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25 Mar 2024

Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE): Lead Sponsor of RAK Energy Summit

  • CEO Stresses Firm Commitment to Fostering UAE's Clean and Sustainable Energy Future.
  • Strategic Partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Bolsters Broad National Vision Achievement.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the second edition of the RAK Energy Summit will take place on November 27 and 28, 2024. Organized by Ras Al Khaimah Municipality in collaboration and with the lead sponsorship of Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE), the event will be held at the Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Themed "Create and contribute to the Sustainability Goals of the Future," the summit serves as a crucial platform for dialogue, experience sharing, and opinion exchange among thought leaders, innovators, and decision-makers from both the public and private sectors. The second edition of the RAK Energy Summit is distinguished by EtihadWE’s participation as the lead sponsor, underscoring its commitment to supporting the premier event for sustainable energy in the northern Emirates.

Munther Mohammed bin Shekar, Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, stated, "Following the success of the inaugural RAK Energy Summit, we are delighted to announce the organization of its second edition this November. The importance of sustainable energy has grown due to its role in mitigating climate change effects, enhancing individual well-being, and boosting project competitiveness. This summit aims to facilitate productive discussions among leading local and international industry companies to drive energy sector transformation in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE, and the region."

Engineer Yousif Ahmed Al Ali, CEO of EtihadWE, expressed pride in being the lead sponsor of the RAK Energy Summit, reflecting their deep commitment to promoting a clean and sustainable energy future in the UAE, in line with the wise leadership's vision for this sector.

Al Ali commended the strategic partnership between EtihadWE and RAK Municipality, affirming that it supports the achievement of sustainable development goals and economic well-being, and drives development in Ras Al Khaimah. This partnership lays the foundation for cooperation to realize the comprehensive national vision, including the strategic initiative for climate neutrality. Even on the administrative and regulatory level, such as the concerted efforts to streamline joint procedures between the two parties as part of the 'Zero Bureaucracy' initiative.

The summit features a comprehensive agenda that delves into critical topics such as concrete actions taken by major global economies to enhance energy transition and achieve climate neutrality goals. It emphasizes the private sector's role through intensive individual presentations and panel discussions. The summit will showcase leadership examples and discussions on fundamental elements contributing to national and regional carbon neutrality pathways: smart technologies, artificial intelligence, future energy and fuel networks, energy and carbon markets, among others. It will also include networking sessions and presentations highlighting significant future opportunities in the sustainable energy sector.

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