Abu Dhabi to host oil and gas industry’s largest online exhibition

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Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host the oil and gas industry’s largest online exhibition and conference next month.

The ADIPEC Virtual Conference brings together over 5,000 government ministers, global energy leaders and professionals to assess the collective measures the sector is putting in place to fast-track recovery, post the COVID-19 pandemic.

Held under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the conference will run from November 9 to November 12 and will feature more than 135 sessions, with over 700 renowned speakers and 115 technical sessions.

The virtual exhibition will host more than 100 companies and the live sessions will give attendees access to world-class industry content.

Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Chairman of ADIPEC, said, "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."

During the virtual conference, participants will focus on how the energy sector is responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Against a backdrop of the complex trends and dynamics that have impacted global markets, they will also provide new perspectives on how the industry can build future resilience and engage with the challenges and opportunities of energy transition.

Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Group CEO of ADNOC; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary-General of OPEC; Joseph McMonigle, Secretary-General of International Energy Forum; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni; Takayuki Ueda, President and CEO of INPEX Corporation; Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall DEA; Philippe Boisseau, CEO of Cepsa; Meg Gentle, President and CEO of Tellurian and Hajime Wakuda, President of the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation.

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the ADIPEC awards as industry leaders honour the people, projects and ideas that continue to shape the future of the oil and gas industry. This year's edition will be held online in a virtual ceremony on Monday, November 9.

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