Initially planned to take place in 2025, the World Energy Congress has moved up the date to 4-7 December 2023.
The four-day event will take place as planned at the Rotterdam Ahoy and will, as is usually the case, attract heads of state, ministers, CEOs, and wider energy society interests, including energy users, cities and communities.
Under the theme ‘Redesigning Energy for People and Planet’, the congress will focus on global energy transitions in these turbulent times.
Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council, said: “The world is in crisis, and this is a significant moment in the history of world energy cooperation. I would like to thank the Dutch member committee of the World Energy Council, the Dutch government and the City of Rotterdam, for their flexibility and desire to accelerate timelines. Our world energy community is convening in person, in Rotterdam, to forge a new way forward – the challenge is to create a better system which anticipates new uses and users and involves more diverse energy interests. Accelerating clean and just energy transitions in all world regions is essential, and best progressed with energy trilemma solutions that empower people and communities to better manage the energy in their lives.”