Anniversary of the World Energy Council to be Held in Russia
Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov and Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC) Christoph Frei met in Moscow. The head of WEC appreciated the involvement of the Russian National Committee of the World Energy Council in the dialogue with the international energy community and expressed confidence that the anniversary 25th World Energy Congress, which is to take place in 2022 in Russia, will be held at the highest level.
Notably, the meeting discussed issues related to the preparation and holding of the anniversary World Energy Congress and reached an agreement that the WEC experts are to join the programme committees’ expert councils of all the significant international platforms organized by the Roscongress Foundation in Russia and abroad. Additionally, it’s been agreed to hold special WEC sessions within the business programme of the Foundation’s events, with the next meeting scheduled for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 6–8 June 2019.
“The global energy market as a leading component of the world economy has entered the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Russia, being an energy superpower, cannot remain aloof from technological transformations. A key event for the fuel and energy industry, the World Energy Congress, is to bring together prominent politicians, world-renowned scientists, and leaders of power and industrial companies to Russia. I am confident that the dialogue aimed at the development of a balanced energy strategy that takes place annually at the Russian Energy Week, as well as economic forums in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok, is to be continued in 2022,” Anton Kobyakov said during the meeting.
Concluding the meeting, Christoph Frei emphasized that Russia, through its national committee, is one of the oldest members of WEC. “Your country, as one of the world energy leaders, takes an active part in the development of initiatives that ensure the generation of innovative solutions for state-of-the-art energy technologies, organizes and successfully holds international events and forums on energy issues. On behalf of WEC, I look forward to working together with my Russian colleagues on a business agenda and projects within the upcoming congress course and will be grateful for the assistance in assembling the Russian delegation to participate in the upcoming Congress in Abu Dhabi on 9–12 September,” said the head of WEC.
The meeting of the WEC Secretary General in the Office of the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak also discussed the preparation for the 25th World Energy Congress. During the conversation, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation noted that the Ministry assigns a high priority to cooperation with WEC. “Communication within WEC provides ample opportunities for generating transparent approaches and strategic decisions in an atmosphere of close cooperation between the countries and is aimed at ensuring the stable development of the global fuel and energy industries,” he added.
Currently, WEC includes more than 3,000 public and private organizations from almost 100 countries. The World Energy Congress is the WEC’s major event. It is the leading international congress of world energy leaders, discussing the problems of maintaining energy resources and is dedicated to studying the most important trends of the fuel and energy industries. The WEC Russian National Committee, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Roscongress Foundation and the Russian Convention Bureau Association, held a bid campaign for the right to host the World Energy Congress 2022.
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