Be part of the 15th Prospects Fair - the UK's leading networking event for exploration and development...

13-14 December 2017

Event phone: +44 (0)20 7408 2000

Show Information

PROSPEX is a two day exhibition with a parallel speaker programme featuring the highly popular ‘Prospects to Go’ sessions.
The aim of PROSPEX is to provide a venue for announced “Promote Licensees” and oil and gas companies to market prospects and meet with potential investors to facilitate the “deal making” process.
We also offer a contextual overview of licensing activities and related topics for the UKCS and surrounding areas.

PROSPEX launched in 2003, entitled “Licence to Sell”, and has been cohosted by the PESGB and DECC since then.
Held in the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, PROSPEX has grown to occupy the largest hall available.

On the day: Registration Desk can be found in the main entrance foyer. Registration opens at 8.30am, arrival tea and coffee will be served in the Exhibition Area.
There is a staffed cloak room facility located close to the registration desk, provided with no additional charge to delegates.
The Exhibition is through the main entrance past registration. All talks and ‘prospects to go’ will take place in the Theatre Area on the far side of the Exhibition.
Luncheon and tea/coffee breaks will be served in the Exhibition Area.
We are delighted to announce that all delegates can receive free wireless internet access at the show. Log in details will be provided here nearer the event.


Based at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, there are many hotels around. PROSPEX partners with Event Express to secure the best hotel rates for attendees.

Click to view hotels on offer. Please note this goes to an external website.

You can also contact our partner Event Express with the following details:
Tel: +44 (0)1905 732737

Information for Speakers

To ensure the conference programme runs as smoothly as possible, please adhere to your time slot and bring your presentation on USB memory stick/CD to the Auditorium as soon as you arrive. Alternatively, presentations can also be emailed in advance at and we will ensure your presentation is ready to go upon your arrival. All presentations are to be given in PowerPoint, all versions are accepted. Please save in ppt format. You should use the 16:9 format.

If you are bringing your own laptop please be sure to let me know prior to the event.

The BDC will be open from 8:30am and the AV company can load a full day’s presentations before the conference begins at 10am or, if this is not possible for you, loading can take place in the breaks. A technician will be available each day to assist with loading or with any other queries you may have.

Please let me know if presentations have audio or movie clips inserted prior to the show.  If unusual fonts are used within a presentation, please bring a file of the font so that it can also be loaded on.

Lapel mics will be the preferred method of amplification.  If you are uncomfortable using these, please indicate to the sound technician before your presentation.

All talks will take place in the Theatre area on the far side of the Exhibition.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your presentation and head directly to the audio technician at the back of the hall who will arrange for your lapel mic to be attached.

Each speaker will be briefly introduced with name and company.

Q&A and timing will be coordinated by our session chairs.  Speakers will present from a podium on a raised platform using a single large screen and single digital projector.

Talks will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, (unless otherwise specified on the timetable) including brief introduction and Q&A, session chairs will indicate when 5 minutes remain.  We suggest that if you are presenting a prospect you DO NOT leave a full 5 minutes for Q&A and instead utilise that time for your pitch.


For more information, questions or concerns, please email

Show Timings

Day One:
Registration opens at 8.30am
Exhibition opens at 9am
Conference begins at 10am
Conference ends at 5pm
Evening reception runs from 5pm till 7pm on the show floor

Day Two:
Registration opens at 8.30am
Exhibition opens at 9am
Conference begins at 9.30am
Conference ends at 4pm
Show closes at 5pm

Venue Information

Venue information

Venue name:

Business Design Centre

Venue phone:

+44 (0)20 7359 3535

Venue address:

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, United Kingdom
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