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CanadaCalgary to host 2023 World Petroleum Congress

02:15  24 june  2019
02:15  24 june  2019 Source:   calgaryherald.com

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Calgary has been tapped to host the World Petroleum Congress , which will see some of the world ’s top players in oil and gas descend on the city in 2023 . After months of lobbying member countries, Calgary was selected on the fourth ballot in St. Petersburg, Russia, early Sunday

“We are thrilled to host the 2023 World Petroleum Congress . Calgary is the Ultimate Host City and WPC is close to our hearts; we invite everybody to be a part of our energy and we are excited to showcase Canada’s innovative energy sector,” said Mayor Nenshi in a release.

Calgary to host 2023 World Petroleum Congress Calgary's downtown skyline.

Calgary has been tapped to host the World Petroleum Congress, which will see some of the world’s top players in oil and gas descend on the city in 2023.

After months of lobbying member countries, Calgary was selected on the fourth ballot in St. Petersburg, Russia, early Sunday, edging out fellow finalist Bake, Azerbaijan, with 21 votes to their 20. Also in the running were Dubai in the United Arab Emirates; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Astana, Kazakhstan.

Held every three years, the event routinely attracts heads of state, energy ministers and c-suite executives from around the world.

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+ Calgary has been selected to host the 2023 World Petroleum Congress , the “Olympics of oil and gas” where people in the energy industry dive into advances, operations and management issues. It was chosen by the World Petroleum Council early on Sunday after a fourth-ballot 21-20 win in St

Calgary last hosted the event in 2000, with some 2,500 delegates from 97 countries in attendance. For the 24th edition of the event, the city expects to see representatives from 80 countries and some 5,500 delegates, estimating about $65 million in economic stimulus for Calgary.

“Calgary’s bid was strong and demonstrated significant municipal and industry support, while showcasing the benefits of hosting in a city that’s bursting with energetic community spirit and a welcoming western hospitality,” said Denis Painchaud, chairman of WPC Canada, in a statement

The event, which will be held in September, will be hosted by both the BMO Centre and the Telus Convention Centre, using an estimated 25 hotels.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Calgary is eager to welcome world leaders from the energy sector.

“We are thrilled to host the 2023 World Petroleum Congress,” he said in a statement.

“Calgary is the ultimate host city and WPC is close to our hearts; we invite everybody to be a part of our energy and we are excited to showcase Canada’s innovative energy sector.”

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