Conferences Overview
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The conference program will enable the industry to convene and engage in valuable strategic and technical discussions that are shaping the future of the utilities sector covering the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition, customer-centric business models, digital transformation, supply and demand dynamics, raising capital and project finance, and more...

Hear from government ministers, policymakers and industry leaders on the latest market trends and future strategies driving growth and innovation across the power & water utilities value chain.


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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.


The utilities sector is going through an immense transformation and keeping pace with technological advancements is important to ensure profitability, competitiveness and adequate decarbonisation efforts. The Technical Conference of the World Utilities Congress 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.

Across 12 technical categories, the conference will cover all aspects of the utilities industry's value chain, encompassing technological innovations in power generation, transmission, distribution, storage, water management, energy transition, health, safety, and environmental (HSE) practices, along with a focus on operational excellence.

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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 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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The World Utilities Congress brought together many of the important players in the energy sector at a time of great importance leading up to COP28 in UAE. The Technical Conference enabled the cross-pollination of ideas and opportunities to collaborate on the pressing industry challenges.

Nathan Paterson

Senior Programme Lead – Supply Chain

World Nuclear Association

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I was honoured to be part of the technical committee of the World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi and to co-chair the Technical Conference. This event was also a fantastic opportunity to hear from government ministers, policymakers, and industry leaders on energy strategies.

Hervé de Trémiolles

International Development Manager


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The World Utilities Congress was a melting pot of intellect, innovation, and inspiration. It provided a platform to engage in vibrant discussions sharing expertise and strategizing alongside the titans of the industry.

Hebah Abbas

Sustainability Committee Chairwoman

Kuwait Water Association

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The World Utilities Congress is a great way for leaders from both the public and private sectors to meet, share insights and discuss ways to collaborate. I enjoyed the opportunity to speak about how businesses can decarbonise their operations. Together, we can progress towards net-zero.

Jeremy Crane


Yellow Door Energy


The congress was an important event on the road to COP28. It gathered all key stakeholders of the utility sector and provided a great opportunity for pragmatic dialogue and joint action. I was happy to highlight the essential role of nuclear energy to bring socio-economic prosperity and decarbonize the entire economy, including electricity, heat and fresh water, at a time when it is clear that we will not reach net-zero target without bringing all hands on deck.

Dr. Sama Bilbao y León

Director General

World Nuclear Association, United Kingdom