2013 World Energy Congress issues call for papers: leading experts invited to submit on future of energy

SEOUL- LONDON, August 1, 2012 – The Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee of the World Energy Congress issued a call for papers ahead of the world’s top-level meeting of energy experts and professionals, to be held in Korea next year.

Submissions are invited from global experts in their respective fields. The selected papers will be presented to the dedicated expert forum at the Congress and distributed on USB drives to all attendees at the four-day event, which takes place in the South Korean city of Daegu from 13 to 17 October 2013.

The theme of the Congress is “Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today”, and the Organizing Committee invites authors to provide their insights on a theme relating to any one of the World Energy Council’s six main activity areas:

  • Energy Scenarios
  • Energy Resources and Technologies
  • Energy Policy Trilemma (i.e. the trade-off between energy security, social equity and environmental impact)
  • Energy Access
  • Energy and Urban Innovation
  • Global Energy Frameworks and Governance

Joong-Kyum Kim, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and President and CEO of the Korea Electric Power Corporatio, said:

“We already have a highly impressive roster of speakers lined up for next October. I am confident that the prestige of the event, combined with the powerful list of speakers who will be attending, will attract papers of equal quality.”

With 15 months to go before the Congress, the Organizing Committee recently announced the names of 15 high-profile speakers who have confirmed their attendance at Daegu 2013. They  include Khalid A. Al-Falih, CEO of Saudi Aramco; Mohamed Bin Dhaen Al Hamil, Minister of Energy of UAE; Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank; James Leape, Director General of the WWF International; Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, IEA; and Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell. The full list of speakers is available at www.daegu2013.kr.

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the London-based World Energy Council, said:

“We are seeking papers that combine expert knowledge with impactful analysis of key energy-related issues. We are not afraid of controversy; what we want is serious insight into the critical issues that the forum will be discussing.”

Authors can send papers from October 1, 2012, with the final deadline February 28, 2013. The Organizing Committee will notify writers of papers which have been selected for distribution on May 15, 2013.

The Organizing Committee is also offering an excellence award to the author of the best paper, details of which will be announced at a later date.

All papers must be original works and should not be under review for similar events or for journals. The works should be written in English and not exceed 15 pages.

Further information for potential authors can be found at the official Congress website www.daegu2013.kr. Direct enquiries can be made to Ms Charlotte Connick at connick@www.worldenergy.org or to Mr Yonghyuk Choi at yong@daegu2013.kr.

The World Energy Congress is held every three years under the auspices of the London-based World Energy Council, which consists of 93 national committees representing more than 3,000 member organizations including governments, industry, professional institutions and associations, and non-profit groups.

Next year’s event will be only the second Congress to be held in East Asia in the event’s 90-year history. Delegates from across the global energy and related sectors are expected to include government ministers, heads of state and the industry leaders of today and tomorrow from both developed and developing nations. The event is being run by the World Energy Council and the Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee, drawn from its Korean membership.


About the World Energy Council (WEC)

Founded in 1923, the World Energy Council is the only truly global and inclusive forum for thought-leadership and tangible engagement committed to our sustainable energy future. Our network of 93 national committees represents over 3,000 member organizations including governments, industry and expert institutions. Our mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all. The World Energy Congress is the world’s premier energy gathering.

About the World Energy Congress

The triennial World Energy Congress has gained recognition since the first event in 1924 as the premier global forum for leaders and thinkers to debate solutions to energy issues. In addition to the discussions, the event provides an opportunity for executives to display their technologies and explore business opportunities. With the upcoming Congress in Daegu the event will have been held in 20 major cities around the world since its founding.

More information at: www.daegu2013.kr