ISTANBUL HOSTS 23rd WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS Organized by the Turkish National Committee of the World Energy Council, the 23rd World Energy Congress has started on October 9, at Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Center.

The World Energy Congress, which Istanbul hosts for the second time after 1977, brings together the prominent names in the energy sector.

Organized under the auspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and hosted by PM Binali Yıldırım and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, the congress will continue until October 13 and will accept participants from 80 countries. In the course of the congress, 266 speakers, 54 of which are minister-level, will discuss global energy policies. 

There will be 60 sessions in the congress with the framework of this year’s theme, "Embracing New Frontiers".

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Falih, Russian Minister of Energy Aleksander Novak, Algerian Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa, Iraq’s Minister of Energy Qasim Al-Fahadawi, Iranian Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian, Venezuela Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino and Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union Marco Sefcovic are attending the congress, where the route of world energy in the coming decades will be laid down.

Executive Director of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol, Secretary General of OPEC, BP CEO Bob Dudley, SOCAR President Rövnag Abdullayev, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser and Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller will also be present at the congress together with the representatives of international firms and financial institutions.