World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2024


16 April 2024


Air quality

Clean energy


Energy and environment

Energy transition






09:00 (Middle East, Dubai)


ADNEC Abu Dhabi

The World Future Energy Summit is a global think tank, powered by global innovation, pioneering minds and groundbreaking insights. Bringing together industry influencers, problem solvers and cutting-edge solutions, we’re focused on creating the blueprints for a sustainable future.

Ricardo's experts will be at the UK Pavilion, Stand A200, Pod 3, please do come and see us or get in touch to arrange a meeting.

Our experts will also be found on stage discussing a variety of topics including hydrogen, biodiversity, water management, circular economy, air pollution and more. 

Akin Adamson 
Date: 16 April 2024 
Time: 14.00 
Topic: UK Hydrogen 
Location: UK Pavilion 
Panel session at the UK Pavilion. This session will be moderated by Heriot-Watt University and will explore the growing importance of hydrogen as a clean and versatile energy carrier in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 


Nadia Ibrahim
Date: 16 April 2024 
Time: 14.45
Topic: Harmonising with nature: A path to mitigate business emissions 
Nature-based solutions can offer businesses a way to offset emissions and decrease their carbon footprint. By harnessing the regenerative capacity of ecosystems, organisations can make a tangible impact. This panel will discuss how companies ensure these approaches make a true difference, the greenwashing to avoid and will outline examples for those seeking inspiration. 


Nadia Ibrahim
Date: 17 April 2024 
Time: 10.35
Topic: Sustainable tourism – balancing governmental economic targets with environmental demands 
How do governments marry their needs for tourism and the money this brings into a country with their net zero ambitions. Can tourism be truly sustainable, particularly when it becomes long-haul? This session will focus on the delicate balance between tourism, maintaining natural habitats and attracting footfall in an Instagram era. 


Nada Abubakr 
Date: 17 April 2024 
Time: 10.35
Topic: Panel: Optimising asset management in the water sector 
It is said that approaches to asset management in the water sector are basic when compared to the power industry. There are fewer moving parts, less to go wrong and short-term water security if systems fail. But if asset management uses a run-to-fail rather than preventative, what opportunities are there for improvement? What is the overlap opportunity with digitalisation? 


Richard Davidson 
Title: Panel: The role of the circular economy in government decarbonisation targets 
Date: 17 April 2024 
time:10:45 to 11:30 
Location: Ecowaste 
This panel will discuss how better waste management practices can contribute to meeting government decarbonisation or net zero targets. 


Nada Abubakr
Date: 18 April 2024 
Time: 11.15
Topic: Panel: Reflecting the true cost of agriwater: Water consumption demand response 
Agriculture accounts for 70% of water consumption in the region, placing greater focus on improved use and decarbonisation of the sector. What is the best water type use - recycled, desalinated, groundwater - by farmers and how can it be better monitored and controlled? If agriculture is 70% of water use, what additional attention and efforts should be in place to cut or change its use? 


Oriol Teixido 
Date: 18 April 2024 
Time: 14.40
Location: Smart Cities Conference 
Topic: Case Study: Air pollution - breathable cities through clean transport models 
The health benefits that come with clean transport will have society-wide benefits. Oriol Teixidó - Middle East Associate Director for Air Quality and Climate Change in Ricardo - will present the scale of the problem, the scale of the opportunity, and the key steps to implement successful mitigation actions. 


We look forward to seeing you at the event if you are attending.

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