- 27 leaders from oil, gas and petrochemical industries to discuss impact and opportunity of digitalization, technology and Fourth Industrial Age
- Strength of attendance at roundtable demonstrates Abu Dhabi's convening power as global hub for the world's oil and gas industry
Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 7, 2018: Twenty-seven of the world's leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 11, to discuss the impact of digitalization, technology and the Fourth Industrial Age on the future of the global oil and gas industry.
The senior executives, representing many of the world's major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, have been invited to the third Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable by H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO. The roundtable, a unique and exclusive, invitation-only gathering to be held under the Chatham House Rule to increase openness of discussion, will provide a high-level forum for dialogue on the evolving dynamics of the energy industry.
The high-level participation by the world's leading oil, gas and petrochemical chief executives is a demonstration of the convening power of Abu Dhabi as a global hub for the world's oil and gas industry and its leadership in the conversation around the evolving energy mix.
H.E. Dr. Al Jaber said: “As we enter the Fourth Industrial Age, the oil, gas and petrochemical industries have a critical role to play in enabling the step-change in global growth by ensuring economies have the energy and energy-based products they need. Breakthrough technologies, including artificial intelligence, data analytics and blockchain, can increase our potential to meet growing energy needs and deliver greater value to shareholders.
“The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable is an ideal platform for leaders from the oil, gas and petrochemical sector to exchange views, share best practices and discuss solutions that can unlock greater opportunities now and into the future.”
In addition to H.E. Dr. Al Jaber, the roundtable will be attended by Amin H. Al-Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco; Alfred Stern, CEO Borealis; Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Pedro Miro Roig, Vice Chairman and CEO, CEPSA; H.E. Mr. Wang Yilin, Chairman, CNPC; Claudio Descalzi, CEO, ENI; Hunter L. Hunt, President, Hunt Consolidated Energy; Sanjiv Singh, CEO, Indian Oil Company; Takayuki Ueda, President and CEO, INPEX: Tsutomu Sugimori, President, JXTG Holdings (JX-Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration); Nizar Al-Adsani, Deputy Chairman and CEO, KPC; Dr. Vagit U. Alekperov, President, LUKOIL; Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company; Todd Karran, President and CEO, Nova Chemicals; Dr. Rainer Seele, Chairman and CEO, OMV; Vicki A. Hollub, President and CEO, OXY; Dr. Antonio Costa Silva, Chairman of the Management Commission, Partex; Carlos Trevino, CEO, PEMEX; Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President and Group CEO, Petronas; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Total; Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell and Raoul Restucci, Managing Director, Petroleum Development Oman: Dr Josephine Wapakabulo, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company; Nassef Sawiris, CEO, OCI: Kim Jun, President and CEO of SK Innovation; Dr Carlos Saturnino Guerra Sousa e Olivera, Chairman and CEO, Sonangol Group and Rovnag Ibrahim Abdullayev, President, SOCAR.
The Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable will take place on the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2018, one of the world's largest and most influential events for the global oil and gas industry.