WFES

15-18 January 2018

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Hosted by

Masgar

Conference Programme

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08:45
  1. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    What policies and plans need to be in place to enable Middle Eastern countries to embrace the future of transportation?
  2. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    This briefing will analyse the potential impact of a near-term reduction in storage costs on energy demand forecasts and supply strategy.
  3. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    The session will focus on what this means for the evolution of energy storage and developing predictable, reliable electricity supplies.
10:00
  1. 30 mins
10:30
  1. 10 mins
10:40
  1. 65 mins
    • Insights
    This panel will examine how urbanisation trends are influencing present and future energy systems, the contrasting experiences of developed and developing economies, as well as the likely impact of ur ...
11:45
  1. 60 mins
    • Insights
    This panel will discuss the strategies and master-planning that governments must begin developing to ensure the large cities of the future can provide the energy, clean water and waste management services our urban communities need.
12:45
  1. 5 mins
    • Insights
13:00
  1. 90 mins
14:30
  1. 90 mins
    • Insights
    Egypt wants around 20% of its energy needs to be met through renewables by 2022, through a mix of wind, hydro, and solar (both PV and CSP). This session will provide an update of plans within the coun ...
  2. 90 mins
    • Insights
    Sub-Saharan Africa's infrastructure needs should be tempting for investors. But political instaability, limited regulatory frameworks and low purchasing power are just some of the factors that heighte ...
  3. 20 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
    Doughnut Economics
14:50
  1. 50 mins
    • Insights
    This session will discuss how governments should approach the economic planning required to mitigate against climate change, as well as policies required.
15:40
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream A: Thought Leaders
    It will change the way governments and consumers think about mobility, how power is delivered and consumed and the payment models for usage.
16:00
  1. 20 mins
16:20
  1. 50 mins
    • Insights
    New economic realities and shifting cultural patterns are altering people's attitudes towards the concept of ownership. In the not too distant future, when the “sharing economy” goes mainstream, our cities will undergo fundamental changes in the way they operate and share resources. This panel will analyse the types of changes we can expect, how our cities must prepare themselves, and the different governance models to be adopted
17:30
  1. 0 mins
08:45
  1. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    After several years of declining prices, 2017 has seen a reverse with panel prices rising due to a shortage of available capacity. This rise has created uncertainty in the market, particularly around ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    The potential of hydrogen to change the global moility landscape has been debated for years. What are the realistic prospects for hydrogen when it comes to energy supply? This briefing will discuss th ...
  4. 75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefings
    This briefing will address the technologies that need to be in place to bring about such a scenario, the impacts in terms of demand response patterns, and the evolution of clean energy storage.
10:30
  1. 10 mins
10:40
  1. 50 mins
11:30
  1. 70 mins
    • Insights
    “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 ...
12:45
  1. 5 mins
13:00
  1. 90 mins
14:30
  1. 180 mins
  2. 30 mins
    • Insights
    This briefing will discuss how drones are changing the maintenance of facilities, best practice in their use and challenges, particularly when drones or automated or no longer in line-of-sight.
15:00
  1. 60 mins
16:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Insights
    Current trends in decentralised design and manufacturing could create new opportunities for the circular economy. This presentation will assess how 3D printing may impact the energy sector through the ...
  2. 20 mins
16:30
  1. 60 mins
    • Insights
    Cybersecurity is a growing issue, brought home by the recent Wannacry virus. Institutions must ensure the integrity of their systems, to protect their networks and facilities, valuable customer data a ...
17:30
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Co-Located Events

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