Aberdeen’s exhibition and conference centre, the AECC, has unveiled a change in the title of its key oil and gas industry sponsor with the Aberdeen arena now known as the BHGE Arena.
Following the partnership combining GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes earlier this month, the new company BHGE began trading the first week of July, bringing together industry-leading equipment, services and digital solutions across the entire oil and gas development spectrum.
The Arena hosts a wide range of events each year including concerts, comedy shows, sporting events, trade and public exhibitions, large-scale banqueting plus large conferences; and is perhaps most widely known as the venue for the prestigious biennial SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition which takes place at AECC in September.
Fiona Mann, AECC’s Director of Operations and Safety commented: “We look forward to working with BHGE and are delighted they have chosen to continue the sponsorship put in place by GE. This is a great time for the company to get on board, with OE2017 taking place in a matter of weeks; plus our journey to the new venue which is due to open in 2019.”
Baker Hughes, a GE company, announced earlier this month that the transaction combining GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes was complete. According to the firm, the new company is the first and only to bring together industry-leading equipment, services and digital solutions across the entire spectrum of oil and gas development.
BHGE will help its customers ‘acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel’.
The new corporate sponsorship logo is as below; the AECC confirmed there would be no change to the overall sponsorship deal.