This event will be held from 19 – 22 January at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. This event is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. 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 includes a world-class Conference, an international Exhibition, the Project & Finance Village, the Young Future Energy Leaders program, as well as a number of corporate meetings and concurrent social events.
Hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company, and staged at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the WFES Conference attracts world leaders, international policy makers, industry experts, investors from the public and private sector and media, who gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges.
The WFES Exhibition is an international business platform that connects project owners and solution providers to investors and buyers from the public and private sector.
WFES 2015 will present energy sector stakeholders with a unique opportunity to meet with their peers, exchange technology, share best practice and form business partnerships that will further promote the global effort for a better future.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today
Few forces will have a profound impact on businesses and economies as the global dynamics of energy, natural resources, development, and environment. The great energy challenge of our time is to meet the demands of a growing world economy. As the world’s population surge to 8 billion by 2030, the struggle to produce 50% more food and energy and 30% more fresh water, whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions, becomes more intense. No less urgent is the need to bring modern energy services to the 1.3 billion people who still lack access to electricity today.
In response to these challenges, world leaders are taking action. Governments around the world are pledging their commitments to improve energy efficiency, deliver energy access and drive clean energy deployment. Transforming our energy system demands a new level of collaboration and a synchronized set of actions in the technical, economic, social, and political realms. As Dr. Sultan Al Jaber emphasized in his welcome address at the 2014 summit, “Achieving this will require a different mind-set: A mind-set where partnership is central, where companies and governments co-innovate, align agendas, share risk and together share the rewards.”
Moving the world closer to a clean energy future
At the centre of this transformation is World Future Energy Summit, an annual meeting place of more than 30,000 policymakers and business leaders from 170 countries – in the pursuit of a secure, safe and reliable source of energy to power world economic growth.
The conference programme is designed to reflect the most important conversations taking place in the industry. To our delegates, they’re a window into the future, pinpointing opportunities for growth and profitability; an opportunity to access the best thinking, best practices, innovations and resources in clean energy deployment.
Who Should Attend the Summit
Top CEOs, decision makers and professionals from the energy industry
Keep up-to-date with the latest technological advances
Network with suppliers, consumers, competitors and other key stakeholders within the changing energy industry
Seek out new business opportunities across a global platform
Venture capitalist / investors / financial institutions / entrepreneurs
Network with the companies developing technology and services to support future energy solutions
Identify investment opportunities and risks on a global level
Get face-to-face with the experts in this field and debate the commercial issues
Governments / NGOs / environmental agencies represented by the Royalties, Heads of States, Ministers & Policy Makers
Debate the issues of climate change and future energy policy
Examine the options and implications for future energy solutions
Look at potential funding for alternative energy and environmental strategies
Architects / contractors / civil engineers / developers / town planners and transport providers / manufacturers / mechanical engineers / designers
Hear the world’s leading experts present the latest plans for zero-emission development with case studies looking at the technical, logistical and financial impact on their industry
Benefit from specific feature areas, discussion panels and technical tours on green buildings/transport
Network with investors, venture capitalists and governments looking to develop and invest in new projects
International universities, students and faculties
Be part of the Young Future Energy Leaders
Learn about the latest innovations in the alternate energy industry
Meet face-to-face with the experts in the field
Media / editors–in–chief / reporters / journalists / camera crew / photographers
Cover the leading energy innovation event of the Middle East
Report on different opinions of industry leaders on the world’s hottest issues
Gain real understanding of the subjects that are front-page headlines across all media
Reasons To Attend The Summit
World Future Energy Summit is the world’s foremost annual meeting committed to promoting the advancement of future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies by engaging political, business, finance, academic and industry leaders to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy. This leading edge information, combined with timely, relevant debates in our panel discussions with industry thought leaders, expert advisors and analysts make the Summit the perfect opportunity to equip yourself and your business for a successful 2014! Gain a complete future energy update while you network with international peers.
World Future Energy Summit represents an unrivalled business platform that brings together project owners and solution providers with investors and buyers from across the public and private sectors
At WFES 2014 more than 150 eminent speakers, head of states and ministers discussed the burning issues surrounding the future of energy, which gave attendees the opportunity to meet industry colleagues and share knowledge and experiences which will further our collective goal of clean, secure and sustainable energy.
