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19th World Petroleum Congress to take place in June
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Mar '08
Plenary sessions will be the main attractions of the 19th World Petroleum Congress. Seven crucial topics will be discussed by an outstanding line-up of oil and gas experts from national and international companies, government bodies and other institutions.

These sessions will take place every morning of the 4 day Congress. In some cases, these will be the starting points for latter, in-depth discussions in other technical meetings.

The first plenary session, Delivering Energy for Sustainable Growth: The European Perspective, will feature the viewpoints of the European Energy Commissioner, Mr. Andris Piebalgs, along with oil company CEOs and chairmen: Mr. Antonio Brufau from Repsol YPF, Mr. Tony Hayward from BP; Mr.Carlos Pérez de Bricio from CEPSA; Mr. Sergey Bogdanchikov from Rosneft; and Mr. Jeroen Van der Veer from Shell.

The second, Inaugural Session, will be held on Monday, June 30th, on the same day as the first plenary session, and will be chaired by His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain. Mr. Randy Gossen, President of the World Petroleum Council, along with representatives of the Spanish Government.

The WPC Excellence Awards for Technical development and Social Responsibility, as well as prizes for the best Youth presentations, will be presented in this session.

Tuesday, July 1st, will bring us the third plenary session, Deliverability Challenges: Security of Supply and Demand. Outstanding personalities like Mr. Wenke Han, Director General of the Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission of China; Mr. Jesús Reyes Heroles, Executive Manager of PEMEX; Mr. Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil; and Mr. Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, have confirmed their participation.

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