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Side events can serve a wide range of purposes and audiences and support high-profile announcements and main-stage events to workshops and roundtables with targeted audiences.

Complementing the carefully curated and constructive public and private leadership dialogues and innovative formats that create the right conditions for open and honest conversation around critical energy issues, side events are expected to become high-visibility moments for member and partner organisations.

The organisers proposing side events will be responsible for all aspects of the planning and execution, including scoping, identifying participants, and preparing speakers and moderators after approval from the Hosts. If approved, the Congress Host will provide support functions, including rooms and logistics, based on the event format, level of speakers and number of participants for the different side events.

Selection Criteria

The World Energy Council and the 26th World Energy Congress Organising Committee will examine submissions. The following criteria will be taken into consideration when evaluating applications:

  • Relevance to overall Congress theme Redesigning Energy for People and Planet
  • Creativity, dynamism, and profile of participants
  • Diversity of participants
  • Communications plan
  • Side event requirements

If you are interested in applying for an official side event at the 26th World Energy Congress, please contact

"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

"The 26th World Energy Congress will be the first time the whole energy ecosystem comes together to discuss how to align global investment with the protection of planetary boundaries. I look forward to taking part to drive collaboration and develop impactful solutions."

Alejandro Litovsky

Founder & CEO, Earth Security

"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)

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