The Offshore Technology Conference postponed its annual meeting, scheduled for May 4–7 in Houston, due to concerns about the coronavirus, the conference announced March 13.
OTC said it will reschedule the conference in the third quarter of 2020. “We are actively working to confirm dates in August or September,” OTC said in its announcement.
OTC said it “recognizes the unprecedented global challenge associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our partners, attendees, exhibitors, staff, and community are of the utmost importance, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected,” OTC said in the statement.
“In the coming weeks, OTC will be communicating with authors, speakers, exhibitors, and partners to develop the new plans and ensure the conference continues to provide a platform for energy professionals to meet and exchange ideas.
“By postponing rather than canceling OTC, we aim to preserve the significant work of the program committee and authors to prepare for this conference, as well as minimize the economic impact this decision has on businesses in Houston and throughout the industry.”
OTC said it will announce further details and finalized plans at 2020.otcnet.org.