OTC: Last Day

All week, at the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference, event organizers have remained upbeat about attendance, even as many observed noticeably smaller crowds than last year.
Last year’s show greeted more than 70,000 visitors, as an industry boom drew the biggest crowds since 1982. This year, with the industry in a slump, attendance is expected to be down, but no one knew how much.
Later today, OTC officials will answer that question when they release final attendance figures.