Under the theme, ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development,’ ADSW 2019 will explore how industries are responding to the digital transformation underway in the global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to address global sustainability challenges.
ADSW has expanded its pillars beyond renewable energy to cover a broader range of issues to better align with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The pillars of ADSW address Energy and Climate Change, Water, Future Mobility, Space, Biotechnology, Tech for Good. Running across ADSW’s 2019 programmes and pillars will be Youth and Digitalisation.
Among the events during ADSW 2019 will be the Future Summit (formerly the World Future Energy Summit), which will convene from 15-16 January 2019.
WFES Water will convene from 14-15 January. This forum will focus on disrupting the Water-Energy-Food-Nexus in order to optimise resource efficiency, sustainability and security in arid regions.
The ninth meeting of the IRENA Assembly will convene at the beginning of ADSW, from 11-13 January.
dates: 12-19 January 2019
location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates