After a successful Bid in Doha, Qatar a subcommittee from the WPC Canada Youth Committee formed the 4th WPC Youth Forum organizing committee to host over 1,600 delegates from 65 different countries in Calgary, Canada.The collaborative global forum program theme, Unconventional Solutions for an Unconventional World, was built around three pillars: business leadership, technology and innovation and sustainability and featured local and international speakers.
The 4th WPC Youth Forum provided a perspective on international industry best practices, technological advancements, corporate social responsibility, financing, as well as the opportunity to develop solutions to current key issues and foreseeable challenges.
The goal was to host a unique forum to engage young energy professionals in a cross-generational dialogue with current leaders, academics and experts to debate today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. The Forum provided current industry leaders the opportunity to engage with the next generation of energy professionals on issues such as supply and demand, the future energy mix, career opportunities and sustainable production.
The 2013 WPC Youth Forum invited organizations to partner with us in welcoming the world’s energy professionals to Calgary. The WPC Forum offered a unique and prestigious marketing and sponsorship opportunity. With the respected legacy of the World Petroleum Council guiding our values, and the vibrant enthusiasm of our Organizing Committee, we were thrilled to have leading organizations part of the Forum’s success.
We were eager to create a unique global networking event, and showcase the best organizations in our industry. Our event allowed sponsors to engage with young professionals. Their involvement helped our Forum succeed, and in return, provided a unique opportunity to market and promote their organizations to a key demographic group of young energy professionals ages 20-35, current leaders and industry experts.