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09 Jun 2017

OPEC to hold 7th International Seminar in Vienna 20−21 June 2018

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018 under the theme, ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.

The Seminar will provide fresh impetus to key petroleum industry issues and challenges, helping to enhance existing avenues of dialogue and cooperation, while stimulating new ones.  The Seminar will feature presentations by officials from energy and oil ministries, executives from oil companies and financial firms, and other representatives from international organizations and research institutions.

The 2018 OPEC International Seminar will seek to reinforce OPEC’s longstanding commitment to strive towards a secure and stable market in support of a healthy global economy.  It will also highlight the need for continuing promotion of cooperation and dialogue with all oil industry stakeholders, including producers and consumers.

Some of the topics to be discussed at the Seminar will include global energy cooperation, technological breakthroughs, energy transition, industry investments, as well as the world economy and the future outlook for the oil industry.

OPEC’s International Seminar is today recognized as one of the most important industry events on the global energy calendar.  The event is outstanding both for the calibre of participants and the high level of discussions that take place on all the leading issues affecting the energy sector.

OPEC has held seminars since 1969.  However, its first high-level International Seminar was held in 2001, followed by subsequent editions of the event in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015.

The 6th OPEC International Seminar, also held at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, was held on 3−4 June 2015.  Its theme was ‘Petroleum: An Engine for Global Development’.  It attracted a record 800 participants and featured over 30 presentations.

More detailed information about the 7th OPEC International Seminar will be announced in due course.