STRATEGIC CONFERENCE

Recent geopolitical events have disrupted energy supplies leaving the world with a trilemma of how to ensure energy security and affordability while staying on track with net-zero commitments. The World Utilities Congress will bring together energy ministers, policymakers, global CEOs and business leaders from around the globe to share their insights and perspectives on the industry affairs today and come up with tangible outputs for the current challenges.

From the big questions, such as the role of the utilities sector in the global energy transition, to practical challenges around water and energy security and hydrogen distribution, to the role of ESG and sustainable finance in the power, water, gas and district cooling, the Strategic Conference programme will be the forum for the industry to come together and address the issues and opportunities that matter.

The strategic conference will also allow industry leaders to directly engage policymakers and discuss the kind of support they need to ensure a secure and sustainable power and water future.

STRATEGIC CONFERENCE THEMES

Digital Innovation

DIGITAL INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

Talent Development

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Decarbonisation

DECARBONISATION AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Raising Capital

RAISING CAPITAL AND CLIMATE FINANCE

Supply Demand

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE CIRCULAR CARBON ECONOMY

Raising Capital

GRID INFRASTRUCTURE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

MINISTERIAL PARTICIPATION FROM 22+ COUNTRIES

GLOBAL INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS THAT SPOKE

Sama

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
Hebah Abbas 600X600

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
Jeremy Crane 250X250

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

CEO
Yellow Door Energy
Afif

“It gives me great pleasure to chair the 2024 Technical Committee for the World Utilities Congress and contribute to shaping the technical sessions that will support the industry’s energy transition.
The Technical Conference focuses on discussing both the obstacles and prospects within the utilities sector, emphasising innovative approaches to transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.”

Dr. Afif Saif Al Yafei

CEO
Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO)