Partners

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Platinum Sponsor - ADNOC

ADNOC was established in 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry. The company founded subsidiaries forming an integrated oil and gas industry in the fields of exploration, production, support services, oil refining and gas processing, petrochemicals, logistics and refined products distribution.

The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), chaired by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, formulates and oversees the implementation of Abu Dhabi petroleum policies.

For more than four decades, ADNOC has been enhancing its competitive position becoming one of the world’s leading oil companies with substantial business interests in upstream and downstream operations.

Giving priority to education, ADNOC established a number of institutions that train and develop a qualified UAE cadre for the energy sector. ADNOC Technical Institute, the Petroleum Institute, The Glenelg School and programs such as the Achievers’ Oasis are examples of the company’s academic initiatives.

ADNOC has 17 subsidiaries comprising ADCO, ADMA-OPCO, ZADCO, NDC, GASCO, ADGAS, Al Hosn Gas, ELIXIER, TAKREER, ADNOC Distribution, BOROUGE, FERTIL, ESNAAD, IRSHAD, ADNATCO-NGSCO, Al Dhafra Petroleum Operation Company, Al Yasat Company for Petroleum Operations.

 

Host - Masdar

Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. The company serves as a link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future. Backed by the Mubadala Development Company PJSC, the strategic investment company of the government of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is dedicated to the Emirate’s long-term vision for the future of energy.

Innovation Partner - Shell

Shell's involvement in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi began in 1939 as shareholder of Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd. Today Shell has a 15 per cent shareholding in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO). Shell sees two main drivers for its long-term presence in Abu Dhabi: Partnership and Sustainable Development. To do that in practice, Shell provides support Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the state-owned petroleum company and the operating companies. This support is given through the supply of cutting edge technology and the secondment of experienced staff into the ADNOC group of companies. In addition, Shell Abu Dhabi supports the training of Abu Dhabi nationals, either through courses or by cross-posting staff to Shell companies around the world. Shell is also proud of its long-term commitment to social investment and social responsibility through its support of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Foundation, and the Petroleum Institute.

 

Silver Sponsor - BP

BP is one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas companies, with around 85,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries on six continents. BP has two main business segments: Upstream and Downstream. Through these, we find, produce and develop essential sources of energy, providing customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving and the petrochemicals required to make a variety of everyday items.

BP has been working in the Middle East for over 100 years. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a good corporate citizen and a great employer. BP played a significant role in the Abu Dhabi oil industry since the 1930s and was at the forefront of the discovery of oil in the Emirate in 1958.

Car Hire Partner - National Car Rental

National Car Rental (Sanam Rent-a-Car L.L.C) is an entity of the Al Tayer Group. The group is involved in automotive operations, business & industrial services, manufacturing, retail and consumer luxury goods and finally in publishing.

We are a fully integrated Transport Solutions provider, having been present in the market for nearly two decades – we have grown and structured our services to enable us to efficiently and effectively meet with the diverse transport related needs of our clients

National Car Rental is represented in 85 countries worldwide, with nearly 3,200 locations and a fleet in excess of 350,000. Across Europe, Middle East and Africa, National has over 1,000 locations in over 50 countries and a fleet comprising over 125,000 vehicles.

We operate from 18 locations and a fleet of about 6,500 plus vehicles in both rental and leasing in the UAE. Our fleet comprises of the latest and popular makes and models ranging from economy to luxury sedan. It also includes 4*4 and commercial vehicles. We offer bespoke leasing options and competitive pricing for daily, weekly, monthly rental vehicles. 

Services Offered

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
  • Leasing of all vehicle categories tailored to suit our customer’s needs
  • Regional and international reservations via our Dubai Call Centre free of charge
  • Fleet sale and leaseback and other transport solutions to the corporate market
  • Professional chauffeur service- UAE wide

Education Partner - Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in accordance with law No. 24 of 2005, issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE President, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Chairman of ADEC is H.H. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the Vice-Chairman is H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.

ADEC is responsible for managing, guiding, adopting and implementing various educational development strategies and initiatives in Abu Dhabi. Our aims are: to put students first; develop a modern, innovative and world-class system; and help develop the citizens that our future society and economy will need.