OPEC to hold its 9th International Seminar in Vienna on 9-10 July 2025

Vienna, Austria, 3 July 2024--The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 9th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 9-10 July 2025, under the theme “Chartering Pathways Together: The Future of Global Energy”.

The OPEC International Seminar is regarded as one of the premier events in the energy industry. It fosters dialogue and cooperation among industry stakeholders by facilitating open and candid discussions on topical issues affecting the petroleum and energy sectors.

Participants customarily include Ministers from OPEC Member Countries, countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation, and other energy producing and consuming nations, as well as heads of international organizations, executives of energy companies and financial institutions, along with other industry leaders, policymakers, experts, members of academia and journalists.

OPEC Secretary General, HE Haitham Al Ghais, stated, “The OPEC International Seminar has gained a global recognition due to its outstanding record for the calibre of speakers and participants and the quality of discussions that address the most pressing issues related to the energy industry. We look froward to welcoming all our guests to Vienna in July 2025 for what will be an engaging and exceptional event.” 

The 9th OPEC International Seminar will examine a broad range of topics related to the energy and petroleum industries, including energy security, energy transitions, technology and innovation, sustainable development and the world economy.

The previous (8th) International Seminar, which was held in July 2023 in Vienna under the theme “Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Transition,” attracted a record number of participants. The two-day event was attended by more than 1,000 participants, including 17 Ministers from OPEC Member Countries and non-OPEC countries, 18 CEOs, 13 heads of international organizations and 89 journalists.

Further details on the 9th OPEC International Seminar will be announced on OPEC’s website in due course.