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23rd World Petroleum Congress announces new online series: 23rd WPC Spotlight

HOUSTON, October 26, 2020—The 23rd World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee (23rd WPCOC) today announced the launch of a unique series of online conversations with energy thought leaders from around the world. The series focuses on the essential role that innovation plays, both in the field and in the office, to ensure a safe and sustainable energy future for everyone.

Entitled ‘23rd WPC Spotlight’, the moderated, online discussions will bring candid, in-depth insights into the many types of innovative solutions that will shape the future of energy. The series is presented by the 23rd World Petroleum Congress – the global energy industry’s premier, triennial conference of the World Petroleum Council (WPC) – taking place December 5-9, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

“This series aligns very closely with the WPC’s central purpose of facilitating dialogue to help find solutions to the key technical, social, environmental and management challenges facing the global energy industry,” said Tor Fjaeran, President, World Petroleum Council.

In the first edition, Keisuke Sadamori, Director – Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency (IEA); Mike Sommers, President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute (API); and Adam Sieminski, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) share perspectives on the current energy landscape impacted by COVID related demand reduction, how companies and nations are becoming more resilient in shaping the future mix of energy supply, and how innovation will enable the global energy industry to confront emissions and climate change and continue to be part of a sustainable future. The discussion is moderated by Alan Thomson, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Jeff Shellebarger, Chairman, 23rd WPCOC, added: “What sets the World Petroleum Congress apart from other energy events is the ability to convene global government and energy industry leaders to share their perspectives on topical industry issues; this is reflected in the line-up of participants and themes for this conversation series. Spotlight demonstrates the caliber of speakers and content that attendees can expect to see at the Congress in Houston next December.”

The first edition will go live October 28, 2020, at 10:00 CST and will be available on the 23rd World Petroleum Congress website. For more information, and to register, please visit: https://www.23wpchouston.com/spotlight-series/