The World Energy Council is pleased to announce Russia as the winner of the bid to host the 2022 World Energy Congress, the premier triennial gathering of the energy sector.
The announcement follows a vote by the Council’s member countries in an excitingly contested campaign between Portugal, Russia and the USA. St Petersburg will become the site for the 25th World Energy Congress.
The World Energy Council’s Congress is the leading international event gathering global energy leaders to address the challenges of providing sustainable energy supplies and explore emerging trends critical to the sector, at a time of major change and energy transition.
Executive Secretary of the Council’s Russian member committee, Nataliya Zaiser, said: “We are very proud that among such strong and worthy competitors, Russia has been selected a host country for World Energy Congress 2022. We sincerely thank all the national committees, the Secretariat and the Board of the Council for the excellent implementation of the bidding campaign and full support to all of the bidding countries! We assure you that Russia will make every effort to organize the World Energy Congress in St. Petersburg at the highest possible level.”
“I would like to thank all the member committees who carefully considered the bids and took the time to vote. The international network of the World Energy Council looks forward to working closely with the Russian 2022 Congress Organising Committee to prepare for yet another excellent event. Meanwhile, we are excited about an innovation focused 2019 World Energy Congress next September in Abu Dhabi,” said Dr Frei.
2022 Bid information
- Portugal (Lisbon), submitted by the Portuguese Member Committee and supported by the Portuguese National Energy Agency and the Minister of Economy Manuel Caldeira Cabral
- Russian Federation (St Petersburg), submitted by the Russian Member Committee and supported by the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Minister of Energy Alexander Novak
- USA (Houston), submitted by the United States Energy Association and supported by the US Department of Energy and Energy Secretary, Rick Perry
Previous countries which have hosted the World Energy Congress
- Houston, 1998
- Buenos Aires, 2001
- Sydney, 2004
- Rome, 2007
- Montreal, 2010
- Daegu, 2013
- Istanbul, 2016
- Abu Dhabi, 2019
The Council welcomes bids from all its members and any country may bid to host.