Aberdeen-Houston event hailed a success

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HOUSTON is open for business and ready to provide an open collaborative environment for Scottish companies seeking to expand their corporate horizons.

That was the message from the ninth annual Aberdeen-Houston Gateway event which took place virtually this week.

Held in association with the Greater Houston Partnership and G-Tech Innovation Centre/Hampco, the event used presentations, Q&A and digital networking formats to examine the bridge across the Atlantic and highlighted successes and opportunities in sectors such as subsea, aerospace and energy transition.

For the second year running, the popular three-day event went online to deliver the latest market updates, using a multimedia approach to create knowledge sharing opportunities for delegates around the world.

Brett Jackson, event creator, said: “Facilitating the creation and strengthening of business connections has never been more important than it is during these continuing unprecedented operating conditions and we are grateful to everyone who supported us is so many ways.

“The success of this year’s Aberdeen-Houston Gateway now paves the way for the roll-out of the rest of our 2021 series of events which will include sessions focusing on other key locations such as Norway and Guyana.”

Kevin McBarron, Sulmara Subsea chief executive officer, said: “This event provided an important platform for us to shine a light on offshore survey and inspection services and how innovation (methodology as well as technology) can be a tool in transitioning service delivery in the oil and gas sector to opportunities in the offshore wind sector.

“Innovation in technology and methodology has always been in the DNA of oil and gas exploration – the fact that this innovation must now also come with a lower carbon footprint is relatively new and is gathering pace and Sulmara Subsea is very much on at the forefront of that journey.”



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