تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

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

Supported by

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLES

ADIPEC is the world’s largest, most important and influential event for the energy industry, bringing together the global energy ecosystem to address the new geopolitics of energy and the evolving dynamics of supply and demand

ADIPEC’s closed door, invitation only Leadership Roundtables, are an important cornerstone of ADIPEC’s strategic conference programme. They provide the thought leadership and direction that will drive growth over the next decade and define the global energy future.

Attended by a diversity of Ministers, CEOs, C-level industry executives and policymakers, the Leadership Roundtables present a unique opportunity to engage with the influential individuals and organisations driving global energy trends, and who value opportunities to share, debate and develop the bench marking ideas, tools and frameworks that will enable businesses to continue to thrive in the future.

By attending, or sponsoring the Leadership Roundtables, individuals, or organisations can position themselves at the forefront of the energy industry, influence change with insights and solutions led outcomes, build a trusted support group of like-minded executives and benefit from unprecedented recognition and branding opportunities.

Limited to 30 participants, each of the 90 minute Leadership Roundtables is held under the Chatham House Rule, facilitated by a seasoned moderator and hosted by an industry thought-leader, ensuring a highly interactive knowledge and solutions exchange, as well as offering fresh and objective perspectives on the actions required to address the climate challenge and drive growth over the next decade.

ADIPEC welcomes Arthur Hanna, Independent Energy advisor to the leadership roundtables – Arthur is a globally renowned energy industry expert with a wealth of experience in senior positions and advising leading industry bodies.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is the ADIPEC Strategic Insights partner for 2021. As independent moderators, BCG will explore different perspectives and potential solutions with participants. The main points and outcomes will be summarized in a post-event report.

The ADIPEC 2021 Leadership Roundtables will address:

  • The new geopolitics of energy and the evolving dynamics of supply and demand. What will unfold in 2022, and how will the industry transform?
  • The industry is pivoting to new business models and technologies to respond to the net-zero challenge. What are viable paths ahead?
  • How to secure investment for the new and meet investors’ ESG requirements? How to create stakeholder value in the new energy landscape?
  • The future of supply chains, mobility markets, electrification and the next generation of transport fuels. Which levers will be effective and essential for energy companies to master through transformational change?
  • Developing and employing breakthrough technologies to reduce carbon and methane emissions. What new partnerships, business models and investments are required to create and effectively implement the right technologies?

To understand the complexity of energy issues, it’s important to bring people together to hear different perspectives, and you need an intimate roundtable setting to do that.

Jason Bordoff

Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs and
Founding Director Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University
2019 Leadership Roundtable Host

Innovation, transformation and agility are the backbone of today’s forward thinking oil and gas company in the evolving energy landscape. They enable organisations to move their strategic business choices at pace, and create new company structures, business models and diverse partnerships, as they respond to new and emerging global megatrends.

ADIPEC Oil & Gas 4.0 embraces these values, leveraging the benefits of the 4th Industrial Age. ADIPEC 2019 introduced six exclusive, closed door roundtables, solely attended by CEOs and C-level executives, not only from leading international oil and gas companies, but also from the leading technology companies, which are spearheading disruptive innovation in the industry globally.

Stimulating intellectual, open and meaningful dialogue, the Oil & Gas 4.0 Strategic Roundtables generated actionable outcomes and recommendations in support of transformative strategies that will help businesses to successfully navigate the evolving energy landscape.

The global oil and gas industry will benefit from the post-roundtables’ published White Papers, which will detail the actionable outcomes and insights from each of the six conversations.

2019 Hosts

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His Excellency
Mohammed Barkindo

Secretary General

OPEC

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DR DANIEL YERGIN

VICE CHAIRMAN

IHS MARKIT

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Rachael Bartels

Senior Managing Director, Chemicals & Natural Resources

Accenture

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Jason Bordoff

Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs and

Founding Director Center on Global Energy Policy
Columbia University

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Sebastian Thrun

CEO, KittyHawk; Co-Founder, Udacity; Adjunct Professor, Stanford
Former Vice President, Google; Founder, Google X Lab
Founder, GoogleGlass and Google Self Driving Car, Stanley

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Greg Cross

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Serial Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer

Soul Machines

Leadership Roundtable SESSIONS

Charting the climate action path from COP26 to COP27
Monday, 15 November 2021
14:00 – 15:30

Collaborating to define the global energy future
Monday, 15 November 2021
16:00 – 17:30

Decarbonising oil and gas companies: what does the future hold in a low carbon world?
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
09:00 - 10:30

