With around 60 Scottish companies in attendance, the Middle East's largest oil and gas show offers huge opportunities for Scotland.
ADIPEC 2015 is expected to attract 85,000 visitors to Abu Dhabi, making the event one of the largest oil and gas shows in the world.
Those visitors will include a record number of Scottish companies with nearly 60 companies joining us on the Scotland Pavilion - almost double last year's figure and a record number for the event.
Scotland at ADIPEC 2015
- Stand 1210
- Around 60 Scottish companies
- Explore trade opportunities with Scotland's supply chain
- Discover the support we can offer to help you do business with Scotland
Other Scottish oil and gas companies will have their own stands or be joining partners or agents at the event, bringing the total to around 75 Scottish companies.
This increased Scottish presence at ADIPEC 2015 reflects the strengthening relationship between Scotland and the Middle East in the oil and gas industry.
In 2013 Scotland's international oil and gas supply chain sales to the Middle East reached £2 billion.
That means the region is now our second largest export market after the United States.
Scottish Enterprise's 2013/14 Survey of International Activity found that 64% of Scotland's oil and gas supply chain companies considered the Middle East as offering opportunities for growth in the immediate future.
And, with over 60% of the Scottish companies joining us visiting ADIPEC for the first time, this confidence in the relationship between our two oil and gas industries remains despite current challenges in the global sector.
With an expanded Dubai office and a new office in Saudi Arabia we are also working hard to build those relationships, helping companies in the region find the suppliers, partners and contractors they need in Scotland.
David Rennie, our international sector head for oil and gas, said:
"ADIPEC offers us a great platform to showcase Scotland’s world class skills and expertise. The record attendance on our pavilion this year is a strong reflection of the value and importance our supply chain puts on growing its international activity.
"Scotland has built up a strong relationship with the Middle East region over the years with it now being its second largest export market after the United States. As such, we’ve developed support mechanisms to enable companies to trade with almost all the oil and gas producing countries in the region."
Accessing Scotland's experience and expertise
Visiting the Scotland Pavilion at ADIPEC 2015 is a great way to explore what Scotland can offer your company.
With the experience and expertise of decades of North Sea oil and gas production, Scotland is recognised as a global hub for the industry.
Indeed our recent survey of global perceptions found that:
- 78% of senior industry figures recognise Scotland's importance to the global industry
- 55% of respondents consider their relationship with Scotland's supply chain companies to be growing
- 74% of respondents see Scotland as a first-class training ground for the global oil and gas industry
At ADIPEC 2015 you'll be able to meet some of the companies that have done so much to build Scotland's global reputation in markets around the world.
Our own specialist staff will also be available to discuss how we can help you do business with Scotland - from our range of services to support inward investment to how we can help you make the connections you need in Scotland's oil and gas supply chain.
International, innovative, efficient
These are challenging times for the global oil and gas industry.
But Scotland's supply chain companies remain active in every major market around the world.
They can offer innovative products and services in a range of industry sub-sectors and help you develop the efficient projects needed in the current climate.
You can find out more about what Scotland has to offer throughout ADIPEC 2015 - visit the Scotland Pavilion on Stand 1210.
Explore trade opportunities with Scotland's oil & gas companies