6 Reasons to Gather Here


Calgary is Canada’s energy centre, the globally recognized home of Canada’s oil and gas industry. Home to the headquarters of every major company in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. And that energy goes beyond our natural resources. Calgary is charged with the entrepreneurial spirit where opportunities are endless. Leading the way is our city’s most valuable resource, its people – young, diverse, educated, affluent and innovative.


Calgary is a safe, clean and healthy city, named one of the cleanest cities in the world by Citi IO. In a Mercer quality of living survey of North American cities, Calgary ranked in the top 20 for personal safety and security. The city has made, and continues to make, a significant investment in personnel, equipment and technology for Calgary’s security and protective services, including fire, police, emergency medical services and STARS Air Ambulance.


Home to spectacular mountain parks, charming villages and resorts, the Canadian Rocky Mountains are a sight worth seeing – and less than an hour away from the city. Calgary is also in close proximity to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Banff and Jasper National Parks, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.


Calgary is home to world-class accommodations and over 14,000 guest rooms, with options for every preference.


Calgary features Stampede Park and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) for the WPC Congress. Stampede Park is a winner for the 2018 Empire Awards – Venue of the Year and Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence and the CTCC, a winner of the 17th Annual Star Awards for the Best Event Produced for a Corporation by an In-House Team or Planner. The city boasts over 1.3 million square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, Calgary can efficiently tailor WPC 2023 to meet your requirements.


Calgary boasts over 18 tourist attractions, such as the Calgary Zoo, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre), Central Library, Olympic WinSport facility and the Calgary Tower.


There is no better city to host the World Petroleum Congress than Calgary. Not only do we inherently understand the energy industry, we have decades of experience hosting major events. We would be thrilled to welcome the world to Calgary for the WPC and showcase our innovative, entrepreneurial and creative spirit.

Naheed K. Nenshi,
Mayor of Calgary

Awards and Honours

5th Largest Oil and Gas Producer in the World
Investing News 2018

3rd in Top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future for Business Friendliness
FDI Magazine 2017/18

2nd of Major Cities in Canada for Healthy Lifestyle and Life Satisfaction and Grade “A” Overall
Coty Health Monitor, Conference Board of Canada, 2016

Most Beautiful Countries in the World
Condé Nast Traveller 2017

Top Cleanest Cities in the World
CITI.IO 2018

Best Places to Visit, Top Travel Destination
Travel + Leisure 2018

3rd Best Country to Live In
Best Countries Report, 2019

20th of 52 Places to Travel in 2019
New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2019