SDI O&G Visit to Beijing in March 2020 (Register your Interest by 17 Jan)

SDI O&G Visit to Beijing in March 2020 (Register your Interest by 17 Jan)

17 January 2020

Scottish Development International are looking into take a small group of specialist companies to China. SDI are gauging interest in a small group visit to Beijing / Tianjin in March 2020. The numbers going and their offering will dictate the schedule and who SDI will meet during the week. If SDI don’t get numbers then the trip will be cancelled.

The SDI group would visit The 20th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition  https://en.cippe.com.cn/  but NOT exhibit at the show. It maybe that SDI use a matchmaker to find the people of interest at the show for each individual company. In the past this has been very valuable in finding Chinese partners.

The show is Thursday 26th March until Saturday 28th March. SDI would only attend the Thursday and Friday and leave for Scotland on the 28th.

From Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th SDI would hope to meet with CNOOC and Sinopec in Beijing and COOEC in Tianjin. SDI would sponsor a networking event at the British High Commission and invite key people in the industry. SDI would also look to introduce the companies to potential partners. round table discussion, keynote speeches to an audience of Chinese engineers and plenary & panel discussions.

Wood in China have indicated that they would join the group for the week. Their team would provide great insight into the Chinese market.

The key areas of interest to the Chinese companies include:

•    Subsea Development - CNOOC
•    Deepwater Drilling - CNOOC
•    Decommissioning - CHMI
•    Digitisation – All NOCs
•    FPSO specialist equipment– All NOCs
•    3rd Market support i.e. Africa and Brazil– All NOCs
•    Energy Transition– All NOCs

For companies account managed by Scottish Enterprise or Business Gateway then there may be a support grant for travel and accommodation.

For those signed up to go SDI would make introductions to Chinese companies looking to come to Subsea Expo 2020 in Aberdeen in February.

Please register your interest if you would like to join this visit by emailing Ian Ross, Trade Specialist (Energy), SDI by January 17th 2020