15-18 January 2018

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

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2018 WFES Conference

WFES, the platform for renewable energy and clean technology in the MENA region, engages private and public sectors in four days of networking, dialogue and knowledge exchange to solve the world's growing energy challenges. This takes place through a combination of in-depth breakfast briefings, panel discussions and expert talks, with senior-level members of governments and key business leaders at the heart of all interaction. 

Our conferences are carefully researched and designed to pinpoint opportunities for growth and profitability, and provide attendees with access to the best thinking, best practices, and innovations in clean energy deployment.

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2018 Conference Themes

The topics of Energy efficiency, energy storage, digitalisation, planned projects and their financing, and sustainable transport take centre stage at the 2018 edition.

NEW Introducing: Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum

With strong focus on retrofitting of buildings, the new forum demonstrates how a stronger alliance between engineering and design at the architectural stage can improve sustainability outcomes and minimize costly changes overtime. Furthermore, the forum address the challenges and benefits the localisation of materials, closing with a series of roundtables featuring some of the key technologies.

  • The importance of sustainable urban design
  • Localising materials for extreme climates
  • Technology innovations to improve sustainability in buildings
  • Understanding the retrofit finance model
  • Developing novel approaches to retrofitting


Planning for future integrated and safe cities 

The future of transport in urban environments

The rapidly evolving storage landscape as solar and wind play increasingly important roles in a country's energy mix 

Matching supply with demand as electricity provision becomes more decentralise

The digitalisation of renewable energy

Project plans in the region's major economies


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Co-Located Events

  • Solar Expo
  • 1
  • Energy Efficiency Expo
  • International Water Summit
  • 1
  • Eco Waste Exhibition