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Opening Ceremony

Every year, the world-class Opening Ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability week is the launch point for four days of debate, discussion and cooperation focused around the trends, strategies and developments in waste management, recycling and waste-to-energy. Attended by over 3,400 delegates – from world leaders and policymakers to business leaders, scientists and academics – it brings the world’s sustainability community together.

Abu Dhabi Global Action Day at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a high-level event aimed at turning the ambitious goals of COP 21, the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into practical and innovative policy, investment, technology and partnership solutions.

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ICC Hall, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – view location here


08:30 Guest seating starts in ICC hall, ADNEC
09:30 ICC doors close ; Presentation of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Finalists starts
10:30 Opening Ceremony starts followed by the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards
12:00 End of Ceremony

Note: Timings are subject to change/modifications – please visit the site regularly for any update.


We recommend car-pooling or taxi drop off in view of the high traffic expected around the venue. Otherwise, please use car park A or B of ADNEC - view location here


To avoid any delay, please reach the ICC hall - ADNEC at 8.30 am as no admittance to the opening ceremony will be guaranteed after 9:30 am.


Please note your pass must be worn and clearly displayed at all times. Your pass is strictly non-transferable and any usage of the badge by an unauthorized person may result in the badge holder facing legal repercussions. Please keep a valid identity card with you to collect your badge or for registration





Co-located with

  • wfes
  • solar expo
  • ee
  •  iws