WUC 2023 | About World Utilities Congress

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council

تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ خالد بن محمد بن زايد آل نهيان
ولي عهد أبوظبي ورئيس المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبوظبي

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About World Utilities Congress

As digitalisation becomes a global trend, Utilities are required to stay relevant in a world where energy needs, water use and consumers’ expectations are rapidly changing. This has resulted in a shift towards the importance utility companies place on digitalisation and sustainability goals.

Integrating digital transformation within an organisations core business model is a key driver in shaping the future of the industry and highlighting a clear direction for success.

World Utilities Congress will focus on empowering organisations to adopt digital transformation and embrace Energy 4.0. it will highlight how quickly and successfully utilities can bring to market the solutions, products and services customers want and need.


The exhibition will provide a world-class environment for the power & water utilities industry to showcase the latest solutions in front of an audience who matters, including utilities, EPCs, digital disruptors, financiers and investors. Regional and international senior executives and department heads from across the power and utilities value chain will convene to explore the latest technologies, research advancements, technical services and product solutions that are helping drive the future of the industry forward.


Core Sectors

  • Generation

    CLEAN POWER GENERATION explores how the global utility market is reducing its emissions footprint and moving towards a low carbon model.

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  • Distribution

    FLEXIBLE TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION identifies how utilities of the future will become fully digital as automated technologies play a key role in the T&D side of the power and water sectors.

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  • Water

    WATER MANAGEMENT & DESALINATION showcases the latest developments in energy efficient desalination methods, water treatment, and highlights the benefits of the water-energy nexus.

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  • Utilities

    UTILITY OPERATIONS & CUSTOMER CENTRICITY examines the utility model of the future. It is required to be one that is flexible, engages with its customers and focuses on energy efficient technologies.

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Across the value chain, digital operating models are progressing new business practices as organisations seek to maximise efficiency and boost revenue.

Benefits to Abu Dhabi

US $7.6 Million
Visitor Hotel Room Nights Value

US $1.5 Million
Corporate Entertainment and Private Events

US $2.6 Million
Overseas Incoming Visitor Spend

US $4.5 Million
Contractor Services to the Events Industry

US $ 6.7 Million
Indirect Benefits to the Economy
through Trade & Investment


Across all 3 days of the World Utilities Congress, the conference programme will enable the global utilities industry to share insights and strategies as companies worldwide implement proactive measures to digitalise their power and water systems, control emissions and attract long-term capital investments.

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The Strategic Conference is a global meeting place for power and water leaders to forge partnerships, explore business opportunities and discuss the latest trends that will drive the industry forward. The Conference reflects the issues CEOs and their leadership teams need to consider, as they modernise utilities to manage disruptive change and embed future-focused digital transformation strategies in response to evolving market and customer needs.

The Strategic Conference is an important enabler for engagement between policy makers, business leaders, disruptors and innovators, driving the conversations around the complexities of the evolving utilities landscape.


Energy transition and digital transformation are the key drivers in the water and power sector, shaping the future of the industry, highlighting a clear direction for success and opening doors to new industry players. The Technical Conference offers utilities industry professionals unprecedented access to the latest industry knowledge and research findings, technical expertise, new project developments, state of the art technologies and industry best practices.

Technical sessions cover the full power and water value chain, providing a diverse range of technical and engineering insights that will drive ideas, help overcome challenges, drive value creation and highlight innovation.

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Nuclear energy is key to achieving global net zero objectives, working in partnership with renewable energy sources and other low carbon options, as part of a sustainable energy system to decarbonise electricity and non-electric energy production.

The dedicated Nuclear Energy Leadership Forum will run alongside the exhibition focusing on the role of nuclear energy in achieving net-zero, new and emerging technologies in the nuclear industry, challenges and opportunities and the future of the nuclear energy industry, and more.

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