ADIPEC 2016 opens tomorrow, bringing World Energy Leaders to Abu Dhabi

adipec-logo• Opening Ceremony to include Keynote Presentations from ADNOC, UAE Ministry of Energy, OPEC, and Exxon Mobil Corporation.
• Day One to Conclude with Prestigious ADIPEC Awards Gala Dinner.

The UAE capital is set to welcome thousands of oil and gas professionals, industry leaders, and decision makers as the world’s most influential oil and gas event, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), kicks off tomorrow.

Held under the theme ‘Strategies for the New Energy Landscape’, and spanning 130,000 gross square metres of floor space, including a dedicated quay-side exhibition area with live tours of offshore vessels, ADIPEC 2016 celebrates its 19th edition with the largest event to date. It will bring together more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, 25 country pavilions, 700 speakers, 8,500 delegates, and 100,000 trade professionals from more than 125 countries.

Mr. Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, CEO of Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company and ADIPEC 2016 Chairman, said: “Today’s energy landscape is driving organisations across the petroleum industry to be proactive and deploy innovative solutions to address today’s complex business challenges. Access to credible information and best practice across all industry verticals, from operations to people and talent, is central to this effort. As a premier knowledge-sharing platform for movers and shakers in energy, ADIPEC has, since its inception, established itself as a flagship event for the global oil and gas community.”

Christopher Hudson, President – dmg events, Global Energy, said: “This annual gathering of international industry stakeholders not only serves as a catalyst for shaping energy policy, but also as a powerhouse for generating business. More than half of ADIPEC attendees have sole or joint purchasing power, and exhibiting companies range from the world’s largest oil producers and service providers, to manufactures of state-of-the-art E&P equipment. By bringing thought leaders, innovators, and policy makers under one roof, ADIPEC acts as an enabler of industry excellence.”

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and organised by dmg events, ADIPEC will commence tomorrow with the official Opening Ceremony, which includes keynote presentations by H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, and Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

The ADIPEC Conference Programme, the world’s largest and most influential speaking platform for the oil and gas industry, will invite government decision makers to the stage in the first of two Global Ministerial Dialogues, which will focus on driving sustainability and shaping future energy scenarios amid an evolving global supply mix.

Ministerial speakers on Day One include H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil for the Kingdom of Bahrain, and H.E. Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas for the Sultanate of Oman.

ADIPEC’s opening day will also feature one of three Global Business Leader sessions, offering a world outlook for the oil industry, and shedding light on what challenges and opportunities to expect in the short, medium, and long-term economic cycles.

Speakers in the first of the three sessions include Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total; Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive of BP; Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, President and CEO, Qatar Petroleum; and Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni.

Three of eight Panel Sessions will also take place tomorrow, covering topics on the application of research and technology as a transitional strategy, nurturing and cultivating the next generation of energy leaders, and the resilience of the oil and gas industry in the future global outlook.

Closing the first day, the annual ADIPEC Awards will announce the 2016 winners of the prestigious accolades during a Gala Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi. The distinguished awards recognise individuals, companies, and projects that demonstrate excellence, best practice, and innovation in energy from around the globe.

The exclusive VIP Programme, dedicated to members of the prestigious Middle East Petroleum Club, will provide a fresh outlook to the business world, including global energy market insights from oil guru Dr Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, on ADIPEC’s opening day.

Meanwhile, the record-breaking ADIPEC 2016 Technical Conference, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), will deliver nearly 700 technical presentations in nine discipline categories, organised across 106 technical sessions throughout the four-day landmark energy event.

(dmg events Press Release)

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