Top energy experts to take part in Dubai forum
Dubai, April 11, 2011
Leading international energy experts will discuss a comprehensive agenda during the forthcoming Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011, which will be hosted for the time in the city.
The forum is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from April 17-19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
It will host a series of discussions on energy-related issues under the theme of “Energy Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future”, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
“We are pleased to announce today the participation of leading experts in the energy field at DGEF 2011. Of note is the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who was the architect of India’s nuclear energy infrastructure. Another is Mohamed ElBaradei, the former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2005,” he said.
“The presence of these experts will enrich the forum’s agenda as we discuss collective efforts in developing energy-related sustainable solutions to help us overcome the challenges resulting from the depletion of natural resources and focus on environmental protection and preservation,” said Sheikh Ahmed.
He added that Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011 will further serve as a platform to initiate discussions on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to drive economic prosperity and increase investments in the energy sector, in line with the strategy of the Dubai government.
“The forum complements the policy of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to focus on issues related to the development and growth of the energy sector in Dubai, the search for alternative and renewable sources and examining the contribution of nuclear energy to economic sustainability,” he said.
The forum will also support the nation’s efforts to achieve UAE Vision 2021, which features seven principles, seven priorities and seven enablers to be used as guideline by planners and policymakers in line with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.
The Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011 will provide a platform for energy experts to share ideas and debate key issues affecting the energy sector as a whole and sustainable development around the world. The Forum will tackle best practices in the field of energy security, supply and energy management, alternative energy resources, peaceful use of nuclear power in addition to debating the current and future policies, programs, technologies, investment opportunities and energy market indicators.
The Forum will consist of nine major tracks of plenary and parallel sessions addressed by keynote speakers and panellists. Sessions will address specific topics in each track through in-depth analyses and will provide the audience with focused presentations and opportunities for discussions. Energy leaders, officials, planners and energy experts from government and private sectors, international organisations and academia from around the world are participating in the event. – TradeArabia News Service