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About the BHGE Annual Meeting

One of the industry's most anticipated events, the BHGE Annual Meeting brings together global leaders to debate key issues and learn more about the latest innovations for our industry. The program includes plenary sessions focused on the changing landscape of the oil and gas industry, complemented by in-depth sessions on technology developments, tools and strategies designed to enhance operational excellence, and the digital evolution of our industry. Our theme this year is "AM 2018: Inventing smarter ways." Meeting the world’s growing energy needs isn’t going to be easy. Changing market realities and constant uncertainty means the industry will continue to face pressures from all directions. The Annual Meeting forum brings together thought leaders to outline how to invent together smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

  • Agenda

    The Annual Meeting boasts an exciting and highly interactive agenda that reflects the challenges our industry is currently facing and a range of approaches to meet those needs and drive successful outcomes in partnership.
  • Speakers

    Attendees at the 2018 BHGE Annual Meeting will hear from globally recognized thought leaders and industry experts.
  • 2017 Proceedings

    To learn more about the Annual Meeting 2017, review the proceedings and watch the 2017 highlights video. In addition to attracting a large number of industry representatives, the event also attracts the interest of global and trade media.


The Annual Meeting takes place in the Florence Opera House. It is located by the River Arno and the largest public park in Florence, the Cascine. Opened in May 2014, the Opera House has been recognized as the most striking architectural achievement in Italy of the last five years. The awe-inspiring venue is an event unto itself, and the ideal locale for this one-of-a-kind industry event.

10 Reasons You Can't Afford to Miss the Annual Meeting

The BHGE Annual Meeting is a unique global event you won't want to miss, here's why:

1. To absorb views from the widest possible range of industry experts and policymakers. 2. To be part of a stimulating dialogue concerning the challenges and controversies the industry faces today. 3. To debate, argue, disagree, agree and profit from each other's experience. 4. To engage and network at a unique gathering of the industry's major opinion leaders and to forge partnerships that can drive success. 5. To immerse yourself in oil and gas state-of-the-art technology developments. 6. To interact with local BHGE manufacturing and services facilities and learn first-hand from their narrative. 7. To discover how BHGE will boost your own success with innovative products and service solutions. 8. To be part of the 19th consecutive year of a unique global event, taking place at the breathtaking Florence Opera House. 9. To visit the spellbinding city of Florence, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance and home to the sublime innovators and artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the perfect setting for cultivating great ideas together. 10. Because together, we invent smarter ways to bring energy to the world..

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