The inaugural PEFTEC event took place at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium on 18th and 19th November 2015, and feedback from conference speakers, exhibitors and delegates has been extremely positive.
PEFTEC 2015 was created to provide the petrochemical industry with an opportunity to discover the latest information on testing and monitoring, in the laboratory, in the field and on-site. A packed conference programme ran over both days and over 80 seminars took place in 8 seminar rooms that were located within the exhibition hall.
In response to demand, the organisers had to increase the floor space of the Exhibition. However, the majority of the booths were small and informative rather than promotional. Nevertheless, there were over 120 international laboratory and process monitoring equipment suppliers and analytical service providers on show, representing more than 220 organisations worldwide. As part of the PEFTEC Technical Programme, there were also 40 poster presentations – all of which were located within the exhibition hall.PEFTEC therefore represented a truly unique opportunity to see the entire market sector under one roof at the same time. Dr Oliver Sauer from Grabner Instruments agreed: “The show was a great place for networking with other suppliers in the market, with partners and customers – a sort of family reunion.”
Summarising her thoughts on the event, Elizabeth Wilkinson from Lovibond Tintometer said: “The inaugural PEFTEC event proved to be extremely successful – bringing in a great many industry experts throughout the supply chain. The organisers must be complimented on such a successful event for its first year and we certainly look forward to joining them again in 2017.”
Prof. Ralf Zimmermann, one of the Conference speakers added: “I found the meeting interesting; the scientific programme was very well organised and the show was focused, which made it very efficient, so it's a very worthwhile event to visit.Also the location was well chosen and I recommend that the event should continue in the same format.”
As PEFTEC organiser, Marcus Pattison was obviously delighted with the success of the event and with the highly positive feedback that it generated. “These are challenging times for the oil and gas sector, so it was very encouraging that PEFTEC 2015 was such a success, and we are greatly looking forward to PEFTEC 2017 which will take place 29th to 30th November, again in Antwerp.