Leading opinion formers in the GCC region gathered in Abu Dhabi for a strategic knowledge exchange on the energy transition and to lay the groundwork for the development of regional energy scenarios to be be presented at the 24th World Energy Congress in September 2019.
The scenarios workshop was the first event of its kind held in the GCC region, with support of the UAE Member Committee, as part of the Council's strategic foresight initiative. It was aimed at building regionally focused scenarios to 2040 with new insights around innovation game-changers to support energy leaders in defining and driving a successful energy transition.
The Council will now use the discussion outcomes to develop regional narratives and will revisit the region for further development of the scenarios and to promote its wider use to better serve the regional community agenda.
The regionally focused energy scenarios to 2040 with innovations insights, will be presented to global energy leaders when they gather in Abu Dhabi for the Congress.
The three-day event also played host to the Board of the World Energy Council Future Energy Leaders programme, a community of exceptional young professionals who share a commitment to shaping the global energy future.
“We are delighted to have hosted the first workshop of its kind in the region here in Abu Dhabi, and we strongly believe the conversations and narratives developed over the three days will build a strong foundation for more detailed scenarios that will be used and debated by the world’s energy leaders during the 24th World Energy Congress next year.I am particularly pleased to have witnessed the inspirational contribution of our Future Energy Leaders. Their unique views and opinions were a valuable part of the conversations and opened new pathways and ideas to consider.”