THE Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre today announced that leading North Sea service company GE Oil & Gas is to be the arena’s new sponsor.
• GE Oil & Gas to sponsor Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
• AECC will be renamed GE Oil & Gas Arena, Aberdeen in 10-year deal
The two parties have entered into a 10-year agreement which will see the AECC being re-named the GE Oil & Gas Arena, Aberdeen.
Rod Christie, chief executive of Subsea Systems at GE Oil & Gas, said: “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.
“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.”
He added: “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, said: “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 and gas team.”