The World Petroleum Council will kick off its fourth Youth Forum next week in Calgary. According to the council's website, the youth forum, of which Hart Energy is a sponsor, will provide a global perspective on industry best practices, technological advancements, corporate social responsibility, and financing, as well as the opportunity to develop solutions to current key issues and foreseeable challenges.
The forum, which will take place Oct. 22 through Oct. 25, will include panels, workshops, networking opportunities, and even trips to the Oil Sands. The goal, according to the release, is “to host a unique forum to engage young energy professionals in a cross-generational dialogue with current leaders, academics and experts to debate today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges.” Presentation topics include standard conference fare like unconventional resources and mergers and acquisitions, but also address hot-button issues such as women in energy, public perception of the energy industry and cleantech.
Organizers expect 1500 delegates, including young professionals, industry leaders and academics, from 65 countries, according to the forum’s website.
Speakers include: Hon. Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta; Zhou Jiping, chairman of CNPC; chairman and president of PetroChina; Jeff Lehrmann, president of Chevron Canada Ltd.; Matt Fox, executive vice president, Exploration and Production at ConocoPhillips; and Meg Jay, clinical psychologist and author
Registration is still open. For more information and to register, visit http://www.wpccanada.com/youthforum.