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IMCA North America Regional Meeting

Join IMCA Members and invited guests as we explore alternative contracting models for the North American offshore energy market. 

Our hybrid regional meeting on 2 November 2023, brings together leading voices in the offshore oil and gas and wind industry to discuss how we can overcome the performance challenges we collectively face in North America, and how alternative contracting models can help us meet the huge expectations placed on our sectors. 

Challenging productivity, an adversarial and competitive working environment, and limited take-up of technology and innovation have impacted across the supply chain. Organising contracts around common goals with a focus on collaboration, cooperation, and the sharing of risk is part of the solution for a healthier supply chain – and happier client.   

Our meeting starts with a great example of how the industry’s continued investment in new technology and innovation will benefit both sectors, with Fugro presenting on the benefits of connected technology for vessel operations. 

Jonathan Lints of Clarksons will provide a forecast of future demand and look ahead to the next five years for the offshore industry in North America.  

Finally, a panel of current and former industry leaders from both sectors will be convened discuss and debate the issues, with plenty of opportunity for audience participation. Among them are recently appointed IMCA CEO, Iain Grainger who will share progress on IMCA’s Contracting Principles for Offshore Wind, on the lessons learned from decades of experience in developing client relationships on oil and gas projects, and how this can help with the recent headwinds we are facing. 

From IMCA, Bruce Gresham, Dustin Varnell and Peter Sieniewicz will also be in attendance and on hand to answer any Member queries. 

The meeting is open to anyone working for an IMCA Member company and special discounted hotel rates are available.

For guests unable to attend in person, you will be able to access the debate, live, via our online platform and details will be shared following registration. The hybrid format will ensure that anyone with an interest in offshore energy working in North America can play their part in this vital debate. 

Register your place now.

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2 November 2023 from 09:00 GMT
Ends 17:00 GMT

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Houston Marriot Energy Corridor

16011 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas TX 77084 United States
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