FEL-100 events

The World Energy Council’s FEL-100 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 has been the Council’s global flagship event that enables dialogue to take place between 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 was held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2016.

Future Energy Leaders and the 23rd World Energy Congress, Istanbul, Turkey

Held in parallel to the 23rd World Energy Congress, the 2016 FEL Congress took place in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2016. Senior expert speakers from 16 different countries spoke on topics ranging from the Future of Hydrocarbons and Post COP21, to Smart Innovations and Developing Talent in the Energy Sector. Presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions were held by members of the FEL-100 group and inspiring speeches were made by high-level speakers and World Energy Council officials.  The FEL Vision (86.22 kB) was presented during the closing ceremony of the World Energy Congress, as young professionals demonstrated the key ingredients needed to embrace ‘New Frontiers’ in the energy sector.

Future Energy Leaders and the World Energy Congress 2013

In 2013, the Council’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 panellists include policymakers, industry leaders and carefully selected energy experts. The next FEL Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2016.

Regional events

The Council’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.