Abu Dhabi set for giant oil and gas show
Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2012
The UAE capital is all set to stage the biggest oil and gas event in the Middle East, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec 2012), on the largest-ever exhibition area amidst a record 45,500 visitors.
Held under the patronage of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Adipec 2012 kicks off on Sunday (November 11) and runs till November 14 under the theme 'Sustainable Energy Growth: People, Responsibility '&' Innovation'.
UAE Minister of Energy Mohamed Bin Dha'en Al Hamli will officially open the conference programme.
Covering 38,000 sq m, including a 10,500-sq-m outdoor complex, Adipec 2012 will be 8.5 per cent bigger than the 2010 show in terms of exhibition space, said the organisers.
The 15th edition of Adipec, which boasts of the most engaging conference programme, will address key energy issues locally and globally and showcase the advanced technologies needed to sustain oil and gas industry growth, they added.
More than 1,600 exhibiting companies and 13 national pavilions will take part, with national oil companies from around the world represented along with leading multinationals and small to medium-sized businesses. The event will be attended by representatives from over 58 countries.
"Adipec 2012 reflects the position of the UAE and its capital Abu Dhabi as a centre of knowledge, excellence and innovation, particularly in the oil and gas field," said Ali Rashid Al Jarwan, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) and chairman of the Adipec 2012 conference programme.-TradeArabia News Service