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STRATEGIC CONFERENCE

The Strategic Conference serves as a pivotal platform where government ministers, policymakers, and industry CEOs converge to tackle pressing issues and capitalize on emerging opportunities. From overarching inquiries into the utilities sector's role in the global energy transition to pragmatic discussions on water scarcity and hydrogen distribution, this forum is where it all unfolds.

Bringing together global leaders from the power, water, and district cooling utilities, the Strategic Conference aims to chart strategies and implement solutions crucial for decarbonising value chains and integrating future-oriented technologies. Amidst an ever-evolving market landscape and shifting customer demands, leaders will engage in keynotes, ministerial panels, and impactful talks to deliberate on essential considerations for utility modernisation in the face of disruptive change.

With over 85 esteemed speakers offering unparalleled insights and practical wisdom, attendees will gain valuable perspectives and knowledge to navigate the dynamic terrain of evolving energy needs worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to forge connections and network with industry peers shaping the future of global utilities.

Book your delegate seat today and benefit from early bird rates until 30th June 2024.

STRATEGIC CONFERENCE THEMES

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Electrification and new disruptive sources of demand

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Harnessing consumer behaviour to bolster energy efficiency and demand side flexibility

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Modernising transmission and distribution infrastructure

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Low carbon technologies and digital innovation at the forefront the energy transition agenda

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Policies and partnerships for utilities of tomorrow

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Mobilising capital to fast-track projects

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
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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.

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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

CEO
Yellow Door Energy
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“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)