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In Moscow, under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister – Chairman of the Presidium of the RNC WECA Association Alexander Novak, the fourth meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation of the 25th World Energy Congress, which will be held from 24 to 27 October 2022 in St. Petersburg, was held.

Meeting of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the 25th World Energy Congress

Alexander Novak opened the meeting, noting the interaction of all members of the organizing committee for the preparation of IEC-2022: “Today, there is really active work in all key areas of preparation: the business, cultural and youth program of the future congress is being formed, St. Petersburg and the Expoforum site are being prepared. to the IEC-2022 events. The invitation campaign is being successfully carried out, interaction with Russian and foreign sponsors has been established. ” “I am convinced that through joint efforts we will be able to fulfill the ambitious task of organizing the largest and most memorable World Energy Congress in history,” he added.

Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and Executive Director of the World Energy Council (WEC), noted in her welcoming speech the importance of hosting the World Energy Congress in St. Petersburg and the role of the event in shaping the future of energy: the global energy community, helping to turn ideas and concepts into meaningful long-term projects. The council meetings, which are held every three years, bring together industry leaders and experts from around the world to jointly shape the future of energy. ”

“The upcoming congress in St. Petersburg will focus on the role of people and communities in driving change. In addition, we will show why humanizing energy is the best way to ensure the shared prosperity of diverse and interconnected energy societies as a result of the energy transition. The congress will bring together a wide range of energy companies and stakeholders from both the traditional oil and gas industry and growing sectors focused on the development of renewable and other new energy sources. The Congress provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the most interesting and innovative achievements in the energy sector, as well as a unique platform for a competent dialogue among leaders that the interests of people should be at the heart of the energy transition, ”said Angela Wilkinson.

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee of IEC-2022 Anton Kobyakov spoke about the details of preparation for IEC-2022. “The Congress will showcase innovative advances in energy and introduce the people behind them. It will offer a unique space for new partnerships, deals and information exchange across all sectors and industries. An invitation campaign is being actively pursued: more than 120 energy ministers and 140 heads of large foreign companies have been invited. I am sure that the discussions of representatives of the new generation of energy, which will be held in St. Petersburg, will be aimed at involving people in dialogue, understanding the needs of those affected by the energy transition, to eliminate its social consequences, and will also serve to ensure joint innovations and the implementation of common ideas ” – he noted.

State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova spoke about the IEC-2022 cultural program: “It is very important that our hospitality is not doubted in the slightest. Leading federal museums and theaters will offer a bright palette of events that will be in demand among the guests of the congress. St. Petersburg will also open the doors of its institutions to delegates. “

In his speech on the activities of the Russian National Committee of WECC, Executive Director of the RNC WECA Association Alexei Gospodarev spoke about the youth program of the congress, namely about the upcoming summit of future energy leaders, which will be held within the framework of IEC-2022. In addition, according to Alexei Gospodarev, more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students from Russian and foreign universities will take part in a parallel youth event, implemented jointly with the St. Petersburg Mining University, and a number of related events. It is expected that the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will also join in the preparation of the youth program of the World Energy Congress. In his report, Alexei Gospodarev paid special attention to the position of the Russian Federation in the World Energy Trilemma Index, a global rating compiled by the World Energy Council.

The meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation of the 25th World Energy Congress was completed by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov. They talked about the city’s readiness to host the leaders of the energy industry and about the experience of holding major international conventions and exhibitions.

The 25th World Energy Congress, dedicated to the centenary of the World Energy Council, will be held on October 24-27, 2022 in St. Petersburg. The next meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of the event will take place in February 2022.

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