About the Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner on the first evening of the Seminar is a vital element of the OPEC Seminar.
Held at the magnificent Vienna City Hall, this event will be the perfect occasion for casual discussions and networking. Furthermore, on the occasion of the Gala Dinner the prestigious OPEC Awards will take place making this a truly unforgettable evening.
Vienna's City Hall is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along the city's Ringstraße. Designed by Friedrich Schmidt (1825-1891), it was erected between 1872 and 1883. The architecture along the Ringstraße is dominated by historicism, a unique style combining various architectural elements of the past. Friedrich Schmidt, however, focused on one particular epoch, designing City Hall in the Gothic style, with towers similar to Gothic cathedrals.
Today, City Hall is the head office for Vienna's municipal administration and its more than 2,000 employees. Visitors are stunned by the magnificent state rooms, which frequently provide an historic background to various special events such as press conferences, concerts or balls.
Host of the Gala Dinner
The UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry strives to contribute to achieving the UAE 2021 vision, represented in the national agenda indicators, and in competitiveness and strategy to ensure the UAE society maintaining its resources, enjoying a diverse energy that achieves sustainability by proposing and developing policies, legislations and strategies in coordination with stakeholders. The Ministry aims at achieving security, sustainability and competitiveness of the sectors of energy, water, industry and mineral wealth. Moreover, it targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the country by developing these strategies such as the National Energy Strategy 2050, and the Water Security Strategy 2036 that has been launched recently.
Visit the ministry at: https://www.moei.gov.ae/
Mubadala Investment Company is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. As Abu Dhabi’s leading strategic investment company, Mubadala is active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world, creating lasting value for our shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.
Our work includes the development of global industrial champions in sectors such as aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals & mining and renewable energy, utilities, and the management of diverse financial holdings. We have built on legacy expertise in oil and gas to invest across the hydrocarbon spectrum and enhance the UAE’s growth potential through investments in healthcare, real estate and defense services. Our investment approach prioritizes partnership with best-in-class organizations and a commitment to the highest standards of governance.
Mubadala’s Petroleum & Petrochemicals platform, is a core pillar of Mubadala and represents with an asset value in excess of US$ 40 billion which represents over 32% of Mubadala’s value. As a platform, our business can be compared with that of some of the larger global integrated oil and gas companies, and our primary goal is to maximize value, in addition to continuing to contribute to the ongoing diversification and internationalization of the Abu Dhabi economy.
The assets of Mubadala’s Petroleum & Petrochemicals platform produce net over 500,000 boe a day, operate over 4700km pipelines, have a net refining capacity over 740,000 barrels/ day, operate 9400 filling stations, produce over 6.2 million tons of Polyolefins - as one of the top producers worldwide – we collaborate with over 30 partners worldwide and employ 53,000 employees.
Visit Mubadala at: https://www.mubadala.com/
ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers and a primary catalyst for growth and diversification in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Our company operates across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, with interests that range from exploration, production, storage, refining and distribution, to the development of a wide-range of petrochemical products.
At ADNOC, we produce about 3 million barrels of oil and 9.8 billion cubic feet of raw gas a day. Our integrated upstream, midstream and downstream activities are carried out by 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies.
For over 45 years, we have played an integral role in Abu Dhabi’s economic development, managing, producing and preserving the Emirate’s hydrocarbon reserves on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Government.
Today, ADNOC continues to look for new and innovative ways to maximize the value of its resources, pioneering approaches and technologies that will ensure it is able to meet the demands of an ever-changing energy market, and continue to have a positive impact on the Abu Dhabi, and broader UAE economy for generations to come.
Visit Adnoc at: https://www.adnoc.ae/