Oil and gas industry gears up for ADIPEC 2010
Posted: 20 October 2010
Key oil and gas players China, USA, Norway and UK have all increased presence at this year’s ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) in November, signifying the weight and importance of the event on the world industry calendar.
"China, as the world’s second largest energy consumer has increasing interests in the region and will have the most prominent presence with its own country pavilion, as has the USA which has also taken the opportunity to be very active at this year’s event," said Hifazat Ahmad, event director of ADIPEC.
"With Norway being home to a significant oil and gas sector, supporting Norway's current status as the world’s third largest oil exporter, a strong Norwegian presence is also testimony to the heavyweight presence at the show."
Amid more than 40,000 regional and international professionals (including 1,500 exhibitors from 59 countries taking part) a number of VIP dignitaries, oil & gas heavyweights and international political heads are expected to attend. A number of major figureheads will also be a part of the extensive speaker platforms and sessions as well as the show floor featuring 14 country pavilions (France, Spain, Germany, Korea, Russia, Norway, Netherlands, UK, USA, Canada, China, Italy, India and Turkey).
ADIPEC will be at capacity in 2010 within the massive 33,000sqm space of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) plus an expanded outdoor area for equipment and machinery. ADIPEC has more than doubled in size since 2006 (both in venue size and the number of attendees) and sold out eight months in advance this year.
"As world attention turns to the region, ADIPEC 2010 is set to be the most anticipated event on the world energy calendar. With the Middle East increasingly viewed as the world’s energy hub, there is tremendous demand to be a part of ADIPEC. The event’s latest research conclusively shows that ADIPEC is considered a ‘must attend’ event on the global oil and gas industry calendar. Survey respondents attest that it is an essential event to keep abreast of the future direction of the oil and gas industry and a place where pivotal deals are done and key strategies are developed from such an important trade gathering. 95 per cent of respondents stated that they return for each ADIPEC event due to its high value to their companies" Hifazat Ahmad said.
ADIPEC is officially certified by the US Department of Commerce with some official pavilions being supported by the Italian Trade Commission, the Association of German Trade Fair Commission, Offshore Denmark, Trade partners UK, CCPIT, Canadian Trade Commission, Scottish Trade, IRO, Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil and Gas Industry, Innovation Norway, Fluidex Association Spain, UBIFRANCE only shows the importance ADIPEC has to these countries.