ASK AMERICA at ADIPEC 2017: 180+ U.S. Exhibitors Look to Initiate and Strengthen Industry Partnerships

U.S. energy production, equipment and services companies competing for oil & gas business in the Middle East and around the world will look to strengthen trade, innovation and workforce partnerships with buyers and influencers attending ADIPEC 2017

  • NEW USA Partnership Pavilion features 112 companies from 23 states, including Louisiana state pavilion
  • Special guest, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden makes UAE debut to advocate for STEM careers

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Waldwick, N.J. / November 7, 2017 — U.S. energy production, equipment and services companies competing for oil & gas business in the Middle East and around the world will look to strengthen trade, innovation and workforce partnerships with buyers and influencers attending the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, November 13-16 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The annual event, the region’s largest and most diversified oil & gas business gathering, is expected to draw some 100,000 trade professionals from 135 countries , including 2,200 exhibitors. Chief among them, the United States will present 180-plus exhibitors, among the largest international contingents at the show.

The centerpiece of the American national effort is the new 3,000 sqm USA Partnership Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce and State. The 2017 show is Kallman’s eighth consecutive edition organizing Americans at ADIPEC and first under the new “USA Partnership Pavilion” banner, which President and CEO Tom Kallman says, reflects a global trend.

“Now more than ever, success in international trade comes from partnership and teamwork,” said Kallman. “The new USA Partnership Pavilion sharpens our focus on helping advance America’s national interests and security by building stronger relationships with our international customers. Many of our exhibitors — from publicly traded stalwarts to small- and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] with fewer than 500 employees — already have significant business partnerships and operations in the region. In the years to come, many more will.”

Located prominently in Halls 7 and 8, the Pavilion is a full-service business destination: an efficient location for buyers to meet more U.S. suppliers, an on-site operations center for American exhibitors to maximize their exposure and impact at the show, and a networking hub for all to share ideas and insights.

The 112 exhibitors in the Pavilion represent 23 states, all looking to generate new business and create more jobs back home by growing exports, expanding in-region operations and/or recruiting overseas partners to establish or participate in U.S.-based operations. Five Pavilion exhibitors are new to market, 22 are new to the show.

Notably, the state of Louisiana, exhibiting as LAGCOE, has organized its own state-branded pavilion — featuring state-based co-exhibitors — within the larger U.S. space.

In addition to space on site, USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors are featured in Kallman’s online ADIPEC Visitor Zone at The Visitor Zone features a centerpiece searchable Pavilion directory, plus interactive tools to help trade professionals around the world plan ahead and follow up, even if they can’t go to the show.

To heighten awareness and interest in Pavilion exhibitors, Kallman is introducing new content and thought-leadership initiatives at the show to “inform and inspire” the exhibitor-visitor conversation:

  • On his first trip to the UAE, Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret., will make his first ever appearance at ADIPEC 2017 as a guest of Kallman Worldwide in partnership with show organizers dmg events. Among his many personal appearances during the week, Worden will be a featured speaker at the show’s Middle East Petroleum Club on Wednesday, November 15, and he will address the Young ADIPEC FORUM on Thursday, November 16.
  • The Newsstand, an on-site information center adjacent to the Meeting Point Exhibitors Lounge, features a live, scrolling display of real-time show and market headlines on a centerpiece flat-screen monitor, flanked by take-away publications from the industry’s top publishers.

In addition to these “conversation starters,” Kallman will promote exhibitors with its “Ask America” on-site advocacy campaign during the show. The message will be placed prominently around the USA Partnership Pavilion, integrated into hospitality and VIP events during the show, advertised in show daily publications and highlighted in social media (follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC).

“The United States is one of the biggest international exhibitors at ADIPEC because it’s one of the world’s biggest industry suppliers, but that’s no guarantee buyers will look to work with American companies over others,” said Kallman. “As the organizer of the USA Partnership Pavilion, we have a responsibility to advocate not only for our exhibitors, but for our nation in this highly competitive global marketplace.

