The 22nd World Petroleum Congress recently had the honour of coming under the auspices of the President of Turkey because of his and his Ministries great interest in our Congress. On recent Presidential trips, the Turkish President has invited many Heads of State and Energy Ministers to the Congress, and this has resulted in unprecedented global interest . As a result, we will have a significant number of Heads of State at our Congress and in addition, we will have many more ministers than usual. Consequently, the Presidential Office has requested that we move venues to minimise disruption to the city and to our delegates. This will significantly upgrade our Congress but will also create some logistical challenges.
We will be moving the Congress venue to the Congress Valley (including the Istanbul Congress Centre ICC and Lutfi Kirdar International Convention & Exhibition Centre ICEC). These purpose-built convention centres have ample modern and safe facilities for the Congress and offer delegates access to the heart of the cultural centre of Istanbul and the exhibition will also move to this site. The WPC will be working closely with the organisers and government to ensure a smooth transition. Any queries regarding this change should be sent to