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Preparing for ADIPEC 2018 - maximise your oil & gas business in Abu Dhabi

21st October 2018

If you are an oil and gas company intending to come to ADIPEC 2018 in Abu Dhabi between 12th – 15th November, to maximize your time, get prepared now!

Be sure to register online – its FREE. This year, all badges will feature your photograph.

It is a great opportunity to connect with clients and suppliers, as well as completely new contacts. Take time now to set up some meetings to be sure you get to see everyone that you need to. This year, 42 NOCs and IOCs will be exhibiting; there will be 28 international pavilions; over 2,200 companies will be exhibiting and over 110,000 attendees are expected. Furthermore, over 100 ministers and energy influencers will be speaking at the conference sessions.

Register for the Preparing for ADIPEC Webinar - 23rd October, 1pm UAE time, 10am UK time

Gateway Group is honoured to be invited again by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to participate in their annual webinar specifically to help UK oil and gas companies to prepare for ADIPEC. We will be joined in the webinar presentation by the Energy Industries Council (EIC), Welsh Government and Scottish Development International. The webinar will cover an overview of the oil and gas market in Abu Dhabi, opportunities in Abu Dhabi, setting up your business in Abu Dhabi,and tips for oil and gas companies wanting to work with ADNOC, as well as networking events and an introduction to the Scottish and UK pavilions.

Doing business in Abu Dhabi beyond ADIPEC 2018 - what you need to know

  • If you are coming to ADIPEC and intending to do business here, its good to know the following in advance:

  • To do business in Abu Dhabi you need a commercial license

  • To work directly with ADNOC you need to obtain approval from the Supreme Petroleum Council

  • Expat employees working in Abu Dhabi will be required to have residence visas

  • Employees working at specific facilities may also be required to have CICPA security permits.

How Gateway Group can help your oil and gas company expand into Abu Dhabi

Avoid the uncertainty of appointing a local sponsor and not knowing if they meet the requirements for getting Supreme Petroleum Council approval to enable your organisation to work directly with ADNOC and apply for CICPA registration and security passes. Imagine the potential delays and cost implications if you set up your business only to find out that your local partner didn't meet the necessary requirements. Gateway Group is already Supreme Petroleum Council-approved. This means we meet all these requirements and gives you one less thing to worry about, making us an ideal local sponsor for oil and gas companies.

Gateway is an expert at business setup for oil and gas companies in Abu Dhabi. We manage the incorporation process from start to finish. To book an appointment to meet with us during your trip to ADIPEC to talk about setting up your business, email us now:

Abu Dhabi Networking Events

Throughout ADIPEC week there numerous networking events and receptions. This year, the British Business Group in Abu Dhabi will be hosting its annual ADIPEC Kick Off Breakfast on Monday 12th November at 7am at the Novotel Al Bustan. The Keynote Speakers are Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive and Stuart Broadley, CEO of the Energy Industries Council. This is always a well attended event and gets bigger each year. For more details and to book your attendance at the BBG ADIPEC Networking Breakfast Click Here. The hotel provides free shuttle buses after the event to take you directly to ADIPEC at the ADNEC.

Written by Jenny Hunt, Founding Partner & CEO

Gateway Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi & Dubai UAE


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