Japanese energy sector joins Asian energy leaders confirming strong presence at 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

With the strong participation of Japanese energy entities, the Organizing Committee concludes a successful Asian business roadshow


Dubai: Energy leaders of the Japanese energy sector joined the momentum created across Asia by confirming a significant delegation and presence of Japanese energy companies at the upcoming 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, the world’s most influential energy event.

The confirmation of participation of major Japanese energy companies, from major oil and gas companies, to utilities, innovation, and renewables in the World Energy Congress was achieved during a visit of a delegation of the Organizing Committee, headed by Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chair of the Organizing Committee of the World Energy Congress.

With the strong participation of Japanese energy entities, the Organizing Committee concludes a successful Asian business roadshow, achieving firm agreements of engagement of energy companies and energy leaders across the Republic of South Korea, China, and Japan to the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.

In Japan, the delegation met energy leaders from across the Japanese energy sector including Chiyoda Corporation, INPEX, JERA, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and Tokyo Gas Company, trade bodies including FEPC, Japan Coal Energy Center, Japan Gas Association and the Petroleum Association of Japan, as well as the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (one of the world’s leading energy think tanks), and senior officials at the Japanese Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry (METI).

During the visit, a participation agreement was signed between the Chairman of the 24th WEC Organizing Committee and the President and CEO of the International Petroleum Exploration Company (INPEX), the largest oil & gas exploration and production company in Japan.

Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and Chairman of the UAE Organising Committee for the 24th World Energy Congress, said “The 24th World Energy Congress is the perfect platform for the Japanese energy industry to showcase its cutting-edge technology and innovation in the energy sector. We conclude a very successful business roadshow across Asia that has brought us closer to energy leadership and brought great ideas to innovate and improve our Congress in Abu Dhabi. The Organising Committee is very proud of the strong engagement of energy leaders from Asia and around the world to the World Energy Congress and we are firmly set to deliver the best Congress in the nearly 100 years of its existence.”

The organizers of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi are delivering a strong momentum to achieve the goal of delivering to a higher standard of excellence. More than 150 energy leaders have been confirmed as speakers across a Congress’ program (https://www.wec24.org/conference-programme) that will showcase forward-looking visions, analyse the business of the energy sector, bring a record number of Energy Ministers, and discuss the role of innovation in the energy sector. Also, more than 1,500 delegate registrations have been already received with seven months to go to the event.

“Our work in delivering a platform of energy leadership to Abu Dhabi during the World Energy Congress is performing well above planned,” said Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chair of the World Energy Congress. “We have the strong support of some of the world’s strongest energy companies who share our vision to bring the major energy institutions and the top energy minds to Abu Dhabi during the World Energy Congress. We are receiving a lot of interest by energy companies from around the world to join us and we are proud of what the Congress will bring to the energy sector of the UAE and contribute to brand of Abu Dhabi”

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the 24th edition will take place from 9 to 12 September 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This will mark the first time the Congress has been hosted in a Middle Eastern city, and by an OPEC member country, in the event’s 95-year history.


About the World Energy Congress
The World Energy Congress is the world’s largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress enables dialogue among Ministers, CEOs and industry experts on important developments in the energy sector. As the world’s premier energy gathering, the Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. Over the 90-year history of the World Energy Council the Congress has been key to the value of the organisation. The Congress has been staged in over 20 cities across the world.

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