Nov 9, 2009 7:50 PM by Jim Hummel
An estimated 16,000 people are expected to attend the 27th Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE). More than 400 companies from around the Gulf area have exhibits at the Cajundome and the convention center for what is one of the largest oil and gas conventions in the country.
"The people that come through here are the people that buy, they're the kind of people that actually look at these products and need these specific products, so it's a very rightful approach to the industry," said Randy Jenkins with John H. Carter Co., Inc.
With the importance of the industry across the globe, this year LAGCOE organizers have once again teamed up with the U.S. Department of Commerce in hosting a group of international visitors from key oil producing countries.
"It's really all about creating jobs, and helping U.S. companies export oil and gas technologies to overseas markets," said Mark Wells, an international trade specialist with the department of commerce.
In all about 150 international buyers are in town from 20 countries. All looking to purchase equipment and learn about the latest technologies developed right here in the Gulf.