The meeting of the Organizing Committee on the Preparation and Carrying of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council, chaired by Alexander Novak, Minister of the Energy of the Russian Federation, was held on December 27, 2018

The Forum is being organized once every three years and represents the largest international platform for professional communication of the global O&G industry young specialists. The 6th Future Leaders Forum will be held in Russia on June 23-28, 2019 - guests from dozens of countries will be hosted in St. Petersburg.

The members of the Organizing Committee, approved by the Executive Order of the Government of the Russian Federation, discussed the organizational and financial supply issues of the upcoming event, the progress of the preparation of the venues and events of the Forum. Special attention was paid to the Technical and Cultural programmes, the formation of volunteer team, sponsorship and informational support of the event.

“We have to carry the event at the highest level, both in terms of its organization and in terms of the content,” A. Novak said during the introductory speech of the meeting. “The Youth and Volunteer programmes of the 2014 World Petroleum Congress in Moscow have been recognized as the best ones in history; this very fact has significantly determined the positive attitude of the World Petroleum Council towards the application of Russia on the right of holding the WPC Youth Forum in our country,” the Minister recalled.

Vlada Streletskaya, Director of the Russian National Committee of the WPC, reported on the main stages, practical results and currently addressed tasks related to the preparation of the Forum. The structure and topics of the Forum’s Technical programme has been determined. Call for papers for young professionals has been announced, the contest winners will have an opportunity to present their papers on the technical sessions of the Forum. The reception of applications from candidates for a Volunteer programme is coming to its end. Informational support to the Forum is provided by more than 20 industry editions of Russia and neighboring countries.

Vladimir Borzenkov, Vice-Rector of the oldest higher technical educational institution in Russia, reported on the technical and organizational capabilities of the St. Petersburg Mining University to hold the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council. By giving a high rating to the hospitality and readiness of the university’s administration to take over the responsibility for a significant part of the concerns connected with the arrangement of the important international event for the country, members of the Organizing Committee agreed with the proposals of St. Petersburg Mining University on the venues for the Forum’s technical programme.

It is expected that an eventful cultural programme will be presented to the participants of the Forum. After hearing the report of Nana Gvichiya, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Development of Tourism in St. Petersburg, the participants of the meeting took into consideration the suggestions on the cultural programme’s venues. It was emphasized that St. Petersburg, which justly acquires a reputation for the Russian cultural capital, has tremendous opportunities for giving our guests an unforgettable impression, and these opportunities should be fully used.

The meeting participants discussed the budget of the 6th Forum of Future Leaders, which was presented by Valery Yazev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council, as well as a number of other financial issues.
Alexander Novak held the meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council