Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East, and a significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation.

In 2013, ADSW welcomed over 30,000 participants from 150 countries, in an effort to:

  • Tackle the world’s pressing issues in energy, water and environment
  • Accelerate the global adoption of renewable energy and sustainable development
  • Address water challenges in arid regions
  • Elevate the water-energy nexus topics on the global agenda
  • Encourage the dialogue between broad industry stakeholders to strengthen strategic partnerships
  • Stimulate investment in water, energy and environment projects
  • Empower the young generations and entrepreneurs

This year, between 18th and 25th January 2014 - (ADSW Festival is on the 24th & 25th), ADSW will, once again, bring world leaders, policy makers, thought leaders, decision makers, experts, scientists, business leaders and academics together to discuss, debate, and ultimately address the energy and sustainability challenges of the future.

Anchored by the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the 2014 programme will feature a series of complementary events, conferences and exhibitions, including: The International Water Summit; The Abu Dhabi Renewable Energy Conference; The Zayed Future Energy Prize Award Ceremony; The International Renewable Energy Agency meeting; and Ecowaste.

Participating Conferences and Events

To participate in any of the events, click on the related logo.

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Audience Profile

Government

  • Heads of State/Heads of Government/Royalty
  • Ministers of Energy, Water, Environment, Planning, Foreign Affairs
  • Government Department Directors of Energy, Water, Environment, Planning, Foreign Affairs and Finance
  • City Mayors and Senior Municipality Directors
  • Heads of Intergovernmental Organisations
  • Heads of Non-governmental Organisations
  • Heads of Utilities (water, power, waste)
  • Heads of International Associations

Finance

  • Chief Executive Officers/Chief Financial Officers/Heads of Energy, Water, Sustainability and Investment Departments
  • Banks, Venture Capitalists, Investment Firms

Energy Services

  • Chief Executive Officers/Chief Financial Officers/Senior Technical Directors/Business Development/Heads of Engineering
  • International and Local Renewable Energy and Alternative Energy Companies and Manufacturers
  • International and Local Oil and Gas Companies
  • International and Local Water Companies and Manufacturers
 

Academia

  • Chairpersons/Heads of Faculties/Professors/Heads of Department/Scientists/Students
  • Universities
  • Research and Development

Infrastructure

  • Chief Executive Officers/Chief Financial Officers/Senior Technical Directors/Business Development /Heads of Engineering/Project Managers
  • Contractors, Energy, Building, Urban, Infrastructure, Water, waste, Environment
  • Urban Planners
  • Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Engineers

Media

  • Editors in Chief/Senior Reporters/Reporters/Photographers
  • Mainstream Media (print/online/broadcast)
  • Specialised magazines
  • International and Local News Agencies
  • Independent News Agencies

ADSW Events Calendar

EVENTS Location Date Time To AttendRegister Your Interest
High Level Intergovernmental Meeting
IRENA Fourth Assembly Saadiyat Island
St. Regis Hotel
18 - 19 Jan 9:00 - 18:00 For accreditation, please contact
fourthassembly@irena.org
 
High Level Ceremonies / Award
Joint Opening Ceremony -
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW)
World Future Energy Summit (WFES)
International Water Summit (IWS)
ADNEC*, ICC*
(Hall 12)
20 Jan 11:00 - 12:00 Open to all attendees ADSWOC@wfes.ae
Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) Emirates Palace 20 Jan 19:00 By invitation only
More details on www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
 
Conferences
ADSW Global Leaders’ Summit (NEW) ADNEC, ICC 20 Jan 14:00 - 18:00 Paid Conference
More details on worldfutureenergysummit.com
 
World Future Energy Summit ADNEC,
Conference A
21 - 22 Jan 9:00 - 18:00 Paid Conference
More details on worldfutureenergysummit.com
 
International Water Summit ADNEC,
Conference B
21 - 22 Jan 9:00 - 18:00 Paid Conference
More details on www.internationalwatersummit.com
 
IRENA Renewable Energy Jobs Conference (NEW) Maared Ballroom,
ADNEC
21 Jan 9:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees
Register from http://irevalue.irena.org/events.aspx
IRENAJobs@wfes.ae
Exhibitions
World Future Energy Summit Exhibition ADNEC,
Halls 5 - 10
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.worldfutureenergysummit.com regsiter here
International Water Summit Exhibition ADNEC,
Halls 3 - 4
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.internationalwatersummit.com register here
EcoWASTE Exhibition (NEW) ADNEC,
Hall 11
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.ecowaste.ae register here
The Festival @ Masdar City (NEW) Masdar City 24 - 25 Jan 11:00 - 21:00 Free to attend Festival@wfes.ae
Show Features
Sustainable Living Expo (SLE) @ WFES (NEW) ADNEC,
Hall 10
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.worldfutureenergysummit.com SLE@wfes.ae
Project & Finance Village (PFV) @ WFES ADNEC,
Hall 10
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.worldfutureenergysummit.com PFV@wfes.ae
Techtalk @ WFES ADNEC, Concourse
Hall 5
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.worldfutureenergysummit.com techtalk@wfes.ae
Green Careers @ WFES ADNEC,
Hall 9
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.worldfutureenergysummit.com greencareers@wfes.ae
Sustainable Water Solutions Village (SWSV) @ IWS ADNEC,
Hall 3
20 - 22 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.internationalwatersummit.com swsv@wfes.ae
High Level Meetings
Financial Times - IRENA Question Time Debate Masdar City 19 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 By invitation
More details on www.event.ft-live.com/ehome/irena/
 
