Dubai: The High Committee of the World Energy Forum 2012 (WEF) went over the arrangements to host the 2012 World Energy Forum which will take place in Dubai between the 22 24 October 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Center with the theme A Forum for World Leaders pushing an agenda of sustainable clean energy for all.
The Committee, which was created by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy (SCE), held its fifth meeting at the headquarters of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority as per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The meeting, chaired by Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hamli, Minister of Energy of the UAE and Chairman of the High Committee for WEF 2012 Dubai, discussed the media plan, key messages and the logistical and hospitality services at the hotels and the World Trade Centre’s exhibition halls related to preparations for the Forum that will host heads of state, ministers, energy experts and business leaders from around the world.
During the meeting, the progress of the sub-committees was reviewed, with the ultimate goal of making the Forum a resounding success to strengthen the position of the UAE and Dubai as a global hub for finance, business, trade, research, renewable energy and sustainability. The attendees also discussed preparations underway to hold a press conference on 7 October to shed more light on the World Energy Forum.
“We discussed the agenda of the World Energy Forum, whose participants will address the need for safer and more sustainable energy for all the nations of the world, especially as energy is a crucial element in driving sustainable development,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of SCE and Vice Chairman of the High Committee for WEF 2012 Dubai, after the meeting.
“Forum discussions will focus on central energy and sustainability issues such as energy policies, thought leadership in the energy sector, traditional and renewable energy, oil, gas, clean coal, nuclear energy, sustainable development, water and urban development, public health, energy security, justice, energy and water, the role of women in sustainable development, innovation and financing energy projects,” concluded Al Tayer.