4th OPEC International Seminar 2009

The Fourth OPEC International Seminar, entitled “Petroleum: Future Stability and Sustainability” took place at the historic Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on March 18-19, 2009.

The Seminar’s four main sessions concentrated on: the future energy scene; oil and financial markets; oil production capacity expansion; and technology and the environment.

In addition, a special session on food security and biofuels, hosted by the OPEC Fund for International Development, and a concluding panel discussion on petroleum for sustainable development emphasized the importance OPEC attaches to the plight of the poorer nations and the role that access to energy services can play in eradicating poverty.

Click here to view OPEC's Secretary General Speech at the event.