For the first time, GAS participated at the Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition, the leading and largest event in the Caspian regionâ€™s oil and gas industry.
This year the event at the Baku Expo Centre attracted more than 402 companies from 29 countries.
The exhibition was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijani, His Excellency Ilham Aliyev, and as a tradition he congratulated the participants, visitors and organizers of the event. In his speech, the president stressed on the importance of the role of the Oil and Gas industry in his country which has propelled the rapid development of Azerbaijanâ€™s economy, and gave an assessment of the relevance and of the oil and gas exhibition, which has, for more than twenty years, been the flagship industry event.
This year is very significant in the history of Azerbaijan oil and gas industry as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Contract of the Century. The first Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference opened in September 1994 on the eve of the signing of the Contract of the Century, which marked the beginning of a new period of development in the oil industry as well as the growth of the economy of Azerbaijan. At that time the initiative of holding the first specialized exhibition in the oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan was vigorously supported by the founder of the nation, his Excellency the late Heydar Aliyev, father of the current president His Excellency IIham Aliyev . Since then, Caspian Oil and Gas exhibition has become a meeting place for leading professionals in the fields of oil and gas, where agreements and contracts on future cooperation are signed. In the lounge of Baku Expo Centre the organizers of the event had set up a special display dedicated to the anniversary of the signing of the Contract of the Century, its history and achievements.
The impact of the COG 2014 on GAS has been positive, the event presented a greater opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and meet new opportunities of business, especially considering the great growth of our branch in Baku, that in less than two years has been able to solidify its position in the region, being involved in major oil and gas projects of the Caspian region. GASâ€™ CEO Pietro Basciano had described GAS Baku Branchâ€™s successful story to AzerNews Newspaper, in an interesting interview we invite you to read!
We took some photos of the exhibition, discover them in our flickr stream !