FEL events

WEC’s calendar of FEL events bring together the most outstanding young energy professionals from all over the world

World Energy Congress

Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress is WEC’s global flagship event that enables dialogue among ministers, CEOs, industry experts and young leaders on critical developments in the energy sector. With an integrated programme aimed specifically for future leaders, this premier energy gathering offers a unique opportunity to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. The 23rd World Energy Congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2016.

Future Energy Leaders and the World Energy Congress 2013

Last year, WEC’s community of FELs participated in the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea (Rep.). During the course of the Congress week, FELs attended a series of expert roundtables and panel discussions – sessions designed specifically for young leaders. They were assigned to specific working groups in which they explored some of the most pressing issues on the global agenda.

At the World Energy Congress 2013, topics included the energy policy trilemma, social innovation, alternative fuels, the financing of future energy projects and the water-energy nexus. During the closing ceremony of the main Congress, the FELs were invited to share their thoughts and vision for the future with global energy leaders.

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Future Energy Leaders’ Summits

Co-hosted by the local country’s minister of energy, this annual summit provides a platform for young leaders to explore critical issues in the energy agenda, providing a unique platform to develop global insight. High-level speakers and panelists include policymakers, industry leaders and carefully selected energy experts. The next FEL Summit will be held in Cartagena, Colombia 22nd October 2014.

Regional events

WEC’s annual flagship regional events, including the African Energy Indaba, the Eastern European FOREN and the Asian Clean Energy Summit provide a unique platform for Future Energy Leaders to focus on regional priorities, projects and solutions.