• 32 energy ministers, over 100,000 energy professionals, more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, 26 international country pavilions, 8,000 conference delegates and 51 NOC, IOCS, and IECS to attend the event when it returns to ADNEC tomorrow
  • This year will see the launch of the new Smart Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition Zone to bridge the gap between energy, manufacturing and high-tech sectors to accelerate economic development and diversification

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), this year's ADIPEC – the global energy industry's largest, most important and influential event – returns to Abu Dhabi from 15 – 18 November as the only event to facilitate face-to-face meetings for the energy industry following the challenges of COVID-19.

Taking place immediately after COP26, ADIPEC 2021 will be the first global energy forum to examine the key outcomes of the UN climate meeting and how they will shape future policy and business environments of the energy industry.

ADIPEC will host a series of conferences providing strategic and technical insights, including the ADIPEC 2021 Strategic Conference featuring more than 1,000 expert speakers, including over 160 Ministers, CEOs, and policy influencers, who will participate in over 160 conference sessions. Through a series of strategic panels, leadership interviews, and keynote addresses, global industry leaders will assess the evolving energy landscape, shedding light on emerging energy sector trends and explore crucial industry topics.

Tayba Al Hashemi, CEO of ADNOC Sour Gas and ADIPEC 2021 Chair, said: “The Strategic Conference at ADIPEC 2021will enhance understanding of the trends which are transforming the energy landscape as we take stock of the outcomes from COP26 and explore how, as an industry, we can meet demand for more energy, but with fewer emissions. The event provides an unparalleled opportunity for industry leaders, policy makers, and innovators to connect and advance the strategies needed to navigate the changing energy world. We will see new products launched, new partnerships formed, and billions of dollars of investment announced as together we chart the next phase of sustainable growth for our industry.”

The Strategic Conference programme will welcome at least 32 global energy Ministers who will take to the stage to discuss the most pertinent topics around the energy industry. Day one focuses on the new world of energy followed by a COP26 panel exploring the conference's outcomes on day two, while on day three and day four, topics will include fuels of the future and powering the energy transition through innovation.

Several crucial interviews with global influencers and industry disruptors will take place live from the ADIPEC Studio. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economist Advisor, Allianz President of Queen’s College at Cambridge University and Paul Polmon, former CEO Unilever and Co-Chair, Global Commission for Economy & Climate, will be among the experts providing input on the evolving global economic and energy landscapes.

In addition to the Strategic Conference, ADIPEC 2021 will host the newly launched Smart Manufacturing Conference. This will provide a unique platform for the manufacturing industry to gain insights into the energy transition and identify the challenges and opportunities for manufacturing in the drive to net zero-carbon energy, with input from industry leaders including H.E Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, United Arab Emirates; H.E Osama Amir Fadhel, Assistant Undersecretary for the Industrial Accelerators Sector, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, United Arab Emirates: and Astrid Poupart – Lafarge, President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Segment, Industrial Automation Business, Schneider Electric.

For industry professionals, ADIPEC 2021’s 127 Technical Conference and 11 Downstream Technical Conference sessions, offer unprecedented opportunities to learn from, meet and network with more than 8,000 fellow engineers working in different energy-producing environments and facing different challenges.

Other conferences taking place are the Offshore & Marine Conference and the ADIPEC Forum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Young ADIPEC, the annual youth outreach initiative by ADIPEC, has continued its successful work to promote the energy sector as a source of fulfilling careers for young Emiratis, and will welcome 500 students from 20 schools to its 9th edition. Aimed at high school students aged 14-17 years old, more than 3,300 students from across the UAE have benefitted from the pioneering programme since its creation in 2013.

Taking place at a glittering awards ceremony on day two, the 11th ADIPEC Awards, which received more than 700 entries from more than 50 countries, will honour projects, innovators and ideas at the forefront of the energy industry’s transformation as it responds to the accelerating demand for sustainable energy.

This year’s ADIPEC Exhibition will accommodate 51 NOCs, IOCs and IECs, and 26 international country pavilions, providing a world-class environment for trade across the industry’s full value chain. More than 100,000 energy professionals from 167 countries are projected to attend the event to understand what more than 2,000 exhibiting companies have in store for the industry.

The Digitalisation Zone located in Hall 13 offers insights on everything from big data to cloud and machine learning with 100 specialist companies showcasing the latest ways digitalisation can enhance the energy value chain. Meanwhile, the new Smart Manufacturing Zone highlights how the impact of smart technologies is being felt across the complete manufacturing ecosystem.

Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC, commented: “As an exhibition, we are committed to providing a world-class environment for trade across the industry's full value chain. However, our primary commitment is, of course, to the health and safety of our attendees, which is why we have put in place our dmg events ‘All Secure’ framework, which provides a detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures that are practical, effective and widely considered to be best practice for the events industry.”

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, ADIPEC is taking take place until Thursday, November 18, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). It is hosted by ADNOC and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and the Department of Education and Knowledge.

Registrations for ADIPEC are open. To register, go to www.adipec.com/visreg 

Members of the press can register at www.adipec.com/mediareg 



ADIPEC is the world’s largest and most influential event for the energy industry. Attracting a record breaking 155,000+ attendees in 2019, the event brings together Energy Ministers, global CEOs and leading decision makers alongside the businesses that shape the future of energy supply across four days of focused commerce, dialogue and knowledge transfer that addresses today’s energy needs and defines tomorrow’s energy landscape.

ADIPEC gives 2,200+ exhibitors unparalleled access to the top decision-makers in the energy industry and is the ideal platform to create new business opportunities, strengthen existing relationships and network across the entire energy sector, with an estimated $18.9 Billion worth of business agreements taking place during the event.

For more information visit: www.adipec.com 

About ADNOC 

ADNOC is a leading diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADNOC's objective is to maximise the value of the Emirate's vast hydrocarbon reserves through responsible and sustainable exploration and production to support the United Arab Emirates’ economic growth and diversification. To find out more, visit: www.adnoc.ae 

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