Europe’s largest underwater engineering event, Subsea Expo, is shaping up to what could be the sector’s first post-pandemic, large scale event where delegates will be able to meet and network in person.
More than a third of the exhibition floor space has already been booked for Subsea UK’s annual three-day exhibition, conference and awards dinner.
Approaching its 16th year, the show will be held for a second time at Aberdeen’s P&J Live venue from 23rd February. Earlier this year, 185 companies exhibited with visitor numbers in excess of 6,600.
The 2021 event will focus on the resilience being demonstrated by organisations as they emerge from the double impact of coronavirus and the low oil price and accelerate their energy transition strategies by embracing a green recovery to support a lower carbon future.
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “The economic repercussions of the global pandemic have pushed companies to revaluate priorities and pivot their capabilities to safeguard their future. As well as examining their own sustainability credentials to support the race to net-zero, firms are redirecting their technologies and expertise towards the growing renewables market and the wider Blue Economy.
“As the offshore energy industry extends its reach into offshore wind, hydrogen and the development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage, sharing knowledge and identifying opportunities will be key to future success. Subsea Expo 2021 offers a platform for companies to find out about opportunities in new and emerging markets, showcase their capabilities to existing and potential customers and network with their peers.”
The call for speakers has officially opened with presentations being sought for four key themes: net-zero and energy transition; the digital age – speed and efficiency; subsea production systems and pipelines; and offshore renewables.
The deadline for submitting abstracts to present at Subsea Expo is 9th October.
Entries for the Subsea UK Awards will also be accepted up to this date.
Details about the award categories, booking exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available on the Subsea Expo website: https://www.subseaexpo.com/