Abu Dhabi Prepares to Host 100,000 Oil and Gas Professionals for ADIPEC 201610 Oct 2016 dmg events
More than 2,000 Exhibitors and 8,500 Delegates set to attend World's Most Influential Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference
H.E.Â Dr.Â Sultan Ahmed AlÂ Jaber,Â UAEÂ Minister of State andÂ ADNOCÂ Group CEO; and Rex W.Â Tillerson, Exxon Mobil Corporation Chairman and CEO,Â to Deliver Opening Ceremony Keynotes
Abu Dhabi,Â UAEÂ â€“ 10 October 2016 â€“Â World energy leaders, government officials, decision makers, and more than 100,000 oil and gas trade professionals from 125 countries are gearing up to attend the world's most influential event for the oil and gas industry, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPECÂ 2016).
Preparations are underway as theÂ UAEÂ capital prepares to welcome thousands of movers and shakers in energy to address the imminent challenges and opportunities facing the petroleum sector, including the vital need to drive operational efficiency in a rapidly changing energy landscape.
Held under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness SheikhÂ KhalifaÂ BinÂ ZayedÂ AlÂ Nahyan,Â ADIPECÂ connects decision makers with technical experts, innovators, and thought leaders, serving as a catalyst for new ideas, policies, and technologies that drive energy sector progress.
The landmark energy event is hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil CompanyÂ (ADNOC),Â andÂ organisedÂ by the Global Energy division ofÂ dmgÂ events.
More than 50Â per centÂ ofÂ ADIPECÂ attendees are expected to have sole or joint purchasing authority, demonstrating the event's position as a powerhouse for local, regional, and international business opportunities in energy.
â€œAs the energy sector witnesses a transformation, businesses must adapt their strategies not only to survive today'sÂ challenges,Â but also to create a resilient foundation for what tomorrow brings,â€' saidÂ Mr.Â AliÂ KhalifaÂ AlÂ Shamsi, CEO of AlÂ YasatÂ Petroleum Operations Company andÂ ADIPECÂ 2016 Chairman.
â€œKnowledge is key to unlocking the opportunities presented by the new energy landscape. As the global meeting place for oil and gas professionals,Â ADIPECÂ offers stakeholders access to real on-the-ground intelligence and information on the latest industry developments,â€'Â Mr.Â AlÂ ShamsiÂ added.
ADIPECÂ will host more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, 8,500 delegates, 700 speakers, and 25 international pavilions, including major oil producing countries, such as the US, Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia, as well as emerging markets, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain.
Bringing the World's Energy Leaders to Abu Dhabi
The distinguishedÂ ADIPECÂ ConferenceÂ Programme,Â organisedÂ in collaboration with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), will commence with a prestigious Opening Ceremony, including keynote presentations byÂ H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed AlÂ Jaber,Â UAEÂ Minister of State and CEO of theÂ ADNOCÂ Group of Companies, andÂ Rex W.Â Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
ThreeÂ Global Business LeaderÂ sessions will invite CEOs of the world's oil giants to the stage to shed light on critical industry topics, including a world outlook for the oil industry, the developing role of gas and LNG, and effective leadership strategies.
Confirmed speakers includeÂ PatrickÂ PouyannÃ©, Chairman and CEO of Total;Â Bob Dudley, CEO of BP;Â Vicki A.Â Hollub,Â President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, andÂ Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee atÂ Gazprom.
The 2016 edition of theÂ ADIPECÂ ConferenceÂ ProgrammeÂ will also feature 2 Global MinisterialÂ Dialogues, with insights fromÂ H.E.Â SuhailÂ Mohamed AlÂ Mazrouei,Â UAEÂ Minister of Energy,Â H.E. Sheikh Mohammed BinÂ KhalifaÂ AlÂ Khalifa, Oil and Gas Affairs Minister for the Kingdom of Bahrain, andÂ H.E.Â TarekÂ ElÂ Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the Arab Republic of Egypt. The ConferenceÂ ProgrammeÂ agenda also includes 8 Panel Sessions, 3 Breakfast Sessions, and 3 Luncheon Sessions, and 106 Technical Sessions.
TheÂ ADIPECÂ Technical ConferenceÂ ProgrammeÂ continues to witness remarkable growth, having once again broken the world record for the number of submitted abstracts in the oil and gas industry.
