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The 25th World Energy Congress will take place in St. Petersburg on October 24-27, 2022.

Alexander Novak chaired a meeting of the organizing committee of the World Energy Congress

The agenda of the meeting included organizational issues and discussion of the preparation for the event, including the formation of a business program, an invitation campaign, preparation of urban infrastructure, organization of an exhibition and events dedicated to the centenary of WEC.

Alexander Novak noted that Russia, together with a number of other states, stood at the origins of the creation of WEC. “Let me remind you that in 2018 our country received the right to host the 25th World Energy Congress with the support of more than 90 countries participating in the council. Today it is a key event in the global energy industry. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the WEC, we attach particular importance to the preparation of the congress. Our task is for the event to be held at the highest organizational and content level and become the best in history, ”the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.

Within the framework of the congress, an exhibition will also be held in which industry companies and constituent entities of the Russian Federation will take part, and on the margins there will be a ceremony of awarding the Global Energy Prize for its contribution to the development of energy in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the WEC.

“In its activities, the organizing committee is guided by the plan of the main measures for the preparation and holding of the congress, which has already been fulfilled by 25%. We expect that more than 20 thousand people will take part in the event. As part of preparations for the congress this year, events on the energy agenda will be organized, including at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held on June 2-5, 2021, “said Adviser to the President of Russia, Deputy Chairman, Executive Secretary of the IEC-2022 Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov.

The organizing committee plans to pay special attention to the issues of inviting foreign official delegations. An important part of the business program of the congress will be a youth track with the participation of students and young specialists from specialized organizations, as well as the “Territory of Innovations”, where presentations of startups in the field of energy will take place. In addition, foreign participants in the congress will be invited to visit Russian fuel and energy enterprises and other innovative infrastructure facilities.

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