Experts from the offshore energy industry around the world came together 5–8 May for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston. Attendance at the annual conference reached a 46-year high of 108,300, the highest in show history and up 3.3% from last year.
Attendance surpassed the 2013 total of 104,800 and the sold-out exhibition was the largest in show history at 680,025 ft², up from 652,185 ft² in 2013. The event had 2,568 companies representing 43 countries, including 163 new exhibitors in 2014. International companies made up 44% of exhibitors.
“OTC’s great success this year is yet another validation of the great vision inspired by the founders who created the conference in 1969,” said Ed Stokes, chairman of OTC. “Clearly the deep and broad coverage of the technical program, flanked and supported by excellent panels, executive keynote presentations, distinguished and spotlight award winners, as well as thousands of displays of the latest in new technology at the exhibition, continues to demonstrate the power of collaboration from our member engineering and geoscience societies and trade organizations moving the offshore oil and gas industry forward safely, sustainably and with due consideration of environmental protection.”