Blue Economy Summit (NEW) ADNEC,
Conference A
20 Jan 13:30 - 16:30 By invitation
More details on www.abudhabisustainabilityweek.com
 
Indian Ocean Renewable Energy Ministerial Forum (NEW) ADNEC,
ICC
21 Jan 10:30 - 14:30 By invitation only
www.abudhabisustainabilityweek.com
 
High Level Plenary on ‘Thirsty Energy Initiative’ by World Bank ADNEC,
Conference A
21 Jan 15:00 - 17:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to
www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
thirstyenergy@wfes.ae
Side Events
The Development of Geothermal Resources – UBI France ADNEC,
Capital Suite 3
20 Jan 12:00 - 15:00 Open to all attendees, for new registrations go to www.worldfutureenergysummit.com geothermal@wfes.ae
The UAE and Denmark – Partners for Global Sustainability ADNEC,
Capital Suite 13
20 Jan 13:00 Free to attend  
Global Renewable Energy Atlas:
End User Event - IRENA
ADNEC,
Capital Suite 6
20 Jan 13:15 - 14:45 Open to all attendees
For more details, please contact potentials@irena.org
energyatlas@wfes.ae
Financing the Africa Clean Energy Corridor - IRENA ADNEC,
Capital Suite 10
20 Jan 13:30 - 15:00 Open to all attendees
More details on www.irena.org
africacleanenergy@wfes.ae
Risk Coverage for Renewable Energy Investments – IRENA ADNEC,
Capital Suite 10
20 Jan 15:15 - 18:15 Open to all attendees
More details on www.irena.org
riskcoverage@wfes.ae
Renewable Energy Ministerial Roundtable - IRENA ADNEC,
Capital Suite 6
20 Jan 15:30 - 17:00 Open to all attendees
More details on www.irena.org
REministerial@wfes.ae
Linking Energy and Humanity: The Role of GCC Countries in Combating Climate Change ADNEC,
Capital Suite 8
20 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Open to all attendees linkingenergy@wfes.ae
Blue Economy Press Conference ADNEC,
Capital Suite 13
21 Jan 17:30 - 18:30 Free to attend  
Global Sustainable Cities Network ADNEC,
Capital Suite 8
21 - 22 Jan 21 Jan
15:00- 16:30
22 Jan
10:00- 16:30
By invitation only  
World Energy Leader Dialogue (WELD) ADNEC,
Capital Suite 5
21 Jan 8:30 - 12:30 By invitation only
More details on www.abudhabisustainabilityweek.com
 
Economics of Sustainable Development ADNEC,
Capital Suite 10
21 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 Open to all attendees economicsustainabledev@wfes.ae
China Day ADNEC,
Capital Suite 7
21 Jan 10:30 - 17:00 Open to all attendees chinaday@wfes.ae
The Integrated Approach for Sustainable Cities – UBI France ADNEC, SLE
Hall 10
21 Jan 11:00 - 14:00 Open to all attendees integratedsustainablecities@wfes.ae
Grid Integration and Energy Storage - IRENA ADNEC,
Capital Suite 6
21 Jan 13:15 - 14:45 Open to all attendees gridintegration@wfes.ae
Grid Integration of Variable Renewables - Unlocking demand side flexibility ADNEC,
Capital Suite 13
21 Jan 14:00 - 15:30 Open to all attendees IEApub@wfes.ae
Wind for Prosperity: Poverty, electricity access, rural electrification, sustainable growth, and how corporations can play their part ADNEC,
Capital Suite 10
21 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Open to all attendees vestas@wfes.ae
Hybridizing Diesel Minigrids: Decentralized Energy - IRENA ADNEC,
Capital Suite 6
21 Jan 15:15 - 18:15 Open to all attendees hybridiesel@wfes.ae
IEA RIAB – IRENA: ‘RE Investment in the GCC’ ADNEC,
Capital Suite 5
22 Jan 09:00 - 13:00 By invitation only  
Renewable Energy Deployment in Cities - IRENA ADNEC,
Capital Suite 7
22 Jan 10:00 - 14:00 Open to all attendees Redeployment@wfes.ae
How Do We Get Students Excited about Sustainability ADNEC,
Capital Suite 13
22 Jan 11:00 - 12:00 Open to all attendees studentsustainability@wfes.ae
Storage: A Solution for Solar Energy – UBI France ADNEC,
Capital Suite 3
22 Jan 12:00 - 14:30 Open to all attendees storagesolar@wfes.ae
Global Sustainable Cities Network Masdar institute 22 Jan TBC By invitation only  

*ADNEC: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
*ICC: International Convention Centre