bp, OMV and the African Energy Chamber among those helping to define the global energy future at the 2021 ADIPEC Leadership Roundtables

  • Taking place immediately after the COP26 climate meeting, the invitation-only ADIPEC Roundtables will explore the new ideas and transformative thinking shaping the energy sector, with bp, Honeywell, OMV, AVEVA, and the Japan Pavilion among the sponsors
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will channel market insights as a Strategic Insights Partner
  • Executives from OMV, AVEVA, OGCI, the African Energy Chamber and IHS Markit will host a series of high-level debates, providing fresh and objective perspectives on the energy industry’s strategic challenges and opportunities

Abu Dhabi: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), this year’s ADIPEC – the global energy industry’s largest, most important and influential event – will gather ministers, C-level industry executives and policymakers to accelerate the recovery of energy markets and define the sector’s future.

Taking place over four days, from 15-18 November, the influential 2021 ADIPEC Leadership Roundtables will offer fresh perspectives on the new geopolitics of energy and the evolving dynamics of supply and demand as businesses emerge from COVID-19 and pivot towards net-zero.

Among the topics to be discussed will be how governments and the energy industry can work together to tackle climate change; the importance of balanced energy markets as global economies revive; the future for energy companies in a low-carbon world; how the future of transportation will change energy demand; Africa’s future energy ecosystem; decarbonising the shipping industry; the impact of ESG on investments and long-term growth; creating value through the circular economy and the role of technology and digitisation in reshaping businesses and driving the transition to net-zero carbon energy.

Alfred Stern, CEO of OMV, explained: “The circular economy is no longer a buzzword but crucial to creating long-term value. At ADIPEC’s ‘Sustainability in Energy’ Roundtable, sponsored by OMV, I look forward to seeing how R&D, investment, and innovations can support positive change.”

Peter Herweck, CEO of AVEVA, said: “Digitalisation presents a significant opportunity for industries, government and technology companies to achieve the 1.5° pathway and fast-track our journey towards a sustainable future. The ADIPEC Roundtables help enable the discussions necessary to drive these developments.”

Hesham Tashkandi, President, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, Middle East, said: We are delighted to support the ADIPEC Roundtables. Just as digitalisation continues to transform companies’ strategies, so are new technologies underscoring the importance of securing their business assets. 

Alan Thomson, Senior Partner and Managing Director at BCG and global leader of BCG’s Energy Practice, commented: “It is our pleasure to be the Strategic Insights Partner of ADIPEC. With our commitment to moderate the Leadership Roundtables at the event, we look forward to engaging on the most pertinent issues facing senior management within the energy industry and beyond. The path ahead, post COP26, is at the top of the agenda. Climate and sustainability will be covered extensively, in addition to digital and new technology solutions that will impact the broader energy value chain.”

Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC, commented: “Taking place immediately after the COP26 climate meeting, the 2021 ADIPEC Leadership Roundtables will provide a first opportunity for the world’s leading energy strategists to debate the COP26 outcomes and apply innovative ideas and transformative thinking to the transition to low-carbon energy.

“The highly interactive and knowledge-rich sessions will enhance understanding of the trends which are changing the global energy landscape and access the insights and actionable best practices that will enable forward-thinking companies to position themselves in the vanguard of the energy transition.” 

Limited to 30 participants, each 90-minute Leadership Roundtable will be hosted by the Middle East Energy Club and held under the Chatham House Rule. A seasoned moderator will facilitate every session to ensure a highly interactive, knowledge and solutions-based exchange that offers fresh and objective perspectives on the energy industry’s main leadership challenges and opportunities. 

The Leadership Roundtables are a key part of the influential 2021 ADIPEC Strategic Conference programme: a series of ministerial panels, keynote addresses, interviews and debates and panel sessions, ministers, industry leaders, experts, influencers, and disruptors.


ADIPEC is the world’s largest and most influential event for the energy industry. Attracting a record breaking 155,000+ attendees in 2019, the event brings together energy ministers, global CEOs and leading decision-makers alongside the businesses that shape the future of energy supply across 4 days of focused commerce, dialogue and knowledge transfer that addresses today’s energy needs and defines tomorrow’s energy landscape.

ADIPEC gives 2,200+ exhibitors unparalleled access to the top decision-makers in the energy industry and is the ideal platform to create new business opportunities, strengthen existing relationships and network across the entire energy sector, with an estimated $18.9 Billion worth of business agreements taking place during the event. 

About ADNOC:

ADNOC is a leading diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADNOC’s objective is to maximise the value of the Emirate’s vast hydrocarbon reserves through responsible and sustainable exploration and production to support the United Arab Emirates’ economic growth and diversification.