Tank Storage Asia closes on a high
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
Tank Storage Asia, the only event dedicated to the oil & gas storage sector in South East Asia, came to a close last week after two intense days of business meetings and networking.

Over 1700 attendees from 35 countries (of which 80% were from Singapore) passed through the doors of the Marina Bay Sands. Visitors included CEOs, directors, terminal managers, investors, senior engineers, business development managers and procurement managers from the likes of Shell, Vopak, Odfjell Terminals Asia, Linc Terminal, Exxon Mobil, Jurong Port Tank Terminal, Stolthaven Singapore, and Gulf Petrochem to name just a few.

The exhibition provided excellent networking opportunities for visitors allowing them to discuss some of the most pertinent issues affecting the industry and gain insight into the new technology and innovations that are currently taking place in the industry. Reflecting the high satisfaction rating, visitors were keen to express their thoughts over the two days:
 
“The show is an excellent platform for networking, getting to know new suppliers and learning about updates within the industry. I’m looking forward to Tank Storage Asia 2018!” - Mark Lim, Assistant Commercial Manager, Stolthaven Singapore.
 
“I attended the show to improve our facilities and source new products and technologies. There were good quality exhibitors and I managed to find some new suppliers who offered the products I need.”- Dong Soon Park, Terminal Manager, OKYC Terminal, Korea
 
“The quality of exhibitors was amazing and had a lot of variety. I managed to find the new products I needed and will definitely be attending next year”- William Uy, President, JJam88 Resources Inc. (Philippines)

The conference saw record numbers of attending delegates, and was led by an interesting line up of industry experts demonstrating both technical and commercial expertise in the oil and gas storage sector. Olivier Lejeune, Oil Storage Market Analyst at International Energy Agency, who lead the keynote session highlighted the positive outlook for the market; “the demand is growing rapidly in Asia and I see that storage plays a very important role to cope with the growing demand. The global demand rose by 2.3 mb/d year on year in the second quarter of 2017. This is the highest growth in demand registered since 2015.”

Conference attendee, Radha Krishnan Arul Prasad, Tankage Planner at ExxonMobil Asia Pacific said, “This year, I have seen an impressive and well organized conference with relevant and current issues up for dicussion. Tank Storage Asia offers a good avenue for key players in the industry to explore and exchange ideas.”
 
Exhibitors were also keen to comment on their experience at the show:

Sue Keeler, Director at Loadtec Engineered Systems said, “This is our 3rd year exhibiting at Tank Storage Asia and have had yet another great show. We’ve met a lot of visitors that we wouldn’t have otherwise met, and have had a lot of interest in our new products.”

Euan Fisher, Business Development Manager, Fort Vale agreed: “It’s been another fantastic year for us, meeting many new customers and we’re looking forward to securing new business over the coming months.”

Nick Powell, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ StocExpo and Tank Storage Events Portfolio concluded: “I’m delighted by the positive comments we’ve received from our exhibitors and visitors throughout the two days, and this highlights the importance of such an event within the region. I would also like to thank our show supporters; Horizon Terminals, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Stolthaven Terminals, IPPF, Corrosion Association, RVB Tank Storage Solutions and the Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia. As we look to next year’s show, I’m already excited to see new areas of growth, exciting features and we look forward to delivering another leading event for the region’s leading oil and gas event.”
 
The next edition of Tank Storage Asia will be held on 26th & 27th September 2018, Marina Bay Sands.
 
Highlights from the two-day conference can be found on Tank Storage Asia website and social media channels: www.tankstorageasia.com

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