Advocacy: The future is clean
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Advocacy: The future is clean

The World Future Energy Summit 2023 promises to be a landmark event that reinforces the world’s commitment to and stewardship of clean energy and sustainable development

Next January, the World Future Energy Summit will bring together international government and industry leaders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to attend the world’s leading business event for future energy and sustainability.

Taking place on 16–18 January 2023 and hosted by renewable energy leader Masdar, the World Future Energy Summit is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) – notable as one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world and a prominent global platform for accelerating sustainable development worldwide.

Events build business

The World Future Energy Summit is a brand of RX Global, a specialist in building businesses through major events. The company organises and runs more than 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors, creating unparalleled opportunities for business connection and innovation. RX’s expertise lies in elevating the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions. We are passionate about making a positive impact on society and committed to creating an inclusive work environment for our people.

RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

Our future energy and sustainability events are designed to provide opportunities for business, innovation and knowledge exchange aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and COP26 agreements.

The World Future Energy Summit is not only vast in scope, but also vast in scale. It welcomes more than 30,000 attendees from 128 countries each year, bringing in more than 3,000 C-level executives as well as project management, operational, technical and financial experts driving clean energy and sustainability projects in the Middle East and North Africa region.

What’s on at the Summit

With six exhibitions and five leading forums, the World Future Energy Summit is a major platform for business, innovation and knowledge exchange. They include the Energy Expo, which plays a pivotal role for global renewable energy development and innovation. As an annual meeting point for governments, energy companies, utilities and innovators, it puts new thinking, ideas and technologies centre stage to drive the transition to clean energy. 

There’s also the Solar Expo, the largest solar event in the Middle East and North Africa, which keeps attendees in touch with the latest trends, deals, innovations and opportunities in solar PV, solar thermal and energy storage. The exhibition unites the world’s engineering companies, technology providers and pioneering financiers with the region’s utilities and governments.

Elsewhere, the Solar & Clean Energy Forum provides a vital knowledge-exchange platform, where industry leaders gather to discuss the challenges, technologies and initiatives driving renewable energy development in the region. The forum discusses strategies to meet energy expectations, particularly in urban areas, and the latest technologies that can help meet these aims.

The EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum is the groundbreaking platform for the MENA region’s recycling, waste-management and waste-to-energy industries, dedicated to advancing new business opportunities and inspiring best practices for a more sustainable future. 

Meanwhile, the Water Expo & Forum is focused on sustainable water production in arid regions. It spotlights the treatment, supply and reuse of water in arid regions, with a focus on water security. The event facilitates partnerships between the public and private sectors to enable innovation and sustainability in water projects across the MENA region.

At the Smart Cities Expo & Forum, attendees will witness the city of the future come to life. The forum brings together forward-thinking governments and municipalities with pioneers in urban planning and mobility. Focus on digitisation, smart health and safe city technology promises more connected and more sustainable communities, with smart systems at their core.

There’s also the Climate & Environment Forum, which convenes thought leaders, technology providers, policymakers, organisations, researchers and innovators who are developing new frameworks, policies and approaches for climate adaptation. The event will give fresh perspectives on how businesses can adopt best practices, the opportunities that come from government targets, and the latest advancements that can accelerate local and global climate resilience.

Major networking opportunities

To maximise networking opportunities, the Sustainability Business Connect programme provides digital matchmaking that brings together buyers, exhibitors and visitors and enables them to pre-schedule meetings, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of their visit.

The World Future Energy Summit 2023 will build on the success of this year’s event, which showcased innovations for a sustainable future with seven country pavilions representing Japan, Germany, China, Italy, Korea, France and Switzerland. It displayed 18 new sustainable development innovations as part of ‘Innovate,’ a global Masdar City initiative for knowledge exchange.

The most recent event was proudly hosted by Masdar during ADSW and successfully ran in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, NEOM Energy & Water and TAQA. It concluded with calls from governments, climate scientists and investors to accelerate adoption of the circular economy and increase renewables usage in resource generation and consumption. 

A milestone event

The upcoming World Future Energy Summit promises to be a milestone event, held during a crucial period that will see Egypt and the United Arab Emirates host COP27 and COP28. Together, these events reinforce our region’s commitment to and stewardship of clean energy and sustainable development.