Show Director’s November Message: WFES2013 hosts International Renewable Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi

30,000 attendees from the energy and environment industries are expected to convene in Abu Dhabi this coming January for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), making it the largest gathering on sustainability in the history of the Middle East.

ADSW is a global platform that addresses the interconnected challenges that affect the widespread acceleration and adoption of sustainable development and renewable energy.

As the centerpiece of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the sixth World Future Energy Summit (15-17 January 2013) is proud to be the host venue of the biennial Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC).

The latest ADIREC program is now announced and can be accessed online from the WFES 2013 website at

You will note that the focus of ADIREC is the evolution and innovation of renewable energy policy in economically-challenging times, coupled with the global renewable energy outlook for credible future energy options.

ADIREC’s central themes offer government delegations, business leaders and entrepreneurs a crucial forum for developing sustainable policies and solutions for the challenges facing the renewable energy sector in the medium-to-long term.

We are very pleased that REN21 - the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – has chosen ADIREC hosted by WFES 2013 to launch their much-anticipated Renewables Global Futures Report and our delegates will be among the first to receive a copy of the report

The report’s author, Eric Martinot, will join the panel discussions on the world energy context in 2013, along with Fatih Birol, Chief Economist and Director of the Global Energy Economics Directorate at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

A full and up-to-date list of confirmed speakers and key takeaways from ADIREC can be viewed at

You can also use the website to book your place at ADIREC hosted by WFES2013 – there are only 2 months until the summit, so don’t miss your opportunity to join the discussion about the future of global energy.

I look forward to seeing you in Abu Dhabi in January!

Best regards

Naji El Haddad

Show Director, WFES 2013

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