Conference Programme

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14:45
  1. 105 mins
    Setting the scene –  Afshin Molavi, Author and Expert on Global Geo-Political risk and Geo-Economics, Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute (15 min)​  ​ Demographics and Infrastructure​ Keynote (10 m ...
16:30
  1. 45 mins
    Moderator: Bernardino León, President of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy  Speakers will Include: H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister, Ministry of Energy, United Arab Emirates​ H.E. Adnan Z. Amin, Directo ...
17:15
  1. 15 mins
    Speakers will Include: H.E. Miroslav Lajčák, the 72nd President of the United Nations General Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovak Republic  (15 minutes)​
08:45
  1. Hall 11, DH7
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    Oil companies are increasingly looking at renewable energy, particularly solar power, as an avenue for business growth. This briefing will discuss the modalities to enable oil companies to embrace ren ...
  2. Hall 11, DH6
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy is a global challenge and a key political priority of the EU. To address this challenge, the EU's biggest transnational research and innovation prog ...
  3. Hall 11, DH4
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    Electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel-cells, sharing and autonomous vehicles all have the potential to change the way we travel, but various infrastructure challenges stand in the way of their implementati ...
  4. Hall 11, DH5
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    With energy storage now a priority for power providers, grid operators and other energy stakeholders, this briefing will analyse the potential impact of a near-term reduction in storage costs on energ ...
  5. Hall 11, DH3
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    ACWA Power is the first utility in the world that is generating revenue from an environmental digital crypto-currency. In today’s FinTech world, what can SolarCoin bring to help finance and drive Sola ...
09:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Book Signing
    Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation
10:00
  1. Hall 11
    20 mins
10:20
  1. Hall 11
    5 mins
    Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy, UAE
10:25
  1. Hall 11
    35 mins
    Cities are imperfect, bustling urban environments that develop over long periods of time. Within this growth, governments must ensure enough supply for water and electricity to meet both today's deman ...
11:00
  1. Hall 11
    40 mins
    Taking the themes of the keynote address, this panel will examine how urbanisation trends are influencing present and future cities and how city leaders can ensure they work towards the vision of thei ...
11:40
  1. Hall 11
    15 mins
    This presentation will map out the look and role of sustainable cities in the future. It will consider the strategies, policies and infrastructure decisions that governments need to think about to ena ...
11:55
  1. Hall 11
    40 mins
    With global population increasing and more and more people migrating to urban areas, that number is only set to grow, placing an intolerable strain on city infrastructure. This panel will discuss the ...
13:15
  1. 75 mins
14:30
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    175 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
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  2. Hall 11, DH1
    175 mins
    • Stream B: Investment Opportunities and Hot Markets
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17:30
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08:45
  1. Hall 11, DH3
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    After several years of declining prices, reports surfaced at the beginning of 2017 that costs for materials for panels were rising, due to a shortage of available capacity. This briefing will discuss ...
  2. Hall 11, DH6
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    The potential of hydrogen to change the global mobility landscape has been debated for years.  What are the realistic prospects for hydrogen when it comes to energy supply? This briefing will discuss ...
  3. Hall 11, DH7
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    In the not too distant future, an increasing number of people will be self-sufficient in energy, generating their own electricity and supplying excess power to grid and the community. This briefing wi ...
10:00
  1. Hall 11
    5 mins
    Dr. Saif Saleh Al-Sayari, Acting Director-General, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority
10:05
  1. Hall 11
    60 mins
    The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science will hold its annual awards to celebrate the most promising research projects of its Third Cycle. Presenters: H.E. Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Min ...
11:05
  1. Hall 11
    25 mins
11:40
  1. 50 mins
    “Digitalisation”, the mega-trend that will fundamentally impact the way we interact, consume products and do business, is already well underway. Coupled with technology disruption, it will make for a ...
