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.
Designed to convene, connect and catalyse energy leaders from across the globe, our reach is growing every year. Our global events programme includes:
- 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. These include 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 (CEM), United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP), St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All forum.
World Energy Congress
The global flagship event of the World Energy Council covers all aspects of the energy agenda. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress enables strategic dialogue among Ministers, CEOs and industry experts on critical developments in the energy sector.
The Congress provides a unique space for the global energy community to convene and discuss the most impactful opportunities, challenges and solutions shaping energy futures and successful energy transitions.
World Energy Week
World Energy Week (WEW) is the annual event of the World Energy Council, bringing together the global energy community for a wide range of events and networking opportunities.
Representing national, regional and global energy systems and sectors, participants take part in public and private conferences, meetings and roundtables, with specific sessions dedicated to CEOs and Ministers. A FEL Summit is also hosted alongside these gatherings.
The Council offers deep dives into the most innovative and challenging topics of the energy transition with collaborative workshops and webinars. These shared experiences convene our global network of energy leaders and practitioners to create the relationship and business opportunities critical to accelerating the energy transition.
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
World Energy Leaders’ Summits (WELS) are a series of high-level events specifically for 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.
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.
“Whether it’s making e-mobility affordable for developing countries by converting motorcyles to electric ones and offering battery loans, or developing bamboo briquettes for clean cooking, these start-ups demonstrate that experimentation is key as we grapple with the many pathways that lead to successful energy transition.”