The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is set to host the 2021 edition of its Nigerian Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) from the 25 to 26 of May 2021.
The event, themed “Leveraging Opportunities and Synergies for Post Pandemic Recovery of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry” is programmed to take place virtually, a move that is consistent with the covid-19 guidelines.
NOGOF 2021 offers a great virtual experience, combining current technology to deliver collaboration between thousands of key players in the O&G sector which will help to grow business by seeing opportunities for quick decision making.
The event promises to have over 1000 opportunities to be presented by international oil companies, independents, and other major players, with more than 1,500 registered participants. Attendees are expected from government agencies, industry regulators, as well as oil producing communities. The manufacturing sector, foreign investors and the financial institutions are not left out either.
For delegates, registration at NOGOF 2021 comes with a fee of N25,000.00 which entitles the participant to connect with attendees online through the click of a button, to have a personal profile and to showcase one’s expertise, to network and promote projects and opportunities to potential investors, to virtually visit exhibition booths, and to Instantly learn of current opportunities – all on the virtual platform.
In continuation with the Board’s practice to maintain an updated database of opportunities covering the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, the 2021 version of the Compendium of Opportunities will be made available after the event. Essentially, the compendium is aimed at helping local, indigenous, and potential investors prepare, improve their capacities and capabilities to participate in available and upcoming contracts/projects. This case-bound compilation published by NCDMB will be distributed in e-copies to all stakeholders after the event.
The NOGOF 2021 virtual platform is built to offer premium benefits to its sponsors. It includes features that help position sponsoring organizations for continual growth with a lingering online presence long after the event. This continuous online presence after the event offers sponsors the privilege of using the virtual event platform’s numerous promoting marketing tools to keep potential clients engaged.
For willing firms, there are various sponsorship opportunities available. They include: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Depending on the category, benefits to the sponsoring companies range from free exhibition, video posting of service/products, pictures of products, ability to add files of service via catalogue for viewing, obtaining potential client(s) details, to having a branded networking room.
Other privileges to sponsoring parties include: the option of the company’s CEO to deliver a good will message at the opening of the event, to speak at a session, advertising during sessions, provision of company’s website links on platform pages during sessions, display of logo with option to set same as backdrop banner for all sessions, visible social media handles for companies on platform’s pages, complimentary delegate access to event activities, event feed post during program, and half-page description of the company’s profile on event website and platform.
However, there is enough room for regular exhibitors who are not sponsoring. These virtual exhibitors shall be enabled to: make 5 video postings of 60 Seconds each; 5 pictures of products; load their company’s service catalogue; obtain potential clients’ details for follow–up purposes and hang their company’s banner as backdrop.
On the second day of the event, a couple of companies shall be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the O&G industry under the award session which is tagged: “Opportunity Presenters’ Awards”.