INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION AND OUTREACH
INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION AND OUTREACH
WEC india offers enhanced international outreach to its members. With large Indian corporate of today transforming themselves into global giants, WEC India facilitates global outreach through WEC global dialogue platforms and programs. WEC global network provide access to over 3000 organizations worldwide through the WEC Members in close to 100 countries.
World Energy Congress
the premier international multi-energy forum organized every three years attracts participation from countries at Ministerial level. The Congress is an opportunity for stakeholders to better understand complex & highly interwoven energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. The World Energy Congress provides a platform for Ministers, Secretaries and CEOs from the country for deliberations and engagement with global peers. Mega exhibition held during the Congress is an excellent opportunity to showcase the country’s energy sector. Considering the global nature of energy issues and dynamics involved, Indian energy sector have been significantly utilizing these platforms.
The 23rd World Energy Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey from the 9th to the 13th October 2016 on the theme ‘Embracing New Frontiers’. The Congress convened some 266 world class speakers from around the world, including over 60 government Ministers and Heads of State. In total, some 5000 delegates gathered in Istanbul from over 150 countries to an engaging week of sessions exploring the Grand Transition of the energy sector. Over 25 technical papers were selected from India at the Istanbul Congress.
The 24th edition of World Energy Congress is being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 9th-12th September 2019 on the broad theme ‘Energy for Prosperity’ under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates.
Under the theme “Energy for Prosperity”, the Congress would be a global leadership forum that will define a strategy for collaborative, sustainable and innovative energy future enabling societal, commercial and community prosperity.
Concurrent to the Congress, a technical exhibition is being held. WEC India is setting up “India Pavilion” along with its member organisations namely NTPC, POWERGRID, EESL, Coal India, REC, NHPC, PFC, ONGC, BHEL among other others in the exhibition. WEC India and its member organisations will capture and showcase the essence of the ‘Energy Transition’ driven by technology disruptions, unstoppable digital revolution and consumer orientation. This would provide an excellent opportunity to showcase India’s energy sector, especially in terms of country’s massive efforts in renewables deployment, Energy Efficiency, clean technology initiatives towards climate commitments; and capabilities in energy sector.
World Energy Leaders’ Summits
World Energy Leaders’ Summits (WELS) are high-level exclusive events organised twice a year by the World Energy Council at different locations for the global energy leaders’ community. This exclusive event is by invitation only to Ministers, the Council’s Patron and Global Partner CEOs, officials and selected high-level guests provides opportunity for Ministers and senior stakeholders in the country to present viewpoints on critical energy issues and discuss with global counterparts in a closed door setting.
Global workshops organized at different locations around the world on topics related to WEC work programs and emerging areas are good opportunity to interact with experts and specialists and benefit from their insights and perspectives on issues; understand technology trends and emerging future landscape and present views.
The Future Leaders Program (FEL-100) provides unique opportunity to select young professionals to be part of WEC exclusive programs and contribute collectively and individually.
Participation in Global studies provides international outreach through working in global teams with peers and experts at various levels across the globe both remotely and physical meetings.
WEC governance structure provides opportunity to hold important governance positions in WEC at global level. Senior officials of the Indian energy sector have held/holding important positions such as WEC Regional Vice chair, and Chair /Members of Standing Committees. The Standing Committees; Program Committee, Studies Committee and Strategy & Communications Committee are the three permanent Committees which guide the work program of the global body. Representation in these Governance Committees provides opportunity to influence the agenda for creating enhanced value for country members.