Recognising the importance of involving more young people in the oil and gas sector, the World Petroleum Council WPC organises a number of events focusing on young people and their role in the oil and gas industry.
The latest event was held in Budapest in October 2015:
Every few years the World Petroleum Council organises a special Forum for young people created by young people. There have been four WPC Youth Forums so far and the next one will be:
Game-changers: new leaders for a new competitive energy industry
October 24 – 27 | 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Join us in Brazil for the 5th Edition of the WPC Youth Forum: the Future Leaders Forum - the largest global gathering of young professionals in the petroleum industry this year. Organised by young professionals from a variety of companies within the industry worldwide, the event has been to countries such as China, France, India and Canada. From October 24 to 27, 2016, the Forum lands in Brazil as a result of the partnership between WPC – World Petroleum Council and IBP – Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute. It will be held in parallel to the Rio Oil & Gas Show 2016, the leading energy event in Latin America. The Brazilian edition of the forum will receive 600 young professionals from all over the world for discussions on leadership, sustainability, technology and innovation in the oil and gas business.
The fourth WPC Youth Forum was hosted by Canada in October 2013. (click on the logo for further information about the event)
Unconventional Solutions for an Unconventional World
Under this theme, students and young professionals from across the world, our future industry leaders, engaged with current leaders and experts in a trans-generational dialogue in Canada to determine the roadmap towards a truly sustainable future.
Over 1200 participants - young professionals, students, academics, international experts and NGO's - met in Calgary from 22-25 October 2013
Over three days the 4th WPC Youth Forum offered three levels of discussion: Keynote Plenary sessions for strategic thinking, Workshops for a deep-dive into the overall themes and finally, a networking and knowledge sharing area, the "Knowledge Cafés", with facilitated break-out sessions and one-to-one discussions with industry experts.
The WPC Youth Committee actively contributed to the success of the recent World Petroleum Congresses by representing the views and perspectives of young people towards the global oil and gas sector. They played a crucial role by designing and putting together a wide range of interesting youth activities which made up the Youth Programme.
In 2010 the Indian National Committee organised the third WPC Youth Forum in New Delhi. They attracted over 500 students and young people from India and around the world to participate first in the online activities and then at the live events on the 2nd November 2010. The WPC Youth Forum was held alongside the well established Petrotech event providing the young people access to many industry leaders and information about the latest developments in their chosen sector. Under the chosen theme of FuEL the Youth - Future Energy Leaders the event included high-level discussion sessions and a number of team and individual competitions such as Corporate Ranneeti, Energy Extempore, Bizethics and Mind Odyssey.
The organising team of 20 young industry professionals from India supported by the international WPC Youth Committee prepared a final report with the outcomes from the third WPC Youth Forum
The 2nd WPC Youth Forum "Energise Your Future" took place in Paris, France from the 18-20 November 2009 with over 1200 young people attending. The debates were supplemented by the "facebook type" online network EnergiseMyNetwork with over 2000 young people participating.
A reality check on tomorrow's energy landscape
An ethical and sustainable industry: Making it happen
Tomorrow's leadership, matching our skills to the challenges
Theme: Youth & Innovation –The Future of Petroleum Industry 17th – 20th October, 2004 - Beijing International Convention Center (BICC), Beijing , China
WPC organised its 1st Youth Forum in Beijing in 2004 under the theme "Youth and Innovation – the Future of the Petroleum Industry". The Forum was an overwhelming success and won widespread acclaim from its participants. The authors of the best papers were invited to the 18th World Petroleum Congress in Johannesburg the following year.