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Editor's note: This BABC supported event is produced and hosted by BABC Member Granite PR. At least 8 of the Houston sponsors, panelists and delegates were BABC Houston Members.

AEL_Gateway.jpgThe event, which explores the links and opportunities between two of the world’s leading energy cities has evolved from a single, half-day event to a week-long series featuring business and educational visits, networking opportunities, and knowledge sharing platforms.

The highlight of the week was a flagship lunch at the city’s Norwood Hall Hotel where a packed house of 200 delegates heard from a line-up of leading speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, including some of the 14 Houston business representatives who have made the trip to Aberdeen for the week.

They were led by Her Majesty’s Consul General in the region Andrew Millar who said: “Houston is a great environment for setting up business: Texas has a wide and diverse economy and is home to the global oil and gas capital.”

“The cyclical nature of the sector is well known and while we are in a downturn, opportunities still exist for UK companies. The fast, the smart and the creative will do well in this environment and I am convinced of the strength and innovation capacity of firms from the UK and especially Aberdeen and the North East.”