The 24th World Petroleum Congress will be hosted in Calgary in 2023, bringing an estimated $65 million CAD in economic injection to the city. Over 80 countries will be represented at the “Olympics of oil and gas”, with an estimated 5,000 delegates, including c-suite executives, global media and ministers of energy. Meanwhile, hosting the Congress will boost Canada’s international presence in the global oil and gas industry and showcase the economic benefits of investment opportunities in Canada.
“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,” says Denis Painchaud, Chairman of the World Petroleum Council of Canada and Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC). The City of Calgary and the Calgary Hotel Association were major financial partners with MCC in support of this bid.