The Organising Committee of the 6th Future Leaders Forum approved the Technical Programme. The Forum's Gala Opening Ceremony will be held at the Mariinsky Theatre
A regular meeting of the Organising Committee for the Preparation and Holding of the 6th Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council was held in Moscow under the chairmanship of the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak. 
The event will be arranged in St. Petersburg from 23 to 28 June 2019.

"It is expected that the Forum will become the largest international platform for professional communication of young O&G industry specialists in the history. Hundreds of young people from dozens of countries will come to the Forum, and the agenda will focus on the most relevant and important issues of strategic development of the petroleum industry," said the Minister during opening the session.

Director of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council Vlada Streletskaya informed the members of the Organising Committee about the preparation for the Forum and the implementation of the assignments given at the previous meeting. Vlada Streletskaya emphasised that all main preparatory activities are carried out in accordance with the plan. 

Additional positive dynamics of this work was provided by the conclusion of the agreement with  St. Petersburg Mining University, on the basis of which all the main activities of the Technical Programme will be held. Registration for the Forum's delegates has opened. The topics and format of professional discussions are determined and the preliminary lists of speakers are shaped.

Vice-rector of St. Petersburg Mining University for International Activities Vladimir Borzenkov informed the participants of the meeting about the university capacities and practical steps aimed at ensuring that the Forum will be held at a high organisational level.

In addition to a comprehensive Technical Programme, the participants of the Youth Forum will be offered an extensive Cultural Programme that will allow to get acquainted with the main sights of St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Russia. 
Deputy Chairman of the St. Petersburg Tourism Development Committee Nana Gvichiya reported on the proposed events of the Cultural Programme of the Forum. In particular, one evening the Hermitage will open its doors specially for the Forum participants. A Gala Opening Ceremony of the 6th Youth Forum of WPC is planned to be held at the Mariinsky Theatre. 

A number of other organisational and financial issues were addressed on the meeting of the Organising Committee, as well as the proposals for the organisation of accommodation and stay of guests.

At the end of the discussion, the participants approved the structure and topics of the Technical Programme of the Forum, the budget of the event, and proposals for the Cultural Programme.

It is expected that the Forum will be attended by about 1200 representatives of the world's oil and gas industry. As part of the Technical Programme, it is planned to hear and discuss around 270 reports on a wide range of issues on the current industry agenda.