Turkey won the bid to host the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in 2017, widely recognized as the "Olympics" of the oil and gas industry.
“This time – Istanbul!” was the motto for the Turkish delegation as they faced the USA with Houston, Kazakhstan with Astana and Denmark with Copenhagen in the election to host the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in 2017. In a tightly run competition, Istanbul won the right to host the prestigious Congress with 55% of the votes in the third round against its strongest rival Houston with 45%. For full details read our Press Release and to visit the 22nd WPC website please visit
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