24th World Energy Congress to attract thousands of visitors in Abu Dhabi

World Energy CongressWith less than two weeks to go until the 24th World Energy Congress, the UAE Organising Committee has given an update on the number of delegates, ministers and exhibitors that will be attending the global event in Abu Dhabi

Taking place from 9 to 12 September at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the event will see the presence of more than 15,000 attendees from the UAE and abroad including 4,000 delegates and 66 ministers. The exhibition, taking place across a space of 35,000 sq m, will feature over 200 exhibitors, representing more than 150 countries altogether.

This year’s World Energy Congress, which will take place for the first time in the Middle East, will see more than 300 speakers among the thousands of global attendees during the four-day event.

More than 80 sessions will be held during the Congress, focusing on the entire energy spectrum including oil and gas, electricity, coal, nuclear power and renewable energy, as well as transport, energy efficiency, finance, investment, consultancy and other sectors that are affected by the energy sector.

Matar Al Neyadi, undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and chairman of the UAE organising committee, said, “The UAE has outlined ambitious plans in transforming the energy sector including two of the largest solar generation projects in the world and we are proud that Abu Dhabi is the first city in the Middle East to stage this prestigious event, which is another feather to our cap.”

The World Energy Congress will see a number of leading companies exhibit their services and products. Among those who will be offering their expertise are Emirates Water and Electricity Company, Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), Expo 2020, Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Total, Siemens, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE Federal Insurance Authority and Industry and DP World.

During the four days, the Congress will also feature more than 30 side events including workshops and roundtables that will be hosted by various organisations. One of the notable side events to take place is the Start Up Energy Transition – 100 (SET100), which will feature the top 100 international start-ups showcasing the most innovative products and services that will address climate change and improve energy efficiency.

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