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An inclusive, immersive and memorable experience

For 100 years, the World Energy Congress has leveraged the collective power of the World Energy Community to turn inspiration into action. This prestigious and globally recognised flagship event welcomes leaders from all corners of the world as they come together to shape the future of energy.  

Bringing together around 7,000 delegates and 18,000 total attendees, including up to 70 Ministers and 250 C-suite speakers over four days, the World Energy Congress features a compelling content programme packed full of impact-focused sessions alongside a world-class exhibition, side events and opportunities to connect with peers in meetings, social and networking events.

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 in around 90 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.