Wednesday, August 24, 2016

World Energy Forum Set for October 19-22, 2016 in New York City

Global Government and Business Leaders Will Sign Pledge at United Nations on Securing Global Energy for All

NEW YORK - Wednesday, August 24th 2016 [ME NewsWire]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 2,000 world leaders, corporate executives and trade delegates are expected to attend the World Energy Forum 2016 in New York City from October 19-22, 2016. Heads of state, government ministers and ambassadors from more than 150 countries will join corporate leaders, associations, academics, and financiers to discuss the roles of business and government in providing universal energy access—part of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“There is nothing more critical to our future and security than access to energy. It’s the most important issue of our time and impacts all nations and all peoples,” said Dr. Harold HyunSuk Oh, Chairman of the World Energy Forum. “As the best recognized and most respected platform for energy collaboration, the World Energy Forum offers global leaders in government, industry and academia the ability to share ideas, find solutions and take action on this important issue effecting humanity.”

Historically held every four years, the World Energy Forum 2016 follows the very successful World Energy Forum 2012 in Dubai. In response to urgent world energy issues and calls from many heads of state and energy ministers, the World Energy Forum will now convene annually, rotating national host cities each year. The United States was selected following encouragement from the United States government and the United Nations.

The World Energy Forum’s workshops and sessions were developed by energy experts and includes leading organizations, executives, academics, media, and government officials. Session topics focus on oil, coal, natural gas, solar, wind, biofuels, nuclear energy, commercial and infrastructural development, water, finance, security, efficiency, transportation, corporate sustainability, electricity markets, and energy transit’s role in providing universal energy access to all. Special sessions will focus on energy crises impacting indigenous peoples and landlocked nations as well as increasing women’s engagement in sustainable energy.

World Energy Forum 2016 highlights:

    Trade delegation matchmaking, coupling potential financing and corporate partners for in-country energy projects;
    The signing of a New York Declaration at the United Nations, a follow-on to the Dubai Declaration;
    A Women Leaders in Energy Summit; and
    An exhibition showcase featuring 150 companies (New York Hilton Midtown).

To learn more about and register for the World Energy Forum, visit

Corporate, academic and government leaders interested in speaking should contact Cristina Cotto Anderson at or (203) 545-6597.

Organizations interested in exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities should contact Bob Ball at or (203) 622-7019.

About World Energy Forum

The World Energy Forum is the world’s premier platform for energy leadership, providing a forum for world leaders and experts to collaborate on sustainable solutions to global energy issues. The World Energy Forum represents the interests of business and governments of every size and region to promote strategic relationships and translate ideas into a global marketplace. Access to modern energy services and water are essential for economic and social development worldwide. This year’s campaign of “energy for all” focuses on policy, technology and finance to enhance the global economy, create a sustainable future and deliver the hopes and aspirations of all nations and peoples. World Energy Day, celebrated annually on October 22, was established in 2012 by the World Energy Forum to raise awareness of global energy-related issues.

To register for the World Energy Forum, visit

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Andy Beck


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