Wednesday AM May 6th, 2009

The Offshore Technology Conference is in its third day at Reliant center, with more than 70-thousand attendees representing more than 100 companies and organizations. Jack Williams reports.
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Angelo Harris is the acting executive director of the South African Oil and Gas Alliance, a non-profit organization at
OTC representing the oil and gas industry in South Africa.

"Eight years ago, we started out in the tents outside. We've grown exponentially every year. We've got a much larger presence this year and we have about  20 companies exhibiting this year."

Harris says OTC is the best place to get his organization's name out and attract new business.

"The primary objective is to market our services and capability to service the industry. The individual marketing focus of exhibiting companies is one to potentially source projects and also to obviously obtain leads and trying to attract business to South Africa itself."   
 
OTC is in it's 40th year in Houston and is the largest convention in the city. The conference wraps-up on Thursday. 
 

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Jack Williams

Director of News Programming

News Director Jack Williams has been with Houston Public Radio since August of 2000. He's also a reporter and anchor for Houston Public Radio's local All Things Considered segments...