Abu Dhabi establishing Organising Committee for 2019 World Energy Congress

Posted on 28 January 2016

IMG_0167The dates for the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi have been set for 7-14 September 2019.  The official signing took place at the Executive Assembly in Addis Ababa and plans have already started.

Christoph Frei, Secretary General, said: “We were delighted to have signed this contract in Addis Ababa at our Executive Assembly. The leadership shown by the UAE team will ensure that we will be well placed to build on the success of our Istanbul Congress which will take place in October 2016. I am sure that these two events will add significantly to the post COP21 energy agenda.”

Eng. Fatima Al Foora, Secretary of the UAE National Committee and Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity of the UAE Ministry of Energy, said: “The signature of the contract is the culmination of months of intensive collaboration between the UAE National Committee and the World Energy Council.  We are now ready to step into a new phase of joint development with the World Energy Council and work together to prepare for the best World Energy Congress in the history of the organisation.”

Dr Matar Al Neyadi, World Energy Council Vice Chair for the Gulf States/Middle East, said:

“Hosting the World Energy Congress is a key milestone for the energy sector of the UAE, as the nation continues to emerge as a global epicentre for the future of energy. We understand the responsibility of hosting such a reputable event and have already begun the initial planning with great determination.

The 2019 Abu Dhabi World Energy Congress is envisioned to become the greatest and most decisive Congress the World Energy Council has celebrated in its 90-year history.”

Preparatory work for the 2019 Abu Dhabi World Energy Congress has begun with the UAE National Committee establishing the Organising Committee to start the procedures required to host the event. The Committee is working in close partnership with local and federal entities to ensure the success of the event, which is scheduled to become one of the leading events on the 2019 agenda in the UAE.