The World Energy Leaders’ Summits (WELS) are high-level exclusive events organised by the World Energy Council for the global energy leaders’ community to facilitate on-going dialogue on critical issues affecting the energy sector.

The Mexico City World Energy Leaders’ Summit will be co-hosted by Mexico’s Secretaría de Energía (SENER), Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, taking place during DEMEX – Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017.

Participation to the WELS is by invitation only to Ministers, the Council’s Patron and Global Partner CEOs, officials and selected high-level guests. The agenda will build upon insights gained from the World Energy Council’s on-going studies, including the World Energy Scenarios and the World Energy Trilemma.

World Energy Leaders’ Summits, build on the Council’s unique ability to convene this powerful energy leaders’ community, provide an important touchpoint to address issues and challenges in a targeted regional context, most recently at the 23rd World Energy Congress in October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October 2015.

Programme Highlights

12th and 13th September 2017

Expo Santa Fe, Mexico City

Tuesday, 12th September

19.00 – 22.00   Opening Dinner with Keynote Address | Room: F1, 2nd Floor


Wednesday, 13th September

08.00 – 09.00   Registration

09.00 – 10.15   DEMEX Keynote Address | Room: C, Expo Floor

10.15 – 11.45   Keynote Address and Welcoming Address by the Government of Mexico: Energy Sector Reform in Mexico – An update, followed by a panel discussion on energy sector reform Adventures in Sector Reform – Critical Success Factors | Room: F1, 2nd Floor

11.45 – 13.00 Renewable Energy and Innovative Business Models – Driving and Enabling Changes | Room: F1, 2nd Floor

13.00 – 15.00 WELS Lunch & DEMEX Keynote Address | Rooms: Keynote Address by Christoph Frei in Room C, Expo Floor / Lunch in Room F2, 2nd Floor at 14.00 

15.00 – 16.30 New Policy Powerhouses – Decentralised Approaches to Balancing the Energy Trilemma | Room: F1, 2nd Floor

16.30 – 17.00 Networking Break

17.00 – 18.30 Energy Systems Resilience – Preparing for Risks | Room: F1, 2nd Floor

18.30 – 19.00 Break

19.00 – 20.00 DEMEX 2017 Closing Ceremony | Room: C, Expo Floor

20.00 – 20.30 Closing Cocktail | Room: F2, 2nd Floor

20:30 – 22.00 Dinner | Room F2, 2nd Floor