9:00 am 16 January 2012 — 6:00 pm 19 January 2012 at Abu Dhabi, Emirates.


The summit would run from January 16-19 at Abu Dhabi and provide a business platform bringing together project owners, solution providers, investors and buyers from power sector with the aim to advance future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.


Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), UAE

Organized By: Masdar and Reed Exhibitions


WFES 2012: World Future Energy SummitAbout the Summit


World Future Energy Summit is the world’s foremost annual meeting committed to advancing 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.


This year’s Summit program has been designed to address the theme “Powering Sustainable Innovation”. As the global demand for energy continues to escalate, it is innovation which will transform our traditionally fossil fuel based energy into a diverse mix featuring renewable and sustainable energy sources. It is innovation which will enable the development of advanced clean energy technology and continue to make huge leaps forward in improving energy efficiency.


Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company, the WFES 2012 will examine the role of innovation in speeding the adoption and deployment of renewable energy and the importance of maintaining the significant progress that is being made in improving energy efficiency.


WFES 2012 includes a world class Summit, an International Exhibition, the Project Village, Round Table Discussions, the Young Future Energy Leaders Program, corporate meetings and social events.


WFES represents an unrivalled business platform bringing together project owners and solution providers with investors and buyers from both the public and private sectors to explore global energy challenges with the view to creating real and sustainable solutions.


This is the opportunity to hear cutting-edge information, gain first hand knowledge, and discuss with international colleagues the challenges and solutions for achieving clean, secure and sustainable energy for all.


Summit Topics


  • Technology as the enabler for a clean energy future
  • Driving the growth of sustainable energy
  • Financing sustainable energy for all
  • Wind: Powering up – seizing opportunities
  • Transforming cities: Establishing sustainable communities
  • Gas: The role of gas in a low carbon economy
  • Sustainable transportation: Systems, policies and technologies
  • Energy efficiency: The key to carbon reduction
  • Innovation in future energy financing
  • Energy and rural development
  • Innovating the future energy mix
  • Bioenergy: Biomass for power generation
  • Carbon capture and storage: What’s next?
  • Solar technology and innovation
  • The role of nuclear energy in a sustainable energy future
  • Energy storage: Technical challenges, Market opportunities
  • Digital energy: The smart infrastructure
  • International regulations and trade: Global networks
  • Future energy, future strategies


Who Should Attend


WFES will bring together more than 150 eminent thought leaders to reveal the latest innovations and discuss the burning issues surrounding future energy.


WFES is open to


  • Top CEOs, decision makers and professionals from the energy industry
  • Venture capitalist / investors / financial institutions / entrepreneurs
  • Governments / NGOs / environmental agencies represented by the Royalties, Heads of States, Ministers & Policy Makers
  • Architects / contractors / civil engineers / developers / town planners and transport providers / manufacturers / mechanical engineers / designers
  • International universities, students and faculties
  • Media / editors–in–chief / reporters / journalists / camera crew / photographers


Over 26,000 attendees, including 3,000 delegates, 650 exhibiting companies, and 20 national pavilions, are expected to participate at WFES 2012.


About the Organizers


The event is hosted by Masdar and organized by Reed Exhibitions.


Established in 2006, Masdar is a commercially driven enterprise that operates to reach the broad boundaries of the renewable energy and sustainable technologies industry – there by giving it the necessary scope to meet these challenges. Masdar is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Government-owned Mubadala Development Company, a catalyst for the economic diversification of the Emirate.


Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 470 events in 37 countries. Reed events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings, are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider.



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