In more recent years the OMC event has started approaching other topics, from renewables, energy efficiency, low carbon economy to circular economy with the scope of increasing the awareness about the complementarity of all energy sources.
Alternating with the Renewable Energy Mediterranean Conference – REM – since 2012 OMC has organized workshops and special sessions focused on the strategies to put in place as regards climate change, security of supply and sustainable development.
It is a fact that communities at global level are aligning on the need to act rapidly to fight climate change, and most industrialized countries have committed to reducing or eliminating emissions in the medium-long term.
Likewise in recent years the oil & gas industry has made a significant step towards a low carbon energy mix, massively investing in technologies as well as adopting strategies and new business models that aim at combining economic with environmental and social sustainability.
With the new scenario of the ongoing energy transition, expanding OMC horizon to offer a wider perspective and facilitate dialogue on the complexity of energy issues becomes essential and unavoidable.
It is an ambitious project which requires joint efforts to ensure that all energy related stakeholders come together around aligned goals and move from positions of adversity to collaboration in the immediate future.
The theme selected for the 2021 edition “Rethinking Energy together: alliances for a sustainable energy future” best embraces the dual challenge of today’s energy industry: accelerate with the energy transition to grow sustainably in the long term and be resilient to overcome the economic downturn in the short term.
This vision is shared by OMC shareholders (Ravenna Chamber of Commerce, Assorisorse and ROCA), by OMC associated companies (Shell, Total, Saipem, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Rosetti Marino, Oilstates Inc., Proger, Edison, Schlumberger, Newpark Drilling Fluids, DG Impianti,) and by the Italian Institutions supporting the event (Minister for Economic Development, Ministry for the Environment, the Emilia Romagna Region and the Municipality of Ravenna).
The theme also reflects the vision of Eni which has been participating to the OMC event since its launch, and is planning to build the world biggest CCS project in Ravenna district.
In this scenario Ravenna confirms its role as the Italian energy capital which is preparing to welcome international energy companies at the next OMC 2021, from 28 to 30 september.
The Chair OMC 2021 Monica Spada – Eni Energy Evolution, Green Traditional Refinery&Marketing Oil and Products Portfolio Optimization & Supply Internal Advisor – is strongly convinced that OMC can be a catalyst for a wider awareness about the energy future, a place for discussion about synergistic development strategies to connect the Southern and the Northern rims of the Mediterranean.
The three day event will offer outstanding contributions, with Plenary and Panel discussions every day, 4 major thematic areas including Operational Excellence, Carbon Neutrality, Circular Economy and Technologies will cover the entire energy segment, and as an absolute novelty the “Innovation Room” addressing universities to get young generations involved in the energy transition path as well as primary schools to foster a culture of energy.
The Exhibition running in parallel to the conference since the first edition has rapidly grown into an international exhibition thanks to the increasing number of foreign companies as shown by the figures of the 2019 edition: over 30.000 square meters of space, with 7 exhibit pavilions, 618 exhibiting companies from 33 countries, and a total of 23.400 participants.
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