Energy, Oil & Gas

Adipec's biggest edition opens; focus on inclusivity

Adipec 2023 opened its doors today (Monday, October 2),  gathering the global energy industry to advance decarbonising today’s energy system and to collaborate on the energy system of tomorrow.
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, COP28 President-Designate and UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, delivered the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony.
He stressed the importance of full inclusivity to reach energy transition. "Everyone must be at the table to make the transformation progress needed, especially energy industry. No other industry has the same ability to manage complexity, depth of knowledge, engineering talent, capital, technology, and scale that is needed for the task at hand," Dr Al-Jaber said.
Adipec 2023 is expected to attract more than 160,000+ attendees from 164 countries for its biggest edition ever.
Held Under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and hosted by Adnoc, Adipec 2023 is  held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)until Thursday, October 5.
Under the theme of ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’, the event is taking place just seven weeks before the UAE hosts COP28, providing a platform to convene energy and related industries to align on the lower-carbon, high-growth future of energy.
Adipec builds on its nearly 40-year legacy of innovation to showcase and platform the cutting-edge technologies and systems critical to achieving the global energy transition.
Companies from across the energy ecosystem will showcase the innovations and technologies driving the industry’s journey to Net Zero, including direct air capture (DAC), carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), green hydrogen electrolysers, power-to-x, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The Adipec Exhibition will enable visitors to connect with over 2,200 global companies across 16 exhibition halls and 30 country pavilions, making it an ideal platform to drive business growth through its invaluable opportunities for cross-sectoral networking, deal-making, and knowledge exchange.
This year, Adipec also includes four specialised areas focused on facilitating cross-sector collaboration and game-changing partnerships – Decarbonisation Accelerator, Maritime and  Logistics Zone, Digitalisation in Energy Zone, and Manufacturing and Industrialisation Exhibition and Conference.
The Maritime and Logistics Zone is located in the dedicated Marina Hall, which also includes the Maritime and Logistics Technical and Strategic Conferences.
Visitors can also attend Innovation Sessions, where industry experts will share insights on new ways of thinking and working that are driving decarbonisation at scale and pace. Split across three dedicated tracks – Decarbonisation, Maritime and Logistics, and Digitalisation in Energy – the sessions are designed to facilitate solution-orientated dialogue in a curated programme format. They are complemented by the Cross-Sector Co-Lab Programme, where visitors can explore the cross-industry partnerships that are accelerating the energy transition.
More than 1,600 speakers, including over 40 ministers and 120 c-suite executives from across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, will address more than 15,000 delegates in over 350 Adipec conference sessions. They will share strategies and innovative ideas to accelerate collective, responsible action to future-proof energy.--OGN/ TradeArabia News Service