WFES set to unlock full potential of innovative technologies for global sustainability

ABU DHABI, 9th January, 2019 (WAM) — The World Future Energy Summit, WFES, a key enabler of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW, 2019, will shape the sustainable development agenda by outlining key challenges and the promise of emerging, innovative and disruptive technologies as solutions to effect paradigm changes across industries, lives and the environment.

ADSW 2019 will cover the subject of ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’ to examine how industries are responding to the global economy’s digital transformation, which in turn is generating new opportunities to help solve global sustainability challenges.

As one of the main highlights of ADSW, and a platform for action based on the week’s policy priorities, the 2019 edition of WFES takes place from 14th-17th January, under the theme, ‘Embracing the Future, Welcoming Disruption’, emphasizing its sustainability catalyzing role.

Commenting on the event, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khumairi, Executive Director of Strategic Affairs at the Department of Energy, said, “Embracing advanced technologies is a cornerstone of the Department of Energy’s efforts to enhance efficiency within Abu Dhabi’s energy sector, and increase its contribution to the national economy.

“The World Future Energy Summit is an ideal platform for exchanging expertise with leading decision makers from around the world.”

In turn, Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer, said, “Our participation in WFES – EcoWASTE is aligned with Tadweer’s strategic objective of adopting latest solutions, innovations and systems in integrated waste management and recycling regionally and internationally. Our continued presence in this high-profile global event that convenes top international experts and decision makers articulates Tadweer’s priority to support sustainable development in Abu Dhabi.”

With billions of dollars’ worth of deals set to be made, the platform offers immense scope for business development. To this end, WFES will once again feature the highly successful Sustainability Business Connect Programme, which in its 2018 edition facilitated around 10,000 meetings with over 7,000 users through a dedicated online platform.


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