World’s leading oil and gas exhibition attracts around 2,050 exhibiting companies including more than 600 speakers, 7,000 delegates and 85,000 attendees from over 120 countries
ABU DHABI: The world’s most important oil and gas exhibition and conference – Adipec 2015 – opened its doors on Monday after Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, formally inaugurated the show. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the largest ever Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec), began the industryrelated discussions and activities and brought leading international and regional decision makers under one roof to set the agenda for accepting the growing challenges in the industry and meeting the global demand for energy.
The inauguration was followed by the speeches by Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, UAE; Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Director General of Adnoc; Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Strategy and Coordination Director, Adnoc and Adipec 2015 Chairman. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Director General of Adnoc, said: “Industry leaders, decision makers, and stakeholders have all gathered in Abu Dhabi today to focus on innovation by using Adipec as a knowledge-sharing platform for driving industry change. Together, we can advance the energy sector and develop creative solutions for meeting the world’s energy needs. At Adnoc, through the guidance and support of the Supreme Petroleum Council, we are still on track to reach a total oil output capacity of 3.5 billion barrels per day in the UAE within the next two to three years.” Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi, Strategy and Coordination Director, Adnoc and Adipec 2015 Chairman, said: “Adipec has been an integral part of Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon industry since it was established in 1984, and has transformed over the years to become one of the world’s largest oil and gas events. With growing global recognition and interest from both major industry players, and emerging markets, Adipec will continue to raise Abu Dhabi’s profile as a global knowledge hub for the energy sector.” Held under the theme “Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World”, Adipec 2015 marks its 18th edition by breaking its previous records with the largest event to date, bringing together 2,050 exhibiting companies, including the world’s leading national and international companies, more than 600 speakers, 7,000 delegates, and 85,000 attendees from more than 120 countries.
The first day of Adipec 2015 concluded with the announcement of this year’s winners of the Adipec Awards at the ceremonial Gala Dinner, which is hosted by Adnoc and held at the Emirates Palace Hotel. The Adipec 2015 Awards, which celebrate excellence in energy and recognise innovation in the Middle East, welcomed a record 501 submissions this year, featuring some of the most innovative people, companies, and projects in the region. The show is supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), and is organised by dmg events. “Bringing together global, regional, and local industry leaders and decision makers to reflect on key industry topics, Adipec serves as a platform where innovation, best practice and latest developments are shared from all corners of the globe.
SelTec, a leading regional distributor of industrial supplies and turnkey project management services has partnered with Walther-Präzision, a global leader and manufacturer of high quality quick coupling systems from Germany to showcase their products and services at Adipec 2015. Commenting at the exhibition, Susan Thomas - Partner, SelTec said, “Demand for Industrial products has been on the rise in the last few years as many brands are setting up their manufacturing units in the region. ADIPEC gives us an opportunity to connect with our existing and potential customers and allows us to acquire the rights, helping us represent more brands and deliver a complete range of solutions. Walther-Präzision, has lead the industrial coupling market since 1951 by offering highest standards of quality and safely and developing environment friendly products. Their product range of mono-couplings, multicouplings and docking systems have helped industrial clients by making transfer of liquids, steam, gases, electrical or optical signals and electrical power seamless and safe. “We have found a great partner in SelTec and we are confident that our product will be able to fulfil the diverse requirements of the Middle-Eastern markets and SelTec customers. Jointly, our highest standards of quality and service excellence will help the fast growing industries in the region,” said Jürgen Becker, Export Director, Walther-Präzision.