Middle East Energy Summit launches European offshoot

Bilbao event expected to attract 5,000 energy leaders next year

Bilbao Exhibition Centre: venue for forum
Bilbao Exhibition Centre: venue for forum

Organisers of the Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit have announced the launch of a European version, set to launch next year in Spain.

The European Future Energy Forum will be held in Bilbao from 9-11 June 2009 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre and is being described as "Europe's largest exchange of knowledge focusing on the issues, demands and future energy solutions".

The first Abu Dhabi version of the event was held in January and attracted over 11,000 visitors from 77 countries. The Bilbao forum is expected to see around 5,000 delegates attend and will comprise six keynote sessions, 30 workshops, 500 round table sessions, 200 exhibitors, networking evening functions and guided tours of future energy sites.

"We are now extending the brand into Europe with a forum which we aim to make Europe's largest ever exchange of knowledge on future energy solutions", said Richard Hease, chairman of organiser Turret Middle East.

"Spain was chosen due to the incredible level of investment and growth in renewables. The industrial make up of the Basque economy points to the prime importance of the energy sector. Over £3bn in a variety of renewable energy sources with an aim to treble electricity generation."

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