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An inclusive, immersive and memorable experience

For 100 years, the World Energy Congress has convened the cooperative power of the world energy community to turn inspiration into action. It is the world’s longest established energy event, informed by the World Energy Council’s unique position as the impartial and pragmatic voice of the global energy agenda and our remarkable 100-year-old heritage.

The Netherlands, as host of the 26th World Energy Congress, shares the Council’s vision to humanise energy and forge new ways forward on global energy transitions, forging an unparalleled legacy that will continue to drive the energy conversation for the next 100 years.

Hosted in Rotterdam, the Dutch city is a prime example of how to leave a clean/impactful footprint on the energy world, as it is continuously exploring how to accelerate the energy transition to become a more sustainable and inclusive place to live. Uniting a global community of energy leaders and visionaries in the City of Rotterdam affirms the country’s commitment to investing in knowledge, technology and infrastructure, and the transition towards a green economy.

Congress history

The origins of the World Energy Congress date back to shortly after the First World War, when visionary Scotsman Daniel Dunlop decided to bring together leading energy experts to discuss current and emerging energy issues. Hosted in cities all over the world, the World Energy Congress has since become a globally recognised and world-class stage for the global energy community.

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A vision forward

2023 marks 100 years of the World Energy Council delivering global and regional impact. Over the last centenary the Council has built a deeply local and globally networked energy community of over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in nearly 100 countries. In 2024, exactly 100 years after the first event in London, the 26th World Energy Congress will be held in Rotterdam to shape the future of energy once again.

"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

"We know that net zero is not enough and at ACCIONA we have a planet-positive strategy and the provision of renewable energy is at the heart of regeneration. It's a privilege to be part of the 26th World Energy Congress and its vision to redesign energy for people and the planet."

Rafael Mateo

Chief Executive Officer, ACCIONA Energía

"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)