OEEC 2021: Offshore Energy in a changing world
Change is the only constant. The world is changing. The industry is changing. The need to innovate and transform are key in remaining relevant and future-proof. This was true during the COVID-19 period, and it will be so after the pandemic. The world did not stop spinning the last year and the energy transition is shifting into higher gear. Companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy.
To make right decisions in times of change, it is essential to have a broad view. Information from the own sector and neighbouring markets can help spot business opportunities. Sharing knowledge with the community creates strong and valuable networks and sparks innovation. It all starts with connecting people.
Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC), held on 26 and 27 October 2021 in RAI Amsterdam, looks forward to an edition where people can see each other in real life, not with the help of an internet connection. Because of the vaccination programmes around the globe, some COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we are returning to a situation where people can go out and meet face-to-face. Off course, OEEC 2021 will make sure that people can connect in a safely way.
But OEEC is not returning to its pre-pandemic ways. “Like so many other companies, we learned a lot in recent times. To facilitate our global community we will provide a physical exhibition floor and content programme combined with an online event environment. In addition, this content will be provided on demand after the event.”, says Anne Visser, Director of Operations of Offshore Energy. The event will allow exhibitors, visitors, speakers and sponsors to connect both online and offline with matchmaking, live roundtable discussions. The content programme will also be broadcasted live from OEEC.
Connect both online and offline
On the exhibition floor, face-to-face connections are leading. “After a long period in which networking and sharing knowledge could only be done online, we see that the industry is longing to meet again in person. OEEC 2021 is grateful to provide an opportunity in which people from the offshore energy and maritime industry can see each other in a safe way.”
To limit global warming, as agreed in the Paris Agreement, a lot of work has to be done. But do we have enough skilled people available to do make this happen? That is why OEEC 2021 will also focus on the human capital site of the energy transition. Therefore the Navingo Career Event will take place simultaneously on the 26th and 27th of October 2021 on the exhibition floor at Amsterdam RAI , as part of OEEC. During the Navingo Career Event companies present themselves to potential employees.
The content programme of OEEC 2021 has the title ‘Offshore Energy in a Changing World’. The offshore energy sector is changing. Developments like the energy transition and the need for sustainability are reshaping the industry. These changes also affect the workforce. To shed light on the different facets of this transformation Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2021 presents a content programme in which the energy transition and cross-market collaboration are leading.
Expect two content packed days of industry insights and network opportunities with like-minded peers. In the programme experts talk about, among others, the industry lifecycle and emerging markets of offshore wind, sustainability as driver of innovation in the maritime sector and adaptation as part of the energy transition. The content programme has the following elements:
The talks shows take place in an OEEC studio and provide strategic visions and business intelligence that are of interest for the whole offshore energy community. Because of industry insights based on business and editorial knowledge, Offshore Energy presents a landscape in which the different markets are connected in relation to the energy transition. In four talk shows experts talk about the different facets of an industry in change. The Offshore Energy Talk Shows are recorded before a live audience at OEEC 2021 and will be broadcasted live on Offshore-Energy.biz.
Front runners, game changers and analysts share their unique views during the Energy Talks. Fresh ideas and inspirational insights that have a connection with the offshore energy sector are presented during a talk. Six thinkers and doers will each take the stage. The Energy Talks are recorded before a live audience and will be broadcasted live during the event. General views on topics like the energy transition are given, but also specific subjects such as alternative fuels like hydrogen are going to be covered.
Round Tables are interactive gatherings of likeminded peers. Both onsite and online, Round Tables act as platforms that connect players from the industry. In select groups industry knowledges and developments from the markets are shared. Information from the Round Tables can serve as business opportunities and focus on markets, regions or industry innovations.
Offshore Energy Studio
During OEEC a live show is recorded on the exhibition floor. Expect perspectives from the next generation, interviews with leading companies from the industry, pitches from attendees and presentations of the latest innovations. The programme can be followed live from the exhibition floor or through the online event platform.
To stay relevant as a company you need to adjust to market developments. You also need to inform the market with your business solutions. Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference is the platform to step into the spotlight. In the Showcase programme companies present online their added value to the offshore energy industry with informative videos. “These concepts will connect the event floor together with the digital environment of Navingo Career and Offshore Energy platform. In that way we can service our customers and global audience regardless of their location,” says Visser. “
Offshore Energy Platform
What makes OEEC as an exhibition special is the connection with its Offshore Energy platform www.offshore-energy.biz, a connector of communities. It brings daily news from markets of interest, in-depth articles and videos, insights from industry leaders, an overview of the important players in the business landscape and job boards.
Offshore-Energy.biz focuses on the energy transition. Being future-proof within the oil, gas, maritime, offshore wind and marine energy industries means being part of the energy transition and investing in sustainable solutions. The OEEC communities – the offshore, maritime and energy industries – are front runners in this change. A large part of the energy transition will take place at sea and sustainable innovations will reshape the maritime sector.
Think about it. Maritime ingenuity is needed to construct wind farms. Electric power is transmitted by subsea cabling. Oil and gas is the fuel that makes the energy transition happen. Other forms of renewable energy, like marine energy, are needed to meet energy demands. Without dredging, ports cannot function. Everything is connected. By combining markets, Offshore Energy connects the gears that set the energy transition in motion.
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