OTC Houston: Top 10 Reasons to Attend

April 25, 2014

OTC_logo_450With the variety of professional conferences held annually for the oil and gas industry it’s hard to decide what to fit into your busy schedule. The OTC (Offshore Technology Conference), held each year at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas, is one event that should definitely be on your agenda. To help explain why, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons to visit the OTC conference.

#1 Unbeatable Location

The fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston boasts a major international airport with over 150 nonstop flights daily. Houston also happens to be the seat of the oil and gas industry so a trip to the OTC can easily be combined with business meetings or face time with clients.

#2 Bang for your Buck

The oil and gas industry’s most cutting edge technology, along with a vast equipment exhibition is offered in just four days. Discounts are available to members of organizations that sponsor or support the OTC.

#3 Exceptional Educational Opportunities

The talks and events at the OTC delve into the issues that are most relevant to you and your business. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, you’ll leave uniquely informed after listening to high-quality speakers address topics that cannot be heard elsewhere.

#4 Stay Ahead of the Curve

Knowledge of the most up-to-date technology and an understanding of the coming trends is essential for success in today’s market. The groundbreaking innovations presented each year at the OTC are sure to spark ideas for new opportunities and increased productivity.

#5 Get the Inside Scoop

The market’s top providers are extremely knowledgeable on the current state of the oil and gas industry. Time spent talking with OTC sponsors and vendors will provide you with invaluable insight into your specific market and competition as well as a broader panorama of the oil and gas industry as a whole.

#6 No-sweat Networking

The OTC brings in 90,000 oil and gas industry professionals from over 120 countries. Through many informal events such as breakfast talks and luncheons you’re sure make new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, and rub shoulders with industry leaders who know this conference is not to be missed.

#7 Make a Name for Yourself

Taking an active role in your industry helps build your reputation as an expert which increases confidence among clients and garners respect from peers. Attendance at the OTC will build your knowledge of topical issues and may inspire you to publish professional articles which further establish your standing as a go-to resource within the oil and gas industry.

#8 Have Fun

You know what they say about all work and no play. Attendance at the OTC provides an opportunity to socialize with people who share many common interests. Parties, dinners, and social activities at Houston’s world class venues will remind you why you are committed to forming part of such a dynamic industry.

#9 Give Back

The OTC is sponsored by 13 of the oil and gas industry’s leading organizations who are committed to giving back to the industry. Your participation shows your commitment to the profession as OTC conference fees are reinvested into the oil and gas industry through training programs and professional journals.

#10 Open Your Door to the World

Your fruitful visit to the Houston OTC conference will put you in contact with foreign professionals who can lead the way to new business in international markets. Translation Source is a sponsor and exhibitor of  the OTC.  Please visit us from May 3-7 at Reliant Arena booth 7465 to get some info on oil and gas translation services as well insight on bilingual staffing and international e-learning.

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