This week we have been exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference also known as ADIPEC which is held at ADNEC – the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event is normally held every two years but for the first time in history the event moved to an annual show.
ADIPEC 2013 has been the most successful year for the event which has welcomed over 55,000 visitors. The event was spread across four days and hosted over 50 technical sessions from more than 300 speakers. In attendance included our own Chairman of DMGT, Lord Rothermere and Prince Andrew, the British Duke of York.
The Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is still highly dependent on foreign workers with over half of the industry’s labour force coming from the expatriate community according to our latest research.
The research, conducted by leading Oil and Gas analysts Douglas-Westwood, indicates that the trend is unlikely to change in the short to medium term as the region looks to meet project demand, despite various educational initiatives by the UAE to increase the proportion of nationals entering the private sector.
Our booth was part of the DMG Energy Pavilion #7234, we welcomed hundreds of visitors who were keen to hear more about the Oil and Gas industry and how OilCareers can help them further in their career. The event was also an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with our clients in the Middle East.
This year we featured a golfing competition on our booth and our lucky winner has won a weekend trip for two to the Yas Viceroy Resort in Abu Dhabi with breakfast, dinner and a round of golf at Yas Links Golf Course. We hope you enjoy your prize!
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made our time at ADIPEC a memorable one!