The importance of students and young people for the future of the oil and gas industry has long been recognized by OPEC. That is why the Organization and its Member Countries have continually sought to support educational and training opportunities, and increase the participation of students at the Organization’s international events.
In preparation for the 7th OPEC International Seminar this year, OPEC has extended an invitation to its Member Countries and its host country of Austria to nominate qualified students to attend the Seminar. The goal is to help interested students learn more about the oil industry, and expose them to the issues and challenges facing the global energy markets.
Students selected for participation will attend all Seminar sessions at the historic Hofburg Palace, have a chance to listen to high-level speakers and attend sessions with officials from across the energy industry. All accommodations, airfare and the Seminar registration fee will be covered by the Organization.
By supporting student participation at the Seminar, OPEC seeks to raise awareness and increase understanding of its goals and objectives among young people in both its Member Countries and in Austria. It further hopes to increase knowledge of the energy industry among young people — and, in the long-term, expand their professional opportunities.