World Future Energy Summit

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is an annual event, dedicated to future energy advancement, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan , Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES includes a summit, an exhibition, the Project Village, Round Table Discussions, the Young Future Energy Leaders program, corporate meetings and social events. [1]

The Summit attracts world leaders who? ] , international policy makers, industry leaders, investors, experts, academia, intellectuals and journalists to discuss practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges. [2]

The Summit, hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and staged at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center , represents a business platform bringing together project owners and solution providers with investors and buyers from both the public and private sectors. The Summit is also an opportunity for everyone with an interest in climate change. [3]

Facts and figures

WFES has been running in the UAE for nine years. In 2011, WFES brought together more than 35 official delegations, over 26,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, 200 speakers and 3150 delegates from 112 countries. [4]

The 2011 Summit was attended by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ; Olafur Ragnar Grimsson , President of Iceland ; Asif Ali Zardari , the President of Pakistan ; Jose Socrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa , Prime Minister of Portugal ; Sheikh Hasina , Prime Minister of Bangladesh ; Nikoloz Gilauri , Prime Minister of Georgia ; HRH Crown Princess Victoria , Princess of Sweden; HRH Prince William , Crown Prince of Luxembourg. [5]

Young Future Energy Leaders

The Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) is an element of the annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES). A program of the Masdar Institute, it is committed to raising awareness and engaging students and young professionals in renewable energy and sustainability fields. [6]

Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is an energy award that was announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the 2008 World Future Energy Summit. [7] The two sectors dominating the competition will be energy-efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction. The 2012 award also highlights three new categories fundamental to solving our future energy challenges-small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) & non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Individuals; and large corporations. Winners will walk away with $ 4 million prize. [8]

See also

  • World Future Council


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