The 9th Annual Welcome Reception Honoring Delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2018)
On May 1, 2018 the USRCC held its 9th Annual Reception Honoring Delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to the Offshore Technology Conference at Hotel ZAZA, Houston, TX.
Keynote addresses during the event were made by Andrew Icken, Chief Development Officer for the City of Houston, Israfil Alizade, Acting Russian Trade Representative in the USA, Richard Matzke, Board Member, OAO “LUKOIL”, Jay Pryor, Vice President, Business Development, Chevron Corporation who emphasized the 25th anniversary of Tengizchevroil and David Gadzhimirzaev, Baker Hughes, a GE Company.
The USRCC has received a strong support from its sponsors, partners and volunteers that resulted in over 200 global energy, oil and gas industry leaders and government officials attending the event.
The delegations from the CIS region were represented by about 20 companies and, among others, included executives from SOCAR – AQS LLC, Embavedoil, Azotnyi Zavod, S.M. Kirov Machine Building Plant, InKaz Consulting, ZTS, Neftservise Prokat.
The reception offered the guests and delegations the opportunity to network and forge new business relationships.
The event was generously sponsored by NEK, Baker Hughes, a GE Company and Chevron Corporation.
“The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce always hosts amazing events and this year’s reception honoring the delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to OTC was no exception. The reception this year was a first class event and I made some excellent contacts thanks to introductions arranged by the chamber. I am looking forward to attending it again next year!”
Jeff Rushing, Customs Union Technical Regulation Certification Services Division Manager – North America, TÜV SÜD Russia
“The 9th Annual OTC Reception hosted by US-Russia Chamber of Commerce was indeed a success. Great setup, location and attendees. As usual it’s a great venue to connect old friends and create new relationships between business’s representatives seeking an opportunity to grow internationally. Great crowd to network with and am looking for an anniversary OTC Reception next year!”
Max Nikolaev, Product Champion Stimulation Technologies, Well Services, Schlumberger/
USRCC Houston-Tyumen Sister Cities Committee Chair
“I just wanted to say that OTC Reception was a complete success from my point of view. Perfect location, excellent variety of the beverages, catering was spot on, full immersion into enthralling discussions, guests were all happy and thankful and we definitely had the best attendees on the day by far! I was extremely impressed with the whole service and thoroughly enjoyed the evening”
Andrey Klimushin, Senior Geoscientist, Roxar Solutions – Americas, Emerson Process Management/USRCC Technology and Innovation Committee Chair
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