21st World Petroleum Congress – Moscow 2014


The biggest E&P companies, the most important figures of the industry, wonderful events,  marvelous people, interesting sessions, important business and beautiful places – these words can shortly describe what has happened in Moscow from 15th to 19th June 2014.

World Petroleum Congress is always a great feast of knowledge, business and discussions about actual situation and the most important challenges of the petroleum industry. This year it was organized in Moscow, the capital city of Russia.

For the five days all the participants could take part in various panels, sessions and discussions, divided into parts and thematic blocks. Some of them referred to international problems, some to regional matters, we could also find panels concerning situation of one country. Sometimes it was very hard to decide which event to choose. Apart from panel sessions, simultaneously on the exhibit floor everybody could visit stands of over 400 companies.

The event was very important also for students and young professionals. On the exhibit floor organizers prepared Youth Lounge – special space for the youngest participants. This place was full of events for them – presentations, discussions, information about events being organized by Youth Council, magazines and journals, computers and places for taking rest – all these made our participation more important and we could really feel that we are a part of the event. But apart from this, young people of the petroleum industry could become volunteers – and participate in organizing the Congress. We had a priceless chance to experience the Congress from the inside and to cooperate with other students from all over the world, which was a great experience.

But the events like World Petroleum Congress are also a cultural event. Russian organizers made their best to present all the participants the best side of Russia, its history and its culture. All the evening events, beginning with the Opening Ceremony in the Kremlin Palace, through the Russian Night in the Muzeon Gorky Park to the Moscow Fairytale Night in Izmailovo Kremlin, were perfectly prepared and were a huge portion of Russian hospitality and a source of great fun and joy.

For sure nobody attending 21st WPC in Moscow will never forget the event. The next edition of WPC will be organized in Istanbul, Turkey in 2017. See you there!

If you want to know more about WPC in Moscow, wait for YoungPetro autumn issue – you will find full relation there!

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Joanna Wilaszek

Editor-in-chief of YoungPetro, for almost three years engaged in work of the editorial board. Member of the board of AGH UST SPE Student Chapter and a fourth-year student of Mining and Geology on Drilling, Oil and Gas Faculty at AGH University. Her hobbies are: travelling, dance and skiing.

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