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ADIPEC 2023 will bring together more than 160,000 attendees from 160 countries and more than 2,200 exhibiting companies, to decarbonise quicker, future-proof sooner, and create the energy system of the future, faster

Hosted by ADNOC, ADIPEC 2023, the world’s largest energy industry gathering, will take place in Abu Dhabi from 2-5 October under the theme of ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’ 

More than 40 ministers and 120 leading energy industry executives from across the world will address the event to demonstrate progress, share strategies and spark innovative solutions needed to accelerate decarbonisation and the energy transition. 

Tayba Al Hashemi, chair of ADIPEC 2023 and CEO of ADNOC Offshore, said, “Decarbonising, faster, together, is not just the theme of ADIPEC 2023, it is a rallying call to industry to work together to transform, decarbonise and future-proof our industry. We want to accelerate the innovation and tangible actions needed to enable a lower-carbon and higher-growth future for the world.”  

ADIPEC 2023 will host ministerial panel discussions encompassing the geopolitical, sustainability and economic issues around decarbonisation and the future of energy, including sessions on ‘Navigating energy and geopolitics in the new world order’; ‘Global partnerships: a critical agenda to solve the energy crisis’ and ‘The road to COP28: climate, sustainability and an equitable transition’. 

Its 10 strategic and technical conferences will address how the energy industry can respond to critical industry challenges including eliminating methane emissions by 2030; phasing out carbon emissions to reach net zero by 2050; assuring energy security and clean energy investment flows in the global south; and scaling decarbonisation technology and clean energies to achieve carbon neutrality.   

Government leaders confirmed to speak at ADIPEC 2023 include: H.E. Haitham Al-Ghais, Secretary General, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries; H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE; H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt; H.E. Nakatani Shinichi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; and H.E. Matt Jones, Minster of Jobs, Economy and Trade, Alberta Canada.  

While the lead CEO panel on day one of ADIPEC, titled ‘Actions for a net-zero world: solving the current energy trilemma’ will address the strategies and credible solutions needed to deliver net-zero pledges, including managing investor and consumer expectations, creating resilient workforces and ensuring financial investment to build new operating models. The session will feature Dai Houliang, chairman, CNPC; Wael Sawan, CEO, Shell; Patrick Pouyanné; chairman and CEO, TotalEnergies; Vicki Hollub, president and CEO, Occidental; and Claudio Descalzi, CEO, Eni.  

Christopher Hudson, president of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC 2023, said, “For nearly 40 years, ADIPEC has been a key international gathering driving the global energy debate. In 2023, when the relationship between energy and climate is dominating government agendas, ADIPEC will again gather the world’s leaders from government and industry to address the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition.” 

This year, ADIPEC will include two new strategic conferences. The ADIPEC Hydrogen Strategic Conference has been designed to discuss the role of hydrogen in global economies, the latest technological breakthroughs, near-term and long-term strategies, and the actions required to scale the hydrogen economies of the future. Meanwhile, the Decarbonisation Strategic Conference will feature strategic sessions with a focus on addressing the need for innovative policies, new investment, technological advancement, new energy sources, and decarbonisation of heavy industries.  

Also new this year is the ADIPEC Energy Talks that will include a series of 18 high-profile, in-depth interviews with global industry CEOs, government leaders and industry experts including Ashraf Al Ghazzawi; EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Saudi Aramco; Dr Ernest J. Moniz, chief executive officer and president, EFI Foundation; Dr. Roland Busch, CEO, Siemens AG; Mark Brownstein, SVP, Energy Transition, Environmental Defence Fund; and Lord John Browne, chairman, BeyondNetZero.