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By Pat Davis Szymczak, June 19, 2013

also organize client appreciation parties on the stand. Over three years, relationships started as a result of this activity have positively influenced our clients’ business growth in Russia.

This year you will notice our logo on the MIOGE Daily News newspaper. After successfully producing such publications for the SPE/ REED Exhibition shows each October, ITE in Moscow asked us to take on MIOGE.

If you have any comments on the MIOGE Daily News, visit the Oil&Gas Eurasia stand in Pavilion 1 (Stand No. A101). Ask for Dave Kondris, Daily News Editor and OGE’s Digital Products guru. Dave will be tweeting “all the news that’s fit to tweet” during the show so if you want something on our twitter feed, tell him.

Lastly, there is me. You won’t find me this year on the OGE stand; you’ll find me at The Oconto Group in Pavillion 2, Hall 1, Stand No. B128. The Oconto Group is a new company within the Oil&Gas Eurasia family that offers market entry services for the Russian market. It is a boutique consultancy offering on-the-ground assistance to oilfield service, supply and engineering services companies who find Russia’s market a bit daunting.

We can develop a market entry strategy that suits you needs. This might include partner search, structuring and formation of Russian legal entities, patent or intellectual property registration, due diligence. Though The Oconto Group is not a law firm, after 18 years in Russia, we know who is who and what is what on the ground. And the problems smaller companies encounter often fall outside the corporate law firms’ “one size fits all” approach. You need specific experience to solve specific questions and if you don’t speak Russian and have trusted Russian contacts, the Russian market can be off-putting.

The Oconto Group can also do market research, product and brand positioning and marketing programs. If the campaign needed involves advertising, we can do media planning in niche Russian engineering media. We also do PR and client event management.

So visit us this year at MIOGE. If you want to contact me direct, email me at . And have a successful and profitable MIOGE 2013.

Copyright, Oil&Gas Eurasia, 2013.