On behalf of the World Energy Council, I am delighted to invite you to participate in our 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi in September 2019.
This Congress is the Council’s most visible and important event and the upcoming Congress will be the first since our comprehensive Strategy Review, which has recently restructured our global insights and strategic events, enhancing our ability to address urgent global, regional and national energy agendas and to promote effective energy policy dialogues as well as to achieve substantial business breakthroughs in the worldwide energy industry.
Under the Congress theme of “Energy for Prosperity”, we will look at how we can successfully address achieving energy equity, ensuring energy security and promoting environmental sustainability. These three elements are the basis for our Trilemma work, which concludes that this “trilemma” must be successfully overcome to achieve real energy prosperity.
We will also consider some of the most pressing issues facing the energy sector today, such as the move toward decentralisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation, shifting demand and fluctuating energy prices and, of course, sustainability as a public policy issue. The Council’s Scenarios work will provide a focus to help consider how the choices we make today will impact our energy future. And we will spend a full day looking at the ways in which exciting new innovations, such as in ESS and energy blockchain, etc., can help us meet ever-increasing energy demand sustainably.
I am proud to have served our organisation during a time of significant and exciting change, not only in the energy sector but also within the Council. I am sure our 24th Congress will be a rewarding and exciting event and I look forward to seeing you in Abu Dhabi!
Younghoon David Kim
Chair, World Energy Council