Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) is set to organise the inaugural edition of World Utilities Congress in the UAE capital next year.
To be held under the patronage of Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the event will run from May 9 to 11, said the organisers dmg events.
Taking place just a few months after COP26, the congress will provide a powerful, global networking and knowledge exchange platform, drawing together ministers, global leaders and key power and water industry stakeholders to discuss business-critical needs as well as to network and identify new solutions and opportunities.
The event will showcase the sector’s central role in transitioning to a new era for sustainable energy and water and how it is embracing technological changes that will transform the industry, remarked Taqa’s Group CEO and Managing Director Jasim Husain Thabet.
"Abu Dhabi and the UAE has articulated a firm commitment to its sustainability agenda and this event will put decarbonisation, renewable energy and sustainability at the heart of its programme," he added.
The World Utilities Congress is supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company.