Annual WECP Meeting in Rio de Janeiro to focus on emerging business opportunities

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  • Posted on October 6, 2015


    The World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) will host its 20th Annual General Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in late October 2015.

    This marks the first time that the WECP, which links 23 global energy hub cities, will host an event in Rio de Janeiro and member cities all agree that the choice of location was perfect for this growing organization. Though global energy prices have fallen sharply since 2014, WECP cities have shown their resilience by developing savings through new technologies, by pushing innovation and cross-sector synergies, by diversifying their economic base and by reinvesting at home.  The goal of the meeting in Rio is to highlight opportunities for these cities to pursue growth and share best practices.

    For that, Rio Negócios is including in the WECP program a special edition of Rio Conferences, a set of business seminars tailored to fit the WECP AGM´s content, which will discuss three themes: Oil & Gas, Research & Development and Urban Transformation Projects. The conferences will offer discussions on the current context of the O&G industry in Brazil and worldwide, with the view of international companies and authorities; experiences with urban transformation projects; and promote debates on examples of public policies for the O&G sector as well as the role of R&D in the current O&G market context.

    Rio Negócios expects to gather 400 participants from 150 companies connected to the oil and gas sector, especially operators, suppliers and representative and academic institutions. There are 15 confirmed government and commercial delegations from the member cities, 10 of them led by Mayors.

    The annual WECP meeting will take place between October 25 and 28, with events in the GE Global Research Center, at UFRJ Technology Park, and Riocentro.

    See the updated event schedule at our website.

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    Further information with Rio Negócios Communications:

    Pedro Hollanda – – (21) 3031-4004

    Marisa Bastos – – (21) 3031-4015


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