H.E. Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei
President, 24th World Energy Congress
Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,
In September 2019, over 15,000 international energy stakeholders are expected to come together in Abu Dhabi for the 24th World Energy Congress, which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.
Under the theme Energy for Prosperity, the Congress will be a global leadership forum that defines the strategy for a collaborative, sustainable and innovative energy future that enables societal, commercial and community prosperity. Between now and the Congress we will be working hand in hand with both our regional partners and the World Energy Council global community to shape the best event in the history of the Congress.
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 large-scale civil nuclear programme.
Under the UAE’s 2050 Energy Strategy, generation from clean energy sources will increase to make up a 50 percent share of generation, and we are also investing in energy efficiency initiatives.
Innovation is the cornerstone of the steps we are taking in clean energy - and aligned sectors such as transportation, technology, and water. I am very pleased, therefore, that the topic of innovation will run through both the programme of the Congress, as well as the exhibition running alongside.
We look forward to welcoming government and industry leaders, academia, media, NGOs and other global energy stakeholders to Abu Dhabi.