Business France Singapore organized the French Pavilion on the occasion of the 21st edition of OSEA 2016, which took place from 29th of November to 2nd of December at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Beyond the regional scope of this exhibition, OSEA benefits from a global visibility and affluence, with 18,000 visitors and 1 000 exhibitors from 48 countries for this edition.
Before the exhibition kicked off, 11 French companies participated to an introductory seminar organized at the French Embassy in Singapore by Business France, in which they were able to find out more about the business opportunities in the country and South-East Asia, as well as the business environment. The Economic Development Board of Singapore, together with two French companies presented the sector’s upstream and downstream opportunities.
Despite the difficulties that this industry is facing, the Oil&Gas remains strategic in Singapore, accounting for 5% of its GDP. The city-State has established itself as one of the world leaders and hub of this industry, especially in the field of oil refining, with an island totally dedicated to the petrochemical industry (Jurong Island) and a geostrategic position.
This event was also an occasion to celebrate the opening of the representative office of MARIT, a French manufacturer of steel chains for the offshore & marine industry, convinced by the potential of the region for the development of its activities.
The exhibitors also had the opportunity to develop their network by meeting with key players of Oil & Gas based in Singapore, during a cocktail held at the French Residence on December 1st, hosted by the Ambassador of France M. Dubertret.