Deputy Prime Minister Novak and Secretary General Wilkinson discuss preparations for World Energy Congress in St Petersburg - 24-27 October 2022
Editor's note: Since the publishing of this piece, it has been determined that it is not feasible for the 2022 World Energy Congress to be held in Russia. Additional information will be published to the Council's website as it becomes available.
On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Alexander Novak, held talks via videoconference with Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, Dr Angela Wilkinson.
The talks focused on the organisation of the 25th World Energy Congress, scheduled to take place in St Petersburg on 24-27 October 2022. Held once every three years, the Congress is one of the most significant moments and important events in the global energy calendar.
Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council said:
“Under the theme of Energy for Humanity, the St Petersburg 25th World Energy Congress will showcase ground-breaking advances in energy for people and planet, and provide a unique space for informed leadership dialogue and new collaborative action. As we approach our centenary in 2023, our focus is on the next 100 years and the role of people, alongside technology and investment, in turning bold ambitions into better energy realities.”
Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation and Chair of the Organising Committee of the World Energy Congress, commented:
"Russia, along with a number of other countries, stood at the origins of the World Energy Council and even today invariably continues to attach great importance to cooperation with this respected organisation. We have received the right to hold the congress following a vote involving over 90 member countries and we have set an ambitious task: to organise the largest congress in history that will also bring together several heads of state. We expect an equal or higher number of participants compared with the previous congresses.
“We support the World Energy Council in further progressing its humanising energy imperative. The Congress in St Petersburg will be the most prestigious energy event of the decade and we look forward to welcoming industry leaders from all corners of the world.”
The 25th World Energy Congress will convene more than 200 of the world’s most influential energy leaders centre stage, including Heads of State and ministers, together with over 7,000 international energy stakeholders across the four-day event.