The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce and Conship on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, organized a Pre-Departure meeting for the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Ghana delegates and exhibitors.
The meeting was to orient Ghana’s participants for the 2019 OTC event scheduled for May 6 to May 9 in Houston, Texas. This event is an annual global conference, which is meant to assemble the cream of players in the oil and gas industry across the world.
Ghana, for the first time in the history of the OTC, opened its own pavilion last year, which offered Ghanaian companies in the oil & gas and allied industries the opportunity to exhibit their services and seek partnership to local businesses in the sector.
This year’s participants which include some first-time exhibitors were advised to take full advantage of the conference to network and look out for new partnerships to grow their businesses. According to Dr. MacDonald Vasnani, CEO of Conship, the position of the Ghana pavilion this year will be in the center of the exhibition hall, a phenomenon which will make the exhibitors more visible to the patrons.
Ghana’s delegation to the Offshore Technology Conference – OTC 2019, will be led by the Minister of Energy, Hon. John-Peter Amewu, primarily with the grand objective of promoting and seeking investment in Ghana’s petroleum sector. The Minister is expected to perform the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Ghana pavilion.
To give Ghana more visibility and attention at this year’s event, the organizers have provided a special three-hour session focused on Ghana dubbed the Ghana Day Session & SME Event. On the theme, “Building local capability in Ghana’s oil and gas sector,” the Minister of Energy and several other dignitaries (CEOs of government agencies and oil companies) will make presentations to international oil companies and the world, on opportunities and partnerships in the country’s petroleum sector.