“We want every show visitor to ‘Ask America,’ and to be confident that we are listening,” he said. “There should be no question that the United States oil & gas industry is committed to international trade and investment. We bring smart technologies and ideas to the table, and we have the most skilled professionals ready to do the work.”


The following companies invite media to learn more about the new products and services they’ll be exhibiting at ADIPEC 2017:

Booth #7413 — University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Top Quality MBA – 100% Online Nine High-Demand Options. Tuition Includes Books. Start Today!

Boost your career today. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers an MBA online program designed for working professionals.

Gain an edge on your competition with UL Lafayette’s accelerated online MBA program. This program will not only give you fundamental business knowledge in finance, analytics, economics and marketing, but also the leadership skills to advance in management positions. Offering nine high-demand options, choose the 100% online general MBA or an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, Health Care Administration, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Project Management, or Sales Leadership.

TARGET SECTORS: Human Resources, Project Management, Global Management
CONTACT: Rose Honegger, Director, Office of International Affairs, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, +1-337-482-6610;

Booth #7340 — CIRCOR
CIRCOR | HOKE® Solves Industry-Wide Tube and Fitting Assembly Problems with Highly Advanced Gyrolok® XP Tube Connection System

Technological advances bring new features previously unavailable in the market

CIRCOR has announced that HOKE®, a CIRCOR brand, has launched the new Gyrolok® XP product family that offers enhanced technology that significantly improves the installation assembly process, leading to a safer and more reliable tube fitting connection. The Gyrolok® XP fitting is designed to grip heavier wall tubes, which increases working pressures by up to 80% over conventional tube fittings.

TARGET SECTORS: Offshore Platforms, Upstream, Safety
CONTACT: Chris Barnhill, Global Marketing Manager, CIRCOR, Houston, TX, +1-713-400-2241;

Booth #7412 — FBV, Inc.
Ball Valve TAT Test and Approved

Eight class 600 metal seat ball valve passed the Shell Type Acceptance Test.

TARGET SECTORS: Valve, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical
CONTACT: Joice Xu, Sales Manager, FBV, Inc., Houston, TX, +1-832-203-5459;

Booth #7470 — Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks Manufactures the One-Millionth PMP 450 Wireless Broadband Module

Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced a manufacturing milestone in shipping the one-millionth PMP 450 wireless broadband module. Launched in September 2012, the PMP 450 system has continuously evolved to provide industry-leading throughput performance, spectral efficiency, and capacity, thus enabling network operators to profitably extend their networks geographically and in user density while meeting the ever-growing demand for data capacity.

TARGET SECTORS: IIOT, Wireless communications
CONTACT: Ray Savich, Marketing Director, Cambium Networks, Rolling Meadows, IL, +1-888-863-5250;

Booth #7434 — Canrig Drilling Technology
Canrig, Global Drilling Equipment Manufacturer, Continues to Expand in MENA Region

Canrig is the global provider of technologically advanced drilling equipment and services. We pioneered the use of top drives in the MENA region and are currently expanding our presence to meet the continuously increasing customer demand in the region. Our 17,000 sf facility in Jebel Ali offers repair and recertification capability as well as spare parts. Our field technicians are available to meet any demand in the region within the shortest amount of time.

TARGET SECTORS: Drilling, Equipment Manufacturing, Technology
CONTACT: Michelle Muse, Manager, Canrig Drilling Technology, Ltd., Houston, TX, +1-281-775-5107;

Booth #7321 — Frank’s International
Frank’s International Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Frank’s International [NYSE: FI] welcomed guests, including many top customers and vendors, to the grand opening of our new KSA operations base.

After more than two decades of operations in KSA, Frank’s Rawabi was proud to open the doors to a new state-of-the-art operations facility in Dammam in August 2017. Constructed on 15,000 square meters of land, the new facility consists of three purpose-built workshops, offices, a fully equipped training room, a prayer room and a parking area.