12:55
  1. 5 mins
    Speaker: Wu Hongbing, Vice President, CEFC China
13:00
  1. 90 mins
14:30
  1. Hall 11, DH1
    160 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
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  2. Hall 11, DH6-7
    180 mins
    • Stream B: Investment Opportunities and Hot Markets
    • International Solar Alliance
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16:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Book Signing
    China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower
17:30
  1. Hall 11
    60 mins
    • Book Signing
    A Good Disruption: Redefining Growth in the Twenty-First Century Martin Stuchety
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08:15
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    30 mins
    • Mobility Conference
08:45
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    15 mins
    • Mobility Conference
09:00
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    15 mins
    • Mobility Conference
  2. Hall 11, DH3
    135 mins
    • Stream B: Investment Opportunities and Hot Markets
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
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09:15
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    45 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    The UAE has laid strong early foundations for low emission vehicle adoption. This opening session will explore which policies and initiatives are in place and which should be expanded on to take the m ...
10:00
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    30 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    On 17 January Masdar and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) will be launching a white paper entitled ‘Technologies for Future Smart City Transit’ at a press conference at the World Future Energy Summ ...
  2. Hall 11, DH1
    5 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media
10:05
  1. Hall 11, DH1
    15 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Planning for energy and water efficiency is a central aspect of a sustainable urban environment. This session will provide an overview of how the different aspects of sustainability in urban environme ...
10:20
  1. Hall 11, DH1
    40 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Panel: Governments want far greater sustainability within buildings designed for their urban environments. This session will discuss the importance of bringing together engineering and technology skil ...
10:30
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    15 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    One of the region’s largest logistics companies has recently begun a mission to electrify its diverse fleet of vehicles in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, and to improve cost effic ...
11:00
  1. Hall 11, DH1
    45 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Panel: The construction sector can take a conservative approach to embracing new technologies. This session will discuss how smart technologies such as 3D printing, building information management, dr ...
  2. Hall 11, DH6-7
    60 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    A practical example of the electric vehicle industry is provided through the launch of the region’s second Electric Vehicle Road Trip. The 9 day road trip across the UAE and Oman will commence from WF ...
11:45
  1. 25 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
12:00
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    60 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    Is infrastructure a necessary precondition to electric vehicle uptake in the UAE and GCC? Drawing on experiences from the UAE and cities across the world, the panel will examine: - What technologies a ...
12:10
  1. Hall 11, DH1
    50 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    The discrepancy between a design’s stated compliance with energy efficiency objectives and actual post-construction building performance is widening, as mandatory codes and voluntary rating systems be ...
13:00
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    45 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    In addition to innovation in the fuel that is used in any vehicle, the rise of connected, autonomous, and shared technologies has led to a shift in how we view and use transportation. The following pr ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
13:45
  1. 45 mins
    • Mobility Conference
14:00
  1. 35 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Retrofits managed by energy services companies allow building owners to pay for the work done through savings on their electricity and water bills. It places the risk on the shoulders of the Esco, but ...
14:30
  1. Hall 11, DH6-7
    90 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    • e-Mobility Workshops Afternoon
    Exploring how to charge up the UAE and GCC There is no one size fits all solution with charging station infrastructure, and the type of charging infrastructure needed can vary depending on multiple fa ...
  2. Hall 11, DH6-7
    90 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    • e-Mobility Workshops Afternoon
    Analysing a range of customer touch points including insurance, finance, point of purchase, charging, and after sales, the workshop will identify some best practices as well as red flags in enabling c ...
  3. Hall 11, DH6-7
    90 mins
    • Mobility Conference
    • e-Mobility Workshops Afternoon
    This workshop will analyse existing business case studies from the UAE where electric vehicles have been purchased for business or government use. The aim is to determine what the business case is tod ...
14:35
  1. 45 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Panel: Several regional governments have ambitious targets for improving the energy efficiency of buildings and have embarked on retrofitting programmes. Other authorities are expected to follow suit. ...
15:20
  1. 40 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum
    Panel: A discussion on which type of buildings best suit retrofitting, best-practice, novel approaches and what market conditions are necessary to ensure success in upgrading a building and making it ...
16:00
  1. 0 mins
    • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Forum

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  • WFES Energy
  • WFES Water
  • International Water Summit
  • WFES Solar
  • WFES Green Buildings
  • WFES Mobility