Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015
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ABOUT Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is the ground-breaking global forum that unites thought leaders, policy makers and investors to address the challenges of renewable energy and sustainable development.

With the global population set to reach nine billion by 2050, ADSW promotes collaborative thinking and development to accelerate the sustainable solutions needed to support rapid economic and population growth.

An Abu Dhabi government initiative, ADSW is the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East and a significant forum in stimulating the international dialogue and action.

ABOUT Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014: AT A GLANCE

  • A gathering of 30,000 attendees from the energy and environment industries
  • Over 5,000 participants from the water industry
  • Over 140 delegations from official government departments
  • Over 650 media representatives from regional and international media houses
  • Over 150 countries committed to sustainable growth
  • 800 exhibiting companies from 40 countries
  • Over 20 high-level speakers

Signature Participating Events

International Renewable Energy General Assembly (IRENA)

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) 5th General Assembly

The Assembly is IRENA’s ultimate decision-making authority and is made up of one representative from each member. It convenes annually to discuss and decide upon issues such as the work programme, the budget, the adoption of reports, applications for membership and potential amendments to the Agency’s activities. Over 1,000 participants are expected to attend IRENA’s Fifth Assembly on January 17-18 in Abu Dhabi.

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The 7th Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony

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The 7th Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is a US$4 million annual award that recognises global initiatives demonstrating commitment and excellence in sustainability.

Held in honor of the Late Founding Father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who championed sustainability and environmental stewardship, the Prize is awarded across five categories: Large Corporations, Small Medium Enterprises, Non-Governmental Organisations, Lifetime Achievement and Global High Schools.

Prize winners will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony which is one of the highlights of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

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World Future Energy Summit

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World Future Energy Summit

WFES - is the foremost annual global meeting committed to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. WFES engages political, business, finance, academic and industry leaders to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy.

WFES is an ideal platform for companies to promote innovative solutions, generate new leads and identify business and investment opportunities from across the private and public sectors.

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International Water Summit

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International Water Summit

IWS - a global platform for promoting water sustainability and the water-energy nexus in arid regions. IWS brings together policymakers, scientists and business leaders to tackle the urgent challenges of wastewater and water access and security

IWS is an ideal platform for promoting water sustainability in arid regions by encouraging capacity building through the sharing of best practice, global collaboration, offering cutting-edge solutions, fostering innovation and enabling business opportunities.

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EcoWASTE

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EcoWASTE

EcoWASTE is a new international platform that brings together leading local and international providers, buyers and industry professionals from the sustainable waste management and recycling sector to support the urgent waste disposal challenges and needs in the Middle East.

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The Festival @ Masdar

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The Festival @ Masdar

This January, Masdar City plays host to its own two day festival for families - the Festival @ Masdar. See the city transformed in a range of beautiful themes, from Land of Arabia to the Secret Garden, each complete with activities, workshops and performances. The festival will also host an arts and crafts zone and an interactive story telling area, together with a bouncy castle, vendors market, roaming entertainment, face painters and more.

Dates: 23 and 24 January 2015
Location: Masdar City
Timing: 11am to 8pm (activities end at 6pm on 24 January)

For the latest updates, follow the Festival on Facebook

Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

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Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

The 1200km Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC) is the first solar car competition in the UAE – and the competitive centrepiece of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Designed to boost research and development in sustainable transport, twenty of the world’s top university solar car teams are set to compete in the race which will take place in the UAE between 16-19 January 2015 and end at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit.

The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and hosted by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar.

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Solar Impulse

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Solar Impulse

Abu Dhabi will be the starting and finishing point of the ever first solar-powered flight around the world, which co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are planning for March 2015 in their aircraft Solar Impulse 2.

The team will be hosted by Masdar and Abu Dhabi for two months from January for testing and training before the start of the record-breaking flight. During preparations, the team will host school visits and educational workshops to enable students to learn about the cutting-edge technologies behind the round-the-world flight.

Solar Impulse will be showcased during the World Future Energy Summit as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, is the host partner of Solar Impulse.

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The Opening Ceremony

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The Opening Ceremony

Every year, at the beginning of Abu Dhabi Sustainability week in January, our world class Opening Ceremony initiates four days of debate, discussion and cooperation. Attended by over 3,400 delegates – from world leaders and policymakers to business leaders, scientists and academics – it brings the world’s sustainability community together

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Project and Finance Village @ WFES

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Project and Finance Village @ WFES

The Project & Finance Village at WFES brings project developers and entrepreneurs together with investors, exhibitors, solution providers and thought leaders, to see the latest project presentations and discuss exciting new business opportunities.

