Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

9-12 NOVEMBER 2020
Supported by

Offshore and Marine Conference

NEW! for ADIPEC 2019 

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019    Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre


This year, ADIPEC will launch the Offshore & Marine Conference, adding a dedicated strategic stream to the conversation, hosted by ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), taking place on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. 

The ADIPEC Offshore and Marine Conference will bring together senior executives and high-level decision makers to explore how shipping, transportation and logistics companies can best add value throughout the oil, gas and petrochemicals supply chains. Offshore and Marine industry leaders will provide detailed and topical analysis of the issues and challenges facing the global and regional tanker sector, and how the needs and requirements of exporters in the Middle East can best be met now and in the future. 

The programme will be hosted by leading BBC journalist Yalda Hakim, and discussions will evolve around insightful analysis of crude, product and chemical tanker markets, Big Data analytics, environmental regulations including IMO 2020, cyber and physical security and Human Resources challenges. There will also be sessions on petrochemicals transportation and logistics, and how investment in downstream petrochemicals industries across the region is opening up new possibilities for shipping, transportation and logistics companies. Top speakers from the offshore vessel support and logistics sector and logistics sector will present how to rapidly this recovering business is responding to evolving energy industry requirements, while harnessing new technology to maintain high levels of safety and operational efficiency. The ADIPEC Offshore and Marine Conference will conclude with a gala reception, hosted by soccer superstar Ruud Gullit that will provide excellent opportunities for networking.


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9:15 - 10:00 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

10:00 - 10:10 Inaugural Address

10:10 - 11:00 Keynote Session

Speakers will provide a high-level strategic analysis of issues and challenges facing the global and regional tanker sector, putting them in the context of the needs and requirements of the energy sector in the Middle East. This will include a special focus on UAE-China trade developments.

11:00 - 11:30 Panel Discussion/Q&A

11:30 - 11:45 Refreshment Break

11:45 - 12:35 Main Session: Tanker shipping - securely connecting markets at a time of geopolitical and economic uncertainty

Top industry leaders will assess the state of the crude, product and chemical tanker makers and outline how the sector can better assist in meeting the strategic objectives of energy exporting countries, and major producing companies, in a reliable, safe, secure and environmentally sustainable way. This will include:

  • High profile market analysts of tanker shipping, including likely supply and demand side trends
  • What are economists predicting for world trade development in the current tense geopolitical circumstances and what might this mean for tanker shipping markets?
  • How are the main geopolitical risks being assessed and how might trade barriers impact on key markets?
  • What vessels are needed to meet future demand and how will they be sourced, funded and financed?
  • Speakers will address the physical and cyber security challenges facing the sector as well as the regulatory impact of IMO 2020 and the choice between low sulphur and scrubbers
  • The implications of the regional security situation and stance taken by Joint War Committee will be highlighted

12:35 - 13:00 Panel Discussion/Q&A

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Session 2: Petrochemicals transportation and logistics - adding value to Middle East exports

  • Investment in downstream petrochemical industries across the region is creating interesting challenges, and opportunities, in terms of shipping, transportation and logistics
  • How can petrochemical exports be delivered to market in a timely, efficient and cost-effective way?
  • What role does greater digitalisation have to play in this sector?
  • The increased focus by container shipping lines on the petrochemicals business and how this can assist in achieving strategic targets will be assessed, and there will be perspectives presented from leading petrochemicals players as to what their needs and requirements are
  • The role of leading 3PL logistics service providers will also be included, as will the emergence of rail as a serious petrochemicals transport and logistics option
  • How can innovative new technology solutions like Hyperloop benefit petrochemicals exports
  • Development of localised arbitration services adds confidence and value to regional shipping and trade

15:00 - 15:30 Panel Discussion/Q&A

15:30 - 15:45 Refreshment Break

15:45 - 16:45 Session 3: : Offshore vessel support and logistics - responding to energy major requirements and harnessing technology to maintain operational quality

  • The offshore vessel sector is slowly recovering after years in the doldrums. How can the recovery be sustained and what investments are now required?
  • What types of vessels are most needed in specific markets and what technology solutions will be brought to market?
  • Assessing market conditions from a global and regional perspective, highlighting important case studies and charting out future prospects for this business
  • The need to adopt a green shipping approach will be highlighted, as will the need for investment in Human Resources
  • Key design initiatives and technology solutions that are on their way, and how they can support investors, owners and operators as they navigate the challenges of offshore asset management
  • A review of offshore vessel design trends
  • The use of new environmentally friendly propulsion technology
  • The role of classification societies in taking the offshore maritime sectors to a new level of efficiency, quality and carbon neutrality

16:45 - 17:15 Panel Discussion/Q&A

18:30 - 20:30 ADNOC Logistics & Services Evening Reception