ABU DHABI: ADIPEC 2022, the world’s most inclusive energy conference and exhibition that was held from Oct. 31-Nov. 3 witnessed record attendance of 160,549 energy professionals from more than 160 countries who gathered in Abu Dhabi to participate in one of the most important events in the energy calendar.
ADIPEC 2022 featured over 28 country pavilions, facilitating international cooperation, including the signature of an historic new deal between the UAE and the US.
UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change Sultan Al Jaber and US Special Presidential Coordinator Amos Hochstein signed the Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE), which will catalyze $100 billion of investment in renewable energies and clean technologies in the US, UAE and emerging economies around the world by 2035.
A representative from INPEX/JODCO exclusively told Arab News Japan that their participation at ADIPEC 2022 “paid a special tribute to this milestone by featuring a countdown clock marking the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the day of the anniversary.”
“The booth included its signature project map with introductions of INPEX’s key business initiatives like the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia as well as its onshore and offshore oil field operations in Abu Dhabi. This map was complemented by descriptions of INPEX’s 5 net zero carbon businesses,” the representative said, adding that a special display of drones was a key feature of the booth.
“Last but not least, we showcased our CSR initiatives in the UAE, including educational and cultural programs that help us maintain our strong rapport with our partners in Abu Dhabi,” she added.
About the challenges in participation at ADIPEC 2022, the representative said: “As we understand, ADIPEC 2022 had a record turnout, and we welcomed a much larger number of visitors to our booth compared to previous years. However, we prepared well and ensured our booth was sufficiently staffed, and this helped mitigate any logistical challenges that may otherwise have surfaced.”
About distinguishing INPEX/JODCO participation in this year’s edition of ADIPEC from previous editions of the event, the representative said: “Two things stand out in particular. First, we were able to move our booth this year to a more central location not far from our key business partner ADNOC. This move also allowed us to introduce an all-new design and build a two-story booth, which we had never done at ADIPEC. This new layout allowed us to continue offering our famous Japanese tea ceremony service, while using the second floor as a meeting space where our CEO and other executives met with business partners from around the world.”
“Second, we were able to widely promote JODCO’s upcoming 50th anniversary in February, showcasing our longstanding commitment to Abu Dhabi as well as our resolve to continue this important relationship with Abu Dhabi for the next half century,” she added.
About the feedback of INPEX/JODCO participation in this year’s edition of ADIPEC, the representative said: “Given the backdrop of the energy transition and looking ahead to the UAE’s hosting of COP28 next year, there was a lot of focus on our 5 net zero business pillars towards a net zero carbon society, and particularly our hydrogen/ammonia initiatives, which partly consist of building a hydrogen/ammonia supply chain linking Abu Dhabi and Japan.”
Regarding INPEX/JODCO upcoming activities following ADIPEC 2022, the representative said: “Our next big event is of course the JODCO’s 50th anniversary in February 2023 and working with ADNOC and other business partners to map out our initiatives in the development and production of clean oil and gas as well as new energy solutions. In terms of exhibitions and conferences, we plan to exhibit and take part in several high-profile events next year, including the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Gastech in Singapore and several others.”