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At the heart of the 26th World Energy Congress is the space to engage in conversations and forge the connections that will drive innovation and shape the future of energy. This is a pivotal moment for collaboration and partnership, as we come together in Rotterdam to share ideas and accelerate global energy transitions. 


The Congress features World Energy Leaders’ Dialogues, exclusive invitation-only roundtables for international CEOs, Ministers, city leaders and special guests.

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Side Events

Side events are key components providing unique, high-level opportunities for member and partner organisations to contribute to the goal of forging new ways forward on global energy transitions.

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Exhibition Networking

Networking opportunities on the exhibition floor

Featuring 100+ exhibitors, the Congress exhibition floor is a bustling hub of innovation, showcasing cutting edge products and services from around the world and offering new opportunities to both learn and do business. Located at the centre of the Congress venue and close to the main content programme, it is the perfect place to establish for new connections and partnerships.

Connect at the welcome reception

Join us for the welcome reception on the exhibition floor on 22nd April 2024. Open to all attendees, it is the ideal opportunity to introduce yourself to new contacts, build connections, and strengthen your company’s relations with stakeholders in a relaxed space.

Elevate your ideas in private meeting spaces

Looking for private space to host bilateral meetings with your clients and stakeholders? Choose from free customisable spaces or pre-built rooms (24 sqm or 48 sqm) furnished with quality furniture and modern AV equipment. Catering options are also available. We prioritise your privacy, ensuring uninterrupted discussions and flexible scheduling options that cater to your needs, whether for a few hours or the entire Congress duration. Reach out to our sales team at to learn more.

Programme Networking

Brewing collaboration over lunch and coffee breaks

Continue the conversations and exchange of ideas during relaxed sit-down lunches. Coffee breaks throughout the programme also offer plenty of opportunities for everything from focused discussions to the simple exchanging of business cards that can facilitating future collaborations.

Use the mobile app to improve your networking experience

Elevate your experience with the Congress mobile app, featuring an interactive attendee list and detailed profiles, making networking easier than ever. Search by name, company or area of interest to find the best matches and stay connected and informed throughout the event, right at your fingertips.

Access to exclusive events

The Congress features World Energy Leaders’ Dialogues, exclusive invitation-only roundtables for international CEOs, Ministers, city leaders and special guests. These gatherings bring peers together to advance solutions on the critical energy issues affecting all sectors, industries, societies and the planet, by clarifying action priorities and realising new opportunities for collaboration.

"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)