South Texas Oilfield Expo – Optimism Persists in the Face of the Downturn

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SAN ANTONIO, TX-July 29th, 2015 – The first day of the 2015 South Texas Oilfield Expo, taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, ended today at 5 PM. Attendee traffic was steady and the overall mood of all participants was optimistic, despite oil price woes.

Gene Reeves with Elite Tank said the show was an opportunity for their company to continue to build their brand and maintain visibility in the marketplace. Elite Tank supplies polyethylene tanks and containments for the oil and gas industry.

“We feel like we need to keep our name out there and talk to people about tanks and our high level of customer service,” he said. “You never know when you will get the chance to do that and this is a great opportunity for us to do that. I mean, look at all of the people who are here.”

Michelle Manningham, VP of Marketing for Texas Classic Productions, the company who organizes the South Texas Oilfield Expo, said the mood applies to attendees as well.

“Everyone here is looking for ways to defend their business against the downturn, whether its through cutting costs, creating partnerships, or connecting with new suppliers. This industry and the people in it are innovative, solution-focused, and persistent. And that kind of spirit was definitely part of the atmosphere today.”

The 2015 South Texas Oilfield Expo is open to industry professionals for two days only: Wednesday, July 29, from 9 am to 5 pm and Thursday, July 30, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The cost of a two-day pass is $20 at the door.