One of the yearly calendar’s most important events, the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) brings together over 2,500 businesses and experts in the sector, representing a major opportunity for encounter and exchange between operators and stakeholders, as well as a chance for countries to meet suppliers and enterprises. Over 700 speakers will participate in the cycle of conferences. In particular, visitors will find the stands of 25 countries, 13 state energy companies, 14 petroleum multinationals and 10 representatives from the United Arab Emirates.

In the past, ADIPEC has proven a viable platform for developing bilateral agreements and business deals and a popular destination for investors.

The International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is an annual event rotating between Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The scope of the conference program and associated industry activities addresses technology and relevant industry issues that challenge industry professionals and management around the world. The IPTC is a collaborative effort between the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The synergy of these four leading individual-member driven societies provides the most comprehensive opportunity to form multi‑disciplinary committees and an outstanding technical program. Regional oil ministers, industry leaders and governmental representatives will discuss and share their views on timely industry topics and trends, exchange expertise and experience, present state-of-the-art technology and innovation, and will stimulate further research on technical and business activities. In addition, awards and recognition will be given for organizations’ efforts in technical and business contributions to the industry. There will also be a range of integrated social activities to encourage networking and offline discussion.


It’s the OPEC meeting that perhaps more than any other is drawing the international spotlight. To be held in Vienna on 30 November, oil producer countries will meet to in order to agree on an international crude oil output freeze, a decision which analysts believe could bring the price per barrel back up after months of decline. The November meeting follows a number of major summits that effectively came to nothing, including the one in Doha in April 2016 and that in September in Algiers. Although the parties reached a preliminary agreement at the latter event to reduce crude output by 1 million bpd, quotas for each country, a necessary ingredient for any final agreement, were never decided on. In Vienna they will tackle this extremely delicate matter.


On 5 - 6 December, the world’s major stakeholders, investors and C-level executives of the oil & gas sector will meet in London. The program will include over 20 hours of networking between business partners and prospects, meetings between the six of the world’s most important oil-producing countries, including Russia, Iran, India and various African nations. Participants will include over 1000 energy company executives, investors, bank representatives and stakeholders, along with 100 speakers selected from among the global energy sector’s foremost experts.