“The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the Middle East’s largest gathering on future energy and one that drives actionable solutions to the world’s energy challenges. Now in its eight edition, WFES 2016 will attract upwards of 30,000 delegates from 170 different countries, representing expertise from industry, technology, finance and government. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES will catalyze partnerships through the Project and Finance Village, TechTalk, and the Sustainability Business Connect Program, where leading companies representing the entire energy spectrum – from hyrocarbons to renewables – will gather to showcase innovations and share best practices.
Hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, WFES features a conference programme with in-depth panel discussions headlined by international leaders such as HE Mr. Abdelkader Amara, Moroccan minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment; Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA); and Sean Stafford Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, among many others.
WFES is the anchoring event of the Masdar-hosted Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), taking place from January 17 – 24 that includes the fourth International Water Summit (IWS), the third edition of EcoWASTE, and the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The week will also coincide with the Fifth General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
As an international conference and business platform that stays at the forefront of the world’s energy conversation, WFES 2016 will provide energy stakeholders with unparalleled opportunities to meet with their peers, exchange technology, and make deals that promote a better energy future.
WFES 2016 will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) from 18 – 21 January.