Monroeville Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Monroeville, PA
PIOGA's Eastern Oil & Gas Conference and Trade Show outgrew its former venue in Erie and has moved to the Monroeville Convention Center, which is not only larger but also is located more conveniently to much of the region's oil and gas industry. The 2010 show features some 275 companies exhibiting the latest in products and services available to the exploration and production industry in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. The show is fully one-third larger than the 2009 event — and once again is sold out.
The huge potential of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and neighboring states has thrust our industry into the spotlight, sometimes for the better, sometimes for worse. Even if you are involved in drilling and producing only from conventional formations, your activities are affected by the Marcellus in one way or another. The conference portion of the event will focus on how Marcellus exploration is changing the landscape for all of us — from government initiatives to operational practices to public opinion.
Conference registrants will have plenty of opportunity to visit the indoor and outdoor exhibits, beginning with an exclusive Show Preview Reception the evening of Monday, August 30. The show opens to the general public the next morning at 9, but the conference programming doesn't start until 1 p.m., again giving you a chance to make the rounds of exhibits. As you can see from the accompanying agenda, the schedule is built so you can balance your time between the programming and the show floor.
It's going to be a great event. Make sure you get registered by the August 20 deadline. For more information about the program and optional activities including golf and sporting clays, click here.