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World Energy Congress 2016 – Media Registration Open

With less than 8 months to go until the 23rd World Energy Congress, the organising committee is delighted to confirm that media registration is now open. The Congress, which takes place in Istanbul between 9th and 13th October 2016 is regarded as the most influential and inclusive gathering of senior leaders from all segments of the energy community.

The theme of the Congress is “Embracing New Frontiers” and there are currently over 150 confirmed speakers including captains of the industry, such as Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive BP and Johannes Teyssen, Chairman CEO E.ON, Heads of States and Ministers, and respected IGOs, such as Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Association. We are expecting over 50 energy ministers to attend and for there to be 100s of policy or business announcements over the 5 day event.

The Congress will be first global energy event to take place since COP21, and will provide a forum for energy leaders to collaborate on the next stages of developing a sustainable energy market.

Media delegates will benefit from unrivalled access to global leaders, interview booths and the media centre. Those who register before 30th April will be eligible for exclusive access to interview the Congress Ambassadors in the run up to the event.

Hasan Murat Mercan, President of the Turkish Member Committee, World Energy Council commented: “On behalf of Turkey, as the Turkish National Committee, we look forward to welcoming media delegates to Istanbul. Turkey is positioned at the crossroads of the most important energy markets at a time of profound global change in the energy debate to embrace new frontiers and are very proud to host the 23rd World Energy Congress.”

For more information on the World Energy Congress and speakers, click here: http://www.wec2016istanbul.org.tr/

To register as a media delegate visit: https://secure.eventmagix.com/2016_wec_media/

For enquiries about media registration contact: mediaregistration@wec2016istanbul.org.tr

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Notes to Editors:

About the World Energy Council

Founded in 1923, the World Energy Council is the only truly global and inclusive forum for thought-leadership and tangible engagement committed to our sustainable energy future. Our network of 93 national committees represents over 3000 member organisations including governments, industry and expert institutions. Our mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all. The World Energy Congress is the world's premier energy gathering.

About the World Energy Congress

The triennial World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event, is the premier international, multi-energy forum for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective.

The World Energy Congress has gained recognition since the first event in 1923 as the premier global forum for leaders and thinkers to debate solutions to energy issues. In addition to the discussions, the event provides an opportunity for executives to display their technologies and explore business opportunities.

For more information about the World Energy Congress 2016 and to register, visit: http://wec2016istanbul.org.tr/

Follow the Congress at @WECongress for regular updates.

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