This year the reception was attended by about 250 international business professionals including leading experts and executives from oil and gas industry, banking, shipping, transportation and logistics companies, translation companies, suppliers, investors, and Government officials.
Among others, the attendees included representatives from Microsoft, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Chevron Corporation, Turkish Airlines, Dunbar Harder, Parker Drilling, OFS International, ConocoPhillips, Emerson, BICO Drilling Tools, Drillmec, Atlantic Ro Ro, Volga-Dnepr, Salamander Solutions, Radix Digital Engineering, Gazprom Marketing & Trading USA, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo Advisors, American Petroleum Institute, Neftegaz Holding America, Wood Group, Merichem Company, Miller and Lents LTD, Titan Oil Recovery, GustoMSC, an NOV company, IHS Markit, University of Houston, City of Houston, Consulate General of the Russian Federation, and many others.
The delegation from the CIS regions was represented by professionals from SOCAR, Atlas, KBR Kazakhstan, Kazgiproneftetrans LLP, TengizChevrOil (TCO), Oil and Gas of Kazakhstan, Inprocon Engineering, Kazgiproneftetrans LLP, Urker EPC, Senimdi Kurylys LLP (JV b/w Bechtel and Enka), MIA Group LLP, and Diara plus LLP, Neftservis Prokat, Gazpromneft.
Welcome remarks were made by Jack Christie, Council Member, At-Large 5, who greeted the audience on behalf the City of Houston. Mr. Christie’s remarks were followed by the speech made by Alexander Pisarev, Consul General of the Russian Federation, who welcomed the CIS delegations to the Offshore Technology Conference 2019. Remarks made by the Government officials were followed by the speech made by Mr. David Gadzhimirzaev, Fullstream Director, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, a Silver Sponsor of the event.
This year’s reception has also included the raffle sponsored by Turkish Airlines. Mr. Yigit Avci, General Manger,Houston, Turkish Airlines, welcomed the attendees, congratulated the USRCC on its 10th Anniversary and made a presentation about the company and its new airport in Istanbul.
The USRCC has received a strong support from its sponsors, partners and volunteers. The event was generously sponsored by TMK IPSCO, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Chevron Corporation, Dunbar Harder, and Turkish Airlines.
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“OTC Reception organized by the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce is one the major events during OTC Conference that brings American and Russian/Caspian region Oil& Gas industry professionals and decision makers together. This crucial event promotes business collaboration on multiple levels and further enhances mutual relationship. This high echelon event should continue to be a tradition bringing the countries closer together”.
Farhod Hamidov, Country Manager – Russia/CIS, BICO Drilling Tools, Inc.
“Turkish Airlines was glad to be the Raffle Sponsor at the reception organized by the U.S. Russia Chamber’s 10th annual welcome reception to welcome delegates from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan at OTC. The event was well attended, and most of the attendees were familiar with Turkish Airlines and many had the opportunity to experience the carrier. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Chamber in order to network and create awareness of the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club program”.
Ken Bhappu, Regional Corporate Sales Manager, Turkish Airlines
“It was a great pleasure to attend the 10th Annual OTC Reception hosted by US-Russia Chamber of Commerce this week. It is a great annual event that provides a forum for business counterparts from Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and U.S. to discuss today’s trends and opportunities in the energy industry and beyond. I look forward to participating in this event again next year”.
Tim Madraimov, Corporate Development Manager, Parker Drilling