World Petroleum Congress set for Calgary in 2023

The World Petroleum Council of Canada and Meetings Conventions Calgary (MCC) announces Calgary as host city for its 24th Congress.

Calgary has been selected as the host city for 2023 by members of the World Petroleum Council.

More than 80 countries will be represented at the WPC Congress, bringing around 5,000 delegates to the city in September 2023.

Hosting the 24th World Petroleum Congress will benefit Calgary with an estimated $65 million Canadian dollars boost to the economy.

Chairman of WPC Canada chairman said: "Calgary’s bid was strong and demonstrated significant municipal and industry support while showcasing the benefits of hosting in a city that’s bursting with energetic community spirit and a welcoming western hospitality." 

2023 World Petroleum Congress in numbers

  • Delegates attending – 5,500
  • Hotel room nights to be booked – 22,000 
  • Estimated direct economic impact - $65 million CAD (£40m)

Attendees will include including c-suite executives, global media and ministers of energy. 

The City of Calgary and the Calgary Hotel Association supported the MCC bid as financial partners.

Meetings Mean Business Canada chair Clark Grue added: "This win is not only good for Calgary, but also for meetings and business in Canada.

"Conventions such as the WPC contribute intellectual capital to the host city, allowing Calgary and Canada’s expertise in oil and gas technology to shine on a world stage.

"Having global business events like the World Petroleum Congress is critical to fueling our economic engine."  

The World Petroleum Congress will be hosted by both the BMO Centre and Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and will use around 25 hotels. 

For more features and breaking news sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

New resort and spa will be the largest on the Caribbean island of Grenada with 269 suites.

How mental health first aiders can spot workplace exhaustion

How mental health first aiders can spot workplace exhaustion

Awareness of the early signs of burnout can prevent problems further down the line, says Stress Matters' Laura Capell Abra.

8 of the best hotels in Malaysia

8 of the best hotels in Malaysia

A selection of hotels in coastal Penang, the capital Kuala Lumpur and tropical Borneo.

Campfire conferences should replace hotels, buffets and PowerPoint

Campfire conferences should replace hotels, buffets and PowerPoint

Scrap the traditional conference and get delegates out in the wild for a memorable experience, says Top Banana's Emma Collins.

Case study: Mercedes-Benz at Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum 2019

Case study: Mercedes-Benz at Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum 2019

China's best and brightest entrepreneurs got an in-depth look at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class at the annual conference.

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment, The Biltmore is set to become London's latest luxury hotel.

Activities and hotels in stylish Scandinavia

Activities and hotels in stylish Scandinavia

A look at what the capital cities of Sweden, Faroe Islands and Denmark have to offer.

How event apps can wreck your social media impact

How event apps can wreck your social media impact

Customised event apps can 'silo' your social media amplification, a report from a specialist tech agency has found.

'Best of the Best' hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network

'Best of the Best' hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network

The ten winners of Virtuoso's 2019 awards chosen by 20,000 professional travel advisors.

5 inspiring sports stadiums for events

5 inspiring sports stadiums for events

International sporting arenas that offer impeccable facilities and special experiences for your delegates.

LATEST JOBS