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Welcome to

The 23rd World
Petroleum Congress

George R. Brown Convention Center

Returning to the United States for the first time in over 30 years, the 23rd World Petroleum Congress will transform Houston, Texas into the epicenter of the global energy debate from December 5-9, 2021.

Recognized as the energy capital of the world, the host city is home to more than 4,000 energy firms and a hub
of technological innovation and entrepreneurship both within the energy sector and across aligned sectors.

Over the span of five days the Congress will gather together industry and government leaders from across the
world to address all aspects of the industry from technological advances in upstream, midstream, and downstream
operations to the role of natural gas and renewables, management of the industry and its social, economic,
and environmental impact.

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Overview The Olympics of the Oil & Gas Industry

With a robust program lineup, unique exhibition, and ample networking opportunities delegates will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build new connections with over 10,000 participants from more than 100 countries.

Program Overview a platform for open dialogue

With more than 700 expert speakers and presenters from around-the-world, the 23rd WPC offers a platform for open dialogue to address the world’s changing energy landscape. Under the theme of Innovative Energy Solutions, delegates will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions, including 8 plenaries, 15 ministerial and 13 strategic sessions, 10 CEO panels, 8 expert workshops and approximately 50 technical forums and roundtables.

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Exhibition Overview showcasing technology & innovation

The 23rd World Petroleum Congress is expected to draw 250 exhibitors, housed in the largest exhibition space in the history of the Congress (500,000 sq. ft., 50,000 m²) international oil and gas companies; national oil companies; oilfield services companies and suppliers; technology companies; and academia, will showcase their organizations, technologies and innovations on interactive stands. The George R. Brown Convention Center is an international congress and event venue, boasting world-class facilities, experienced staff and high-quality service.

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An Exciting Social Program

From an engaging opening reception kicking off the 23rd World Petroleum Congress to USA Night and the prestigious WPC Excellence Awards and Dewhurst Lecture and Award, the Congress will be packed with special events that will celebrate and inspire delegates. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the walkable campus will give delegates the opportunity to experience and discover Houston’s bustling culture and entertainment scene, including:

  • Two adjoining hotels—Hilton Americas-Houston and Marriott Marquis Houston
  • 250 restaurants and night life within 10 blocks
  • 12-acres of green space at the adjacent Discovery Green park
  • Live entertainment on the Avenida Plaza and nearby Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and BBVA Compass Stadium
Innovative Energy Solution theme of the 23rd world petroleum congress Explore Innovations within the Industry

Forward thinking strategies and technologies will be presented and incorported into the Congress to address the social requirements for scalable, customizable, and sustainable energy for all, through a robust program that will feature more than 700 expert speakers and presenters from around the world that will unite visionary strategies with tactics and technologies across the energy value chain, from upstream to downstream, to progress the goal of sustainable energy for all.

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