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Event: Aberdeen-Perth Gateway 2017


The business networking event linking key energy hubs, Aberdeen and Perth, has been hailed a resounding success for its second annual event. 

''The idea that these two great Energy provinces of Aberdeen and Western Australia can enhance their already strong relationship is, I think, a worthy one.''


John Atkins, Agent General, Government of Western Australia

After a successful event in 2016, Granite PR and in particular Brett Jackson, managed to deliver another gathering to recognise and develop two key energy hubs.
The event was in association with the Government of Western Australia's European Office, the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference and City of Perth. The supporters included Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Business Angus and Scottish International Development. The event benefited from an excellent range of sponsors including Qantas, ASCO and ICR.

To view the 2017 program please click here.

The international gateway provides a valuable and cost-effective platform for the sharing of knowledge and networking between two leading global energy hubs: Perth and Aberdeen. It is the third gateway to be established, following the success of the Aberdeen-Houston, Texas; and Aberdeen- Norway gateways.

The event was chaired by Helen Tulloch of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Oil and Gas Consortium, with speakers including: the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor Barney Crockett, Provost of Aberdeenshire, Councillor William Howatson, Perth’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jemma Green and Bill Hare, promoting the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference. The Agent General for the Government of Western Australia’s European Office, John Atkins, provided the keynote speech. 

John Atkins said, “Standing here last year I reminded the audience that Western Australia, both onshore and offshore, represented a business development opportunity, whether for plant and equipment or operational service support and maintenance.

The idea that these two great Energy provinces of Aberdeen and Western Australia can enhance their already strong relationship is, I think, a worthy one.

We have much in common and I personally, and the Western Australian Government look forward to working with you the industry and the regional and local Governments to further those relationships.’’

The Government of Western Australia's European Office looks forward to building on Western Australia's existing relationship with its fellow energy hub and hopes to be in Aberdeen for the third annual Aberdeen-Perth Gateway event in 2018.

For more information on the Aberdeen-Perth Gateway and Western Australia as a key networking hub, please contact Jarrod Ferguson, Trade and Investment Manager on

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