23RD WPC YP PROGRAM THEME

Leading to a Sustainable Energy Future:
Who, If Not Us? When, If Not Now?

The WPC Young Professionals (YP) Program theme for the 23rd World Petroleum Congress calls upon the exceptional talent within the energy industry to lead the change to a sustainable energy future. Who, if not us will develop innovative solutions for global challenges? When is the right time to influence that change, if not now?

PROGRAM GOALS

Connect current and future leaders by facilitating conversations on timely topics that impact our industry.

Share a common goal for the future of the energy industry and its diversity.

Foster international and interdisciplinary networking to bridge geopolitical boundaries.

Elevate the voice of today’s generation by integrating global young professional perspectives.

Provide students and young professionals an opportunity to learn and grow.

Assem Mukazhanova

Assem Mukazhanova, Representative of Kazakhstan (2019), WPC Young Professionals Committee meeting in Kazakhstan

Defining PillArs

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Leading to a sustainable energy future requires creative, compassionate, and dynamic leadership. Leaders must balance the needs of the company, their stakeholders, and society while continuing to adapt to new technologies, policies, and demand. The industry leadership pillar is a forum for the exploration of what it means to be an energy industry leader in this modern age.

TRANSFORMING TECHNOLOGIES

The world is becoming increasingly digital as new technologies allow the industry to make better business decisions with more data. Understanding how the transformational technologies behind the fourth industrial revolution relate to business and society is critical in Leading to a sustainable energy future. The Transforming Technologies pillar explores how innovative technologies change our world; redefining what we can achieve.

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Creativity, collaboration, and communication are important components central to Leading to a sustainable energy future. Innovators, policy makers, and business leaders must work together to define and solve the sustainability challenges we collectively face. The Sustainable Solutions pillar explores the ideas, policies, technologies, and drivers behind solving our global sustainability challenges.

YP PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The YP Program schedule is subject to change. Please check back for additional updates.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6


10:30 a.m.

Exhibition Floor Opens

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Young Professionals Stand Opening Ceremony

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Talks with Giants

Big corporations and startups interactively share their experiences of successful joint accomplishments for oil and gas.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Industry Odyssey

Curated exhibition booth tours focused on highlighting company innovations and sustainable projects.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Energy Lessons

Interactive lessons with keynote speakers delivering educational perspectives on challenges on the road to a sustainable energy future.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fine Tune My CV

Peer-to-Peer CV review and career discussions for new and early career talent.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Afterwork Happy Hour

Relaxing social hours beginning with an inspirational daily recap.

6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Floor Closes

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7


8:00 a.m.

Exhibition Floor Opens

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee with a CEO

Morning coffee with the CEO focused on the YP Program Pillars.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Industry Odyssey

Curated exhibition booth tours focused on highlighting company innovations and sustainable projects.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Energy Talks

10-minute, inspirational TED-styled talks focused on young professionals and their purpose in the industry.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WPC YPC Mentoring Team Panel Discussion

Learn how the mentoring cycle has progressed.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Strategic Review

Moderated discussions on the sustainable energy future of each YP Program Pillar.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Energy Talks

10-minute, inspirational TED-styled talks focused on young professionals and their purpose in the industry.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Industry Odyssey

Curated exhibition booth tours focused on highlighting company innovations and sustainable projects.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Energy Lessons

Interactive lessons with keynote speakers delivering educational perspectives on challenges on the road to a sustainable energy future.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fine Tune My CV

Peer-to-Peer CV review and career discussions for new and early career talent.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Afterwork Happy Hour

Relaxing social hours beginning with an inspirational daily recap.

6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Floor Closes

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8


8:00 a.m.

Exhibition Floor Opens

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee with a CEO

Morning coffee with the CEO focused on the YP Program Pillars.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Energy Talks

10-minute, inspirational TED-styled talks focused on young professionals and their purpose in the industry.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WPC YPC Survey Results

Presentations on the results of the YPC survey.

1:00 pm. – 2:15 p.m.

Industry Odyssey

Curated exhibition booth tours focused on highlighting company innovations and sustainable projects.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Strategic Review

Moderated discussions on the sustainable energy future of each YP Program Pillar.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Energy Talks

10-minute, inspirational TED-styled talks focused on young professionals and their purpose in the industry.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Industry Odyssey

Curated exhibition booth tours focused on highlighting company innovations and sustainable projects.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Energy Lessons

Interactive lessons with keynote speakers delivering educational perspectives on challenges on the road to a sustainable energy future.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fine Tune My CV

Peer-to-Peer CV review and career discussions for new and early career talent.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Afterwork Happy Hour

Relaxing social hours beginning with an inspirational daily recap.

6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Floor Closes

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9


8:00 a.m.

Exhibition Floor Opens

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee with a CEO

Morning coffee with the CEO focused on the YP Program Pillars.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Energy Talks

10-minute, inspirational TED-styled talks focused on young professionals and their purpose in the industry.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

We Want You

Meet the WPC Young Professionals Committee and learn about the initiatives they lead. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and discover how they can get involved.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Strategic Review

Moderated discussions on the sustainable energy future of each YP Program Pillar.

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