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Decarbonising. Faster. Together.

AdipecADIPEC 2023 will take place in Abu Dhabi from 2-5 October, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers to accelerate the practical action and credible solutions needed to tackle the biggest challenges in energy and climate.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the theme for ADIPEC 2023 is ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’

Attendees from around the world
Over 160,000 attendees from around the world will join leading energy producers, the biggest energy consumers, and enablers in government, finance, and technology, to provide thought leadership, foster cross-sector partnerships, and inspire the innovation needed to deliver the clean, affordable, and reliable energy the world requires. The event takes place less than two months before the UAE hosts the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), providing a platform for the energy industry to advance credible solutions and collective action towards eliminating methane emissions, phasing out carbon emissions across the value chain to achieve net zero by 2050, assuring energy security and investment in the global south, as well as scaling-up clean energies and decarbonisation technologies.

Progressive force
Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of ADIPEC 2023, and CEO of ADNOC Offshore, says, “By 2030, the world will be home to an additional half a billion people, demanding more energy every year. At the same time, the global challenge of climate change calls for urgent, game-changing solutions to eliminate emissions. Every government, industry, business, and individual have a role to play in decarbonising quicker, and creating the future of energy, faster, while safeguarding energy security and ensuring nobody is left behind. ADIPEC 2023 will be a progressive force for energy transformation and leadership. It will unite the expanding and increasingly diverse world of energy and help us work together to transform, decarbonise and future-proof our industry, by accelerating the innovation and tangible actions needed to enable a lower-carbon and higher-growth future for the world.”

Specialised exhibitions
Spread across 140,000m2, ADIPEC 2023’s exhibition will host more than 2,200 companies from 58 countries, including 30 official country pavilions. The exhibition will include four dedicated industry zones – an expanded Decarbonisation Zone, the Digitalisation in Energy Zone, a Maritime and Logistics Zone, and a dedicated Manufacturing and Industrialisation Exhibition and Conference. These specialised exhibitions will enable the global energy industry to strengthen existing business partnerships and form new models of cross-sector collaboration to unlock and maximise value across businesses and drive future growth.

350 Conference sessions
ADIPEC 2023 will host over 350 conference sessions across ten strategic and technical programmes – including a new Hydrogen Strategic Conference – with more than 1,500 speakers who will explore the strategies and solutions critical to achieving a cleaner, more secure energy future. Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC 2023, explains: “ADIPEC 2023 will actively support the transformative global energy agenda. As climate challenges intensify, the energy sector’s responsibility to lead the necessary progress on decarbonisation is greater today than ever before. ADIPEC 2023 will bring key industry decision-makers together to accelerate the innovation, collaboration, and investment necessary to drive us towards a lower-carbon future.”

Conference categories

  • Strategic Conference.
  • Technical conference.
  • Hydrogen strategic conference.
  • Decarbonisation conference.
  • Manufacturing & industrialisation strategic conference.
  • Manufacturing & industrialisation technical conference.
  • Maritime & logistics conference.
  • The ADIPEC forum for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Future leaders conference.
  • Downstream technical conference.
  • Leadership roundtables – invite only.

A coveted recognition for the energy industry, the ADIPEC Awards are an important part of ADIPEC. Particularly significant in 2023, the ADIPEC Awards seek to unify the industry and accelerate urgent, collective action and game-changing solutions to address critical climate challenges and future-proof the energy system. Under the theme ‘Leading the Transformation’, the ADIPEC Awards 2023 continue to recognise the pioneers in innovation and collaboration and the changemakers transforming energy toward a sustainable future for all. This year, the Award categories have been tailored to address energy industry challenges and support the global energy transition. Under eight new award categories, the winners will exemplify the type of global collaboration and innovation needed to navigate today’s energy, political and economic challenges and transform the energy ecosystem for a better tomorrow. Judged by an enriched jury of global experts in decarbonisation, technology, finance, and climate change, with robust judging criteria, the winners will be announced at an exclusive ceremony held on 2 October 2023.

ADIPEC awards categories

Aligned with the most important pillars driving the global energy transition today, the new 2023 ADIPEC Awards categories emphasise the need for universal access to cleaner, more secure energy; tangible and credible solutions to impact change; and transformational progress for the advancement of humanity.

  • Game-changing partnership.
  • Developing economies energy company of the year.
  • Transformative hydrogen project.
  • Clean energy technology innovation of the year.
  • Decarbonisation at scale.
  • Young changemaker of the year.
  • Future energy workforce development programme.
  • Leader of change: passionate driver of progress (this category is not open to public submissions).