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WFES – 2019: the Global Energy Association delegation and IEF Secretary General Sun Xiansheng negotiations

The annual World Future Energy Summit 2019 started on January, 14 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). It is one of the most authoritative event of the world energy industry. The delegation of the Global Energy Association traditionally participates in the event. Alexander Ignatov, acting President of the Global Energy Association, and Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, have held a meeting to discuss the needed formats of further mutual interaction.

The parties considered formats of holding joint events and the general initiatives during the negotiation. Mister Sun marked that he is interested in participating in the Global Energy Prize Summit which will take place in April 2019 in Karlsruhe (Germany). Mister Sun has already participated in the Global Energy Association session, expressing the opinion about sustainable energy development factors. He estimates the forthcoming summit in April as a very interesting and promising event. Besides, the expert added that he is ready to distribute information about the Global Energy Prize nomination cycle.

It is important that the Global Energy Prize Summit 2017 was held under the slogan: "Formation of synthesis of three "E" (economy, ecology and energy) as a factor of a healthy Planet: an era of hydrocarbons as new opportunities for development of new technologies". Mister Sun is an active supporter of the concept of three "E". The main idea is the  interaction of the economy, ecology, and energy as the strategy of state development. In addition the parties have also discussed the possibility of joint analytical work of the Global Energy Association experts and International Energy Forum (IEF).

It should be noted that the International Energy Forum (IEF) is the informal international organization, the independent institute of world energy politics designed to provide global dialogue of consumers and producers of energy resources. IEF plays a role of the mechanism of informal multilateral consultations on problems of world power energy development, the markets and energy security with participation of the departments heads who are responsible for energy policy from 73 import countries and exporters, the EU and also the UN, OPEC, IEA and other international organizations. Sessions (ministerial meetings) are held by IEF every two years. Sun Xiansheng has become IEF Secretary General since August 1, 2016.

Recall  that the annual World Future Energy Summit 2019 is held  in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. The event is intended to unite world leaders of the energy industry, CEOs of large corporations, industry experts, investors and executives for acquaintance to the latest developments in the energy sphere and discussion of strategy, trends and the major decisions on development of the energy  industry. Every year WFES attracts more than 33000 visitors from 175 countries, 850 companies exhibitors. The agenda of  this year is devoted to topical issues of renewables and energy efficiency.

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