Inaugural World Utilities Congress plugs in to ADNEC in May 2022

A new global exhibition and conference addressing the future of low carbon power and water supplies, will see its first edition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) 9-11 May 2022. A multi-year deal for the new show is understood to have been struck between the UAE authorities, venue and organiser dmg events.

The in-person event will be hosted by The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) and supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC).

Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE minister of energy and infrastructure, commented: “The ministry’s objectives include strengthening the country’s focus towards renewable energy or clean alternative energy that uses safe, environmentally friendly and reliable technology in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.”

Jasim Husain Thabet, Group CEO and MD of TAQA, said: “We are excited to host the World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi and hope it will enable us to meet with our peers from around the world to learn from each other and to work together for a sustainable future. Developing low carbon power and water is not just a matter of doing good, but it is also good business… This new global conference and exhibition will provide a great opportunity for the sector to showcase ideas, solutions and best practice in front of an audience that matters.”

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, managing director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, added: “We resolutely support the creation of new exhibitions and conferences, and look to welcome them to the UAE’s capital. In doing so, we create value for the whole of Abu Dhabi, increasing the direct and indirect economic contribution of the business tourism sector to the emirate’s economy, alongside transferring knowledge and advanced technology into the UAE.

“ADNEC is fully prepared to host the exhibition and conference for the World Utilities Congress 2022, ensuring its quality is aligned with Abu Dhabi’s regional and global reputation.”

Christopher Hudson, president, dmg events, organiser of the World Utilities Congress, said the Congress would enable the energy and utilities sector to forge new strategic partnerships that will help shape the future of the global utilities industry. “Through the exhibition, the energy industry will be enabled to showcase the latest technologies, products services and solution to support the drive to net zero.”