TARGET SECTORS: Drilling, Completions, Well Construction
CONTACT: Alison Greene, Content Manager, Frank’s International, Houston, TX, +1-713-358-7307;

Booth #7432 — OFI Testing Equipment
New Partnership Secures Global Distribution for Salunda’s Drilling Fluids Tester

A new partnership will see US‐based OFI Testing Equipment handle global distribution for monitoring specialists Salunda Limited’s hand‐held drilling fluid measurement instrument, MudChecker. The move comes as Salunda is seeing increasing demand for MudChecker ‐ the first handheld instrument of its type ‐ from oil and gas sector contractors, and is part of a wider sales drive and global push for its range of analyzers and sensors.

TARGET SECTORS: Drilling Fluids Testing Laboratory Testing, Drilling Fluids Field Testing
CONTACT: Justin Shoemate, Marketing Manager, OFI Testing Equipment, Inc., Houston, TX, +1-832-320-7311;

Booth #8253 — ARDCO
ARDCO Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT)

Tackles Countless Off-Road Applications

ARDCO has introduced its new Articulating Multipurpose Trucks (AMT) featuring a modular back-end platform that offers the flexibility to customize the vehicle to suit any work environment, from urban construction projects to extreme off-road jobsites. The new AMT 400 and AMT 600 can operate under a variety of configurations, including bare chassis, flatbed, water tank, fuel tank, dump bed, service and lube station, utility bed, personal carrier, pipe trailer or drill.

TARGET SECTORS: Off-Road Transport, Drilling, Pipe Handling
CONTACT: Mitch Fedie, Marketing Manager, ARDCO, Baraga, MI, +1-906-353-4831;

Booth #8462  — CLARCOR
New Parker-CLARCOR Clearcurrent® PRO SP+ Filter Leads the Way in Protecting Gas Turbines in Dusty Environments

CLARCOR Industrial Air (a Parker Hannifin company), today announces the release of its new clearcurrent PRO SP+ cartridge filter at the ADIPEC show. Designed and manufactured specifically for gas turbines in the Middle East, the PRO SP+ filter sets a new standard for gas turbine protection in the region through superior dust-holding capacity and pulse-ability.

TARGET SECTORS: Filtration, Gas Turbines, Maintenance
CONTACT: Dan Burch, Marketing Manager, CLARCOR Industrial Air (a Parker Hannifin Company), Overland Park, KS, +1-816-313-4765;

Booth #7357 — Polyguard
Polyguard Approaching 25 Consecutive Years of Sales Growth

Polyguard Products Inc., a Texas-based manufacturer of protective coatings, is pleased to announce that 2017 will mark the companies 25th consecutive year of sales expansion.

TARGET SECTORS: Distribution, Engineers, Contractors
CONTACT: Tre Bischof, Director of Marketing, Polyguard Products, Ennis, TX, +1-469-334-4184;

Booth #8463 — PCC Energy Group
Industry-Leading Capabilities to Manufacture 9 5/8″ Diameter OCTG

Operators need more corrosion resistance, stronger and larger diameter tubing to meet the challenges of developing increasingly sour and high temperature gas wells. PCC Energy Group has leading materials & manufacturing capabilities to supply CRA OCTG in sizes 9 5/8″ OD and greater in range 3 to 45 feet. The PCC Energy Group brings together the metallurgical experience of Special Metals with the advanced manufacturing capabilities of Schulz to supply world class tube products.

CONTACT: Tracie Jones, Marketing Analyst, TIMET, Exton, PA, +1-610-968-1294;

Booth #8256 — Industrial Training Consultants, Inc.
Industrial Training Consultants Establishes Abu Dhabi Office

We are pleased to announce that Industrial Training Consultants has established a branch office in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.  We have 36 years’ experience in the development of “competency-based” e-learning programs that incorporate the latest in technology (mobile-based and web-based training, 3-D immersive virtual environments, simulations, animations, virtual labs, and gaming) combined with the highest instructional design quality and in-depth, customized content development.

