The UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) will be leading a trade delegation from Ghana’s oil and gas industry to the 2018 Subsea Expo expected to contribute effectively to the country’s economy.
The event which is scheduled from 7th to 9th February 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland will involve conferences and exhibitions that seek to attract a broad range of experts to discuss the challenges facing the oil and gas industry, cost efficiency, new technologies and diversification, among other topics.
Attracting over 5,000 delegates and around 150 exhibitors, Subsea Expo is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference and it is organized. It is organized by Subsea UK, an industry body and focal point for the entire British subsea industry which aims to increase business opportunities in the UK and abroad.
Tony Burkson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UKGCC said “the chamber in collaboration with the Department for International Trade and Scottish Development International is happy to facilitate this because we believe Ghana has a lot to gain from her oil and gas sector by which we can boost our economy through the right technical skills and equipment”.
He further noted that the chamber will continue to assist in the development of the nation through activities that have direct influence on businesses and their investment decision-making processes. Adding that “the Subsea Expo will not only add knowledge about managing Ghana’s oil and gas sector, but also equip participants in the various practical divisions of the sector to be implemented for economic growth”.
Government officials from regulating institutions like the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Petroleum Commission will be participating in the event. Other industry companies such as Mcdan Shipping, Rigworld Services Limited, 7 Eleven Energy, Marine Masters Services Limited and Y & P Energy Limited are also expected to join.