Vice chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has opened the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2012
Attendees at the event, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), included minister of energy, Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hamli, various oil and energy ministers from Arab countries, Majid Ali Al Mansouri, chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abdullah Nasser Al Suwadi, director-general of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan, CEO of Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO).
The largest oil and gas show outside North America will welcome 50,000 visitors from 91 countries over the next four days and 300 expert industry speakers.
HE Al Hamli said, “The next four days will provide opportunities for networking, doing business and above all learning more about recent developments in the oil and gas industry.”
The event will play host to 1,600 exhibiting companies and 13 national pavilions with international oil companies along with leading multinationals and smaller businesses.
Simon Mellor, organiser of ADIPEC 2012, explained, “As the world’s energy challenges have grown and as the role of Abu Dhabi and the Gulf in meeting the world’s energy needs has evolved, ADIPEC has become a hub for new thinking, more innovative solutions and the networking and business activities of a growing community of industry players.”