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TechTalk @ WFES

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TechTalk @ WFES

TechTalk is a networking forum at WFES, enabling everyone from exhibitors to speakers and participants to discuss the latest technologies, policy developments, investment opportunities and projects in a purpose-built environment that’s ideal for meeting decision makers from across MENA and beyond.

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Week Event Calendar  

EVENTS Location Date Time To Attend
High Level Meetings
IRENA – Pre-Assembly Events and Fifth Session of the Assembly Saadiyat Island,St. Regis 16 - 18 January 09:00 - 17:00 By Invitation Only. For Accreditation, please contact assembly@irena.org
FT IRENA Question Time Debate – Innovation: Technology, Business and the Future of Energy
Al Bateen Executive Airport
18 January
19:00 - 22:00
By Invitation Only.
High Level Ceremony / Award
Joint Opening Ceremony - Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) World Future Energy Summit (WFES) International Water Summit (IWS) EcoWaste Exhibition ADNEC, ICC 19 January 10:00 - 11:30 Open to all attendees. For new registrations visit :www.worldfutureenergysummit.com or www.iwsabudhabi.com or www.ecowaste.ae
Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony (ZFEP) ADNEC, ICC 19 January Open to all attendees. For new registrations visit :www.worldfutureenergysummit.com or www.iwsabudhabi.com or www.ecowaste.ae
Solar Car Race Awards ADNEC, Central Plaza 19 January By Invitation Only.
Conferences
Global Leaders’ Summit
ADNEC, ICC
19 January
14:00 - 18:00
IRENA Official Delegations & WFES/IWS Conference Participants. For more info/registration visit www.worldfutureenergysummit.com

European Commission Conference “EU as a worldwide Technology and Innovation leader” (NEW)

ADNEC, Conference  A

19 January

14:00 - 18:00

EU Official Delegations  & WFES Conference Participants. For more info/registration visit www.worldfutureenergysummit.com

World Future Energy Summit - Conference
ADNEC, Conference A
20 - 22 January
09:00 - 18:00
IRENA Official Delegations & WFES Conference Participants. For more info/registration visit www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
International Water Summit - Conference ADNEC, Conference B
20 - 22 January
09:00 - 18:00
IRENA Official Delegations & IWS Conference Participants. For more info/registration visit www.iwsabudhabi.com
Exhibitions
World Future Energy Summit - Exhibition ADNEC, Halls
05 -10

Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
International Water Summit - Exhibition ADNEC, Halls
03 - 04

19 Jan

20 - 21 Jan

22 Jan

09:00 - 17:00 10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00

Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: iwsabudhabi.com
EcoWASTE Exhibition ADNEC, Hall 11


Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.ecowaste.ae

The Festival @ Masdar City

Masdar City
23 - 24 January
10:00 - 21:00
Open to Public.
Show Features
Solar Race Cars Display ADNEC – Central Plaza
19 January
12:00 - 15:00
Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
Project and Finance Village - WFES ADNEC - Hall 10
19 - 22 January
10:00 - 17:00
Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
TechTalk - WFES ADNEC - Hall 10
19 - 22 January
10:00 - 17:00
Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
EcoWASTE Exhibitors Seminars
ADNEC - Hall 11
19 - 22 January
11:00 - 17:00
Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.ecowaste.ae
Innovate @ IWS (NEW) ADNEC - Hall 3

19 January

20 - 21 January

14:30 - 16:30

14:30 - 15:00

Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit :iwsabudhabi.com
Solar Impulse Exhibit (NEW) ADNEC - Concourse 19 - 22 January 10:00 - 17:00 Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
GCC municipalities roundtable @ EcoWASTE (NEW) ADNEC - Hall 11 20 January 11:00 - 1:30 By Invitation Only.
Side Events
UAE – Pacific Partnership Fund: Renewable Energy Signing Ceremony St. Regis Hotel 17 January

10:30 – 11:30

By invitation only.
For more info contact decc.communications@mofa.gov.ae

EU- GCC Workshop on Economic Diversification - MOFA

ADNEC, Meeting Room 13

18 January

10:00- 17:00

By Invitation Only.

