U.S. Embassies in Athens and Cyprus Organize Delegation to World’s Leading Offshore Energy Development Event

The American Embassies in Athens and Nicosia are organizing a delegation of participants from the Greek and Cypriot energy sectors to attend the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas between May 2 and May 5, 2016.  The OTC is an International Buyer Program (IBP) event for the oil and gas industries.  Founded in 1969, the OTC is the world’s leading event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.  This will be the fourth year that the Athens and Nicosia Embassies have supported the OTC.

U.S. Department of Commerce IBPs connect international buyers with U.S. companies exhibiting their products and services at top U.S. trade shows for major industries.  As a member of an official U.S. Embassy IBP delegation, participants benefit from complimentary:

  • Conference admission (a $280 value);
  • Access to all technical sessions;
  • Matchmaking service (assistance with setting up meetings with U.S. companies and exhibitors);
  • Access to the Center for International Trade (with private meeting rooms, internet access, etc.);
  • Assistance with conference registration; and
  • Assistance with making hotel reservations and a discounted hotel rate (based on availability).

All other expenses will be covered by the participants themselves.

With over 90,000 visitors in attendance, OTC 2015 featured more than 2,600 manufacturers and suppliers of technical products and services utilized in offshore resources, recovery, and development.

The upcoming OTC 2016 will feature displays by major oil and gas companies, related subsidiary industries, equipment manufacturers, and service providers of the latest technological advances in: drilling, exploration, fabrication, instrumentation, controls, environmental, marine, materials, oilfield chemicals, oil spill cleanup, pollution control, process, production, safety, seismic, specialized equipment, subsea exploration, survey, telecommunications, testing, tools, training, transportation, and well completion, among others.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit the OTC site:http://2016.otcnet.org.

If you wish to join our delegation or learn more about OTC 2016, please contact Ms. Teresa Gile at the U.S. Embassy in Athens: +30 210-720-2136 or Teresa.Gile@trade.gov.