Experiences & Events

More than just a think tank. We are an energy experience bank, bringing together energy leaders, pioneers, influencers and practitioners to develop strategies for successful energy transition.

Our experiences and events engage, educate, inspire, influence and connect Members and stakeholders on the pressing energy issues of the day.  

By curating a range of new, relevant experiences, we give our communities access to the practical knowledge they need to achieve impact as they move towards secure, affordable and inclusive energy transition.

The Council’s experiences and events convene, connect and catalyse over 9,000 energy leaders from 80+ countries – and our reach is growing every year.

We run a number of high profile global events including the: 

  • triennial World Energy Congress 
  • annual World Energy Week 
  • World Energy Leaders’ Summit 

Our global network also connects through a range of digital and communication platforms that enable new ways of working, collaborating and innovating. For example, we conduct webinars and interactive workshops for the Council’s Members and Partners. 

Numerous regional and national events are organised by the Council’s Member Committees, focusing specifically on regional and national energy issues.  

As one of the world’s most influential energy organisations, we regularly speak and share insights at key international events, such as Clean Energy Ministerial, United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties (COP), St Petersburg International Economic Forum and the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All forum.

World Energy Congress

World Energy Week is the Council’s annual event that brings together our impact communities from across the globe. Hosted by a Member Committee, participants come from all parts of the world and represent national, regional and global energy systems and sectors.  

The event includes a mix of internal member meetings, public-facing conferences with top speakers covering key energy issues and CEO and ministerial roundtables. By coming together, participants engage in strategic dialogue and experiences covering the most impactful  opportunities, challenges and solutions shaping energy futures and  successful energy transitions.  

World Energy Congress 2019 

World Energy Week

The World Energy Week (WEW) is the annual event of the World Energy Council that brings together the World Energy community. Coming from all parts of the world and representing national and global energy systems and sectors, participants take part in internal member meetings and public conferences featuring high-level speakers on the state of the energy system, as well as social events. Private high-level CEO and Ministerial roundtable meetings are hosted alongside these gatherings allowing for interaction and shared insights and side events may also be organised. Its mission is to: 

  • Convene energy leaders and practitioners from across the spectrum of the energy system to identify and set the priorities of the world energy community
  • Provide a stage for the Council's content, tools and insights, share perspectives on new developments and experiences across the global energy system and discuss how each country can address the energy Trilemma
  • Catalyse thought leadership

World Energy Academy

The World Energy Academy is the Council’s widely respected capacity building programme that informs and prepares global energy leaders to successfully manage the energy transition. Designed and delivered at a national level, it provides energy professionals with a clear understanding of global energy systems and critical decisions impacting their decisions. 

World Energy Leaders’ Summit

The World Energy Leaders’ Summit is a series of high-level events specifically for top global energy leaders. These exclusive events aim to spark dialogue on the critical issues affecting the energy sector and provide an opportunity to share best practice and consider possible solutions to accelerate energy transition. Participation is by invitation only.  

World Energy Leaders' Summit

Start Up Energy Transition Awards

The annual Start Up Energy Transition (SET100) Award, run in partnership with the German Energy Agency (dena), is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change.  

With innovation at the heart of the Council’s agenda, this competition which sits alongside a Tech festival, is the perfect platform to identify innovators and boost capabilities for energy transition. 


WEC 2019 Calendar of Events
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