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WFES to launch new eMobility Forum at 2024 edition

by Madaline Dunn

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), of which ESG Mena is a proud sponsor, has announced the launch of a dedicated eMobility Forum to debut at the 2024 event, which will run from April 16-18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). 

This is one of three major program expansions at the Masdar-hosted event, which is now in its 16th edition. 

The first-ever eMobility Forum, which will be held on April 18, will feature expert local and global speakers, including ministerial officials, climate change advocates, investors, mobility solutions planners and architects, logistics providers, civil and urban engineers, transport systems executives, and EV resellers.

It comes against a backdrop of burgeoning EV demand, with predictions that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) EV market will reach a US$4.3 bn valuation by 2028. 

Through a series of discussions, presentations, and fireside chats, the industry collective will scrutinise:

  • The viability of regional EV targets, 
  • How clean and autonomous transport will transform city design,
  • Ways to enhance stakeholder involvement, and 
  • The regulatory frameworks required to govern EV usage.

At the forum, the ‘Scaling Up Electric Mobility in Pakistan’ report will be presented, which was commissioned by the Pakistan Private Sector Energy Project (PPSEP) with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Private Funding Advisory Network (PFAN),) and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), which advances the deployment of reliable and clean energy solutions in low and middle-income countries.

Leen AlSebai, General Manager of RX Middle East and Head of the World Future Energy Summit, commented: “eMobility is crucial to achieving regional net zero 2050 targets and we are seeing determined progress. The UAE, for instance, is ranked seventh globally and leads the region in the EV readiness index, signifying its commitment to sustainable transportation with 82 per cent of its residents willing to buy an EV as their next vehicle.”

“Dubai’s Green Mobility Strategy 2030 aims to have approximately 42,000 electric cars on the emirate’s roads within the next six years, and its EV Green Charger initiative is expanding the availability of charging stations across the city. This produces a wealth of business opportunities for technology suppliers, which the new Forum will actively explore,” added AlSebai.

The 2024 agenda also debuts the Green Finance conference on April 17, where policymakers, asset managers, financiers, academics, environmentalists, and major energy corporates will gather to unpack and explore crucial issues in the space.

The Summit is expected to host close to 400 exhibitors, and attract more than 30,000 visitors, with over 350 speakers addressing solar, ecowaste, water, clean energy, climate and environment, and smart cities.

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