Preparations for the 25th World Energy Congress discussed at SPIEF 2021

Preparations for the 25th World Energy Congress discussed at SPIEF 2021

A meeting between Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov and CEO of the World Energy Council Dr. Angela Wilkinson has taken place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The meeting saw the discussion of issues related to cooperation between the Government of the Russian Federation and the World Energy Council, including preparations for the 25th World Energy Congress which is set to take place in St. Petersburg in October 2022.

Kobyakov expressed confidence that the Congress will be held at a high level and will prove to be a watershed moment for the global energy sector.

“The World Energy Congress is an important international event, and its significance extends beyond the energy sector. We are carrying out a comprehensive study into every aspect of the Congress. The quality of the business agenda and the value of this event to the global energy sector are especially important to us as the host country, of course, but we are also putting together a fantastic exhibition and an exciting cultural and sports programme. Thousands of participants from around the world will experience the finest hospitality that Russia has to offer in St. Petersburg,” said the Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation. Kobyakov also urged the organizers to ensure that the 25th World Energy Congress generates a wide range of practical outcomes, serious commitments and concrete actions towards long-term development.

Dr. Wilkinson thanked the Russian side for its active role in preparations for the World Energy Congress.

“Our Congress in St. Petersburg will be a landmark event – the World Energy Council and the global energy community will celebrate our centenary. Throughout our history, the World Energy Council has been bringing people and nations together to discuss and solve the most urgent energy issues facing humanity. Today, the energy sector faces a number of real challenges including that of improving the lives of people worldwide while caring for the planet and reducing climate risks. This is why the theme of the Congress is ‘Energy for Humanity’. We must work on the basis of a century of cooperation and make plans for the next 100 years,” Dr. Wilkinson said.

About the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Congress is the flagship global platform of the World Energy Council, bringing together representatives of the public and private sectors and civil society. The event has been held every three years since 1924 and offers a unique space for the global energy community, aimed at driving dialogue around the energy challenges facing humanity and the planet, forging new ties and identifying paths to achieving an energy transition. The Congress, which is expected to open its doors to around 7,000 delegates and 18,000 visitors, brings together and inspires current and future leaders from all over the world. The whole energy industry and the entirety of its value chain are represented at the Congress, including ministers, top-level executives, representatives of non-profits, expert communities and academics, entrepreneurs and young leaders in the energy sector.

About the World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is an independent organization and the world’s oldest energy sector body, with an extensive local and global network of experienced energy leaders and specialists united by a shared mission to provide sustainable energy for all. By working together with an increasingly diverse network of regional energy systems and scenarios, the world energy community is able to report on and facilitate numerous means of providing clean, affordable, reliable and equitable energy solutions. The Council upholds the agenda for humanizing energy, which calls for the subordination of energy to humanity’s actual needs.

The World Energy Council, founded in 1923, is a charitable organization and impartial network working towards the development of global energy in an era of energy for humanity and the planet. With over 3,000 member organizations from more than 90 countries, the World Energy Council represents an entire energy ecosystem, including investors, entrepreneurs, governments, private and public corporations, scientists, suppliers and buyers, and other stakeholders. The Council reports on global, regional and national energy development at events for sector leaders including the World Energy Congress, and regularly publishes analytical reviews of the current state and future outlook of national, regional and global energy systems. Thanks to an open and extensive network of member organizations, the Council is able to build inclusive dialogue that addresses issues in global energy policy.

More information can be found at worldenergy.org and @WECouncil.

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