Improving the results of the global energy industry, cybersecurity, Big Data and IoT solutions were just some of the topics that aroused great interest among participants who attended this morning’s Pumps&Valves conference programme. Speakers from leading companies took part, mainly representing user companies, but also manufacturing and engineering firms.
“+Industry grows with each activity, talk, meeting and agreement closed by the people visiting us. Today we are looking at the world of pumps, valves and equipment for industrial processes with a day at the highest level of specialisation”, said Xabier Basañez, General Manager of Bilbao Exhibition Centre at the ceremony opening the talks. Bernardo del Amo also took part in the welcome ceremony, representing the firm Ideas 2 Invoices.
The companies TechniPFMC, Air Liquide, Repsol, John Crane Ibérica, Precognize and Accenture started the day off with a conference entitled “Challenges and opportunities in the engineering, operation and connectivity of fluid processing equipment”. They presented their latest projects and innovations and the challenges facing the sector in the near future.
After this first session, the second block of presentations focused on the challenges and innovative solutions for improving the reliability, safety and energy efficiency of equipment. The companies BP Oil, Inerco, Consorcio de Aguas de Tarragona (Tarragona Water Consortium), General Electric/Pignone and Petronor took part in these.
At the same time, within the Pumps&Valves setting, the OPEN MEETINGS programme got underway; commercial meetings between companies at the highest level. The guests in this programme included Rajesh Babu, Account Manager at MEOS CO, a company that operates in the Oil&Gas sector mainly in Dubai. He described his participation in this event as a “high potential opportunity to do business and forge new alliances”.