Forge New Connections.
Meet the people who could transform your business. And transform your thinking. The global connections you’ll make at WFES could inspire all sorts of positive changes. Because WFES is a unique international hub in future energy, it’s the one place where you can be guaranteed to meet experts, hear analysis, see innovations and network with leaders you won’t see anywhere else.
Influence The Debate.
WFES is where world leaders come to talk – and listen. From debates on the Summit floor to discussion on the exhibition floor, it powers everything we do, and influences thinking around the globe. And in a world that’s always changing, the discussion is yours to initiate, shape, respond to and make your own. Make your voice heard at WFES 2015. And make a difference.
Hear It First.
Be the first to access valuable intelligence and information at WFES and learn to change the world for good. From expert academic analysis to informative boardroom insights, there’s unparalleled insight to ignite new thinking on every level. WFES is the place where the world’s leading renewable businesses choose to launch their latest innovations, too. Making it the place to come, stay abreast of the industry – and be inspired.
Grow Your Business / Identify Future Business
The world comes to do business at WFES. Renewables business. Energy business. Future business. From spotting the very latest investment opportunities and partnering with innovative start-ups, to plugging niche markets or simply finding new products to distribute in your corner of the world, at WFES you’ll come away with genuine opportunities, not just business cards.
Discover Inspiring Leadership.
World leaders. Business leaders. Thought leaders. They all come to WFES to make their mark and present their thoughts. Sharing one thing in common – a commitment to innovation – together they help illuminate the debate, explain the issues and offer real world solutions. Capturing their unique personal perspectives and inspirational stories, WFES brings true leadership alive.
Explore The Water-Energy Nexus.
A changing world demands a fresh approach to sustainability, constantly evolving to meet the needs of new generations and reflecting advances in technological and policy development. The effort to make the most of scarce water and energy resources is brought to life at WFES – where water and energy come together, with positive results.
Do Better Business.
From projects to innovations and components to ideas – from the smallest start-ups to the greatest global energy corporations, WFES offers the most compelling platform from which to market breakthroughs in future energy. We do more than bring buyers and sellers together on the exhibition floor. We enable introductions at the highest level – because we mean business.
Invest In Success.
Spot new opportunities to deliver better returns. At WFES, we’re building a home for rewarding, reliable investment in future energy, bringing investors and project developers together to enable plans to be presented and deals to be struck. Our Project & Finance Village is the place where investment enables projects that enables future energy – that enables real returns.
Discover Abu Dhabi.
Discover Abu Dhabi. Discover Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. And discover an Emirate rich in opportunity, from business opportunity and golden beaches to world class hospitality – and even links golf. A modern, cosmopolitan hub with an ancient heart is ready to welcome you time and again. Come to WFES – and make Abu Dhabi your home from home.
Change Your View Of The World.
The world is changing fast. As populations grow, economies globalize and we look to the future, we seek new insights, fresh ideas and inspiring thoughts that defy convention and upset the old status quo. WFES makes it all happen. In one place. At one time. Update yourself with the state of the art – and truly challenge your thinking.
Access The World
Access opportunity. Access potential partnerships. And access new business. WFES enables world class access to everything from the latest executive and policymaking insights to a whole planet of inspiring innovation. Whatever you’re seeking in the world of sustainable energy, make WFES your access point.
Grow In The Gulf
Make WFES your base and harness the unique growth potential of the GCC. Today, opportunity abounds in a thriving area that’s home abundant natural resources, and a rich pool of investment, with an appetite for investment in tomorrow – and a real desire to make it happen. Expertise. Talent. Technology. Investment. The Gulf has it all to trade.
Bringing It Together
In one place, for three days, the world comes together. Only WFES has the power and influence to bring the whole future energy and sustainability community together as one, embracing policy, investment, academia and beyond. From the United Nations to individuals with ideas, we offer a unique gathering of minds, in a unique place, with one unique mission.
Come to WFES and play your part in one of the UAE’s flagship events. WFES is where the world comes to listen, learn and be inspired about a world of future energy in which we’re playing a key role. Today, our vision is leading the way to a more sustainable planet. And WFES is one more reason to be proud of what we’re building together.
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