World Petroleum Council
The World Petroleum Council (WPC) was founded in 1933 with the task of organizing congresses (World Petroleum Congress). 60 countries, including Germany, are members of the WPC. Germany is one of the founding countries. In addition to organizing the World Petroleum Congress, the WPC offers other events and numerous publications on the subject of oil and gas.
On the website of the WPC there is detailed information about all activities of the WPC: www.world-petroleum.org
Each member country maintains a National Committee whose role is to secure funding for the WPC office in London and to assist in the preparation of the World Petroleum Congress.
In particular, the national committees are responsible for disseminating the Call for Papers and promoting the Congress. The members of the German National Committee (DNK) are executives from the various industrial branches and research institutes.
The World Petroleum Congress differs from purely technical congresses in that high-profile personalities from industry and politics are engaged to deliver an ambitious plenary program, giving the congress a high profile.
It is the most important global platform for the oil and gas industry to address and discuss political and technological trends.