Biggest-ever ADIPEC opens in Abu Dhabi

ADIPEC 12 1Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the world’s leading annual oil and gas industry event, has opened its doors in the UAE capital, with strong growth in the number of companies, senior decision-makers and expert professionals booking to attend this edition

ADIPEC 2018 will welcome more than 2,200 exhibiting companies, an increase of eight per cent compared with last year. This includes 42 major NOCs and IOCs, up 23 per cent on 2017, while 29 countries are hosting businesses on national pavilions, an increase of 16 per cent.

In a further demonstration of top-level support, more than 100 corporate CEOs and government ministers will speak during ADIPEC’s strategic conference, which is an increase of 25 per cent compared with the previous edition.

“We have seen a very solid increase in bookings for ADIPEC this year, which reflects the industry’s current positive outlook, and our efforts to ensure that both the exhibition and the conference are directly relevant to current industry concerns,” said Jean-Philippe Cossé, vice-president, dmg events Middle East.

“Companies of all sizes, right across the oil and gas value chain, come to ADIPEC to find new opportunities – many bringing their core leadership team to Abu Dhabi here to talk business and - engage in bilateral trade.”

As a platform for the global oil and gas industry to engage in dialogue, conduct business, and source the creative solutions and strategies that will shape the industry in the years ahead, ADIPEC’s landmark conference programme continues to evolve in line with emerging trends and challenges.

In a major new initiative, three invitation-only closed-door C-suite roundtables will offer industry leaders a private forum to engage in open dialogue, with the purpose of embracing change and putting in place strategies to help them navigate critically important challenges. Hosted in strategic partnership with global consultancy groups Accenture, PwC, and AT Kearney, the roundtables will lead to published outcomes after ADIPEC.

Other new and revised conference sessions include 10 upstream and downstream business leader sessions, two CEO finance breakfast briefings, six inclusion and diversity in energy sessions, 11 C-suite dialogues, and nine downstream technical sessions.

For working professionals, the technical conference programme will host 111 sessions, with a record 748 abstracts accepted for presentation during the event. These were chosen from 2,829 submissions, coming from 541 companies in 58 countries.

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the event is further supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Abu Dhabi Chamber and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, ADIPEC will take place from 12-15 November 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

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