The 2020 edition of Offshore Technology Conference has been postponed.
A key industrial conference that takes tens of thousands of attendees to Houston, in Texas State, United States, it was set to take place May 4-7, 2020.
But in a statement, organisers say they are trying to move the event to either August or September, largely due to the rapidly changing circumstances of coronavirus.
“Considering the rapidly changing guidance from governments and companies, OTC has chosen to postpone the conference,” a statement explains.
“In the coming weeks, OTC will be communicating with authors, speakers, exhibitors, and partners to develop the new plans and ensure the conference continues to provide a platform for energy professionals to meet and exchange ideas”, the organisers declare.
“Since 1969, OTC has been a reliable source of technology and knowledge sharing to propel the offshore industry forward. The conference has also been a key economic driver for the city of Houston and neighboring communities.
“By postponing rather than canceling OTC, we aim to preserve the significant work of the program committee and authors to prepare for this conference, as well as minimize the economic impact this decision has on businesses in Houston and throughout the industry”, the statement concludes.