25th World Petroleum Congress to be hosted by Saudi Arabia in 2026

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Saudi Arabia being revealed as the successfully bidder for World Petroleum Congress 2026 at Youth Forum that World Petroleum Council (WPC) organized in Almaty, Kazakhstan | Image Courtesy: SPA

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be hosting the 25th Edition of the World Petroleum Congress after the organizational committee of the Congress accepted the country’s bid to be the venue for the event and its accompanying exhibition in 2026.

The formal announcement was made on the sidelines of the Youth Forum that World Petroleum Council (WPC) organized in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The country received significant international backing after the Saudi Ministry of Energy placed a bid to host the congress and the exhibition.

Dr. Pierce Riemer, Director-General, World Petroleum Council congratulated Saudi Arabia on being selected to host the 25th edition of the congress in Riyadh, for its being the biggest oil-exporting country in the world and owning one of the world’s biggest oil reserves.

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Youth Forum organized by World Petroleum Council (WPC) in Almaty, Kazakhstan | Image Courtesy: SPA

The successful bid underlines the Kingdom’s importance globally and worthiness to host one of the most important energy meetings of energy in the world.

Dr. Riemer expressed aspiration to work with the Kingdom to organize a successful congress in 2026 that matches the status of Saudi Arabia in its capacity as a global pioneer in the energy field, in addition to its being among the most active economies in the world.

World Petroleum Congress 

The World Petroleum Congress, along with its accompanying exhibition, is considered a prominent global event that brings together countries and international organizations every three years to enhance cooperation in energy fields and provide solutions to the main challenges facing the development of this vital sector.

The 24th edition of the event is scheduled to be held in Calgary, Canada, between September 17 and 21, 2023.

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