The biggest oil and gas event of the Middle East, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will be held from November 15 to 18 this year, as per the statement of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), which hosts the event.
The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed due to it had disrupted the UAE’s events and exhibitions severely. Last year, ADIPEC was held online and thus the confirmed dates for an in-person format will have a positive strike on the recovery of the country.
This year, ADIPEC is scheduled to take place a week later than its usual dates as the organizers intend to accommodate the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will be conducted in Glasgow, UK.
For 2021, the UAE’s key annual energy event will focus on the theme “long-term energy use growth, decarbonization and pressures to meet climate change obligations”, the organizers said.
“ADIPEC 2021 will host a unique gathering of those at the forefront of the post-COVID-19 recovery and those who have a responsibility for ensuring the world has access to the energy it needs to deliver a sustainable and prosperous future for everyone.”
The global event will include around 51 national, international and energy services companies, which is set to host 25 country pavilions featuring 2,200 exhibiting firms. Last year, ADIPEC attracted more than 80,000 attendees to its various webinars and panel sessions featuring prominent energy executives and policymakers.
ADIPEC 2021 will focus on helping to drive the practical changes the industry requires, to embrace and ensure future resilience and to deliver long-term, sustainable value.