20/07/2017 – News / Energy / ADIPEC / Abu Dhabi / UAE

World’s energy giants to convene at ADIPEC 2017

An unprecedented number of opportunities for Minister-to-global business leader strategic dialogue, alongside a record number of expert submissions on a wide range of industry challenges and trends, point towards Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) once again proving to be the place of convergence for the world’s energy leaders when the event returns to the UAE capital later this year.


Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, ADIPEC will take place from 13-16 November 2017, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).


‘Forging Ties, Driving Growth’


The premier meeting place for energy ministers and C-level executives from the world’s oil & gas giants, ADIPEC 2017 will convene under the theme: ‘Forging Ties, Driving Growth.’ It is expected there will be more than 45 ministerial and CEO sessions at the event, cementing Abu Dhabi’s leadership status in the global energy industry.


“Abu Dhabi has always served as an international gathering place for the energy world’s best and brightest,” said Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Al Yasat CEO and ADIPEC 2017 Chairman. “However, this year ADIPEC is shifting gears to facilitate additional ministerial and C-level executive networking. We believe that this annual event is where global energy strategies are proposed and agreed each year.”


ADIPEC Conference Programme


The ADIPEC Conference Programme, organised in collaboration with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), sets the international standard for the exchange of best-practice and operational excellence in the world of energy, with all technical abstract submissions put through a rigorous evaluation process by the Technical Programme Committee. There have been more than 3,000 technical abstract submissions this year, with more than half submitted from outside the UAE.

“Driving growth in a volatile industrial sector can be challenging at the best of times,” said Christopher Hudson, President – Global Energy at dmg events. “ADIPEC 2017 – the world’s most influential oil & gas exhibition and conference – is evolving to bring more event attendees fully into the realm of industry decision-making, from passive to active participation, and our new global downstream business leader sessions are testament to this progressive new approach to inclusion.”


ADIPEC 2017 conference sessions include Offshore & Marine, and Security. New this year to ADIPEC is the introduction of global downstream technical sessions, set to drive the conversation on downstream expansion, diversification, technology innovation and R&D.


Understanding an evolving energy landscape


Key returning features at the event are: the ADIPEC Awards, which celebrate excellence in energy; the Women in Industry Conference, which addresses gender balance in the energy sector; the Young ADIPEC, a dedicated ‘edutainment’ programme designed to encourage students to choose a career in energy; and a VIP conference programme for members of the Middle East Petroleum Club.


More than 10,000 delegates, 2,200 exhibiting companies, 900 speakers, and over 100,000 visitors from 135 countries are projected to gather in the UAE capital for ADIPEC 2017, breaking the event’s previous records in international participation, and bringing the world’s decision-makers, industry leaders, and experts under one roof to address the most critical issues surrounding the evolving energy landscape.



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