Emirates News Agency – Government officials, industry leaders and experts to meet at the World Utilities Conference in May 2022

ABU DHABI, April 29 / WAM / Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the World Utilities Conference is being held in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), May 9-11, 2022.

The World Utilities Conference, hosted by TAQA, provides an unparalleled opportunity for the global energy and water sectors to meet, discuss trends, and explore technologies and innovations that will impact energy and water demand in the future. The three-day exhibition and conference will facilitate direct access to growth opportunities in the UAE, the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as the fast-growing economies of Asia.

Jassim Hussain Thabet, CEO of TAQA Group, said: “TAQA is honored to be the official host of the Congress in Abu Dhabi, as this global conference and exhibition provides an exceptional opportunity for local and international experts to meet and focus on providing an integrated transformation of the water and energy services industry. We look forward to engaging with key stakeholders and leaders from around the world who are key players in the utility value chain. Together, we will share insights and identify opportunities for growth and collaboration in Congress.”

The conference will bring together more than 10,000 industry professionals and 120 exhibiting companies with the aim of promoting proactive measures to digitize electricity and water systems, control emissions and attract long-term capital investments. The conference will also bring together more than 200 expert industry speakers, more than 1,000 conference delegates, and will host more than 50 technical and strategy conference sessions.

Christopher Hudson, President of dmg Events, Conference Organizers said: “We are very excited to see the launch of the World Facilities Conference in Abu Dhabi. It brings together leaders, experts and industry professionals from the UAE, the region and the world. We are confident that this event will provide a lucrative platform that showcases The latest technologies, products, services and solutions, as well as enabling the development of new strategic partnerships, helping define the future of the global utility sector and supporting the path to net zero.”

Conference sessions will focus on the policies, strategies and solutions needed to address the energy transition and future-oriented digital technologies that will transform the utility sector. In response to market evolution and current customer needs, the conference will explore key topics, including decarbonization and energy transition; global industrial dynamics; strategic collaborations and partnerships; Customer-centric business models, digital transformation, and technological innovations.

The strategic conference also includes two ministerial sessions, aimed at highlighting the importance of regional policies and regulations, the cooperation and urgency needed for government leaders to build a solid foundation for a resilient and sustainable public service sector.

Among the speakers at these sessions was Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. Belinda Paluku, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania; Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy, Republic of Azerbaijan; Doskol Bekmurzaev, Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic; Daler Juma, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Republic of Tajikistan; And Abu Bakr d. Aliu, Minister of Energy, Nigeria; Mr. Soda ZEMO, Minister of Energy and Energy Development, Zimbabwe; Younes Ali Qweidi, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Djibouti. and William Orako Ido, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana.

The technical conference, to be held at the same time, will cover the entire value chain of public services, including power generation, transmission and distribution, water management, wastewater, district cooling and customer engagement. The technical conference will provide multiple opportunities for working professionals to gain insights into the latest industry knowledge, research findings, technical skills, new project developments, first-class technologies and industry best practices.

Khalid Abdullah Al Marzouqi, CEO of Tabreed, partner in the global conference commented: “We are proud to partner with such an influential global event. Tabreed is the original district cooling company in the region and our expertise in energy efficiency is renowned around the world. We have an essential role We are playing it in the net-zero orientation and this will be an ideal platform for interaction with leaders and policy makers who are focused, as we are, on a sustainable future.”

“We are proud to be the Strategic Insights Partner at World Utility Congress and the time to host an event of no better kind,” said Ferdinand Varga, CEO and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Strategic Insights Partner at the World Utility Congress, the industry, and more generally, our world. Today is holistically aligned on the path to follow, the world at net zero. The discussions that will take place during the week of the conference will be a specific path for the energy, public services and water sectors such as the race to COP27 and COP28 to be held here in our region.”

Dr. Afif Saif Al Yafei, CEO of TRANSCO, Chair of the Technical Committee of the World Utilities Conference and member of the Executive Committee said: “We are pleased to participate in key discussions around the energy transition and rapid transformation of value chains. Energy and Water at the World Utilities Conference 2022, hosted by TAQA Group. During the exhibition, conferences and committees of this event, we look forward to contributing to our assessment of our industrial and technical knowledge, as well as exchanging experiences, research and best practices with other industry professionals.”

The 2022 World Utilities Conference will also present the “Nuclear Energy Leadership Forum”, which aims to unite professionals in the global industry to explore the deployment of safe and reliable nuclear power generation, technological advances in nuclear power and the latest research and development in nuclear science and technology.

The World Utilities Conference 2022, organized by dmg Events, is being held with the support of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and Emirates Nuclear Energy Company (ENEC). The list of partners and sponsors for the event includes; National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed). Frost and Sullivan. Baker Hughes Boston Consulting Group. Address + Hauser; Schneider Electric.

Translated by: Mina Samir Fouka.


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