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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 4,600 energy firms and a hub
of technological innovation and entrepreneurship both within the energy sector and across aligned sectors.

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 Industry's Most Prestigious Event

With a comprehensive program featuring perspectives from expert speakers, an engaging exhibition floor, and numerous networking opportunities delegates will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build new connections with industry professionals from all over the world.

Program Overview a platform for open dialogue

Global industry speakers and presenters will come together at the Congress to address all aspects of the industry in interactive and influential conversations. Under the theme, Innovative Energy Solutions, delegates will be to attend a variety of sessions including Plenary, Ministerial, and Strategic Sessions, CEO Panels, Expert Workshops, Technical Forums and Round Tables.

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Exhibition Overview showcasing technology & innovation

The 23rd WPC exhibitors will showcase their latest technologies and innovations on the vast exhibition floor at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Attracting international and national oil and gas companies, oilfield services and suppliers, technology companies, and more, the Congress will be a chance to do business and build connections.

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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
Innovative Energy Solution theme of the 23rd world petroleum congress Explore Innovations within the Industry

Forward thinking strategies and technologies will be presented and incorporated into the Congress to address the social requirements for scalable, customizable, and sustainable energy for all. Through a rich program featuring expert speakers and presenters from around the world, the Congress 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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