Redesigning Energy for People and Planet

ROTTERDAM | 22 - 25 APRIL 2024

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18,000
total attendance
150
countries and territories
7,000+
international energy stakeholders
250+
speakers
100+
exhibitors
70
ministers

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Featured Speakers

Spread across an impact-focused content programme of 60+ sessions in a range of formats

His Excellency Rob Jetten

His Excellency Rob Jetten

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands

Ahmed Aboutaleb

Ahmed Aboutaleb

Mayor, City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Amina J. Mohammed

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud

Minister of Energy, Government of Saudi Arabia, Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Member Committee, World Energy Council

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative, UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Environment, University of Manitoba

Olamide Atoyebi

Olamide Atoyebi

Future Energy Leader at the World Energy Council, Field Engineer at SLB

Brian Moran

Brian Moran

Chief Sustainability Officer, Boeing

James Ferguson Skea

James Ferguson Skea

IPCC Chair, IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin, Chair of The Elders

Bob Moritz

Bob Moritz

Global Chairman, PwC

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Founder of Sacred Earth Solar, Co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action

Luc Remont

Luc Remont

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Électricité de France (EDF)

Patrick Pouyanné

Patrick Pouyanné

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, TotalEnergies SE

Haifa Al Kaylani

Haifa Al Kaylani

President & Founder, Arab International Women's Forum

Maurício Tolmasquim

Maurício Tolmasquim

Chief Energy Transition and Sustainability Officer, Petrobras

Hindou Oumarou

Hindou Oumarou

President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Chantal Zeegers

Chantal Zeegers

Vice Mayor for Climate, Building and Housing, City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Thaddeus Anim Somuah

Thaddeus Anim Somuah

Future Energy Leader Board Member at the World Energy Council, Global Senior Manager Sustainability at Philips

Rodrigo París Rojas

Rodrigo París Rojas

Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot College International

REDESIGNING ENERGY FOR BETTER LIVES AND A HEALTHY PLANET

The World Energy Congress is the world’s longest-established energy event, having shaped the global energy agenda for a century. In today’s unpredictable, turbulent and fast-shifting world, the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam will be the most important energy convening of the next decade.  

The only global energy event convening 200+ C-suite speakers and 70+ Ministers, alongside 7,000+ international energy stakeholders, the Congress enables the highest levels of government-to-government dialogue and unites businesses and communities of all shapes and sizes.

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

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Why Attend?

  • The most visionary and truly inclusive world energy leadership convening, bringing together all sectors, industries, technologies and geographies
  • Impact-focused content programme built on the collective insights and experience of our unique 100-year-old global network of over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in nearly 100 countries.
  • A world-class platform that showcases the most exciting advances in energy and a highly interactive experience that inspires progressive leadership thinking and collaborative and constructive action.
  • Held in Rotterdam, a city that consistently supports innovation and is at the heart of Europe’s energy transition.
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Image of Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council:

Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council:

“As communities around the world struggle with the high energy prices and increasingly severe impacts of climate change, there has never been a more critical time for energy leaders around the world to come together to shape a better energy future. However, as we look ahead to the next 100 years of energy, it’s critical we consider not just what the future of our energy technologies looks like but also how we increase society’s energy literacy and create more inclusive, bottom-up energy communities.

The 26th World Energy Congress will provide a critical inflection point to reflect on the last 100 years and plan a more people and planet-focused century ahead. As Europe’s leading energy hub, we are excited for the City of Rotterdam to host our event and help forge a more collaborative, innovative, and sustainable path forward.”

Image of His Excellency Rob Jetten, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, The Netherlands:

His Excellency Rob Jetten, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, The Netherlands:

“The Netherlands has big ambitions when it comes to sustainable energy and climate, and we seek to play our role across the globe.

We live in turbulent energy times, and the importance of gathering world energy leaders together under the auspices of a World Energy Congress could not be greater. We look forward to drive progress with the industry and government leaders.” 

Image of Jeroen van Hoof, Chair of the World Energy Council, The Netherlands, and Chair of the World Energy Congress Rotterdam Organising Committee:

Jeroen van Hoof, Chair of the World Energy Council, The Netherlands, and Chair of the World Energy Congress Rotterdam Organising Committee:

“On behalf of the Local Organising Committee and all the Dutch members and stakeholders of the World Energy Council, I am extremely proud that we will have the opportunity to organise the greenest and most inclusive World Energy Congress ever in April 2024 in Rotterdam.

Our ambition is to create an experience that will help bridge the turbulent world we have today and the sustainable world we must win for the future of people and the planet. We are eagerly inviting the entire global community of energy leaders to join us in Rotterdam and help us redesign a better version of the planet we all share.”

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Connect with:

  • Business – decision-makers and practitioners representing all energy interests, from traditional energy to buyers, consumers and users of energy​
  • Government, community leaders and policy-makers –Ministers and senior government, IGOs, local government, city leaders and regulators ​
  • Civil society, academia and experts – the brightest minds from all levels of society​
  • Start-ups and entrepreneurs – the new creative thinkers, disruptors and transformers​
  • Future Energy Leaders – the next generation of exceptional energy leaders​
  • Foundations and advocates – those dedicated to championing humanity and a healthy planet​
  • Journalists and media broadcasters

"I’m honoured to be joining so many visionary female leaders at the 26th World Energy Congress as we come together from all regions and industries to build a brighter future for people and the planet."

Sara Akbar

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Oilserv Kuwait

"The 26th World Energy Congress will be the first time the whole energy ecosystem comes together to discuss how to align global investment with the protection of planetary boundaries. I look forward to taking part to drive collaboration and develop impactful solutions."

Alejandro Litovsky

Founder & CEO, Earth Security

"At Qcells, we are committed to delivering clean energy worldwide through our cutting-edge solar technology. I look forward to bringing the voice of solar and storage and our perspective on how to grow this promising industry to the 2024 World Energy Congress."

Dr Danielle Merfeld

EVP and Global Chief Technology Officer at Qcells

"As a proud Patron of the World Energy Council, I’m delighted to be part of the next World Energy Congress as together we harness our collective experience and solutions to build a net zero energy future."

Luc Remont

Chairman & CEO, Electricité de France (EDF)

"A just transition, for Africa, will not be possible without access to sustainable finance, the pursuit of economic development goals and the empowerment of women. The 2024 World Energy Congress will be a unique opportunity to accelerate energy transitions in Africa and beyond."

Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani

Chief Commercial Officer, Mixta Africa (ARM Group)