World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi is Set to Attract Thousands of Visitors

by Zaara 19, Dec 2019

Following a triumphant international bid that was won by the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, the Congress in Abu Dhabi is envisioned to be the most successful edition since the event's inception in 1924. The event is held once every three years and is positioned as the flagship of the World Energy Council. Congress is the longest-running and most potent energy event globally, covering all the aspects of the energy sector around the world.

The 24th World Energy Congress held in Abu Dhabi aims to bring together international energy stakeholders, including government, state and private corporations, academic, and media. With over 10,000 participants expected, Congress is set to attract 250-star speakers, 66 ministers, 500 CEOs, 500 media with an exhibition space covering 40,000 square meters.

What is World Energy Congress?

World Energy Congress is the only global Congress that covers the entire energy spectrum. More than 150 countries represent this platform, which is the world's largest and most influential energy event ever. It is running since the year 1924, and the triennial World Energy Congress enables dialogue amongst Ministers, policy-makers, CEOs, and industry practitioners on critical development in the energy sector. As the world's premier energy gathering, Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective better.

Over the 90-year history of the World Energy Council, the Congress has been staged in over 20 cities across the world. The 24th World Energy Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), from 9-12 September 2019.

The last three World Energy Congresses took place in:

  • 23rd World Energy Congress, 9-13 October 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 22nd World Energy Congress, 13-17 October 2013, Daegu, Republic of South Korea
  • 21st World Energy Congress, 12-16 September 2010, Montreal, Canada

World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi- All You Must Know

The main focus of discussion at the world's most significant energy meeting to be held in the capital of the UAE in the next month is energy output, supply and diversification from oil and gas to renewables and nuclear, transport and finance. It is scheduled to be taken place from September 9 to 12 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). An exhibition for energy products and services, taking place over a space of 35,000 square meters, will highlight over 200 exhibitors, serving more than 150 countries. Congress will see more than 300 speakers among the thousands of worldwide attendees during the four-day event.

It is said that the event will boost the UAE's economy and will raise Abu Dhabi's profile as an essential place for market and a destination for tourism. More than 80 assemblies will be held during the Congress, focusing on the whole energy spectrum including oil and gas, nuclear power, electricity, coal, and renewable energy, as well as transport, finance, energy efficiency, investment, consultancy and other areas that are influenced by the energy sector. It will present an opportunity for business leaders, decision-makers, and other business professionals to discuss the trending topics of the industry. Not just talk but take effort to deliver a sustainable future through panel discussions and sessions.

Considered as the 'Davos of Energy Issues,' the triannual event will enable bringing together hundreds of global experts to share, convene, and discuss the freshest trends from around the globe. It has also drawn distinguished speakers over the years. The four-day event will also highlight more than 30 side events, including workshops and roundtables that will be hosted by numerous organizations. One of the critical side events to take place is the Start-Up Energy Transition - 100 (SET100). It will star the top 100 international start-ups showcasing the most innovative services and products that will address climate change and improve energy efficiency.


Among other side events taking place in the World Economic Forum, there is- Global Energy Transition, a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the UAE and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the World Energy Leaders' Summit.