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MORGANTOWN, W.Va- The persistent growth of the natural oil and gas industry continues to bring exciting new opportunities to West Virginia’s residents, businesses and economy. To celebrate and promote this growth, the West Virginia Oil and Gas Expo will return to Morgantown in fall 2014.
The Expo will be held on Oct. 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mylan Park. Vendors and attendees will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with business owners and industry leaders during the daylong business-to-business event, hosted by Asayo Creative, Inc., and WVONGA (West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association).
According to Asayo Creative president and Expo founder, Damian Ferek, event attendance has continued to grow with the addition of each Expo. With more than 2,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibits last year, this year’s Expo is expected to be the largest of its kind in the state for the fourth year in a row.
“West Virginia is a key state in the development and continued growth of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays,” said Ferek. “This Expo offers a platform to network with all aspects of the industry. It also gives an opportunity for our local businesses to showcase their products and services throughout the region.”
An exhibitor-only reception will be held the night before the event on Tuesday, Sept. 30. With food, music and drinks provided, the reception will offer a casual, laid-back atmosphere for exhibitors to meet and network with other businesses.
“The Vendor Reception has become a featured aspect of the Expo,” said Ferek. “We take pride in ensuring our vendors have an opportunity to network in a relaxed environment the night before.”
Although the event is designed to business owners and industry leaders, the Expo is open to the public at no cost.
Founding sponsors for the event include Chesapeake Energy, EQT, Thrasher, Clear Mountain Bank, Waste Management Services of WV, Preston County Economic Development Authority, Brickstreet Insurance and Inside Shale. For exhibit and general Expo information, please visit www.wvoilandgasexpo.com.
About Asayo Creative, Inc.
Founded in 2006 by Damian Ferek, Asayo Creative, Inc. is a marketing and design agency centrally located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Asayo Creative specializes in marketing services provided to oil and gas industries of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Chartered in 1915, WVONGA is a state trade association that represents the oil and gas industry of West Virginia. Through its variety of services and programs, WVONGA maximizes the voice of the membership for the benefit of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Industry.