Theatre: Rotterdam, a gateway to Energy Transition

Building Tomorrow’s Energy System

Three streams – Port & Industry, Innovation & Science and People & City sharing Europe’s energy and raw materials transition at the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam.

Showcases and what to expect in the theatre in the exhibition hall:

  • Discover all the pioneering energy developments in and around the North Sea and hinterland
  • How Rotterdam builds the most impactful climate tech ecosystem in the world
  • How Rotterdam shifts from using fossil fuels and being linear to being circular
  • A carbon capture and storage center that can theoretically abate 1,000 MtCO2 across Europe
  • Connecting academic research to practical energy transition business examples
  • How Rotterdam beckons it’s citizens to be as ambitious as our city, focusing on circularity, energy transition and emissions reduction
  • Human capital management, combining research and academic education to accelerate and influence the movement from within

Initiatives that emphasize our dedication to inclusive growth and sustainable innovation. Through collaborations with industries, SMEs, NGO and governments.

To face today’s global climate and economical challenges requires close and continuous collaboration. In Rotterdam, Europe’s most vibrant innovation and energy hub, the industrial partners in the port and city work together with, start-ups, scale-ups, universities and policymakers to create solutions for all people, the environment and the infrastructure of the future, today.

The cooperation and innovation in this area form valuable examples for the rest of the world. In a region steeped in the legacy of fossil fuels, Europe stands as a pioneer, steering towards a future of renewable and clean energy, available to all. Our dynamic network brings diverse stakeholders together along the value chain, each one committed to collaborating on ground-breaking energy solutions and environmental stewardship in a densely populated region, whilst safeguarding climate justice. The North Sea is an important testing ground for energy development while minding urban development, safety, nature inclusiveness and biodiversity protection. At the same time it is the transport route for clean energy to Europe from countries all over the world. The cooperation taking place here – both between industries, education and government, and both at sea and on land – sets an example for the rest of the world.

More than a coalition, we are a visionary force: aligning nations, corporations, knowledge centers and non-profit organisations on a mission to redesign energy for both people and planet whilst facing the urban challenge of becoming a future-proof city where the economy can flourish as people can enjoy a healthy living environment

Through collaborative research, policy coordination, and cross-sector partnerships, we are realising a completely new energy system within Europe. From the global supply chain connecting us to the world, the redesigning of our ports and industry clusters, and the transportation to our offtakers deep inland in Europe, we form a chain of innovation that shapes the entire energy landscape. A resilient infrastructure where we steer towards a future proof Europe where we dedicate ourselves to obtain stable, accessible and eco-friendly energy benefits for all of its citizens.

Let’s join forces during the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam, where we disclose our journey of redesigning energy for people and planet, where we will showcase our best-practices, and where we can all learn from each other. We seek to inspire and be inspired. Let us all foster a global exchange of technologies, plans and ideas that propels us towards a sustainable energy future. Come and see us in the theatre in the exhibition hall where we present showcases and give keynotes on various subjects. 

Together, we are building tomorrow’s energy system.

"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)