The triennial World Petroleum Congress is widely known as the "Olympics" of the petroleum industry and covers all aspects of the industry from technological advances in upstream and downstream operations to the role of natural gas and renewables, management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact. In addition, outside stakeholders such as governments, other industry sectors, NGOs and international institutions have also joined in the dialogue.
From December 5-9, 2021 the 23rd World Petroleum Congress returned to Houston, TX for the first time since 1987. Bringing over 5,000 attendees from 70+ countries, the Congress served as a catalyst for crucial conversations shaping the future of energy with key global leaders.
Known as the "Olympics of the oil and gas sector" the World Petroleum Congress remains the largest international petroleum Congress. The 22nd edition of the World Petroleum Congress was hosted in Istanbul in July 2017 with the support of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, under the theme of 'Bridges to our Energy Future'. Led by the CEO of Turkish Petroleum, the Turkish Organising Committee organised a world class event and we would like to congratulate them on this achievement.
From the 15-19 June 2014 Russia hosted the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow. With over 5000 delegates and exhibition space of more than 50,000 sqm, this Congress once again cemented its role as the "Olympics of the oil and gas industry". With plenary and keynote addresses from the most influential industry leaders, 600 plus expert presentations and over 500 CEOs and thousands of specialists to network with, the Congress was one of the most successful in the 80 year history of WPC.