You are here

China and Russia commit to World Energy Congress

07th May 2013

China and Russia see ministerial delegations to one of the world’s most important energy events this year

China and Russia commit to World Energy Congress
The World Energy Congress is one of the world’s premier energy gatherings and will take place on 13–17 October in the city of Daegu, South Korea, under the theme of 'Securing Tomorrow's Energy Today"

The Chinese and Russian governments have committed to sending high-level delegations to the World Energy Congress in South Korea in October, organisers said Thursday.

The organising committee for the 2013 World Energy Congress said it had been notified that China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) would send a ministerial-level delegation to the event and that the government body had advised Chinese energy companies of its plan to attend. The Chinese delegation will be one of the largest to the Congress, which will host up to 5,000 delegates from around the world, organisers said.

The committee further announced that Alexander Novak, the minister of energy of the Russian Federation, would lead a delegation that will include the Russian ministries of natural resources and environment, and of foreign affairs, as well as Gazprom, Transneft, Rosneft, RusHydro, the State Atomic Energy Corporation and other major energy companies.

The Russian delegation is planning a “Russia Day” event at the congress.

The World Energy Congress is one of the world’s premier energy gatherings and will take place on 13–17 October in the city of Daegu, South Korea.

More than 200 speakers, including energy ministers, industry CEOs and top experts and researchers will answer several questions facing the global energy industry today.

Under the theme of ‘Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today’, topics range from the future prospects of the oil and gas, coal, nuclear, and renewables sectors to the tough policy decisions needed to balance the often conflicting priorities of energy security, universal access to affordable energy, and environmental protection. Delegates will also be given insights into how finance and innovation are shaping the future of energy.  

Related topics: