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The 39th annual Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Exhibition & Conference is set to highlight industry trends, employment opportunities and the future strategy of some of Australia’s biggest LNG operators including Woodside Energy, Chevron Australia, Shell Australia and Santos.

The lineup for the three-day event, which runs from 11-13th March at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, was announced by Government and industry representatives at the official launch at the end of 2019.

Presentations will take place at the event via ‘Operator Briefing Sessions’, giving attendees the opportunity to engage directly with the operators presenting Forward Work Plans – two-year outlooks designed to facilitate improved planning of potential contracting activity and supply chain capability.

The Perth launch was an opportunity for guests to hear from DJTSI Executive Director Industry Development John O’Hare, and Woodside Energy Production Support General Manager Gordon Mathwin.

Speaking at the launch, Mr O’Hare provided detail on the new LNG Taskforce initiatives to be detailed at AOG, saying the event was essential for the supply chain opportunities of Western Australian businesses and helped to create local jobs.

Also speaking at the launch, Mr Mathwin said Woodside was proud to continue its support for the event as platinum sponsor in 2020.

“AOG 2020 will be bigger and better than in recent years thanks to the involvement of the LNG Taskforce, which is working closely with conference organisers to facilitate improved engagement, transparency and collaboration between operators and the supply chain.”

In conjunction with the operator briefing sessions, the LNG Taskforce will also par-take in an exhibition stand where attendees will be able to connect with representatives on the exhibition floor from Shell, Santos, Inpex, Woodside, Chevron and DJTSI – an exclusive feature to AOG.

As the global and Australian oil and gas industry continues to grow with significant momentum and Western Australia’s reputation rises as a global LNG hub, the focus for AOG 2020 has shifted to reflect the current sentiment of the industry it is such a large part of. The theme for AOG 2020 is ‘Forward Together – Driving Opportunity, Generating Confidence’. 

This theme takes on many important connotations. Built in collaboration with various stakeholders, including government, major operators and the supply chain, Forward Together reflects the collaborative work that is being done daily and will take place on mass at this year’s event. 

This focus highlights the collaboration across the industry – particularly between operators and the supply chain in planning to build capabilities, opportunities and jobs. It encompasses a shared prosperity – which also includes a sharing of the challenges that face the industry as a whole. It incorporates a license to operate as the industry gets back on its feet, and most importantly, the forward planning that is currently taking place, and will occur in real time at AOG. On top of this, it also highlights how the state of Western Australia is addressing all of the above together, uniting at AOG every year.

Forward Together will come to life at AOG 2020 in several ways, including:

  • 8,700+ attendees from across the globe will come together for a 3-day, all encompassing event. 
  • 300+ suppliers, contractors and operators will unite on the exhibition floor to showcase the latest innovations, products and solutions. 
  • A free three-day Industry Conference with three dedicated Forums. Offering arguably the best value in the industry, attendees to the conference will hear from global thought leaders discuss the current challenges, innovations and opportunities in the industry.  
    • Subsea Forum –  will explore matter specific to the subsea sector and how the Australian Subsea industry can grow in an evolving market
    • Knowledge Forum – will bring specialised industry sectors together to discuss latest techniques and technology that will enable the industry to overcome current and future challenges
    • Industry Supply Forum – formerly known as the Collaboration Forum, the Industry Supply Forum will focus on enhancing collaboration between operators and the entire supply chain to drive greater understanding of challenges and access to opportunities 
  • Multiple networking functions – returning to 2020 will be the four networking functions that play such an important role in connecting the industry at AOG. A chance to celebrate with new and old connections, and build lasting relationships to aid in forward planning for all aspects of business.  
    • Subsea Welcome Drinks – An exclusive opportunity for Subsea Industry professionals to connect with leading thinkers over drinks and canapes, before AOG officially opens their doors
    • Opening Party – A fully catered networking event featuring live entertainment, food and drinks. Attendees will be able to connect with leaders, colleagues and clients in a relaxed garden party setting
    • Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast – Attendees will discuss what bringing their whole self to work means to them at this fully catered panel style breakfast
    • Timor-Leste Breakfast – An opportunity for Timor-Leste representatives to discuss the future of the Great Sunrise field and new opportunities in the country 
    • Networking Zones – In addition to the dedicated networking events away from the exhibition floor, the Oyster Bar, City of Perth Recharge Lounge and NERA lounge offer a quiet space on the exhibition floor to meet with new colleagues 

AOG is set to be the industry platform for engagement, transparency and change in 2020 with major operators, government and the entire supply chain uniting at what will be the largest industry event in Australia. 

Join us where the industry moves forward, together.

This partner content is brought to by Australasian Oil and Gas. Click here to register for free. 

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