The main topic of the Plenum of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council held in Moscow was a set of issues related to the preparation and holding of the 6th Youth Forum of the World Petroleum Council – the Future Leaders Forum. This large-scale international event, for which the RNC WPC is responsible, will be held in St. Petersburg on June 23–28, 2019.

Reporting on the state of affairs, Director of the RNC WPC Vlada Streletskaya highlighted that the preparatory work is being carried out systematically, with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Secretariat of the World Petroleum Council. The positive role of Russian companies in the oil and gas industry, which sponsorship helped to successfully resolve issues with the financing of the event, was particularly noted. A significant contribution to the preparation of the Forum was made by the Saint-Petersburg Mining University, which is a member of the RNC WPC and who took upon itself the solution of a wide range of organizational issues.

After giving a positive assessment of the activities of the RNC WPC Directorate, related to the preparation of the Future Leaders Forum, the Plenum participants expressed a number of proposals and wishes. In particular, it was proposed to publish in the near future a detailed business program of the Forum.

The Plenum participants discussed a number of other issues of the current and future activities of the RNC WPC. Including the Russian participation in the 23rd World Oil Congress, which will be held in 2020 in Houston, USA. Following the discussion, decisions and recomendations were made.

The Plenum was chaired by Valery Yazev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council.