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24th World Energy Congress: Energy for Prosperity

The 24th World Energy Congress, held 9-12 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi, gathered thousands of delegates and visitors from around the world.

The 24th World Energy Congress explored transformational energy transition pathways that could offer new business opportunities while enriching lives around the world and enabling whole societies to flourish, without prejudice in relation to any single source of energy.

An increasingly connected and environmentally aware global population, a new spirit of entrepreneurialism, and the rise of disruptive digitalisation are driving changes in the way we produce, trade and consume energy. The challenge is to deliver prosperity for all by harnessing the emerging promise of a new era of global abundance of clean and renewable energy sources and technologies.

  • Read the World Energy Council’s Message on the 24th World Energy Congress: Energy for Sustainable Prosperity and People here.
  • Read the welcome Letter from the World Energy Council Secretary General & CEO, Dr. Christoph Frei here.
  • Read the 24th World Energy Congress Post-Show Report here.

24th World Energy Congress At-a-Glance

Innovation Spotlight – SET100 to Congress

In collaboration with the German Energy Agency dena, and with support of the DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority), the World Energy Council brought over 80 finalists from the 2019 Start-up Energy Transition 100 (SET100) Awards in Berlin to the World Energy Congress. The SET Innovation Hub was a part of the international exhibition at the Congress where start-ups presented their innovative solutions for a successful global energy transition.

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Future Energy Leaders Congress

The Future Energy Leaders held their own stand-alone Congress as part of the 24th World Energy Congress. The Council’s Chairman, David Kim, opened the event by highlighting the FEL yearly vision and plan, which was then released as part the Congress Closing Ceremony.

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World Energy Scenarios 2019
World Energy Scenarios 2019

On the opening day of the 24th World Energy Congress, the World Energy Council in collaboration with Accenture Strategy and the Paul Scherrer Institute launched the World Energy Scenarios 2019 report. The scenarios provide energy leaders with a clear strategic framework for navigating “disruption-as-usual” and offer a neutral platform to support a better-quality global strategic dialogue on the future of energy systems.  

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World Energy Trilemma Report 2019
World Energy Trilemma Report 2019

The 2019 World Energy Trilemma Index, created by the World Energy Council in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies, was launched during the 24th World Energy Congress. The report provides an objective rating of countries’ energy policy and performance. New this year is the analysis of historic trends, which will give policy makers an opportunity to track their policy performance over time. 

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