About the EIC

Established in 1943, the EIC is the leading trade association for companies working in the global energy industries.

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Our member companies, who supply goods and services across the oil and gas, power, nuclear and renewables sectors, have the experience and expertise that operators and contractors require.

As a not-for-profit organisation with offices in key international locations, the EIC’s role is to help members maximise commercial opportunities worldwide. We do this in a variety of ways:

Market insight

Helping members to track global energy projects and UK assets

Our projects database, EICDataStream, provides extensive information on more than 7,500 active and future projects in all energy sectors. By tracking full project lifecycles from feasibility to construction and then completion, it helps members to identify opportunities and plan their business development strategies. Our newly launched operations and maintenance database, EICAssetMap, puts the details of every major UK energy asset at your fingertips.

High-profile international events

Connecting members with buyers and partners

The EIC hosts flagship industry events that bring together UK supply chain companies with global energy contractors and operators, and bespoke events that keep members informed about projects, sector developments and markets. Our overseas trade delegations and EIC-run pavilions at international exhibitions introduce members to regional energy markets and their major players.

Worldwide business support

Enabling members to expand into markets across the globe

Member companies who want to do business outside the UK can rely on our global network of offices to provide regional market knowledge, one-to-one advice and practical support. We also provide virtual and rental offices, and facilities for hot-desking, meetings, conferences and corporate events.

Business intelligence

Keeping members informed and raising their profile

We help our members to stay connected with the world of energy through informative online news, e-bulletins, market reports and industry publications. Our comprehensive directory of member supplier services is also a useful resource for operators and contractors.

Industry courses

Enhancing members’ skills and knowledge

Our quality courses, which can be delivered off-site or in-house, are led by highly experienced trainers with industry backgrounds. We tailor our training to suit a variety of levels and also work with member companies to run programmes, some of which include tours to manufacturing companies. 

The EIC turns 75!

In March the EIC reaches the grand old age of 75, making us one of the oldest trade associations not just in the UK but the whole world.

We’ll be carrying out lots of fun activities throughout the year to celebrate this milestone, starting with a members’ reception at the House of Lords in March. For more information on this and all the other actives we have planned please visit: www.the-eic.com/Events/FullEventsDiary.aspx

Proceeds from our 75th anniversary events will go to two very worthy causes: Cancer Research UK and The Ocean Cleanup.

It’s been an incredible journey for the EIC and its members, starting way back in 1943 when 13 companies met in London to form the Council of British Manufacturers of Petroleum Equipment, as we were known then.

Since then we’ve expanded to more than 650 member companies who cover the full range of energy sectors.

From the very beginning our mission has been to support our companies, large and small, to maximise business opportunities, at home and abroad.

Looking ahead, we’ll continue to adapt to the changing markets, doing everything we can to ensure a bright future for all our members.