World Energy Congress


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.

1 Mission - Energy for Prosperity
4 Days
250 Star Speakers
100+ Exhibitors
4,000 Delegates
70 Sessions
A world-class tourism destination


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.

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World Energy Congress Media Hub

The 24th World Energy Congress is taking place in Abu Dhabi. From insightful keynotes by high-profile speakers to new publication launches by the World Energy Council, find the latest content from Abu Dhabi here.

Day 4 - Innovation: The pathway to prosperity

Day 4 Highlights

Innovation is the focus for the 4th and final day of the 24th WECongress.

Day 3 - Inclusive Prosperity: New policy imperatives

Day 3 Highlights

The third day of the 24th World Energy Congress focused on the necessity and opportunities for designing inclusive energy transition policies.

Day 2 - Business as (un)usual: Opportunies for change

Day 2 Highlights

Congress continues in Abu Dhabi, with a second day day focused on opportunities for change in the energy sector.

Day 1 - New visions of Energy for Prosperity

Day 1 Highlights

The 24th World Energy Congress was inaugurated on September 9th 2019, opening the event under the daily theme of New visions for Energy for Prosperity.



Find the upcoming sessions and keynotes in the Congress Programme.


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

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.

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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.

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