Revolutionising the new mobility ecosystem: how will the future of transportation change energy demand?
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
11:00 - 12:15

Decarbonising the shipping industry: repositioning for the future
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
16:30 - 18:00

Investing in ESG vs Socially Responsible Investing: how to manage risks and unlock opportunities for long-term growth?
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
11:00 - 12:15

Sustainability in energy: creating value through circular economy
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
12:45 - 14:00

Reshaping organisations through digital transformation and industrial cybersecurity
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
16:30 - 18:00

Digitalising energy: driving the transition to net-zero
Thursday, 18 November 2020
10:30 - 12:00

Leadership Roundtable SESSIONS

Monday 15 November

14:00 - 15:30

Middle East Energy Club

Charting the climate action path from COP26 to COP27

With COP26 taking place at the beginning of November, the world gathers to listen to leaders’ messages on how they are combining their efforts to tackle the continuing climate emergency and how governments, industry and citizens can work together to make a real difference for the planet.

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Energy is one of the central industries spearheading this transformation. Companies are accelerating their commitment to green business models and new technologies that deliver net-zero emissions. More than ever before the energy industry will rely on government and cross industry collaboration to deliver the full climate impact. As we continue this journey, this Leadership Roundtable will gather global energy Ministers to discuss COP26’s key takeaways and the road ahead to ensure a sustainable and resilient future.

Attendee Insights

Understanding this fundamental pivot and acting towards climate change is one of the biggest responsibilities for leaders worldwide. This Ministerial Roundtable invites attendees to share their messages, strategies, cross industry initiatives and pledges to continue their sustainability agenda and plan the road ahead for COP27.

Moderated By

Dr Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman
IHS Markit

Knowledge Partner

Monday 15 November

16:00 - 17:30

Middle East Energy Club

Collaborating to define the global energy future

OPEC and OPEC+ have and are playing a key role in balancing energy markets which has heavily supported the global oil industry against the enormous challenges 2020 brought, affecting supply and demand dynamics and peak investment; how to balance investment asset creation will rely on a healthy and balanced oil industry, consequently translating into the revival of many global economies.

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Meeting global energy demand and ensuring the world has affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is a global responsibility; meeting the world’s decarbonisation targets requires a joint approach from all industries and provides the solution to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Attendee Insights

The oil and gas industry understands the important role it plays in meeting the world’s net-zero goals and is committed to transform, reinvent and take the necessary actions towards sustainable development. A must-attend session for attendees looking to understand how OPEC and non-OPEC members are creating a balanced energy industry whilst supporting the UNFCCC’s principles and common goals.

Tuesday 16 November

09:00 - 10:30

Middle East Energy Club

Decarbonising oil and gas companies: what does the future hold in a low carbon world?

Oil and gas companies are taking different pathways to address the challenge of getting to net-zero emissions. Some are focusing on becoming broad energy companies, some on carbon management and others on developing new low carbon technologies – but can the industry really survive in a low carbon world?

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Following on from discussions at COP26, CEOs will discuss how their strategies are evolving, the changing perspectives of shareholders and the policies that would help them to accelerate their transition, and more specifically:

  • Can oil and gas companies transform themselves while still investing in new production?
  • Will the energy transition be driven primarily by changes in supply or demand?
  • Should oil and gas companies sell high carbon assets as part of the energy transition?
  • Which assets are most at risk of becoming stranded – and how can companies avoid it?

Attendee Insights

Attendees will be able to explore the many strategies and solutions available to fast track their decarbonisation strategies, what bottlenecks need to be overcome and the urgent need to operate efficiently, sustainably, delivering value across portfolios and future investments.

Hosted By

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

Chair
OGCI Executive Committee

Decarbonisation Partner

Tuesday 16 November

11:00 - 12:15

Middle East Energy Club

Revolutionising the new mobility ecosystem: how will the future of transportation change energy demand?

According to industry experts, transportation is responsible for 24% of direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion; a pivotal step change is needed in redesigning this ecosystem, helping reduce emissions and building a conscious approach from governments, citizens, energy and transportation sectors. Lockdown resulted in a behavioural change as society altered its routine and citizens stopped commuting and travelling, resulting in a fuel demand decline and highlighting that action needs to be implemented to support the energy transition.

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Lockdown resulted in a behavioural change as society altered its routine and citizens stopped commuting and travelling, resulting in a fuel demand decline and highlighting that action needs to be implemented to support the energy transition. Technologies, business models and new fuels are being developed which can help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. However, how can policy and investment support fast track its implementation? What are the fuels of the future? What does the future hold for fossil fuels, renewables, hydrogen, nuclear and coal? What role will these sources of energy play in the energy mix of the future? How to fast track transition in mobility? What role will EVs play in the mix?

