ADIPEC 2022 to host over 40 ministers


ADIPEC, the world’s biggest and most influential gathering of the energy industry, has unveiled a line-up of more than 40 international ministers to speak at this year’s strategic conference.

The event, hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) runs from October 31 to November 3 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

With the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) starting in Egypt the week after ADIPEC, and COP28 coming to the UAE in 2023, policymakers are expected to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss solutions to the energy security and sustainability challenges, including how to respond to current global energy-market challenges while delivering on climate action and sustainability commitments.

The UAE has taken a leading role in ensuring basic energy needs of today are met, and economies do not slow down, because that will put the brakes on much-needed investment in climate action.

The eight ministers from the MENA region confirmed to speak in the daily Ministerial Panels at ADIPEC are Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC); Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Mohammad Al Faris, Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs; Mohammed bin Mubarak bin Daina, Bahraini Minister of Oil; Minister of Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs; Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources; Dr. Saleh Al Kharabsheh, Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources; Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, Iraqi Minister of Oil; and Zafer Melhem, Chairman of the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority.

Ministerial panel discussions at ADIPEC 2022 will focus on key geopolitical, sustainability and economic issues around the future of energy supply, security, and affordability, including sessions on “Geopolitics of today: how the energy industry is navigating through change”, and “COP27: key policy considerations to deliver net-zero ambitions in an uncertain time".

Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of ADIPEC 2022 and CEO of ADNOC Sour Gas, said, "Abu Dhabi and the UAE are increasingly seen at the heart of the global dialogue on the future of energy, evidenced by the record number of global government ministers attending. It is an event that convenes the global energy industry and is accelerating a pragmatic and progressive energy transition by ensuring we maintain investment in the energy we need today, while investing in the energies of the future."

More than 350 sessions have been scheduled across a comprehensive strategic and technical programme.

Attending delegates will have in-person access to hear influential, expert voices and a broad range of up-to-the-minute content from over 1,200 industry and ministerial speakers.

As well as government ministers, the strategic programme at ADIPEC 2022 will be a platform for high-level industry leaders to give insights into strategy, policy and the future of energy.

ADIPEC 2022 will also feature a new Decarbonisation Zone, providing a focus on methane, hydrogen, Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and new energies, which will spotlight the industry's path towards net-zero through deployment of cleaner forms of energy and innovative technologies.

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