ABU DHABI – ADIPEC 2022, the world’s most inclusive energy conference and exhibition, ended today after witnessing record attendance of 160,549 energy professionals from more than 160 countries who gathered in Abu Dhabi to participate in one of the most important events in the energy calendar.
Taking place in the week before COP27, ADIPEC’s strategic conference sessions helped shape climate discussions, as the leading voices from the energy industry tackled issues at the heart of the sector, with a strong focus on the energy trilemma of sustainability, affordability, and security of supply.
In his opening keynote address, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, set the theme for the following four days of the conference and exhibition stating, “the world needs maximum energy, minimum emissions.”
How the sector could achieve this was discussed across a range of high-level ministerial panels attended by the UAE’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, His Excellency Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud, US Senior Advisor for Energy Security, Amos Hochstein, Egyptian Energy Minister, Tarek El Molla, and India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri.
ADIPEC 2022 featured over 28 country pavilions, facilitating international cooperation, including the signature of an historic new deal between the UAE and the US. UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber and US Special Presidential Coordinator Amos Hochstein signed the Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE), which will catalyse $100 billion of investment in renewable energies and clean technologies in the US, UAE, and emerging economies around the world by 2035.
Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of ADIPEC 2022 and CEO of ADNOC Sour Gas, said: “The best minds from across the energy sector convened in Abu Dhabi this week to focus their efforts on developing a new, bold, realistic, and pragmatic energy transition pathway that benefits humanity, the climate, and the economy. With the COP27 meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh next week, and as the UAE prepares to host COP28 next year, the ideas we have discussed, the solutions we have explored, and the commitments we have made at ADIPEC 2022 will help advance an energy future that is secure, affordable and sustainable.”
The technology and challenges around decarbonisation were at the heart of ADIPEC 2022. The new Decarbonisation Zone enabled energy leaders to explore the latest low-carbon technologies and to showcase the work that the industry is doing to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions.
Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC 2022, said: “ADIPEC 2022 has shown the world that it is so much more than a hydrocarbon show. It is the leading strategic platform for energy and technology that provides the industry with a platform to demonstrate the fundamental role that it will play in the transition to Net Zero.
“It is important to acknowledge that the energy transition looks different in different markets. A successful energy transition cannot happen without key industry players from these markets having the opportunity to come together and agree a path forward that ensures populations across the world have access to safe, reliable, and sustainable sources of energy. ADIPEC is proud to enable this.
“At a time when energy is at the top of the global agenda, ADIPEC has laid the groundwork for the discussions that will be had, decisions that will be taken and partnerships that will be formed, and not just at COP27 next week, but for the next year of industry discussions.”