Torrential rain and flash floods couldn’t prevent Alloy Wire International enjoying its best ever Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
The company’s technical expertise was again prominent and resulted in some major breakthrough discussions at the show with potential new customers from the US, UK, Taiwan, as well as an existing client giving AWI staff new contact names for other locations in their group.All of this despite a monumental downpour that left Angus Hogarth and Michelle Nichols resembling two Olympic swimmers.
“This was OTC’s 50th birthday and was certainly well attended, with lots of interest in our range of 60 High-Performance nickel alloys,” commented David DiNuccio, who leads AWI’s operation in Rhode Island.”
“INCONEL® X750 was the material most in demand and that fits with the oil and gas sector’s demand for wire that can withstand high temperatures and extremely corrosive environments.”
“We also spoke to a number of companies that were impressed with our ability to offer small quantities in short lead times, not to mention our technical knowledge and the way we can advise – with relatively little information – on the best choice
of material for their application.”
There was a lot of praise and positive feedback for the new AWI exhibition stand and the eye-catching nature of the booth certainly helped with visibility and securing increased visitor numbers from previous years.
Wire samples present were discussed in good length and plans are in place to increase the range we can present at future OTC shows.
Michelle concluded: “We feel it is important for us to maintain our brand presence and image at such an important event for the oil and gas sector. There were lots of conversations that could only take place at an exhibition like this…the type of conversations you just don’t get on a sales call as people are prepared to give you more info and, importantly, more time.”