Attendee Insights

A key roundtable session for attendees looking to understand the changing dynamics of the transportation sector and what the future of energy will be; including the hydrogen revolution, the growing role of EVs and what the role of fossil fuels in mobility will be.

Sponsored By

Tuesday 16 November

12:45 - 14:00

Middle East Energy Club

Defining Africa’s global energy industry through collaboration, development and investment opportunities

The African continent has shown its resilience during last year’s pandemic and continues to showcase significant developments within its oil and gas industry. With energy demands continuously increasing and decarbonisation strategies driving forward governmental agendas towards the continent’s diversification of its energy resources, how is Africa positioned to respond to this world of change and continue to power its energy needs?

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What is the future of Africa’s energy mix? How to address climate change in Africa? How can global leaders collaborate to support Africa’s efforts in meeting the world’s climate change ambitious? How can leaders address Africa’s energy poverty and continue to provide platforms to reach the continent’s economic goals? How to attract FDI and enable cross-sector partnerships to move the industry forward? What is needed to continue promoting and developing local content in Africa?

Attendee Insights

For attendees looking to understand the vast investment opportunities in the African continent, what is needed to unlock its full potential and what partnerships companies can forge within its energy industry.

Hosted By

NJ Ayuk

Executive Chairman
African Energy Chamber

In Partnership

Tuesday 16 November

14:30 - 16:00

Middle East Energy Club

Developing clean energy fuels: creating sustainability strategies and new market opportunities

With the world shifting towards sustainability and adopting new clean energy fuels and solutions, new opportunities arise, as hydrogen, ammonia and new technologies are being developed to support countries and companies’ strategies in their journey towards net-zero.

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There are huge opportunities on the horizon as the benefits of hydrogen and ammonia in power plants and ship engines can reduce carbon footprints. However, there are challenges to overcome as technologies, investment and policies need to rapidly develop to fully create a sustainable economy and new business opportunities. Cross-sector and governmental partnerships play an important role as they promote synergies between industries and international regulators to achieve this common goal.

Attendee Insights

A key session for attendees looking to understand market trends, technology developments and investment opportunities in new clean energy fuels, including hydrogen and ammonia as well as what the future holds for these promising fuels.

Sponsored By

Tuesday 16 November

16:30 - 18:00

Middle East Energy Club

Decarbonising the shipping industry: repositioning for the future

The shipping industry is under immense pressure to decarbonise its operations and meet the IMO requirements to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. What are the future industry strategies to reduce shipping carbon intensity by 40% by 2030 and GHG by 50% by 2050?

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How quickly can the industry decarbonise? What technologies are needed to achieve carbon neutrality in the offshore and marine sector? What are the fuels of the future for the shipping industry?

Attendee Insights

A must-attend roundtable for attendees looking to understand strategies, approaches and best technologies to decarbonise the shipping industry and how the industry is meeting the IMO’s requirements.

Wednesday 17 November

11:00 - 12:15

Middle East Energy Club

Investing in ESG vs Socially Responsible Investing: how to manage risks and unlock opportunities for long-term growth?

ESG has increased in importance in recent years; today it is a key factor, as investors apply its criteria to measure companies on their sustainability strategies. On the other hand, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is a more niche term, where investors make their investments based on the type of business a company operates.

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Whereas ESG is more widely used, SRI has been growing in popularity, making companies aware of their impact and changing the way they operate.

Managing risks and opportunities related to climate change, sustainability and environment; ensuring a higher level of transparency and disclosure are crucial for investors.

Attendee Insights

For attendees looking to understand how to drive their ESG and SRI investment agendas and leverage new opportunities. In this session we will address how to manage the risks, rewards and stakeholder requirements to continue investing responsibly towards a successful energy transition.

Sponsored By

Wednesday 17 November

12:45 - 14:00

Middle East Energy Club

Sustainability in energy: creating value through circular economy

The concept of circular economy has been gaining momentum within several industries globally as it supports companies’ decarbonisation strategies and provides greater access and longevity to resources. Collaboration, R&D, investment, and innovations will enable efficient circular economy strategies and support change in the energy industry.

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What does circular economy means in energy and what benefits can be provided to companies that fully leverage its opportunities? How important is the role of sector coupling in a circular economy? How can governments support the development of a circular economy in energy? How can companies plan an efficient circular economy strategy? How to make materials a more sustainable and recyclable resource?

