WPC presents 'Journey of the Drop 2017' - a collaboration with ITN Productions
LAUNCHING AT 22ND WORLD PETROLEUM CONGRESS, 9TH – 13TH JULY 2017
In a unique communications partnership, the World Petroleum Council and ITN Productions are continuing the ‘Journey of the Drop’, a news and current affairs-style programme, which will explore the future of the oil and gas industry and examine the unique contribution the industry makes to society and economies across the globe.
‘Journey of the Drop 2017’ will show the reach and influence the oil and gas sector has on almost every aspect of daily life - from the importance it has for millions across the globe having little or no access to clean energy, to the latest innovations in exploration, extraction and production. The programme will also look at the diversity of the sector and the wide range of careers available within oil and gas. It will champion collaboration, celebrate innovation and encourage the exchange of ideas in order to meaningfully communicate the vital work the sector does.
Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, we will look at the extraordinary scope of the oil and gas sector and how it affects the people in it. ‘Journey of the Drop’ will aim to increase understanding of the oil and gas industry to the wider public, as well as look at tools and solutions to assist in both upstream and downstream operations.
The news-style piece will combine key interviews and reports with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations who are working closely with WPC and its global membership in order to meet global energy needs.
Premiered at a specially scheduled event, the second part of ‘Journey of the Drop’ will be launched at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey on 9th – 13th July 2017. The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring WPC members, industry partners, government decision makers, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.
Dr Pierce Riemer, Director General, World Petroleum Council, said: “Our collaboration with ITN Productions on Journey of the Drop allows us to share an insight into the oil and gas industry, its operations and the impact it has on people and the economy around the world.”
Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: “ITN Productions is delighted to be partnering with World Petroleum Council, to examine the significant role that oil and gas plays in providing a secure, sustainable and affordable energy future for societies across the globe.
We’re particularly excited that this will be premiered at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress where they’ll be a focus on the impact that dramatic political, economic and industrial shifts are having on long term energy requirements.
We’re excited to embark on this project and engage with key organisations and people dedicated to shaping the future of energy and the management of the world’s petroleum resources to benefit all.”
For more information, or to participate in the programme, please contact Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News at ITN Productions, on 0207 430 4810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the videos from Journey of the Drop 2016 - please click here
About ITN Productions ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the business, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles. For more information visit: www.itnproductions.co.uk
About the World Petroleum Council The World Petroleum Council was established in 1933 and provides a forum for discussion of the issues facing the oil and gas industry worldwide. It is a non-advocacy, non-political organisation, dedicated to the application of scientific advances in the oil and gas industries, technology transfer and the sustainable use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all. The WPC is registered as a charity in the UK. Its 70 member countries represent 96% of the world’s oil and gas production and consumption. The triennial World Petroleum Congress is the oil and gas industry’s largest and most prestigious international event. Known as “the Olympics of the oil and gas sector”, the 22nd World Petroleum Congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 9-13 July 2017. www.world-petroleum.org
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