Pipeline Expo Kicks Off in Tulsa

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7

To further promote the regional initiatives of Oklahoma-area businesses, the Tulsa Pipeline Expo will be hosting its third forum at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown and the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK, from Aug. 29-31.

The third annual TPE highlights Oklahoma businesses and provides opportunities to network with pipeline, utility, construction, and water and sewer companies throughout North America. TPE consists of a trade show, educational sessions, roundtable discussion, golf tournament and a variety of networking functions.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of our state’s rich heritage in the energy industry and the growing infrastructure services, and to showcase products and services of the many Oklahoma businesses that keep our state strong,” explains Bill Solomon, TPE chairperson.

In addition to Solomon, event coordinators of the non-profit Expo include TPE President Shawn Lowman and TPE Vice President Terry Flynn. All are local businessmen committed to educating the marketplace and promoting Oklahoma-area businesses.

“Oklahoma has the manufacturing, production, processing, services and distribution resources to meet the needs of the energy and infrastructure markets,” says Solomon. “We have the capacity to market, transport, and access businesses and ports across the United States within days. The Expo provides the opportunity to meet many of these companies in one place.”

The event kicks off on Monday, Aug. 29, with a four-man scramble golf tournament at Cedar Ridge Country Club followed by a Networking Night at ONEOK Field with dinner, drinks, live music and a spectacular fireworks finale. Several stars from Sooner Nation will be joining guests for a variety of activities and games and the First Annual Expo Challenge.

Education
Building on the success of the 2010 Expo, event coordinators anticipate over 100 exhibitors and more than 700 attendees to attend this year. “In order to accommodate the welcomed growth, we have expanded the demo space and added a morning schedule of educational sessions,” says Lowman.