Energy sector 'must invest in human capital'
Abu Dhabi, November 11, 2013
Prince Andrew, the British Duke of York called upon the global energy community to continue investing in its human capital during his opening address on the second day of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec).
Stressing the solid and long-standing relationship between the UAE and the UK in the field of oil and gas, Prince Andrew highlighted the growing importance of platforms for energy dialogue, and Adipec’s unique ability to work across the global energy spectrum.
An advocate for a diversified energy mix, much of the Duke of York’s address focused on the importance of investing in the future through the cultivation of human capital.
"I know Abu Dhabi is just as passionate about investing in its young people, as we are in the UK. It is these young people who will take up the challenges of meeting our future energy requirements," he remarked.
“I am positive that the discussions you have here at Adipec will focus on the importance of encouraging young people in the region and elsewhere, to help meet the energy needs of the 21st century,” he added.
The Duke of York toured the exhibition floor visiting energy exhibitors including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Shell, British Petroleum (BP), Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), as well as the Scottish and UK pavilions before attending a UK business reception at the Petroleum Club.-TradeArabia News Service