Global energy leaders are set to meet in the UAE capital for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017 later this year. The event will provide a number of opportunities for minister-to-global business leader strategic dialogue; and a record number of expert submissions on a wide range of industry challenges and trends.
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The conference is held under the patronage of President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (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 to 16 November 2017, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
ADIPEC 2017 will convene under the theme: Forging Ties, Driving Growth. It is expected there will be more than 45 ministerial and CEO sessions, up from 25 a year earlier, cementing Abu Dhabi’s leadership status in the global energy industry.
“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,” says Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Al Yasat CEO and ADIPEC 2017 Chairman.
The ADIPEC Conference Program, organized 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 Program Committee. There have been more than 3000 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. ADIPEC 2017, the world’s most influential oil and 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,” says Christopher Hudson, president – Global Energy at dmg events.
Key returning features at the event are the: ADIPEC Awards, which celebrate excellence in energy; Women in Industry Conference, which addresses gender balance in the energy sector; Young ADIPEC, a dedicated ‘edutainment’ program designed to encourage students to choose a career in energy; and a VIP conference program for members of the Middle East Petroleum Club.
More than 10,000 delegates, 2200 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.