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


Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

11-14 NOVEMBER 2019
Supported by

ADIPEC 2018 Roundtables Drive Strategic Thought Leadership for Global Oil and Gas Industry

Influential Decision-Makers Take Part in Closed-Door Meetings, Held Over Days Two and Three of ADIPEC 

Hosted by dmg::events in Partnership with Global Consultancies, Accenture, PwC and A.T. Kearney 

Outcomes will be Published as a Manifesto for the Future of Oil and Gas

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 November 2018 – Three closed-door roundtables, open only to an invited group of the most influential oil and gas decision-makers, are further enhancing Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference’s (ADIPEC’s) leading role in setting a shared strategic vision for the global industry. 

Organised in collaboration with three leading international consultancies - Accenture, PwC and A.T. Kearney – as thought-leadership partners, the ADIPEC 2018 Strategic Roundtables were held on days two and three of ADIPEC. Outcomes will be summarised into a manifesto for the future of oil and gas globally, with initial insights to be shared on the event’s final day, Thursday, 15 November. 

Each roundtable is held under ‘Chatham House’ rules, so while the outcomes will be public, exactly who says what remains confidential. 

“The ADIPEC 2018 Strategic Roundtables create a forum where some of the industry’s most powerful names, whose public statements can immediately affect oil prices, are able to share their opinions openly, but privately, with their peers,” said Christopher Hudson, President – dmg events, which organises ADIPEC. 

“Demand for oil and gas will continue to grow, but the nature of that demand will also change. These discussions will define the future of oil and gas through a deeper and shared understanding of how to adapt successfully. The roundtables will offer solid strategic insights, and a manifesto to ensure that the oil and gas sector continues to thrive while also fulfilling its important role in global economies.” 

Hosted as part of the VIP Middle East Petroleum Club programme, each roundtable covers a separate layer of the oil and gas value chain, facilitated by one thought-leadership partner. Accenture is the partner for the upstream sector, PwC for midstream, and A.T. Kearney for downstream. Their role is to drive the discussion into a forward-looking narrative, building on their deep industry knowledge and expert insights into the latest trends. 

The partners produce white papers before, during and after the events, combining the outcomes into a final declaration. 

“Conversations that define the future of the industry are already integral to ADIPEC, which is a factor of the high calibre of business leaders who convene in Abu Dhabi each year,” said Hudson. “The roundtables formalise and raise these discussions, offering a globally relevant thought-leadership platform for the oil and gas industry.” 

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy & Industry, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, ADIPEC is take place from 12 to 15 November 2018, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).


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Held under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and organised by the Global Energy division of dmg events, ADIPEC is the global meeting point for oil and gas professionals. Standing as one of the world’s top energy events, and the largest in the Middle East and North Africa, ADIPEC is a knowledge-sharing platform that enables industry experts to exchange ideas and information that shape the future of the energy sector. The 21st edition of ADIPEC will take place from 12-15 November, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). ADIPEC 2018 will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy & Industry, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Ports and the Department of Education and Knowledge. dmg events is committed to helping the growing international energy community.


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