Energy for Prosperity
This flagship event of the World Energy Council covers all aspects of the energy agenda. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress enables dialogue among Ministers, CEOs and industry experts on critical developments in the energy sector.
As the world’s premier energy gathering, the Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective.
24th World Energy Congress
9-12 September, Abu Dhabi
The programme for the 24th World Energy Congress leads delegates through the most live and critical issues facing the energy industry. More information on the programme, confirmed speakers and the host venue is available on the World Energy Congress website.
A world-class tourism destination
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the country's largest emirate with over 1.6 million residents. The Emirate is a blend of diversity: from the contemporary chic of downtown Abu Dhabi to the timeless Bedouin traditions of the surrounding mountains, deserts and the sandy beaches.
“The energy transition is accelerating because, almost every day, a meteorological event or a scientific report brings some new and alarming light on climate change. Our call to action has never been so pressing. As entrepreneurs and innovators, our role is to find the ways and means to deliver on the zero-carbon economy and to create value and prosperity at the same time. At the Congress, I expect to hear colleagues and experts share their experience on how they try to do both.”
“As technological opportunities evolve and diversify, the energy sector needs to adjust its focus towards the right investments and innovations that accelerate from a systemic view. Operators need to discuss how they want to secure flexibility and supply; how they create suitable infrastructures; and how they want to enhance new possibilities to connect and turn consumers into dynamic actors. The World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi gives us all an opportunity to enhance our understanding of political, economic, and technological forces and trends shaping the energy industry. That’s why we look forward to connecting with our customers and thought leaders from across the globe to discuss and collaborate on providing energy solutions for today....and tomorrow.”
“Today, the world is facing significant challenges as we try to balance the issues of energy security, universal access to affordable energy supplies and the environmental impacts of energy production and use. The 24th World Energy Congress will take place at a time when we look for new ways to innovate and manage this ‘energy trilemma’ and all the challenges but also the opportunities the world faces. In line with the UAE’s drive for innovation, the Congress will bring the latest trends and disruptive technologies, look at innovative ways of thinking and financing, business models and policies that can deliver real change and ‘Energy for Prosperity’ – the theme of the 2019 edition – for nations, businesses and individuals.”
Under the theme of “Embracing New Frontiers”, the 23rd World Energy Congress 23rd World Energy Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 9 –13 October 2016. Co-hosted by the President of Turkey and the World Energy Council, the event will welcome 10,000 delegates from across the energy spectrum to address critical developments in the energy sector.
The 23rd World Energy Congress took place at a moment of critical transition in the energy industry and in a world of extraordinary change.
For further information regarding the 23rd World Energy Congress, please check the website at www.wec2016istanbul.org.tr.
The 22nd World Energy Congress was held in Daegu, Korea (Rep. of) from 13-17 October 2013. The theme of the Congress is “Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today.” The Congress in Daegu attracted over 7,500 delegates from 123 countries and included more than 50 government ministers.
The theme of the Montreal Congress “Acting now on global challenges – Energy in transition for a living planet” reflected the undeniable sense of urgency that faced the world’s energy sector. The Congress in Montreal in 2010 attracted over 7,000 delegates from 140 countries and included more than 60 government ministers.