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Special Events




Women in Industry Breakfast

17 September, Palliser Hotel

The breakfast is a networking opportunity for delegates to make connections ahead of the congress. Delegates can expect to learn more about the barriers to gender diversity in business and within the energy sector as well as exchange ideas and strategies to drive advancement. 

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Opening Ceremony

17 September, Telus Convention Centre
Sponsored in part by The City of Calgary and PwC Canada

The Opening Ceremony starts with an Indigenous welcome ceremony and a keynote address from Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and will include remarks from the Premier of Alberta, Danielle Smith and from Jyoti Gondek, the Mayor of Calgary. The ceremony will also include numerous entertainment performances and a name-changing ceremony officially marking the move from the name “World Petroleum Council” to "WPC Energy".

ministers reception





Ministers Reception

18 September, Palliser Hotel

The Reception is an opportunity for ministers and their staff to meet, network, and discuss common issues prior to the commencement of the Congress itself.

dewhurst award




Dewhurst Award

18 September, Big 4 - Hall A&B

Recognising outstanding lifetime achievements in the oil and gas sector, the Dewhurst Award has only been granted to 11 individuals in 90 years. This year the award goes to the CEO of Aramco, Amin Hassan Naser. 

Pancake Breakfast



Pancake Breakfast

19 September, Rocky Mountain Meadow

In the best tradition of welcoming the attendees, the Organising Committee is providing a Pancake Breakfast at the Calgary Stampede grounds on the morning of Tuesday, September 19th from 7 am to 9 am. Join in for a hearty pancake breakfast, entertainment and a chance to meet new friends in a relaxing outdoor atmosphere. 

Canada Night



Canada Night Rodeo

19 September, Nutrien Western Event Center
Sponsored by Fluor and Alberta Boot

Canada Night promises an unforgettable experience with a Western-themed dinner, an indoor rodeo and a performance of “Kooza" by Cirque du Soleil, all showcasing various elements of Canada’s rich heritage.

Youth Professional Night



Youth Professional Night

20 September, Craft 10th Ave

The night is designed to encourage Young Professional Members, YP delegates, and individuals from the local YP community, amidst the excitement of a reserved floor and a lively bowling alley—a perfect evening for networking and fun. 

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WPC Excellence Award



WPC Excellence Awards

21 September, Big 4 - Hall A&B

The WPC Excellence Awards recognizes excellence in the oil, gas, and energy sector across categories like Social Responsibility, Technological Developments, and Gender & Inclusion. They also honour impactful contributions from young authors under 35, fostering innovation in the industry.

Closing Ceremony



Closing Ceremony

21 September, Big 4 - Hall A&B

The 24th World Petroleum Congress will conclude with a review of the outcomes from the many important discussions scheduled over the course of the event and an official handover to the next host of the Congress in 2026, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which promises a dazzling celebration of its own culture!