Abu Dhabi to host its flagship energy event Adipec on November 9-12

Opec secretary general and chief executives of oil and gas majors will speak during the three-day event

Delegates pass exhibitor's stands at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. OPEC’s secretary-general, energy ministers from Saudi Arabia to Russia, CEOs at oil majors from Total SA, BP Plc and Eni SpA, and officials from Middle Eastern energy giants such as Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc have gathered to sign deals and discuss oil, gas, refining and petrochemical issues. Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg
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Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, the emirate’s flagship energy industry event, will be held online from November 9 to 12 and will gather global energy leaders to assess the measures taken by the sector to fast-track recovery post Covid-19.

The oil and gas industry’s largest exhibition and conference is being hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and will feature more than 135 sessions, with 700 speakers and 115 technical sessions. The virtual exhibition will host more than 100 companies.

The next "full in-person" Adipec will take place from November 9 to 12, 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the organisers said.

“Adipec is regarded as the premier thought leadership event within the oil and gas industry, bringing together industry leaders and renowned technical experts to discuss, debate and to share ideas,” said Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, chairman of Adipec.

“Despite facing unprecedented challenges in 2020, our industry has shown remarkable flexibility, commitment and a strong resilience in responding to adverse market conditions. As we continue to meet the global demand for energy, I am confident that Adipec will provide many new opportunities for collaboration and innovation as we respond to new realities throughout global markets.”

Adipec was moved online following a directive from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism in July. The department advised against events taking place to ensure social distancing measures can be observed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite facing unprecedented challenges in 2020, our industry has shown remarkable flexibility, commitment and a strong resilience in responding to adverse market conditions

Speakers at this year’s Adipec include Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Adnoc Group chief executive; Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Mohammad Barkindo, Opec Secretary General; and Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum, among others.

Chief executives of oil and gas majors Total, BP, Eni, Inpex Corporation, Wintershall DEA, Cepsa, Tellurian and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation are also confirmed to speak at the virtual event.

“The Adipec Virtual Conferences and exhibition will enable the oil and gas industry to forge new models of strategic partnerships and reinforce the strong connections and long-lasting business relationships necessary to break from old conventions and create tangible value in a post-pandemic energy landscape,” said Christopher Hudson, global energy president, dmg events.

Last year’s event was attended by the chief executives of BP, Total and Eni and was headlined by Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State in the George W Bush administration. The event was attended by more than 155,000 participants.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of several key events in the energy industry’s calendar.