Alexander Novak held a meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council
The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak held a meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council, which will take place on 23–28 June 2019 in St. Petersburg. The participants discussed many organisational issues and evaluated the overall status of preparation.
The Energy Minister and the chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee Alexander Novak noted that Russia is well experienced in holding such international events.
“The 21st World Petroleum Congress held in Moscow in 2014, made a positive impression on the participants and guests. Then our youth and volunteer programmes were acknowledged as the best in the history of the World Petroleum Council. Therefore, we are positive that the Youth Forum of the World Petroleum Congress will be held at the highest organisational level,” said Alexander Novak.
The Minister emphasised that the Government of the Russian Federation supports the Forum.
“Our main objective is to hold a world-class event, organizationally and contextually. We expect the active involvement of companies and young professionals,” added Alexander Novak.
The World Petroleum Council (WPC) was established in 1933 as a non-profit, non-political organisation, dedicated to the sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all. The Russian National Committee represents the country in the World Petroleum Council. In 2018 the Committee celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Triennially, the WPC holds the World Petroleum Congress, which covers all aspects of the industry, including industrial management and its social, economic and environmental impact. Twice, in 1971 and 2014, the World Petroleum Congress took place in Moscow.
Highly appreciating the leading role of young professionals and students in the future development of the oil and gas industry, the World Petroleum Council held the First Youth Forum in China. Since then, youth forums are held triennially. St. Petersburg took its turn from the Brazilian Rio De Janeiro, where the Future Leaders Forum took place in 2016.
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