Aberdeen councillors are being asked to approve £90,000 in funds for next year’s biennial north-east energy show.
Members of the finance committee will meet next Tuesday, with officers recommending that they approve the funds for the authority’s contribution to the Offshore Europe exhibition in 2017.
The show, which is held in Aberdeen every two years, previously cost the council £80,000. But the new report to committee said the risk would be shared by Aberdeenshire Council.
It added: “Offshore Europe is the largest oil and gas conference and exhibition outside North America.
“It will be held in Aberdeen at the AECC from September 5 to 8, 2017.
“If Aberdeen City Council did not participate at this key global oil and gas exhibition, this may result in a failure to identify and capitalise on the new market opportunities for oil and gas companies in Aberdeen and across the region.”