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The World Petroleum Congress Revisits Calgary

Mar 16, 2023

The World Petroleum Congress is just around the corner, and it’s coming to Calgary. 

n the global landscape of oil and gas events, a few stand out because they are truly global in that they change venues rather like the Olympics, they’re infrequent (perhaps every three or four years, allowing the passage of time to provide for fresh insight on the latest topics), and they’re large. My most recent personal experience at such an event was LNG18, held in Perth, Australia in 2016, with a focus (obviously) on the global liquefied natural gas trade. Australia had arisen, from the ashes of the 2008-09 global financial crisis, to become one of the world’s largest producers of LNG, and Australia’s experiences were the topic of considerable global interest.

Well, Calgary is about to experience something quite rare, which is a return visit of the World Petroleum Congress (WPC),  in September of 2023. This is a big deal, and not just because of the inflow of tourism dollars into the local economy. Only four cities have ever hosted the WPC more than once.

 Now is the time to get this on your business calendar for 2023.