The second Oil & Gas Meeting Day in the Canaries will take place on 22nd and 23rd March, and is organised by the Stier Group and Saga Subsea under the umbrella of Best in Gran Canaria and with the collaboration of the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council, Proexca, the Canary Islands Shipping Cluster, the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) and Ports of Las Palmas.
The second Oil & Gas Meeting Day in the Canaries is a unique chance to discuss key aspects that will determine the future of this industry in the Canary Islands. The Canaries are a crossroads between Europe, Africa and America and, in addition to their privileged geostrategic location, offer international businesses European-level technology, legal, social and health services, aspects demanded by large companies in the industry when choosing a specific place to carry out their maintenance, repairs, prospecting, production and distribution operations.
The event will bring together authorities from West Africa and Europe, where the main explorations are taking place, and representatives of the Norwegian O&G market, national and international authorities and Spanish businesses to create jobs, synergies and activities.
The main theme, ‘Embracing The Future – West Africa Opportunities’, will provide an opportunity to interchange viewpoints and experiences among industries – to share everything that businesses, associations and institutions are doing with a view to the future and bring to those attending the opportunities for innovation within the O&G industry.
This event hosts prominent speakers in the industry such as the geologist and expert, considered father of the O&G industry in Norway, Farouk Al-Kasim, and Tore Gautessen, from Karmsund Port, who will talk about crucial aspects in the future of O&G, LNG and mineral mining, analysing trends and the progress that is being made in each country and field.
The first edition of this event took place in March 2017 and drew 96 high-level representatives from 22 countries, becoming a crucial meeting point for the industry.