore oil and gasexploration and production industry, Offshore West Africa is pleased to announce this new alliance.

Offshore West Africa will continue to feature a technical and strategic conference program developed by anAdvisory Board comprised of leading industry experts, as well as an exhibition showcasing products, technologiesand services from global and regional oil & gas companies, held concurrently, bringing together exhibitors andattendees from around the world for three days of education, networking and new business development.

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