He will also discuss with the OPEC Secretary General ways of cooperation for the WEC Daegu 2013.
Chairman Kim Young-hoon of Daesung Group (Co-chairman for external affairs of the World Energy Congress (WEC) Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee) attended the World Energy Council (WEC) Committee Meeting held in Paris, France on July 1~4. After attending the WEC Committee Meeting, Chairman Kim Young-hoon will visit Wien, Austria to have a meeting with the secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The WEC Committee will review preparations for the WEC Daegu 2013 set to be held in October this year and draw up a list of world’s major energy issues to be discussed in the Congress.
Given that the energy trilemma faced by the mankind, which is one of major topics in the WEC Daegu 2013, requires global in-depth discussion, executive members of the WEC Committee will specify these topics by holding a separate workshop in Paris. The energy trilemma includes the issue of securing sustainable future energies due to exhaustion of fossil energies, issue of imbalanced supply and demand of energy that forces one third of the world population to suffer from lack of energy, and issue of climate change caused by environmental pollution.
Following the WEC Committee Meeting, Chairman Kim Young-hoon will move to Wien to have an exclusive meeting with Secretary General Abdalla Salem El Badri of the OPEC in the capacity of the Co-chairman for external affairs of the WEC Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee and the next Co-chairman of the WEC.
At the meeting with the OPEC Secretary General, Chairman Kim Young-hoon will encourage active participation of OPEC member countries in the WEC Daegu 2013 and discuss ways of closer cooperation between the World Energy Council and the OPEC.
In addition, Chairman Kim Young-hoon will also take part in Paris in the final screening of papers applied for the WEC’s competition under the theme of ‘Energies for Tomorrow. Having received a total of 345 papers from countries across the world, the WEC selected 155 excellent papers in the first and second examinations conducted by the WEC Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee and the WEC headquarters in London.
Ten energy specialists, including Chairman Kim Young-hoon, will select 6 most outstanding papers out of 155 entries, and prize money of $10,000 will be awarded to each of 6 outstanding papers. Daesung Group will provide all amount of the prize money of $60,000.
Source : e2news