Regional Renewables: Power without Borders - IRENA ADNEC, Meeting Room 7 19 January 14:00 - 17:00

Open to all attendees.
For more information visit www.irena.org

Workshop on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy in the MENA Region - IRENA-GIZ ADNEC, Meeting Room 14 19 January 14:00 - 18:30 Open to all attendees.
For more information visit www.irena.org
Funding Opportunity for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries through the IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Project Facility - IRENA ADNEC, Hall 10 19 January 14:00 - 15:00 Open to all attendees.
For more information visit www.irena.org
UAE-Germany ministerial roundtable: Getting distributed renewables Right – MOFA

ADNEC, Meeting Room  11, Room B

19 January 13:00 - 15:00 By Invitation Only. For more information, contact: decc.communications@mofa.gov.ae

The Climate Group Renewable 100 Energy Workshop

ADNEC, Meeting Room  5

19 January 16:00 - 17:30 Open to all attendees

Carbon Capture Storage in the Post-Kyoto World

ADNEC, Meeting Room  1

19 January 16:00 - 18:00 Open to all attendees

ADSC - Meet the winners

ADNEC, Meeting Room  10

19 January

16:00 – 17:00

Open to all attendees

Official launch for Solar Live Mobile Application - MI

ADNEC, Meeting Room  13

19 January

17:00 – 18:00

Open to all attendees

Official launch for the UAE Wind Atlas - MI

ADNEC, Meeting Room  13

19 - 22 January

13:00 – 14:00

Open to all attendees

Mini-Grids Outlook: Policy and Technology Innovation - IRENA

ADNEC, Meeting Room 7

20 January 09:30 - 12:30

Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.

Renewable Energy Knowledge: Global Challenges - IRENA

ADNEC, Meeting Room 7

20 January 13:00 -16:00 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
Gulf Cooperation Council Regional Energy Market Analysis - IRENA

ADNEC, Meeting Room 14

20 January 10:30 - 13:30 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
A Framework for Enhanced Renewable Energy Technology Adoption in Developing Countries - IRENA

ADNEC, Meeting Room 14

20 January 14:00 - 16:00 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.

UAE – France Signing for Renewable Energy Aid Cooperation

ADNEC

20 January 13:30 -14:00

By Invitation Only.

The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policies: How Rapid Change is Breaking Down Conventional Labels - IRENA - NREL

ADNEC, Meeting Room 14

20 January 16:00 - 19:00 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
Financing Small Scale Renewable Energy Projects - IRENA ADNEC, Hall 10 20 January 14:30 - 15:40 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
Making Better Cities -
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi - Ministry of Foreign Affairs -
Tourism and Cultural Authority

ADNEC, Meeting Room 10

20 January 12:00 - 13:30 Open to all attendees. For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com For more information, contact: ecws@ead.ae
Press Conference Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse Tent at Al Bateen Executive Airport

20 January 9:30 - 12:30

Open to all attendees.

UAE-UK Workshop

ADNEC, Meeting Room 1

20 January 9:00 - 12:30

By Invitation Only.

REN21 - MOFA

ADNEC, Meeting Room 11

20 January 9:00 - 12:00 By Invitation Only.
The Masdar Hub

ADNEC, Meeting Room 10

20 January 15:00 – 17:00 Open to all attendees.

SBRC - Masdar Etihad & Boeing - Biofuels pilot Program

ADNEC, Meeting Room 13

20 January

14:00 – 15:00

Open to all attendees.
MI-BP innovation & Technology Accelerator round table

ADNEC, Meeting Room 5

20 January

15:00 – 17:00

Open to all attendees.
Financial Instruments and Approaches to Address the Risks and Barriers of Investing in Renewable Energy: Practical Ways toward Implementation - IRENA ADNEC, Capital Suite 14 21 January 10:00 - 13:00

Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.

