Biggest ever ADIPEC opens today in Abu Dhabi

Biggest ever ADIPEC opens today in Abu Dhabi
Published: 12 November 2018 - 5 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) opens its doors in Abu Dhabi today

This year’s event will see a strong growth in the number of exhibitors and visitors.

With exhibition and conference sessions running across four days, ADIPEC 2018 will welcome more than 2,200 exhibiting companies, which corresponds to an increase of 8% compared with the figures of last year.

This year’s event will also see a 23% increase in the number of participating NOCs and IOCs, and a 16% increase in the number of participating countries.

Besides these, more than 100 corporate CEOs and government ministers will speak during ADIPEC’s strategic conference, which corresponds to an increase of 25% compared with the figure for 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 bi-lateral 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 the 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 His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, hosted by ADNOC, and 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 during 12-15 November 2018, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).


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