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.
We have also been collecting young peoples views on the industry. Please click on the link to view the results - Youth Survey Results
Some of the qualities young people offer, such as active thinking, sensitivity to new issues and their powerful innovative potential, are vitally important to the future of the petroleum industry.
The World Petroleum Council, aware of the importance of providing young professionals and students with the significant role they deserve, promoted the 1st Youth Forum, the first activity in which young people have played a leading role in the WPC’s 75-year history.
This event was held in Beijing from 17-20 October 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. Since then, young professionals and students have been on the World Petroleum Council’s agenda as one of its most significant, foremost topics, laying the foundations for international exchange and cooperation in the future.