ADIPEC Week Highlights, VIP Board Dinner, ExxonMobil Joins Advisory Board, Dubai Airshow Highlights, USA Partnership Pavilion, and much more...
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Global Energy Leaders Convene at ADIPEC 2017
November 13-16, 2017

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​H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC CEO delivers keynote address at ADIPEC's VIP Opening Day Ceremony

The 2017 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) featured more than 2,200 exhibiting companies, 27 country pavilions, and 100,000 trade professionals from more than 125 companies. Spanning 135,000 square meters of floor space, this year's exhibition proved the largest to-date.

ADIPEC’s strategic and technical conference programs showcased more than 900 speakers, in 185 conference sessions, with more than 10,000 delegates participating in the world's premier meeting place for industry and knowledge exchange.
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H.E. Mohammed Barkindo
Secretary General of OPEC, welcomes delegates

H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber walks the expansive ADIPEC exhibition floor and meets with companies
ADIPEC - The  Meeting Place for Energy Leaders

"In his opening address, H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber announced plans to list a minority stake in ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel distributor and convenience store operator, on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

Dr. Al Jaber said the decision to launch the ADNOC Distribution IPO is an historic moment for ADNOC and the first time it has placed shares, of one of its subsidiary companies, onto the public markets." Click here to learn more.

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H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber and U.S. Ambassadors Gathered at the Bilateral Chamber's 20th Annual VIP Board Dinner at ADIPEC
November 14, 2017​

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L to R: David L. Phillips, Chairman of the Board, Bilateral Chamber; Omar Al Suwaidi, Director of Executive Office, ADNOC; T.H. Michael H. Corbin, U.S. Ambassador to the UAE (2011-2014); T.H. Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. Ambassador to the UAE (2014- Present); H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, CEO, ADNOC; T.H. Marcelle Wahba , U.S. Ambassador to the UAE (2001-2004); T.H. Douglas A. Silliman, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2016-Present); Ali Al Shamsi, CEO, Al Yasat; Aida Araissi, CEO, Bilateral Chamber


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the Bilateral Chamber was pleased to host its annual VIP Private Board of Advisors Dinner alongside ADIPEC Week 2017. This exclusive function brought together distinguished CEOs from leading IOCs, NOCs & service companies, U.S. and Foreign Ambassadors, and other dignitaries and key global executives from the energy sector.

Renowned companies in attendance included: ADNOC, ExxonMobil, Occidental, Chevron, Petrofac, Jacobs, Schlumberger, TAQA, Marathon, JET, Houston Methodist, IHS Markit, Statoil, Tellurian, among many others.

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Honoring T.H. Barbara A. Leaf with the 2017 Visionary Ambassador Award

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Continuing on the theme of honoring women leaders at the annual Board of Advisors Dinner, the Bilateral Chamber was pleased to recognize The Honorable Barbara A. Leaf, United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, with the 2017 Visionary Ambassador Award for her countless and impressive diplomatic accomplishments over her distinguished career.
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Welcoming New Advisory Board Member

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Dr. John Ardill, Advisory Board Member, welcomes official VIP delegation from the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq, at the Bilateral Chamber's 20th Annual VIP Board of Advisors Dinner.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our distinguished Board of Advisors to include Dr. John Ardill, Vice President of ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures.

We recognize and thank our esteemed Board whose guidance paves the way for effective and dynamic programming.

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Additional Board Dinner Photo Highlights

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L to R: Ken Dillon, President- International Operations, Oxy Oil & Gas; Leslie Beyer, President, PESA; Steve Kelly, President & GM, Oxy Oman; Glenn Vangolen, Senior Vice President- Business Support, Occidental; Stephen Lloyd, Senior Vice President & GM, Occidental Abu Dhabi  L to R: Said Hoderi, CEO, Elmarhala Consulting- Libya; Mazin Ramadan, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Libya; Adel Chaouch, Bilateral Chamber Board Member & Director- MENA, Marathon Oil; Cathy Easter, President & CEO, Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services; Talal Braidy, Director- Business Development, Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services; Abdulkhaliq Al Ameri, Managing Director, TAQA Iraq

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L to R: H. Delano Roosevelt, Director- New Business Development, Rez Investment Co. Ltd.; T.H. Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. Ambassador to the UAE; Gregory Stevens, Chairman, American Business Council - Kuwait  L to R: Maurice Nessim, Bilateral Chamber Board Member & President, WesternGeco, Schlumberger; Martin Houston, Bilateral Chamber Board Member & Executive Vice Chairman, Tellurian Inc.
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USA Partnership Pavilion at ADIPEC 2017
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Along the sidelines of ADIPEC's opening day, the Bilateral Chamber was proud to support and participate in the USA Partnership Pavilion ribbon-cutting ceremony, sponsored and organized by Kallman Worldwide. Tom Kallman, CEO, Kallman Worldwide and T.H. Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. Ambassador to the UAE, were present to officially welcome the USA Partnership Pavilion exhibitors.

The Bilateral Chamber is proud to be the official strategic partner of Kallman Worldwide and the USA Pavilion- the premier destination for U.S. companies seeking an avenue for exhibiting at ADIPEC and capitalizing on this important industry.

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Dubai Airshow 2017 - The Destination for Aerospace
November 12 - 16, 2017
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Reaching new heights the Dubai Air Show 2017 marked a record breaking year of deals. According to the show press release, at the end of the show’s final day, the order book stood at almost US $113.8 billion.

“The figures speak for themselves – it’s been another successful year. Dubai is geographically at the centre of the global aviation world, and Dubai Airshow is where the sector comes to do business. We have seen incredible, unmatched deals, innovations and ideas. " - Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of organisers, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East. Click here to learn more.

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The Bilateral Chamber is proud to be the official strategic partner of Kallman Worldwide and the USA Partnership Pavilion at Dubai Airshow 2017.
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Iraq Forum at ADIPEC Week
Downstream Opportunities in Iraq's Oil and Gas Sector

November 15, 2017
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 T.H. Douglas A. Silliman
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

 H.E. Jabbar Al-Luaibi
Minister of Oil
Republic of Iraq

Participants gained valuable insights about unique investment opportunities in Iraq's refineries from honored guests, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman and Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi.

Attendees were able to interact and engage with an esteemed panel of oil ministry officials that included:

  • Fayadh al-Mossawi - Deputy Minister for Refineries Affairs
  • Ihsan Ismael - Director General of Basrah Oil Company, Former Director General of Basrah Gas Company
  • Housam Walli - Director General of South Refinery Company
  • Majeed Jbaiyer Taayeeb - Deputy Diretor General of Middle Refineries Company
  • Adel Abid-Ali - Director of Investment & Studies

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