Attendee Insights

This strategic leadership roundtable will provide attendees with insights on how to develop a successful circular economy strategy, what opportunities are available for collaboration, what new innovations are being developed and the important role this concept plays in the world’s sustainability agenda.

Hosted By

Alfred Stern

CEO
OMV

Sponsored By

Wednesday 17 November

15:00 - 16:30

Middle East Energy Club

Reshaping organisations through digital transformation and industrial cybersecurity

The energy industry is evolving and marketplace trends are changing. Companies are transforming their digital strategies in response, repositioning to leverage the value that new technologies offer. At the same time, the pandemic underscored the importance of securing business assets.

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The need for cutting-edge technology that facilitates digital transformation while addressing vulnerabilities and reducing cyber-related risks is clear. How can digital transformation help companies avoid disruptions? As energy companies evolve, what role do technology and digital solutions play in optimising operations, enhancing efficiency and profitability, and supporting the net-zero journey? Industrial cybersecurity is a top priority for companies, governments and industries alike. What are the challenges and solutions for elevating cybersecurity with modern technologies in the OT domain?

Attendee Insights

A must-attend roundtable for attendees who would like a better understanding of the digital transformation in energy, how to protect their businesses against cybersecurity threats, how vulnerable the energy industry can be and what the best digital defence mechanisms are for a post pandemic world.

Sponsored By

Thursday 18 November

10:30 - 12:00

Middle East Energy Club

Digitalising energy: driving the transition to net-zero

The role of technology and digitalisation has taken a new meaning as now more than ever, cutting-edge innovations can support energy companies in improving performance, offering them value creation and business competitiveness.

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Furthermore, innovation is a key driver for the energy transition, improving energy efficiency, optimising energy management, reducing costs and supporting companies as they decarbonise their operations. Requirements to meet climate targets are urging organisations to fast track new technology development, creating new industry partnerships and transforming their value chains to incorporate this unprecedented disruption and positive evolution. This digital acceleration requires workers to embrace this new way of working, unlocking its benefits and opening new opportunities for the creation of an agile and digitally savvy workforce. How to fully leverage technology innovation? How can innovation disrupt and create new organisational business models? How does digitalisation apply through different sectors? How to reskill today’s workforce to adopt these new technologies? What investment does the industry need to fast track technology development? How is digitalisation impacting the energy transition? What technologies are best to support net-zero operations?

Attendee Insights

Attendees will gather insights about how digitalisation, innovation and cross-sector partnerships are fundamental in supporting organisations as they develop, invest and deploy technology to meet the world’s climate ambitious; best strategies that lead to innovation and how to accomplish a truly digital and greener value chain.

Hosted By

Peter Herweck

CEO
AVEVA

Sponsored By

Partnership Opportunities

The ADIPEC Leadership Roundtables present an opportunity to join a diverse and influential think tank network of individuals and organisations who take a proactive interest in global affairs, and value opportunities to share, debate and develop ideas on critical international issues in the oil, gas and energy sector.

The ADIPEC Leadership Roundtables are exclusively attended by CEOs, C-suite executives, policymakers and world-class thought-leaders, and take place in an exclusive, closed door environment, in the beautifully appointed Leadership Suite located within the Middle East Petroleum Club. Each session comprises focused discussions that deliver an ongoing series of dialogues and outputs that set the global agenda for the year ahead.

By attending the Leadership Roundtables, organisations can position themselves as part of the transition of business to be at the forefront of the industry. Each session promises to be a highly interactive facilitated brainstorming process to nurtures ideas and solutions about the set topic and bringing fresh and objective perspective.

We offer the opportunity to connect with the world’s leading and influential oil and gas strategists and bring new ideas and transformative thinking into your organisation.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Individuals and organisations can position themselves at the forefront of the industry.
  • Build a trusted support group of like-minded executives from a broad array of industries, functions and regions.
  • Connect with the world’s leading and influential oil, gas and energy strategists in an exclusive surrounds of the Middle East Petroleum Club.
  • Discover the tools, ideas and frameworks to understand and shape the future of the oil, gas and energy industry, for potential future implementation by your organisation.
  • Access benchmarking, industry insights and best practices to help shape strategic decisions.
  • The opportunity to bring new ideas and transformative thinking into your organisations.
  • Leverage the wisdom and experience of seasoned practitioners who facilitate the discussion and offer actionable insights and strategies.
  • Share challenges with peers focused squarely on helping participants discover a practical, actionable solution.

2019 HIGHLIGHTS videos