World Energy Week 2025 to be hosted by Panama
28 September 2023: The World Energy Council has announced Panama as the official host of World Energy Week 2025, a powerful platform uniting the Council’s global community from more than 100 countries. The bi-annual event connects diverse regional realities and priorities with the global energy agenda to showcase practical, actionable and impactful solutions as we build a better energy future for all.
World Energy Week 2025 also provides an opportunity to take stock of the progress made during and after the upcoming 26th World Energy Congress, taking place 22-25 April 2024 in Rotterdam, and springboard the world energy community’s impact for a further year.
Panama, long seen as the connection between the global north and south, plays a key role in energy and energy-adjacent industries and will provide a vibrant backdrop for this convening of energy leaders from across the globe.
“World Energy Week is a powerful platform that connects the global energy agenda with the realities and priorities of energy transitions here in Panama,” said Jorge Rivera Staff, National Energy Secretary of Panama. “We are thrilled to host this important energy event in 2025 and convene the World Energy Council’s global community to progress faster, fairer and more far reaching energy transitions.”
“Convening and connecting visionary leaders across the world energy ecosystem for impactful conversations is essential in making energy transitions happen. Accelerating decarbonisation with justice and resilience is the best way to secure more energy for better lives and the health of the planet that we all call home,” said Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council. “World Energy Week is an important platform for conversations and collaborations which leverage the diversity, flexibility and scalability of the Council’s global community network.
“The confirmation of Panama as the World Energy Week 2025 host is a great opportunity for both our country, for the American continent, and especially for the LAC region,” said Claudio Seebach, Executive Chairman of Generadoras de Chile, the business association of Chilean electricity generators, and the World Energy Council Vice Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean. “World Energy Week provides the opportunity to meet with representatives of the whole world energy community, share experiences and perspectives about energy transitions pathways, and exchange possible solutions as we accelerate a path forward. It truly is a must-attend event.”
“World Energy Week provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to showcase the vibrant energy sector from across the Latin American region, and create a hub of ideas connecting people from all over the world, as we work to humanise energy and progress clean and just energy transitions,” said Hector Cotes, Chair of the World Energy Council Panama Member Committee. “We are thrilled to host the upcoming World Energy Week 2025 in Panama.”
To find out more about World Energy Week, please visit worldenergy.org/wew.
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The World Energy Council is the world’s oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through our Humanising Energy vision, we involve more people and communities in accelerating clean and inclusive energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council is a UN-accredited global energy body that has convened diverse interests from across the full energy ecosystem for a century, and today has over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in nearly 100 countries. Our global network draws from governments, private and state corporations, academia and civil society, as well as current and future energy leaders. We collaborate on impact programmes and inform local, regional and global energy agendas in support of our enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people. Further details at www.worldenergy.org and on LinkedIn and @WECouncil.