World Future Energy Summit rebrands to stress all forms of sustainability
Source: AETOS Wire for World Future Energy Summit , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue September 25, 2018 12:35 pm

UAE. --(AETOSWire)-- The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) has made significant changes for its 2019 edition, combining all aspects of sustainability under one global brand.

The annual event, hosted by Masdar, and an integral part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, will see its summit, forums and six co-located exhibitions integrated under the powerful WFES brand, with business and innovation in sustainability as the common theme.

Now in its 12th year, the WFES is a global platform for the transfer of ideas, technology and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide. The 2018 event attracted 33,000 attendees and saw the announcement of more than USD 15 billion worth of projects and business deals.

WFES 2019 will take place from 14-17 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and under the new format will have five main pillars: The Future Summit, WFES Expo, WFES Forums, WFES Initiatives, and WFES Hosted Events.

WFES Expo will feature more than 850 exhibiting companies from 40 countries, within the specialist sectors of WFES Energy, WFES Water, WFES Solar, WFES EcoWASTE, WFES Green Buildings and WFES Mobility. WFES will retain its high-level global summit, and will introduce WFES Forums, which will be focused discussions covering topics impacting the industry, from disruptive technologies and artificial intelligence to future cities.

WFES Initiatives will host the Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, aimed at educating and empowering the next generation of leaders (15-25-year-old) through two major initiatives: Future Skills 2030, in addition to the second edition of the highly successful CLIX (Climate Innovation Exchange), a marketplace that connects entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors from around the world.

CLIX inaugural edition facilitated more than $17.5 million in investment pledges over three days. Lastly, WFES Hosted Events will focus on high-level partner-hosted events such as The Rain Enhancement Awards and the International Solar Association gathering.

Naji Haddad, Event Director, Reed Exhibitions, organisers of WFES said: “For more than a decade, WFES has brought together the global business community, providing a central platform to share knowledge, conduct business, and better understand the changing landscape of the industry. By consistently being able to attract the major industry players, demonstrates the global strength of the WFES brand, not only in energy but also water conservation and waste management.”

Photo Caption: World Future Energy Summit rebrands to stress all forms of sustainability (Photo: AETOSWire)

About Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
One of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development now and in the future, and to empowering the global community to realise viable and effective strategies to mitigate climate change.

Taking place from January 13-20, 2018, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week welcomes tens of thousands of attendees; from heads of state, government ministers and international trade delegations, to local communities, as well as young people passionately engaged in energy and sustainability issues.

For more information about Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, please visit: http://www.abudhabisustainabilityweek.com/.

About WFES
WFES is a global industry platform connecting business and innovation in energy, clean technology and efficiency for a sustainable future. Hosted by Masdar, WFES acts as the enabler for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to deliver the innovation, technology and investment between public and private sectors essential for global sustainability development.

The twelfth edition of WFES will take place 14-17 January 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – ADNEC. For more information, please visit www.wfes.ae.

 

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