Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Emirates Western Force stars James O’Connor and Matt Dunning will take a break from the rucks and mauls of the rugby field to rub shoulders with leaders from the oil and gas world this month, appearing at the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) on 24 February.

The hard-hitting duo, who have more than 70 test caps for the Wallabies between them, will be on site to meet expo-goers, sign autographs and talk rugby at the TSmarine stand on day two of Australasia’s largest oil and gas event.

A major sponsor of the Western Force, TSmarine will also be giving away a rugby ball signed by the 2011 Western Force squad at the end of AOG 2011.

“TSmarine was established in Perth around the same time as the Western Force, so we have grown together here in the city. With a high percentage of expatriates working in the oil and gas sector in Perth, rugby is a very popular sport across our industry and we are proud to be associated with RugbyWA and the Western Force, supporting the growth of the sport and encouraging involvement at all levels,” said Ian Rowson, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, TSmarine.

The appearance of O’Connor and Dunning will be just one of a number of attractions at an event that is not all about business.

When not exploring the latest oil and gas products, projects and technology from the more than 450 local and international exhibitors, AOG visitors will be able to sample the gourmet delights and refreshments at the SDV Oyster Bar, DHL Bratwurst Bar and IKM Testing Subsea Bar.

“Many of those in the oil and gas industry are time poor so we have factored this in to our planning, supplying great local food to allow busy workers a chance to visit the exhibition and grab a tasty lunch at the same time,” said AOG Event Director, Bill Hare.

There will also be ample opportunities for networking at the AOG Opening Party at the close of day one of the event on 23 February 2011 and at the Official AOG Dinner on 24 February.

James O’Connor and Matt Dunning will be appearing at the TSmarine stand from 12-2pm on Thursday 24 February.

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AOG 2011

The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) is the premier Australasian oil and gas industry event. Staged in the city of Perth, it is held annually and has grown to become the only event of its kind to attract more than 9,000 visitors. AOG 2011 will be the largest event yet and will showcase the latest technical challenges and solutions connected with oil and gas exploration, production and transportation. Further information:
Paul Fahy
P: 02 9368 7277


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