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Plenary & Strategic Sessions

The Strategic programme includes high-level sessions led by government ministers, CEOs, and other industry leaders from around the world, analysing and discussing the transformation of the industry and the developing global and regional demands.


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  • Plenary Sessions

  • CEO Strategic Sessions 

  • Ministerial Sessions

  • Ministerial Round Tables

  • Canada Sessions

  • Luncheon Panels

Plenary Sessions will provide insights on the challenges our industry currently faces:

  • Energy Transition: The Path to Net Zero
  • The Energy Transition and Technology
  • Energy Security, Reliability and Resilience of Supply and during the Transition
  • Transformation of the Industry, People and Products
  • Access and Affordability of Energy
  • Building Partnerships in an Energy Transition
  • Managing the Energy Transition Responsibly
  • The Reality of Future Energy Markets

The 24th WPC CEO Strategic Sessions will focus on:

  • Market Outlook for Petrochemicals and Refineries of the Future
  • The Role for Hydrogen in the Energy Transition
  • Untapped Reserves 3.0 – Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Energy Sector
  • The Realities of Energy Transition 
  • Dialogue on the Energy Future  
  • Driving Innovation in a Net Zero World: Key Challenges in R&D 
  • The Role of Renewables and Other Energy Sources 
  • Dialogue on Energy Security  
  • Circular Economy - Consumerism & Industry Responses 
  • Social Responsibility – Earning a License to Operate 
  • Emission Reduction -  Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CCUS)
  • Hydrogen Products and Projects
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Indigenous Economic Reconciliation
  • The Balance Required for Upstream Production
  • Alleviating Energy Poverty – Industry Responses to Providing Access to Energy for All 
  • Climate Solutions from the Oil and Gas Industry 
  • Next Generations Perspective on the Energy Transition
  • Raising Finance during the Energy Transformation – An Investor-Industry Dialogue 
  • Digital Transformation on the Route to Net Zero
  • UNFC / UNECE - Beyond Reserves: How UNFC and UNRMS Can Help the Petroleum Sector Achieve Net Zero
  • Is Energy Security Threatening the Energy Transition?
  • Translating Net Zero Ambitions into Oil and Gas Upstream
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Global Perspectives