Hosted by the Council’s Italian Member Committee, this week long programme will offer a wide range of events and networking opportunities for the global energy community. Attendees will discuss issues relevant to the global energy transition in public and private meetings with specific sessions dedicated to CEOs and Ministerial Delegations. The event will also host the Council’s major governance meetings culminating in the full Executive Assembly Plenary.

With the theme “Change · Challenge ·  Opportunity”, the Leading Forum for Public-Private Dialogue on Shale Development looks to address many more players and their technologies – both old and new – among the oil and gas business that will likely become increasingly important for industry participants. The Asia-Pacific Shale Gas Summit is a celebrated petroleum platform which is dedicated to the unconventional resources development in China and Asia. The event aims to recognize, and award technologies and products that promote innovation, multi-disciplinary cooperation, new material, digital technologies with a focus to reduce costs and improve efficiency.



Africa Oil Week is the meeting place for Africa’s upstream oil and gas markets. The event brings together governments, national oil companies, investors, corporate players, independents and financiers – giving them a place to network, discuss and share knowledge. Africa Oil Week attracts the highest quality speakers. Sessions are headed by top figures in the sector, including ministers, heads of NOCs, leading scientists and CEOs from major and independent companies. The Africa Oil Week Prospect Forum, held in partnership with AAPG, is a place for governments to present their E&P opportunities to people interested in developing them. Last year's event led to numerous business transactions and there are even more opportunities for 2018 with a dedicated content theatre for NOCs, Independents and Geoscience companies to showcase their farm out blocks.


Established in 1984, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference is a world-class business forum, where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead. ADIPEC has grown exponentially to become the world’s meeting point for oil and gas professionals. Today, over $10.34 billion of business is concluded during the exhibition, placing ADIPEC at the very heart of international business of the global energy sector. Over 110,000 trade professionals attend ADIPEC, while 980 industry leading experts share their knowledge and understanding across the event’s expansive line-up of strategic and technical conference sessions. From 12 - 15 November 2018, Abu Dhabi will once more extend it’s world famous hospitality as the industry reconvenes to drive and define the future of the industry.


The 2018 meeting of the G20 Leaders' Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 years after the first G20 Leaders' Summit took place in Washington, DC.

Argentina has selected the theme, 'Building consensus for fair and sustainable development,' for the 2018 G20 Leaders' Summit, and has identified three key issues for the agenda: the future of work, infrastructure for development, and a sustainable food future.

Meetings will take place throughout 2018 to prepare for the Leaders' Summit. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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