The UAE’s meeting place for regional and international downstream players
Globally as the industry adjusts to a new oil price norm, locally the UAE and GCC forge ahead with expanding their downstream industries to maximize the value from each barrel of oil.
Increasing refining capacities to meet growing demand, and expanding petrochemical portfolios continue to be winning investments for the UAE and region. Furthermore integration and collaboration continues to offer the region’s refiners and producers the best opportunities to leverage their unique attributes and advantages.
Back for its 18th year, Abu Dhabi International Downstream continues as the UAE’s fully integrated and dedicated refining-petrochemical conference. At the forefront of the UAE’s and wider downstream industry’s needs, ADID attracts an audience of local, regional and international professionals to share and overcome the common challenges and opportunities that they face.
New for 2017 the Summit is backed by an esteemed advisory board. Look out for more details to be announced shortly.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Kay Mitchell on firstname.lastname@example.org or register your interest for the summit below.
2017 Advisory Board
2016 featured Key Speakers including:
2016 PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED:
Meet 50 delegates in less than 30 minutes! Join a table with five of your peers for three minutes. When the bell rings pick up your new business cards and move to the next table for more introductions. A great icebreaker, ensure you’ve met everyone vital for your business.
The Big Debate
This highly interactive format is coming to ADID for the first time, this year’s Big Debate is: This house believes there is a market for the new addition of polymers and aromatics production in the GCC. Based on the Oxford-Style format, after a 5 minute introduction from the moderator, each panelist will present a ten-minute opening statement either proposing or opposing the motion. This will be followed by 20 minutes questions from the audience and inter-panel challenges. To conclude, each panelist will deliver a five-minute closing argument followed by an audience vote.
Gala Dinner Reception
Business is not all about meeting rooms and conference calls, it is also about taking the time to understand your partners and finding out more about them. The ADID Gala Reception is the perfect place to relax with a refreshing drink while building these crucial bridges.