Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 and European Union: Technology and Innovation Leader in the Renewable Sector Session

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2015

Attracting more than 32,000 people, ADSW is the Middle East’s largest gathering focused on addressing the interconnected challenges of energy and water security, climate risk and sustainable development. The World Future Energhy Summit (WFES), the International Water Summit and EcoWaste are co-located events taking place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), 17-24 January, an international gathering hosted by Masdar. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) also is holding its Fifth General Assembly at the same time.

The Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC) has previously attended the WFES and the IRENA General Assembly. This is an important meeting not only for the region but globally. The European Union and member countries and industries are very active.

ADSW is expected to attract more than 32,000 people from 170 countries, representing leading players in industry, government, finance and research, to take part in numerous high-level panel discussions, workshops and trade-floor product exhibitions with an impressive array of groundbreaking technologies on display.

Opening Ceremony Day 1 highlights

Day 2 Video Highlights

Speech by H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad Minister of Environment and Water at Day 2 Press Conference


European Union: Technology and Innovation Leader in the Renewable Sector (Conference Hall A)

Date: Monday January 19, 2015Time:14:00 – 18:15
Weblink http://www.worldfutureenergysummit.com/portal/summit/2015-wfes-programme-at-a-glance.aspx?/s/4797

14:00 – 14:45 Welcome and Introduction
Moderator, Maria Graca CarvalhoMaria Graca Carvalho, Special Advisor,European Commission, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Welcome Speech, Miguel Arias CañeteMiguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner For Energy And Climate

14:45 – 15:30 The Enabling Framework – European Union Policies
Dominique RistoriDominique Ristori, Director General,Dg Energy
Aija Timofejeva, Head, Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency Department, Latvian Minister For Economics
Claude Turmes, Member European Parliament, President, Eufores, Belgium
Jake Werksman, EU lead negotiator, COP21, Principal Adviser, DG CLIMA

15:45 – 17:30 EU Technologies and Best Practices to be Deployed Worldwide
Christian Buchner,Vice President, Schmid Group, Germany
Morten Dyrholm, Vice President, Global Public Affairs Vestas, Denmark
Stephan Fintelmann, Chief Executive Officer, Kbb Kollektorbau Gmbh, Germany
Claus Kuhn, Vice President, Thin-Film-Solar Manz Ag, Germany

17:30 – 18:00 Success Stories in Third Countries
Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, Dg Development and Cooperation
Erik Scotto, Chief Executive Officer, Akuoenergy, France

18:00 – 18:15 Concluding Remarks
Paul Verhoef, Renewable Energy Technologies,DG – RTD

Further information:

ADSW Event Calender


IRENA Fifth General Assembly

IRENA website http://www.irena.org/home/index.aspx?PriMenuID=12&mnu=Pri
Schedule for Fifth General Assembly http://www.irena.org/adsw2015/ADSW_Schedule_2015.pdf

World Future Energy Summit


International Water Summit


Project and Finance Village


Tech Talk