Opening and Closing Reception


The proposed location for the Opening and Closing Reception is the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre along Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary. It has also hosted hundreds of tradeshows, galas and award ceremonies. Its spacious and elegant pre-function area can be used for display space, informal gatherings, and registration as well as for receptions and refreshment breaks. The pre-function area’s floor-to-ceiling east- and south-facing windows provide inspiring views.


The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre would be proud to welcome the 2023 World Petroleum Congress to Calgary. Today, security is the number one topic that is on the forefront of all conveners and one that their organization takes very seriously. Security plans are created to provide an appropriate mitigation response to risks that are identified by threat and risk assessments for each event. Their collaborative teams work with many civic organizations and stakeholders to ensure a flawless event.

The Centre strongly invests in their security team, to ensure their training and their support assets annually. Their current upgrade to the surveillance systems demonstrates their commitment to excellence in life safety. They have successfully hosted guests and delegates whose security protection detail assignment has been as high as a level five. Previous high profile delegates and respective security programs have included but are not limited to: the Dalai Lama, current Prime Ministers and Foreign Presidents, Secretary of State, Canadian Senators and members of the Justice Systems, various domestic and foreign Ministers/ Governors, members of the Foreign Diplomatic Service, The Government of Canada Department of National Defence, the Great Britain Ministry of Defense, The United States of America, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, delegates of the International Developmental Bank, G8 Media, and various Award Shows.

Their team of professionals look forward to delivering a personalized and customized event for the 2023 World Petroleum Congress.