Siemens Energy and key partners recently held a major Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference tagged ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow. The event brought together energy industry leaders and policymakers at a time of potentially drastic change for the energy industry.
One of the critical priorities of the conference was to drive forward the sustainability and de-carbonisation agenda at a defining moment in the energy industry.
Stakeholders lauded the impact of the Siemens Energy Week especially against the backdrop of the long-term impacts of Covid-19 and a fundamental shift in energy markets to collaborate for the achievement of a future that is sustainable, efficient, affordable and accessible, in line with the ideals laid out by UN Sustainable Goal 7.
The MEA Energy Week conference was held in partnership with the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK); the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa); the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS); and Masdar, a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government’s Mubadala Investment Company.
The world-class speaker line-up featured numerous regional ministers, CEOs, energy and finance industry leaders and Siemens Energy experts for the eight panel sessions.
Dr. Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade and Member of the Executive Board, DIHK described the MEA Energy Week as a significant initiative which provided an excellent platform to discuss the essential economic challenges of today and tomorrow.
The event came shortly after the listing of Siemens Energy on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on September 28, following a spin-off from Siemens AG. An estimated one-sixth of the world’s power generation is already based on technologies from Siemens
Energy, bequeathing the company with significant responsibility to help shape the direction of the future of energy sector, with a focus on sustainability, innovation, and decarbonization, for the benefit of society.