Under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Formed and hosted by Masdar, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world's foremost annual meeting committed to promoting the advancement of future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies by engaging political, business, finance, academic and industry leaders to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy.
WFES, held in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE demonstrated its commitment to promoting and advancing innovation, research and regulation of the future and renewable energy globally.
WFES 2012 featured the Project & Finance Village, Innovate @ WFES, ExxonMobil Energy Outlook Forum and the Roundtable Discussions. Additionally, WFES 2012 witnessed the launch of several new products from all over the world.
- 623 exhibiting companies from 37 countries
- 26,200 attendees
- 137 countries represented
- 53 official delegations
- 934 conference delegates
- 3,200 delegate attendees
- 690 media representatives
- 153 speakers
In 2012, WFES brought together more than 150 eminent thought leaders to reveal the latest innovations and discuss the burning issues surrounding future energy. Designed to address the theme ‘Powering Sustainable Innovation’, the Summit explored role of innovation in transforming the use of fossil fuel based energy into a diverse mix featuring renewable and sustainable energy sources. Throughout the four days of the Summit, the underlying theme of innovation was seen across the framework of policy, business, technology and finance with ground-breaking presentations from industry leaders.
Welcome address will be given by H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO, Masdar, United Arab Emirates
Keynote addresses will include speeches from HE Wen Jiabao, Premier, People’s Republic of China, HE Kim Hwang-sik, Prime Minister, South Korea, HE Mr Nassir Abdulaziz-Al-Nasser, President, United Nations General Assembly, HE Ban-ki Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations.
Inspirational speeches from Bertrand Picard, Chief Executive Officer, Solar Impulse, and Aiden Dwyer, Young Innovator from the USA, together with a group of students pledging the younger generation’s commitment to innovation for a cleaner future, will conclude the Opening Ceremony.
Please click here for the 2012 Summit Programme
We are here to build anew energy future…a future that harnesses the power of technology and innovation in the service of people and the planet. Sustainable energy for allies within our reach.
– H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
Key Issues covered by the summit:
- International policy
- Financing future energy
- Green cities
- Sustainable buildings
- Energy storage
- Carbon capture & storage
- Smart grids & super grids
- Nuclear energy
The World Future Energy Exhibition 2012 hosted 623 leading players in the production, installation and integration of products in the renewable energy value chain. The best and most innovative technologies from the world of energy were on show at WFES 2012. Bellwethers, growth companies and start ups came together to promote existing climate change technologies, the latest innovations and inspiring research and development projects.
The World Future Energy Summit 2012 has enhanced the pioneering role and decisive leadership of Abu Dhabi in synergizing actions on a global scale amongst all stakeholders unsustainable renewable energy. Total is privileged to support this initiative of Abu Dhabi for the fifth year and reinforce ourlong-lasting partnership with the emirate.
– Sultan Al-Hajji, Vice President for Institutional Development, TOTAL UAE
Please click here for the 2012 list of exhibitors