This year, theÂ programmeÂ received 2,775 abstract submissions, of which more than half were from outside the Middle East, truly underliningÂ ADIPEC'sÂ international reach. Year on year, the quality of submissions continues to improve, according to theÂ ADIPECÂ Technical Committee, with the number of technical sessions having also increased by one-third compared to last year â€“ further cementingÂ ADIPEC'sÂ position as the premier event for technical knowledge in the industry.
The exclusiveÂ VIPÂ ProgrammeÂ is also back stronger than ever, inviting industry officials and decision makers to engage in openÂ dialogueÂ with members of the prestigious Middle East Petroleum Club (MEPC), the definitive networking andÂ knowledge-exchangeÂ platform for senior oil and gas executives. Headlining this year'sÂ programmeÂ isÂ H.E. MohammedÂ Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, who will be providing insights on the world outlook for oil.
â€œADIPECÂ has a worldwide reputation as an event where companies within the sector achieve strong business results, and for providing essential thought leadership on the industry's most significant present and future challenges,â€' said Christopher Hudson, President â€“Â dmgÂ events, Global Energy.
â€œBecauseÂ ADIPECÂ is a comprehensive event that addresses both technical and non-technical functions in the oil and gas industry, trade professionals, decision makers, and experts attend the event to get the most up-to-date industry information that will empower them with the knowledge they need to drive theirÂ organisationsÂ and markets to success.â€'
Offshore & Marine Conference Returns for an Encore
Following its successful launch in 2015, the dedicatedÂ Offshore, Marine, and Heavy Equipment ZoneÂ returns toÂ ADIPECÂ and is set to attract more than 100 exhibiting companies in support of ongoing global and regional investments in offshore production. Situated on aÂ purpose-buildÂ quaysideÂ exhibition and conferenceÂ theatre, the dedicated zone will feature a display of everything from rigs, vessels, andÂ subseaÂ drilling equipment, to pipelines, and tools for reservoir production and mapping.
Meanwhile, 8 Offshore & Marine conference sessions will look at industry-specific topics ranging from developing offshore oil and gas fields to new technologies and enhancing safety.Â
Addressing the Imminent Need for Energy Security
Demonstrating its commitment to meeting emerging industry requirements, ADIPEC 2016 will launch the inaugural edition of the â€˜Security in Energy' exhibition and conference. Supported by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), the programme will provide valuable insights on the growing need for worldwide industry security across the energy landscape.
The conference agenda will feature four keynote presentations byÂ H.E.Â HamadÂ ObaidÂ AlÂ Mansoor, Director General of theÂ TRA,Â General SirÂ RichardÂ Shirreff, former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for Europe,Â H.E. Jamal Mohamed AlÂ Hosani, Director General of theÂ UAEÂ National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), andÂ AbdulrahmanÂ EssaÂ AlÂ Muagle, Chief Information Security Officer for the National Cyber SecurityÂ ProgrammeÂ at SaudiÂ Aramco.
Celebrating Excellence and Developing Homegrown Talent
Also returning toÂ ADIPECÂ 2016 will be theÂ ADIPECÂ Awards, which celebrate innovation, best practice, and excellence in energy for people, companies, projects and initiatives in the oil and gas industry regionally and internationally. Winners will be announced during a prestigious gala dinner taking place at theÂ Ritz CarltonÂ Abu Dhabi onÂ ADIPEC'sÂ opening night.
Challenging the perception that the oil and gas industry is a male-dominated environment, the officialÂ ADIPECÂ Women in EnergyÂ series will give attendees the opportunity of meeting with peers and discussing the future role of women in the energy arena, with a full day gathering on Wednesday, 9 November.
YoungÂ ADIPEC, the hugely successfulÂ programmeÂ designed to engage the younger generation in the oil and gas industry, is back for its third year and expanding its reach with the launch of the first YoungÂ ADIPECÂ Forum. TheÂ programmeÂ will also feature interactiveÂ â€˜edutainment'Â sessions to help students learn more about the energy sector and develop key skills.
ADIPECÂ 2016 takes place from 7-10 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and is supported by theÂ UAEÂ Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCAÂ Abu Dhabi).
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