The 24th World Energy Congress was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 9th-12th September 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, under the overall theme “Energy for Prosperity”. The Congress welcomed more than 15,000 participants including 72 Ministers, 250 high-level speakers, 500 CEOs, 1000 media persons and the featured a mega exhibition held in a 40,000 square-metre space
The Congress witnessed impressive Indian presence through participation of a strong high level delegation, India Pavilion of 242 sqm; and speaker engagements in important Congress sessions, World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) exclusive Roundtables, high profile side events such as World Economic Forum and Clean Energy Ministerial.
Glimpses of India Pavilion at 24th World Energy Congress
India Pavilion under the theme “Energising Sustainable and Prosperous Future” was jointly inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to UAE – H.E Shri Navdeep Singh Suri; Hon’ble Secretary (Power)/Chairman WEC India, Shri Subhash Chandra Garg and CMD, NTPC/Secretary General WEC India, Shri Gurdeep Singh. The stalls put up by NTPC, POWERGRID, NHPC, EESL, REC, SECI, CIL and PFC showcasing Indian energy sector, generated good interest and footfall during the four days of the Congress. Participation of ‘Invest India’ in the Congress for the first time has been an important strategic element in the India participation. Also, Tea Board and Coffee Board participated in the Congress for the first time. A Strategy Paper by WEC India and member organizations titled “Shaping New Energy Dimensions-Energising Sustainable and Prosperous Future” featuring Indian energy sector and investment opportunities was also released.
The Indian delegation was led by Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Power/Chairman, WEC India. Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC/Secretary General (WEC India); Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power and Shri Seethapathy Chander, Advisor (WEC India) participated in the Congress and concurrent events along with Secretary (Power). A total of around 60 participants in the category of speakers, delegates, Future Energy Leaders and exhibitors; from across the sector constituted the Indian delegation.