ATTENDEES at AOG 2016 will have the opportunity to explore “Titanic, The Exhibition”, which AOG organisers say will be on display at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) during the same time as AOG.

AOG 2016 attendees will be entitled to a 20 per cent discount on tickets.

In a coup for the event, attendees of the AOG 2016 Subsea Welcome Drinks on Tuesday, 23 February, will be given a unique VIP experience with the opportunity to network within the Titanic exhibition.

AOG event director at Diversified Communications, Bill Hare, said he was pleased with the partnership and said the two events were a natural fit.

“AOG has historically had a strong focus on new technologies, the marine industry, the offshore sector and of course, the subsea industry,” he said.

“All four of those areas played critical roles throughout the Titanic’s well known history.”

“At the time of its construction the vessel featured many state-of-the-art shipbuilding technologies, while it was built in the yards of Harland & Wolff, a well-known name in the oil and gas industry.

“Years after the terrible tragedy of the vessel’s sinking, subsea technologies that are widely used in the oil and gas industry were utilised to find and then gather vital information from its location on the sea floor.

In fact, one of our exhibitors at AOG 2016, Oceaneering, has played an important role in that area.”

Attendees at the welcome drinks will receive an exclusive experience which includes entry to “Titanic, The Exhibition”, with the opportunity to explore the exhibition with a drink in hand before the event moves into the spectacular Iceberg room, AOG said.

“Titanic, The Exhibition” is the world’s largest, most comprehensive exhibition about the iconic ship, according to the event organisers.

The exhibition is an immersive experience filled with interactive installations, graphic art, music and videos pertaining to the story of Titanic’s short but grand life at sea.

Featuring recreations of the vessel’s luxurious interiors (including the grand staircase and first class corridor) and over 375 artefacts that date back 100 years, visitors will experience what it was like to be a passenger aboard the Titanic.

Memorabilia from James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic are also on display, including the famous “Heart of the Ocean” necklace.