The North Sea Energy Community at the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam

The North Sea and its associated ecosystem on land, form the European energy hub where a variety of parties, industries and technologies come together. The cooperation and innovation taking place in this area are unique examples for the rest of the world. In a region originally steeped in the legacy of fossil fuels, our North Sea Energy community stands as a pioneer, steering towards a future of renewable and clean energy. 

Representing the broad array of developments along the North Sea’s shores, our dynamic network brings together diverse stakeholders committed to unlocking the region’s vast potential and collaborating on ground-breaking energy solutions. The North Sea offers an important testing ground when it comes to energy development and the aspects relevant to it, such as safety, nature inclusiveness and biodiversity protection, circularity, and digitalisation. The cooperation taking place here – both between industries and government, and both at sea and on land – sets an example for the rest of the world.  

As the North Sea Energy Community, we aim to be more than just a coalition. We are a visionary force aligning nations, corporations, knowledge centres, and non-profit organisations in a mission to redesign energy for both people and the planet. More than a cluster of green initiatives, we embody international cooperation, innovation, and environmental stewardship. Through collaborative research, policy coordination, and cross-sector partnerships, we facilitate critical thinking, drive positive change, and ignite inspiration. 

Our influence spans beyond the North Sea, reaching the full energy ecosystem. From the global supply chain over international waters connecting us to the world, to the pivotal transitions in our valuable North Sea, the redesigning of our ports, and our clients deep inland in Northwest Europe—we form a chain of innovation that shapes the entire energy landscape. 

Let’s join forces in April 2024 during the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam, where we unveil our journey of redesigning energy for people and planet. The World Energy Congress offers the much-needed integral perspective on the energy transition. Prepare to be captivated by our successes, innovations, and breakthrough moments and to exchange knowledge across countries, across sectors and across disciplines. We seek to inspire and be inspired. Our presence at the Congress will foster a global exchange of ideas that propels us further towards a sustainable energy future. 

If you represent a company part of the North Sea Community and want to learn more about the presence of the North Sea Energy Community at the Congress then please email to be part of something special.

Engagement & Networking Opportunities at the 26th World Energy Congress: 

  • Main Stage Presence: Delivering keynote addresses on the prominent stages of the World Energy Congress. 

  • Parallel Session Participation: Contributing as speakers, panel members, and facilitators in concurrent sessions throughout the Congress. 

  • North Sea Energy Square Involvement: Creating a central hub at the North Sea Energy Square, serving as a focal point for the North Sea Energy Community where we showcase our success stories and facilitate dialogue. 

  • Success Showcase: Highlighting collaborative projects and success stories at the North Sea Energy Theatre, strategically located within the North Sea Energy Square. Leveraging immersive experiences, virtual reality, videos, presentations, and debate sessions to inform and engage the audience. 

  • Side Meetings On- and Off-site: Facilitating discussions in and beyond the constraints of the venue. 


The North Sea Energy Community is not just making waves; together, we are shaping the future of energy. 

"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)