• Event in Abu Dhabi to have 38,000 square metres of exhibition space
With barely a month to go, the international oil and gas industry is making final preparations for what is expected to be the largest exhibition and conference of its kind in the MENA region.
Under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, H. H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from November 11-14.
Kimon Alexandrou, Commercial Director at dmg::events, said: “Planning for this year’s event started as far back as November 2010 – straight after the previous event, and we’re looking forward to a record-breaking 2012 event. ADIPEC this year will feature a larger attendance of national and international oil companies than any event in the region, with some of the best known names in the industry participating.”
“The number of international and regional exhibitors participating in the country pavilions has increased significantly, with more companies this year joining from India, Russia, Italy, Korea, UAE, Germany and other countries. Many of the exhibitors are looking to launch in the region – Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq and Bahrain are key destinations on the list,” he continued.
ADIPEC 2012 will attract more than 4,000 international delegates and upwards of 45,500 attendees, while 1,600 companies will be exhibiting across 38,000 square meters of exhibition space. To accommodate ADIPEC’s expansion in 2012, a new Outdoor and Offshore exhibition area has been launched, where more than 100 exhibitors will showcase the latest oil and gas machinery and equipment.
ADIPEC this year will be supported and sponsored by more NOC’s, IOC’s and service companies than ever before. Key supporters and sponsors include ADNOC, ARDECO, Total, ExxonMobil, JOGMEC, Oilserv, Sonatrach, Dolphin Energy, JODCO, KOC, OMV, Oxy, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil, Partex Oil and Gas, Wintershall and NAFFO.
With over 200 speakers, 50 technical sessions, five key panel sessions and two executive sessions, attendees of the ADIPEC 2012 Conference will have the opportunity to hear from, and network with, some of the most influential figures in the industry. Attracting a record number of paper submissions – 15% more than 2010 at 1,500 – the conference has generated more interest from the international market than ever before and confirmed speakers from a total of 58 countries.
Abdulkarim Al Mazmi, General Manager and Chief Representative for BP UAE, said: “ADIPEC is one of the biggest energy events in the Middle East and one of the most important oil and gas events globally. It has gone from strength to strength over the years to become a major event where high-profile industry delegates, professionals, technocrats, suppliers and service providers meet to discuss the latest developments and technologies in the industry. ADIPEC also contributes greatly to the oil and gas industry in the region by allowing people to share knowledge and network.”
Ms. Hosnia S. Hashim, Deputy Managing Director of North Kuwait Asset, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), said: “I look forward to ADIPEC 2012 as I always find at this event an outstanding opportunity to expand my technical knowledge and executive network with the best companies in the world.”
Innovation in the MENA oil and gas industry will not go unnoticed this year. The ADIPEC awards gala ceremony, an ADIPEC landmark event, will take place on the evening of November 11, the opening day of ADIPEC.
Organised by dmg events, ADIPEC 2012, the 15th edition of the event, will take place on November 11-14 in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). For more information on the event, please visit www.adipec.com