TARGET SECTORS: Production, Maintenance, Process Plants
CONTACT: Robin Gurnsey, VP, Business Development, Industry Training Consultants, Pelham, AL, +1-205-566-6800;

Booth #7356 — GP:50
GP:50 Releases New Model 120 Compact High Pressure and High Temperature Transducer

Highly compact and corrosion-resistant high pressure/high temperature transducer for ease of installation within challenging exploration environments, particularly where space is at a premium. Designed to withstand high shock and vibration inputs, with further inclusion of an optional temperature output for expanded measurement capabilities.

  • Rated to +400°F (+204°C) and 30K PSI (2,068 BAR)
  • Compact design, ½” diameter
  • Welded, hermetic construction
  • Pressure and temperature outputs
  • 10mV/V output
  • Titanium or Iconel wetted materials
  • Custom design available

TARGET SECTORS: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, MWD and LWD tools, Wellhead Monitoring
CONTACT: Alex Imperi, Marketing Specialist, GP:50, Grand Island, NY, +1-716-773-9300;

Booth #7636 — UltraTech International
Leader in U.S. Spill Containment Branching Out into Middle East

UltraTech International, Inc., the leaders in spill containment, is making a concerted effort to increase their brand recognition and sales in the Middle East. The company has a broad offering (400+ products), but one category is already quite popular.  
“Our Ultra-Containment Berm line is generating a lot of interest in this region, especially in oil and gas” said Tim McGrath, UltraTech’s Global Sales Director. The Berms are spill containment pools for vehicles and other equipment.

TARGET SECTOR: Drilling, safety, spill response
CONTACT: Mario Cruz, Marketing Manager, UltraTech International, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, +1-904-292-1611;

Booth #7471 — RR Valve, Inc.
New X12000 Automated Reset Relief Valve

Fully Automated Reset Relief options up to 10,000 PSI set pressure!

The longevity and reliability RR Valve is known for has been fully automated reducing manpower cost and downtime! Fully customizable to accommodate virtually any application or regulatory requirement. Optional WIRELESS Key Fob controls up to 8 valves at once.

TARGET SECTORS: Drilling, Pumps, Upstream
CONTACT: Michael Quattlebaum, Vice President, RR Valve, Inc., Houston, TX, +1-713-894-2288;

Booth #7411 — Nightstick
New Nightstick XPP-5422GMX X-Series Intrinsically Safe Dual-Light Flashlight

Leads 3AA Category at Whopping 285 Lumens and two integrated magnets for convenience.
Globally certified at 210 Lumens, this Class I Division 1, Zone 0, ATEX certified flashlight with secondary LED floodlight emits a combined 285 lumens for 10 hours.

Bayco Products Inc., a Texas, USA based leader in professional grade safety rated lighting products today announced the new Nightstick X-Series XPP-5422GMX Intrinsically Safe Dual-Light Flashlight with Dual-Magnets. Rated at Class I, Division 1, Zone 0 Intrinsically Safe with cETLus, ATEX and IECEx global certifications, the new Nightstick XPP-5422GMX ushers in a new era of high lumen performance lighting for those who work in hazardous environments where explosive gases and dusts may be present.

TARGET SECTORS: Safety, Petrochemical, Hazardous Environment
CONTACT: Russell Hoppe, Marketing Manager, Nightstick, Wylie, TX, +1-469-326-9400;

Booth #7315 — Apollo Security Access Control
Apollo Security Access Control Showcases New Energy Industry Solutions at ADIPEC 2017

Apollo Security Access Control, based in Newport Beach, CA will be returning to ADIPEC this year and will be showcasing a new range of solutions for oil & gas sites. New products include enhanced support for site security, mustering, fatigue management and HR integrations. Web and Android based apps now allow faster and more economical overview of worker security and health and safety situation.

TARGET SECTORS: Security, HSE, Human Resources
CONTACT: Ramsey Burns, Business Development, Apollo Security Access Control, Newport Beach, CA, +1-949-852-8178;


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