ENGenious 2020, the sister event to SPE Offshore Europe, scheduled to be held in Aberdeen from 22-24 September, is to move from a face-to-face conference and exhibition to a virtual conference format.
Speaking about the announcement, Simon Marshall, exhibition director of ENGenious 2020 and SPE Offshore Europe 2021 said:
“The event organisers, Reed Exhibitions and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), express our concern for everyone impacted by coronavirus. The effects, actual and projected, of coronavirus are becoming evident across all aspects of our lives in the UK and around the world.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the virus. After extensive consultation with our partners and taking into account expert advice from the government and public health authorities, we have made the decision not to run the intended exhibition and conference but instead switch to a virtual conference format. Times like these present great challenges but also opportunities. ENGenious stands for ingenuity, innovation and digital leadership in energy, and using a virtual platform aligns perfectly with these goals and indeed broadens our ability to connect with stakeholders globally.
“Reed Exhibitions and SPE are experienced in delivering international online events and as a symposium focused on the digital future for the energy industry, we have the opportunity to be even more relevant as we deliver the content, networking and discussion virtually, to keep our communities connected in this most challenging of times. The format will feed into our plans for SPE Offshore Europe 2021 where we will ‘go big’ on digital.”
The organisers are currently redesigning ENGenious to accommodate the programme in an online and interactive format over the original period 22-24 September 2020. More information will be provided when this process is complete.