The International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) recently hosted its annual convention in Athens, Greece with 630 attendees.

Pipeline & Gas Journal sponsored the opening reception for first-time meeting attendees and the IPLOCA board of directors. Pictured at left is Oliver Klinger, publisher of P&GJ, Juan Arzuaga, new IPLOCA executive secretary and Catherine Watkins, sales representative for P&GJ based in Paris. John Reed, C.E.O. of Heerema Marine Contractors, Nederland B.V. and IPLOCA president for 2007-08, addressed the general meeting at the event. Presentations from the general meeting are available at www.iploca.com.

With members in more than 40 countries, IPLOCA represents some 250 key players in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry worldwide.

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