Gateway to Energy Transition: 26th World Energy Congress is coming to Rotterdam


Rotterdam, a city positioned at the forefront of Europe's energy transition, is set to play a pivotal role as the host of the 26th edition of the World Energy Congress. Scheduled to take place from 22-25 April 2024 at Rotterdam Ahoy. This monumental event aligns perfectly with the city's commitment to driving sustainable energy systems for the well-being of people and the planet.

Renowned for its world-leading smart port and flourishing industrial and chemical clusters in North West Europe, Rotterdam is actively involved in significant energy projects that exemplify its dedication to sustainability. With a clear vision of becoming climate neutral by 2050, the city paves the way in energy transition efforts, making it an ideal location to convene global energy stakeholders.

World Energy Congress

Under the theme of “Redesigning Energy for People and Planet,” the World Energy Congress will address urgent challenges and explore innovative solutions in the energy sector. Against a backdrop of escalating climate change impacts and growing energy insecurity concerns, the congress will emphasize the crucial role of connected energy societies in driving global energy transitions. By placing people and the planet at the center of discussions, the event aims to inspire inclusive and sustainable energy solutions.

World Energy Council

The World Energy Council, a respected and influential organization in the energy sector with a history dating back to 1924, fully supports the COP28 Climate Change Conference and has adjusted the dates of the 26th World Energy Congress accordingly. Over the years, this congress has consistently led the global energy agenda, attracting prominent figures such as heads of state, ministers, CEOs, and energy stakeholders from around the world. With approximately 7,000 delegates and 18,000 attendees, the event fosters collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and meaningful dialogue among experienced and future energy leaders, contributing to the advancement of clean and just energy transitions worldwide.

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