Top CEOs to speak at Adipec

01 October 2013

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) has announced that its upcoming 16th edition will include a business conference featuring CEOs that will bring together the entire gas and oil strategic value chains for the first time. In its debut edition at Adipec, the business conference will take place on the first two days of the main exhibition and conference – November 10 and 11 – at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).

The business conference will explore a range of commercial topics, including the successful monetisation of new global gas and oil frontiers on the East African continent, Central Asia and Australia, through to future Indian and Chinese oil demands, Iraq’s potential to be a game changer for global oil production and mature gas field management strategies in the Middle East and further afield.

In addition, experts from the world’s largest gas and oil companies will debate issues related to the development of a global energy workforce, focussing on topics such as succession planning, employee retention, and creating and increasing in-country value.

More than 30 global and regional business leaders and government ministers are set to speak at the conference. They include Bob Dudley, CEO, BP; Toshiaki Kitamura, president and CEO, International Petroleum Exploration Corporation (Inpex); Hirobumi Kawano, president, Japan Oil, Gas Metals National Corporation (Jogmec); Moon Kyu Suh, president and CEO, Korea National Oil Company (KNOC), and Maurizio La Noce, CEO, Mubadala Petroleum.

Also among the speakers are Yousuf Al Ojaili, CEO, Oman Gas Company (OGC); Ayman Asfari, group chief executive, Petrofac; Igor Sechin, president and CEO, Rosneft; Peter Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Abdelhamid Zerguine, CEO, Sonatrach; Helge Lund, CEO, Statoil; Carl Sheldon, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), and Christophe de Margerie, CEO, Total.

Adipec 2013’s theme is ‘Energy for all in a Changing World.’ It takes place under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

Mohammed A Sahoo AlSuwaidi, director, Gas Directorate – Adnoc, and chairman – Adipec 2013 Conference, said: "The business conference is a critical new addition to what is the biggest hydrocarbon event in the region."

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