October 28, 2021 | By Joyce DiMascio

Many borders may be set to reopen and international flights may be slowly restarting, but not in time for the premier event for the oil, gas and energy sector.

On Wednesday, organiser of AOG Energy, Diversified Communications Australia, announced it would cancel AOG Energy 2022.

The next event will now be held between March 15 and 17, 2023 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Diversified Communications issued a message to its oil, gas and energy community saying the decision was taken after wide consultation with its community.

“We are committed to delivering the event annually, however, understand that 2022 will continue to present its challenges in connecting the market at scale.

“We want to do the best by you and reunite the industry at the right time, therefore have made the difficult decision to cancel AOG Energy for 2022,” Diversified Communications said in their statement.

AOG Energy has been in the market for over 40 years and brings together the entire supply chain from across Australia and the globe. It is one of the most international trade show held in Australia.

“Recently we surveyed our audience, spoke to key exhibitors and consulted with our industry committees on their objectives for AOG Energy 2022. The results demonstrated that while there is an appetite for local connection, it is abundantly clear that there is a stronger desire for this to happen at the large global scale the industry is accustomed to.”

Diversified Communications Australia said it looked forward to “bringing the industry back for a true celebration of what the Australasian oil, gas and energy market has to offer and to continue to innovate towards a clean energy future”.

The company said the decision was not made lightly and that it was humbled by the support received from exhibitors, partners, sponsors, speakers, suppliers and the general community.

The Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has yet to set a date for when the state will open its domestic border to Australia’s two largest states but has said it will be in the first half of 2022. There has been no commitment on when WA will open its borders to quarantine-free international arrivals.