24th World Energy Congress
Younghoon David Kim, chair of the World Energy Council - Image credit: MEP News

Global energy thought leaders are in the UAE as Abu Dhabi hosts the 24th World Energy Congress from 9-12 September, 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

The World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event offering a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new energy futures, critical innovation areas, and new strategies.

As the flagship event of the World Energy Council, the triennial Congress is the longest-running energy event in the world.

Speaking at the opening press conference held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, said “The United Arab Emirates is honoured to be hosting the Congress, which builds on and reflects the ambitious energy transformation that the country is going through at present.

"We recently announced two of the largest solar generation projects in the world and have also embarked on a civil nuclear programme.

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“The 24th World Energy Congress’s theme of ‘Energy for Prosperity’ represents the ambitious and dynamic energy transition the UAE is going through at present,” added the minister.

With over 15,000 participants expected, the Congress is set to welcome over 250 high-level speakers, 72 ministers, 500 CEOs, and over 1000 media attendees across the entire energy spectrum.

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