The World Energy Council (WEC) met in Montreal from 12th to 16th September.
The event brought together over 6,000 participants.
The executive assembly met prior to the opening of the congress, notably to select the venue for its next meeting. Monaco’s candidacy, which was put forward by the Monegasque committee of the WEC, presided over by H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier, was approved by a round of applause.
Established in 1923 by operators and companies in the energy sector, the mission of the WEC is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people. This independent organisation acts as a generator of research and a source of proposals, politically neutral and technically non involved. It spans the entire primary energy spectrum: oil, coal, natural gas, hydropower, uranium and the various renewable sources.
Monaco will therefore host this meeting, which groups together 400 to 500 individuals, representatives of States, public administrations and directors of energy companies, from 5th to 8th November 2012.
The WEC currently has over 90 national member committees. It is the largest multi-energy organisation in the world.
Its current Chairman is Mr Pierre Gadonneix, the former CEO of EDF.
WEC members are national committees generally grouping together the main companies and players of a country’s energy sector.
The WEC’s Monegasque Committee:
Bernard Fautrier (Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation), Chairman,
Gildo Pallanca, (CEO of Venturi Automobile), Deputy Chairman,
Raoul Viora, (Chairman of MC2D), Secretary,
Eric Imbert, (SMEG Technical Director),Treasurer,
Patrick Van Klaveren, (Ambassador of Monaco to Spain), Adviser,
Alexandre Giraldi, (Architect), Adviser,
Cyril Gomez, (Director of the Government of Monaco’s Environment Department), Adviser.
More information on: www.worldenergy.org