The 50th annual convention of IPLOCA, the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association ended last Friday. It was held from 12 to 16 September at the hotel Le Méridien Etoile just off the celebrated Champs Elysées in Paris.
The association, which was founded in Paris in 1966, brought together as many as 600 guests from over 30 countries for the event, among them 160 contractors of onshore and offshore pipelines, including the top leaders worldwide.
The annual convention was an opportunity to strengthen the community of professionals and increase their knowledge of the sector, offering business meetings, round tables, tours and events, and building a network among enterprises from around the world.
Laurini Officine Meccaniche has been a member of IPLOCA since 1996, and played an active role in this 50th anniversary, sponsoring the entertainment at the traditional Caterpillar Party, an exclusive evening for the guests of IPLOCA held every year at a stunning location. This year the party was held on Thursday, the 15th, at the Musée des Arts Forains in the famous Pavillons de Bercy, an exhibition site featuring an impressive collection of games and rides from ancient amusement parks.
With a guided tour of the collection followed by an informal dinner, the Caterpillar event was the perfect opportunity to celebrate this important anniversary, reinforcing old relationships and establishing new cooperations.
In a very convivial atmosphere enhanced by the magical setting of a place where the guests could play at being children again, Marco Laurini, Chairman of Laurini Officine Meccaniche, always aware of the need to build job opportunities and occasions for professional growth to young people, wanted to leave an important message with the guests: “We have to have confidence in the new generations because they are our future and I firmly believe they will be able to do better than we did”.
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