In a guide to U.S. exhibitors attending the World Future Energy Summit, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, acknowledged the role of Abu Dhabiâ€™s WFES in increasing economic growth and creating jobs. The letter follows on from Secretary of State Hillary Clintonâ€™s visit to Masdar on Monday.
â€œSelected by the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the U.S. Commercial Serviceâ€™s Trade Fair Certification Program, this prominent trade exhibition is an excellent venue for developing new business,â€ wrote President Obama. â€œBy opening new markets and promoting trade, we are creating new sales channels for U.S. products and services. The business relationships developed at this trade show will help increase economic growth and create jobs throughout the United States.â€
President Obamaâ€™s recognition of WFES comes on the heels of a visit this week from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Abu Dhabi where she toured the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology â€“ a graduate level institution dedicated to innovations in clean energy and established in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She emphasized the strong relationship between the United States and the United Arab Emirates and also praised Abu Dhabiâ€™s commitment to the development of renewable energy and climate change mitigation.
â€œI want my country to know how advanced you are in pursuing clean renewable energy. I want the world to know that the US is partnering with you because we are betting on Abu Dhabi and the UAE,â€ said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
â€œWe are betting that this incredible investment represented by Masdar is going to pay off,â€ added Secretary Clinton. â€œAnd when it pays off, it will not only mean a better life for the people in this country and in this region, it will have ripple effects throughout the world.â€
WFES received a further message of support from the US Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, HE Richard G. Olson in the guide to exhibitors.
â€œI am pleased to lend my endorsement to the U.S. Department of Commerceâ€™s recognition of the World Future Energy Summit that has evolved as the worldâ€™s foremost and must-attend annual meeting for the renewable energy and environment industry,â€ wrote Ambassador Olson.
Focusing on renewable and future energy solutions, innovations, investments, policy and vision, WFES will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, from 17th to 20th January 2011 and expects more than 25,000 attendees from around the world. The Summit that will cover a wide range of themes including energy policy, investment and funding, green buildings, clean transport, solar, wind and biofuels.