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Press Release - 7 May 2018
Energy Ministers to discuss petroleum’s contribution to a sustainable energy future
The 7th OPEC International Seminar from 20-21 June 2018 in Vienna will be an exclusive gathering for high-ranking representatives from government, business, science and academia
Vienna – The 7th OPEC International Seminar, one of the world’s most prominent forums for leading experts in the energy field, will take place from 20-21 June 2018 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Ministers from OPEC Member Countries and non-OPEC producing nations will come together with high-ranking representatives from international companies and organizations, as well as leading scientists and energy experts, to discuss topics related to this year’s theme ‘Petroleum – Cooperation for a Sustainable Future’. A total of more than 750 participants is expected. The programme also includes the presentation of the 2018 OPEC Awards for Research and Journalism at Vienna’s City Hall.
Highly distinguished speakers and panelists
Over the course of the two days, attendees will hear from a variety of high-level speakers. Ministers from OPEC Member Countries, non-OPEC producing countries, major oil-consuming nations, as well as the heads of many intergovernmental organizations, will examine and discuss various perspectives surrounding the overarching theme in five stimulating sessions. Each session will consist of keynote speeches, followed by thought-provoking panel discussions. Confirmed speakers also include the chief executives of national and international oil companies, other industry leaders, academics and energy experts.
Presentation of the OPEC Awards 2018
As part of the OPEC International Seminar, OPEC’s Awards for Research and Journalism will be presented at Vienna’s City Hall.