Alexander Novak chairs meeting of the organizing committee for the 25th World Energy Congress, to be held in St Petersburg
A meeting of the 25th World Energy Congress organizing committee recently took place in Moscow. The event, which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, focused on preparations for the Congress, which is set to take place on 24–27 October 2022 in St Petersburg.
Attendees included Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the WEC 2022 Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov; Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Nikolai Shulginov; Governor of St Petersburg Alexander Beglov; Executive Director of the Russian National Committee of the World Energy Council Alexey Gospodarev; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev; and representatives of ministries and government bodies involved in organizing the Congress.
The Congress will be held under the theme “Energy for Humanity”. “The World Energy Congress is a landmark event for the entire energy community. Russia’s selection in 2018 as host for the 2022 edition of the Congress serves as further proof that our country is a recognized leader in global energy. Over the course of many years, it has cemented its reputation as an exemplary organizer of major international events at all levels. I firmly believe that the World Energy Congress in St Petersburg will provide an important platform to discuss the main development pathways for the fuel and energy sector, examine key trends, and address the challenges facing us. The event will serve as a focal point for industry leaders from across the globe,” said Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the World Energy Congress Organizing Committee Alexander Novak.
Also speaking at the meeting was Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the World Energy Congress Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov. “Thanks to the leadership it has shown in the field of energy, the Russian Federation has won the right to hold an event of global magnitude in St Petersburg. As we prepare to celebrate the centenary of the World Energy Council, we look forward to welcoming national leaders, foreign government officials, and heads of international corporations from 150 countries to the numerous events that will be held as part of the Congress. This event, which will bring together leading figures from the global energy community, will provide an opportunity for Russian energy companies to strengthen international ties, and share medium- and long-term perspectives and plans regarding global issues. These will include the energy transition and the use of hydrogen power in manufacturing – just two of the many topics to feature in the business programme of the Congress,” he said.
In turn, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Nikolai Shulginov highlighted the fact that 49 institutions and energy organizations are represented in the working group responsible for drafting the business programme of the Congress. Included in this group are senior executives, members of NGOs, experts and academics, entrepreneurs and young leaders in energy. “Forty-eight topics and sessions have already been put together for the programme. Areas of focus include traditional forms of energy; the climate agenda; hydrogen, digital, and green technologies; cooperation in science and technology; and other key challenges currently facing the global energy community,” he said.
In addition, the Congress will host the Global Energy Prize award ceremony, which recognizes achievements in three categories: Traditional Energy, Non-Traditional Energy, and New Ways of Using Energy.
Governor of St Petersburg Alexander Beglov noted that the upcoming Congress could already be spoken about as a truly international event, both in terms of scale and attendance. “Ninety-six of St Petersburg’s international partner cities and 30 partner regions have been invited to take part in the Congress. St Petersburg has received 90 applications for inclusion in the business programme from leading universities, scientific institutions, and major companies based in the city and across the country. Every year, St Petersburg hosts more than 100 major international events. The city also has experience of holding forums and conferences during the pandemic. I am in no doubt that the Congress will be a highly impressive and memorable addition to the international business event calendar,” he said.
Registration for the 25th World Energy Congress
The 25th World Energy Congress will be held on 24–27 October 2022 in St Petersburg and will mark the centenary of the World Energy Council. The event will be held under the theme “Energy for Humanity”.Registration as a delegate, participant, or visitor to the exhibition is now open on the official Congress website: worldenergycongressrussia.org. Early-registration discounts are currently available to delegates. You may also submit a request to register as a sponsor or media partner.
For more information, please visit worldenergycongressrussia.org or refer to the Congress brochure.
Overview of the World Energy Congress
The World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s flagship event, and brings together members of the public sector, private sector, and civil society. First held in 1924, the triennial event offers a unique space for the global energy community. It aims to promote dialogue on energy challenges for people and the planet, foster new ties, and identify pathways to a successful energy transition. With 7,000 delegates and 18,000 visitors expected to attend the event, the Congress is set to unite and inspire current and future leaders from around the world. The entire energy sector and supply chain will be represented at the event, with guests including ministers, senior executives, members of NGOs, experts and academics, entrepreneurs and young leaders in energy.
Overview of the World Energy Council
The World Energy Council is the oldest independent global energy organization. Its broad local and global network of experienced leaders and experts in energy are united in a shared mission to secure sustainable energy for all. In working together and collaborating on increasingly diverse regional energy systems and situations, the global energy community is helping to raise awareness and unlock the potential of clean, affordable, and reliable energy delivered in a fair and equitable way. The humanization of energy, i.e., making the energy sector align with the needs of humanity today, forms a key part of the council’s agenda.
The World Energy Council was founded in 1923. It is a charitable organization and impartial association with the aim of developing global energy in an era of energy for people and the planet. With more than 3,000 member organizations located in more than 90 countries, the World Energy Council represents the entire energy ecosystem, including investors, entrepreneurs, governments, public and private corporations, scientists, suppliers, consumers and other stakeholders. The council helps raise awareness of changes taking place in the energy sector on a global, regional and national scale through holding events for industry leaders, including the World Energy Congress. It also regularly publishes analytical reviews on the current state and potential of national, regional and global energy systems. A broad and open network of member organizations has enabled the council to build an inclusive dialogue aimed ataddressing issues relating to global energy policy.
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