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Adipec reinforces UAE’s global leadership on future of energy


Adipec comes at a time of challenging global economic and geopolitical outlook.

Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) 2022, and CEO of Adnoc Sour Gas, said that this year’s edition ushers in a new era, as the country reinforces its global leadership on the future of energy.

In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al Hashemi noted that the event comes at a time of challenging global economic and geopolitical outlook, reinforcing Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s status as a unifying and convening power at the centre of the global dialogue and solutions on the future of energy.

Al Hashemi said, “ADIPEC 2022 brings the world together, sparking innovation and facilitating cooperation to discuss and debate workable solutions that will meet energy security and climate goals at the same time. Taking place just one week before COP27 in Egypt, and a year before COP28 in the UAE, Adipec 2022 will play an important role in helping facilitate collaboration and engagement of industry in the global climate conversation, ensuring it is realistic, inclusive and equitable.”

“This year we are convening more senior industry leaders, global policy-makers and innovators than ever before. Thought leaders will use the event to explore how to successfully navigate a progressive and pragmatic energy transition, that benefits both the climate and the economy. We are also expecting to welcome new organisations to Adipec this year, as we create an apolitical platform and reach a more global audience that represents the wider climate and energy transition discussion,” she added.

On the topic of the event’s growth rate, Al Hashemi stated, “In the 40-year history of Adipec, it has evolved considerably from a regional trade show, to the largest technical and innovation gathering in the world of energy, and now into an important strategic platform for the entire global industry to advance the future of energy.

“In 2022, the event is back to pre-pandemic levels. We expect to see 150,000 visitors during the week. Additionally, Adipec 2022 will be the most international edition ever, with more global government ministers attending and more countries exhibiting.”

Al Hashemi stressed that Adnoc has been a pioneer in driving down carbon emissions and will continue to push the envelope of what is possible to drive down the carbon intensity of its products. “We are growing our competitive, lower-carbon production and product portfolio, such as gas and blue ammonia. We are investing and innovating to continually decarbonise our production, and through Adnoc, Taqa and Mubadala’s investment in Masdar, we are accelerating the emergence of a renewables and green hydrogen powerhouse,” she affirmed.

The Adipec Chair highlighted that the flagship global energy industry event will welcome over 1,200 Speakers, including government ministers, business leaders and innovators from every corner of the world to help answer the most pressing questions under the theme of “The Future of Energy: Secure, Affordable and Sustainable”.

Al Hashemi explained that sessions will cover the long-term impact of geopolitics on the global economy and energy industry, how to solve near term energy supply challenges in Europe, as well as how industry delivers the energy needs of today while investing in the energy systems of tomorrow.The Adipec Awards celebrate innovators and disruptors across the global energy system, and with over 1,000 exceptional entries from more than 60 countries worldwide.

MOEI: The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) will participate in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) 2022, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).

The event, which will run from Oct.31st to Nov.3rd, will review the UAE’s achievements in the energy sector and the most prominent innovative, pioneering projects and initiatives in the sector, specifically those related to clean energy.

Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for the Energy and Petroleum Sector, said, “The Ministry’s participation in Adipec comes as a way to boost its leading position regionally and globally to exchange experience and knowledge. This will serve the UAE’s efforts to diversify energy sources, achieving net-zero, and enhancing opportunities for cooperation between policy and decision-makers in the energy sector, to support the development of a sustainable, safe and low-cost energy system.”

“As part of its participation, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will shed light on the UAE’s achievements in the energy sector, especially clean energy, and its unique efforts in environmental sustainability and facing climate change. It will also highlight its future goals that are in line with the “Principles of the Fiftieth,” and effective steps, procedures and ambitious initiatives which support the UAE’s march towards global leadership in energy, sustainability and climate change with a foresight of achieving the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071,” he added.


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