AMMA members attending next month’s Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG 2016) are invited to join a special employment-focused breakfast event sponsored by AMMA on the opening day, Wednesday 24 February.

As Australia’s oil and gas industry continues to undergo significant change, so too does the national workforce that sustains it. AMMA’s Oil and Gas Employment Outlook Breakfast will bring together resource industry leaders for an interactive panel discussion on the future of the Australian oil and gas workforce.

Running from 24-26 February at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the AOG 2016 program is centred on the theme ‘Collaboration’ with more than 100 experts from leading companies providing input on how industry, government and other key stakeholders should continue to work together to reduce costs and improve productivity.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet more than 500 exhibiting companies from 25 countries.

AOG event director, Bill Hare, said as the oil and gas sector goes through a difficult period, events such as AOG provide a critical conduit for those wanting to learn about the latest project news and industry developments.

“There is no doubt the service and supply sector is going through tough times at the moment thanks to continuing low crude oil prices. However, we believe that well credentialed events such as AOG – which features up-to-date and informative content – will provide significant benefit for those that attend,” Mr Hare said.

“Subsea will again be a major part of the conference offering with this region receiving strong international investment for ongoing inspection, repair and maintenance programs along with a range of high profile construction contracts.”

Mr Hare said feedback on past events has seen a number of new segments added to the AOG 2016 program.

“Once again industry feedback has indicated that areas such as workboats, offshore support and fixed and floating offshore structures are of significant interest and importance to the Australian oil and gas sector at a time when there is a clear graduation from a record breaking construction phase to a much greater importance being placed on the operational side,” he continued.

Another change to the AOG conference program in 2016 relates to the scheduling. In previous years attendance was available only on a full program or daily basis, however this year, attendees will be able to purchase session passes.

For more information on the AOG 2016 Conference, visit aogexpo.com.au.