Experts from the offshore energy industry around the world came together 30 April-3 May for the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston. Attendance at the conference reached a 30-year high of 89,400, the third highest in show history and up 14% from last year.
Attendance surpassed the 2011 total of 78,645, and the sold-out exhibition was the largest in event history at 641,350 ft² with the addition of the outdoor pavilion, up from 603,000 ft² in 2011. The exhibition had 2,500 companies representing 46 countries, including 200 new exhibitors that included exhibitors from Bahrain, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, and Twain.
“OTC 2012 was the most successful event we have had since the early 80s,” said Steve Balint, Chairman of OTC. “In terms of strength of the technical sessions and technology on display, OTC reached a record-breaking number of people and offered the most ways to connect, educate, and conduct business. The industry is on the rise and challenges are ahead, making it more important than ever to collaborate and share best practices with colleagues all over the world. OTC is the place to do that.”