Mexican Government and World Energy Council to host World Energy Leaders' Summit in September

In a ceremony held during the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing, Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council and Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition of Mexico, today (6 June) signed an agreement to host a World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City on September 12 – 13, 2017. The summit will form the highlight of a week of energy events entitled Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017 (DEMEX) organised by Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER).

Christoph Frei said: “The energy sector is facing many new realities in the way we produce and consume energy. The unprecedented speed of change in technologies, risks and policy environment provides both challenges and opportunities for countries and energy companies. Dialogue on implications among policy and private sector leaders in an informal neutral setting is critical at this time of great uncertainty and grand energy transition. We are delighted to be working with the Mexican Government in hosting this important summit.”

Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez added: “The global energy landscape has an enormous dynamism, that’s why collaboration, new alliances, and innovative approaches will be needed for the future of energy. DEMEX provides a unique opportunity for key players to discuss, analyse and reflect on the trends and scenarios of energy, and share experiences in their efforts to move towards Energy Transition, based on four main subjects: Public Policies, Financing, Technological development and Sustainability.

“Given that SENER and the World Energy Council have the ability to convene the world energy community, the participation of the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in DEMEX will facilitate the dialogue about challenges of the sector in a global context.”

World Energy Leaders’ Summits are high-level exclusive events organised by the World Energy Council for the global energy leaders’ community to facilitate on-going dialogue on critical issues affecting the energy sector.

The summit in Mexico City will focus on Renewable Energy and Innovative Business Models to Drive and Enable Change, Decentralised approaches to Balancing the Energy Trilemma, Energy System Resilience and Energy Sector Reform. The summit will bring together approximately 100 Ministers and CEOs from across the world to drive change and deepen understanding of the grand energy transition at a critical time for the sector.

The World Energy Council will also host its North American annual regional forum during the Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017. The regional forum will bring together the leadership of the World Energy Council’s Canadian, Mexican and United States member committees to discuss relations between the three countries energy systems.
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