Energy leaders from around the world will converge on the UAE capital for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) from 13-16 November 2017 under the theme “Forging Ties, Driving Growth.” More than 45 ministerial and CEO sessions are being planned, compared with 25 a year ago.
“Abu Dhabi has always served as an international gathering place for the energy world’s best and brightest. But this year, ADIPEC is shifting gears to facilitate additional ministerial and C-level executive networking,” Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Al Yasat CEO and ADIPEC 2017 Chairman, said. “We believe that this annual event is where global energy strategies are proposed and agreed each year.”
More than 3,000 technical abstracts were submitted for this year’s conference, more than half from outside the UAE. ADIPEC 2017 conference sessions include offshore and marine, as well as security. New this year to ADIPEC is the introduction of global downstream technical sessions.
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, 2,200 exhibiting companies, 900 speakers and 100,000 visitors from 135 countries are anticipated to convene for ADIPEC 2017. The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company; and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.