World Energy Forum 2016

The World Energy Forum 2016 – the world’s premier platform for energy leadership – will bring the areas of policy, technology, and finance together to enhance the global economy, create a sustainable future, and deliver the hopes and aspirations of all nations and peoples. Held in multiple venues including the U.N., N.Y. Hilton Midtown, and the Harvard Club of New York, the 2016 Forum will be held from October 19 – 22. It is expected to attract 2,000+ leaders across ALL energy platforms including: 150+ heads of state, ministers, ambassadors, and senior leaders of domestic and international corporations, financial and academic institutions.

Over four days, The World Energy Forum 2016 will offer many touchpoints for world energy leaders to fashion solutions to global energy issues and advance energy policy, technology, business. Visit the official Event Schedule to plan your time at the World Energy Forum in New York City.



Chairman’s Welcome Message


Excellencies, Colleagues, and Friends!

I am pleased to announce that World Energy Forum 2016 under the thematic banner of “2030 Development Agenda and Energy for All” will be held October 19-22, 2016 in New York City in the United States.

Marking the one-year anniversary of the Global Goals, World Energy Forum 2016 will lead a worldwide action to achieve 2030 Development Agenda for People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership – 5 Ps of Sustainable Development Goals.

World Energy Forum takes to heart energy’s profound impact on economic, social, and human development as well as on the natural environment across the globe. Therefore, World Energy Forum 2016 places energy at the center of world thought leaders’ transnational discussions. With hundreds of leaders of governments, global corporations, finance and investment community, academia and civil society as well as intergovernmental organizations and diplomatic community participating, World Energy Forum 2016 will translate ideas into global marketplace, enact momentum for innovations, collaborations, and opportunities, and facilitate a roadmap towards a sustainable future.

Sincerely Yours,


Dr. Harold HyunSuk Oh

Be Among the Leaders Securing Global Energy for All


Government Leaders

World Energy Forum elevates energy to the highest political discourse because of energy’s impact on economic, social, and human development along with energy’s impact on our natural environment. Therefore, energy is a foremost business of government. At World Energy Forum 2016 government leaders will benefit from exploring best practices and exemplary policy models.

Highlights: World Energy Forum Summit; Global Energy Issues and Solutions


Industry Leaders

While government makes policies, businesses develop technologies and take initiatives to translate ideas into the marketplace. At WEF 2016, business leaders can benefit from interacting with government and corporate leaders for technology and commercial exchanges.

Highlights: Business, Finance, and Sustainable Development; Pavilions and Exhibitions


Financial Leaders

Finance gives life to energy and water advancement as the investment and commercialization of energy ideas take place. At WEF 2016 financial leaders can benefit from interaction with government, business and academic leaders.

Highlights: Financing Energy and Water Projects


Academic Leaders

Academic and research institutions play an essential role in energy policy, technology development, and educating future energy leaders. At WEF 2016, academic leaders will interact with energy researchers from around the world as well as energy practitioners from government, business and financial communities.

Highlights: Global Energy Issues and Solutions


Women Leaders

World Energy Forum proclaimed 2016 as the Year of Women in Energy. WEF 2016 will address women’s participation in sustainable development and resolving global issues as they affect the lives of women, children, and families throughout the world.

Highlights: First Ladies Summit


Indigenous and Aboriginal Leaders

At WEF 2016, a special gathering of aboriginal and indigenous peoples will take place representing the 300 million indigenous and aboriginal peoples worldwide.

Highlights: Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples Energy and Water Issues and Solutions; Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples Economic, Social, and Human Development


Next Generation and Student Leaders

The future of energy is now in energy markets, new frontiers for exploration and production, policy initiatives, technological innovation, and a diverse cross section of active voices driving change.

Highlights: Next Generation Energy Leaders Symposium

What the World Is Saying


“A Nation that can’t control its energy resources can’t control its future. Oil isn’t enough … a country needs an all out, all- of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of … energy. A strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper and full of new jobs.”

H.E. President Barack Obama, President of the United States of America


“The world’s most important sustainable energy summit.”

Dubai Media, Emirates News


“I believe this Forum will give us the opportunity to share the experience of other nations.”

H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sixth President of Sri Lanka


“World Energy Forum provides a unique opportunity for a global discussion searching for answers and practical solutions.”

H.M. King Mswati III, King of Swaziland


“World Energy Forum must be the conference of all hopes and all challenges and solidarity commitment for developed countries, emerging countries, and developing countries. are voiceless.”

H.E. President Andry Rajoelina, Fourth Republic of Madagascar


“This Forum is an opportunity for use to give us voice to the millions who are voiceless.”

H.E. President Joyce Banda, Fourth President of Malawi

“Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability.”

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

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