A strong contingent of companies from British Columbia’s ocean technology sector
attended the Offshore Technology Conference
this past week in Houston, Texas from May 2-5, 2016. The annual event attracts more than 90,000 professionals from 130 countries including key industry leaders from the energy sector. The conference is also recognized as the industry's foremost event for companies in the areas of drilling, environmental protection, exploration, production development, innovation and technology, making it an excellent venue to promote B.C.’s expertise in the sector.
British Columbia is a maritime province with an extensive coastline and rich industrial history built around ocean and marine opportunities. For over 35 years, British Columbia companies have been at the leading edge of research and commercial development of advanced ocean technologies. They have successfully developed, manufactured, and exported products and systems to hundreds of government and private sector customers worldwide. The industry works closely with world leading research organizations to share knowledge from the marine technology and science community and to commercialize data and components of its advanced research. This, coupled with a highly educated workforce and strong government support, has led to British Columbia being a rising leader in the ocean technology industry.
The B.C. companies participating in the Offshore Technology Conference were a part of the Canadian pavilion. British Columbia’s Trade and Investment Representatives in the U.S. worked with B.C. attendees to facilitate meetings with foreign companies interested in partnerships or investment opportunities. To learn more about the services offered by our team or the opportunities to invest in British Columbia's dynamic ocean technology sector please contact
one of our Trade and Investment Representatives.