Renewable Energy and the Water, Energyand Food Nexus - IRENA ADNEC, Meeting Room 14 21 January 14:00 - 16:30 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
Evaluating Renewable Energy Manufacturing Potential in Mediterranean Partner Countries- IRENA ADNEC, Meeting Room 7 21 January 09:30 - 12:30 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
Renewables Readiness Assessment: Analyzing Impacts - IRENA ADNEC, Meeting Room 7 21 January 13:30 - 15:30 Open to all attendees. For more information visit www.irena.org.
IEA-IRENA Annual Executive Dialogue: Renewables in the Future Energy Mix of the Middle East and North Africa ADNEC, Meeting Room 10 21 January 9:30 - 13:00 By Invitation Only. For more info contact: decc.communications@mofa.gov.ae

REMAP: UAE Renewable Energy Roadmap Launch, with Masdar Institute, IRENA, and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ADNEC, Meeting Room 10 21 January

14:00- 15:00

Open to all attendees, For new visitor registrations visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com For more info contact decc.communications@mofa.gov.ae
CCUS ADNEC, Meeting Room 13 21 January

9:00 – 10:30

Open to all attendees.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

ADNEC, Meeting Room 13 21 January

15:00 – 16:30

Open to all attendees.

Silicone Cabride Reflectors for Concentrated Solar Power Applications ADNEC, Meeting Room 5 21 January 10:00 - 12:00

By Invitation Only.

UAE Morocco Signing  – MOU

ADNEC, Meeting Room  12

21 January

10:00 – 11:00

By Invitation Only.

Energy Workshop

ADNEC, Meeting Room  5

21 January

14:00 – 17:30

Open to all attendees.

Climate Change & Urbanization Challenges facing Gulf States

ADNEC, Meeting Room  1

21 January

14:00 – 15:30

Open to all attendees.

The Role of Government as a Driver of Energy Innovation

ADNEC, Meeting Room  1

21 January

10:30 – 12:00

Open to all attendees.

UAE – Mauritania

ADNEC, Meeting Room  12

21 January

12:00 – 13:00

By Invitation Only.

MOU with European Bank for reconstruction and Development

ADNEC, Meeting Room  12

22 January

10:00 – 11:00

By Invitation Only.
The Abu Dhabi Water Platform

ADNEC, Meeting Room  10

22 January 9:00 - 11:00 By Invitation Only.
London Array Excom/Board Meeting ADNEC, Meeting Room 11, Room B 22 January 13:30 - 16:30 By Invitation Only.

Wind Energy Potential in Mena and Challenges facing the implementation of wind projects

ADNEC, Meeting Room  5 22 January

10:30 – 12:00

Open to all attendees.

Zayed Future Energy Prize  Winners Reception

ADNEC, ZFEP Stand

19 January

12:20 - 13:30

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

Press Conference

ADNEC, Meeting Room  8

19 January

14:30 – 15:30

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

Zayed Future Energy Prize  Finalists Award Ceremony

ADNEC, ZFEP Stand

19 January

16:30 – 17:30

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

Inspiring Future Energy Innovators Workshop

ADNEC, Meeting Room  8

20 January

13:00 – 15:00

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

UAE Green Aid Hub - Energy access: Overcoming the barriers to deployment in developing countries

  21 January

11:00 – 12:00

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

Empowering Future Energy Innovators Workshop

  21 January

14:00 – 17:00

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

How Business Innovation Is Transforming The Energy Industry

  21 January

16:00 – 17:00

By Invitation Only. For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

ADSW Masdar – France series of events on low carbon technologies and innovations: a driving force to mitigate climate change

ADNEC, Sustainable Living Theater – Hall 10 20 Jan 21-22

13:30 - 17:00
10:30 – 16:00

Open to WFES Conference Participants. For more info/registration visit www.worldfutureenergysummit.com

IRENA – Fifth Session of the Assembly

Saadiyat Island, St. Regis 17 – 18 Jan

09:00 – 17:00

By Invitation Only. For Accreditation, please contact assembly@irena.org

Zayed Future Energy Prize @ Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Zayed Future Energy Prize Winners Reception ADNEC, ZFEP Stand 19 January

12:20 - 13:30

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
Press Conference ADNEC, Meeting Room 8 19 January

14:30 – 15:30

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
Zayed Future Energy Prize Finalists Award Ceremony ADNEC, ZFEP Stand 19 January

16:30 – 17:30

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
Inspiring Future Energy Innovators Workshop ADNEC, Meeting Room 8 20 January

13:00 – 15:00

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
UAE Green Aid Hub - Energy access: Overcoming the barriers to deployment in developing countries ADNEC, Meeting Room 8 21 Jan

11:00 – 12:00

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
Empowering Future Energy Innovators Workshop ADNEC, Meeting Room 8 21 Jan

14:00 – 17:00

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com
How Business Innovation Is Transforming The Energy Industry ADNEC 21 Jan

16:00 – 17:00

By Invitation Only.
For more details visit: www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

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

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

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