Russia to Host the 25th World Energy Congress
Aug 1, 2018 7:49 pm
The World Energy Council (WEC) has announced that Russia will be the host of the next World Energy Congress held in 2022
The announcement follows a vote to select the winning bid from proposals submitted by Portugal, the USA, and Russia, during which it was decided that the 25th World Energy Congress will take place in St. Petersburg from 11 to 15 June.
The Council’s World Energy Congress is the largest global event bringing together world energy leaders to discuss energy resource issues and study important sector trends. Since 1924, the World Energy Congress has been gathering leading experts and professionals, government officials, academics, and major media outlets to discuss issues vital to the development of the energy sector. The event attracts more than 4,000 delegates from all sectors of the energy system and offers participants a unique opportunity to share their opinions and experiences and to better understand the latest trends from a global perspective. In 2019, the 24th World Energy Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It will be the first time the Congress will be held in the Gulf States.
The bid to host the 2022 World Energy Congress was prepared by the Russian member committee of the WEC, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation with additional support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as from the Roscongress Foundation, the Russian Convention Bureau, Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau, and Expoforum International (the official event exhibition space).
Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, congratulated Russia on winning the bid to host the 2022 Congress and thanked all of the bidding countries for their proposals: “The Portuguese, Russian and USA bid teams presented strong cases to host the event and it is clear that each of the cities would be an exciting and accomplished destination to host a World Energy Congress.”
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