Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) are delighted to announce today (Monday 29th July 2013) that GE Oil & Gas will be the new sponsor of the AECC Aberdeen Arena.

The two parties have entered into a 10-year agreement which will see the Arena being re-named the ‘GE Oil & Gas Arena, Aberdeen’. The sponsorship was brokered by BDS Sponsorship acting on behalf of AECC.

With over 600 events, and 300, 000 people coming through the Venue each year, this new partnership will further enhance AECC’s position as The National Energy Exhibition Centre and the key conference and exhibition Venue in the North-East of Scotland.

The Arena hosts concerts, comedy and sporting events, large dinner-dances (including the annual Energy Ball), trade and public exhibitions (Offshore Europe, Your Wedding Exhibition, The Scottish Home Show) and many large conferences each year.

“GE Oil & Gas are delighted to have concluded an agreement with the AECC to be the Title Sponsor of the Arena ahead of the Offshore Europe event in September” confirmed Rod Christie CEO of Subsea Systems at GE Oil & Gas. “The Arena is a hugely important venue for Aberdeen, hosting a range of industry and social events that support the local economy and community.  Being just across the road from the Global Headquarters of our Subsea Business, we already had very strong links with the venue and strengthening the relationship seemed a natural thing for us to do.”

Christie went on to explain the key factor for GE Oil & Gas; “our business is experiencing tremendous growth, we are busy recruiting additional employees and this deal will help us to create awareness of the fantastic opportunities the oil and gas Industry offers and promote the GE Oil & Gas brand across the region as an employer of choice.”

Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director of AECC commented: “We are delighted to have a global brand company such as GE Oil & Gas as a key sponsorship partner. We see many positive benefits from working with them and we are looking forward to developing these with the GE Oil & Gas Team.”

AECC Oil & Gas Arena July 2013


For further information please contact Victoria Withy, Head of Communications at AECC on 01224 330448 / 07500 442550; email [email protected] .

More info on GE Oil & Gas:

GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technologies and services with 43, 000 employees in more than 100 countries supporting customers across the industry—from extraction to transportation to end use. Our unrelenting commitment to the environment, health and safety, quality and integrity defines us: it’s The Way We Work.

We develop smart solutions for our customers across the oil and gas value chain delivering the innovation, customized service solutions, training programs and technology that helps them to maximize their efficiency, productivity and equipment reliability.

We partner with our customers to develop their next generation workforce; help them to fully benefit from the megatrends of natural gas, the growth of subsea and hard-to-reach reserves and the revolution in asset health management.

For further information on GE Oil & Gas please contact Neil Gazeley, Communications Leader – Subsea Systems at GE Oil & Gas, on +44 (0)1224 345 759 / +44 (0)7767 611 672; email [email protected]



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