On behalf of Iteca Caspian, and the Organising Committee of the Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference (COG) and Caspian Power exhibition, let us express our gratitude to all of you for your support and understanding over the last few months.
As many of you have expected, we regret to inform you that the Exhibition and Conference will not take place this year, and we will start working immediately on COG 2021. This decision has been taken, due to the continuing situation with coronavirus COVID-19.
Since the first outbreak, we have been monitoring the situation in Azerbaijan and in the world. We follow all WHO recommendations and the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The pandemic is undoubtedly a global catastrophe that has affected the health of people and the health of the world economy, including the oil industry. We have no doubt that the measures taken by the Government of Azerbaijan and other countries are effective, and will allow business to return to its normal rhythm in the nearest future.
Our partners and our entire team did everything possible to ensure that the exhibition would be held on schedule, but today we must admit that the only correct solution is to move the exhibition to 2021. We had thought to move to the Autumn, but we felt we did not want to add to what is an increasing crowded schedule. But most importantly, we did not want to break our 27-year tradition of welcoming the key players in the international oil and gas community to the wonderful city of Baku in June. We look forward to continuing this tradition in June 2021.
Our decision has been welcomed by the supporting state structures of Azerbaijan. Currently, the oil and gas industry and all of us must focus on human health, and on minimizing the consequences of the pandemic.
The new dates for Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference and Caspian Power Exhibition, the most important oil and gas event in the region are June 1st-3rd 2021. We look forward with great anticipation to this date, and invite all interested companies and our partners to come together in Baku in June.
We wish you all success, prosperity, and most importantly health to you and your families.
We are always in touch with you and see you in Caspian Oil & Gas and Caspian Power 2021!
The Organising Committee Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference