Joe Castillo: World Petroleum Congress, Doha, Qatar


Sand Artist Joe Castillo performs at the closing ceremony for the World Petroleum Congress and Exhibition in Doha, Qatar.

Held every three years, the World Petroleum Congress and Exhibition is the largest and most reputable oil and gas industry gathering in the world.  Known as the “Olympian Event of the Oil and Gas Industry”, it is attended by a global oil and gas audience and outside stakeholders such as governments, other industry sectors, NGOs and international institutions.

Joe Castillo has spoken and presented before both world leaders and major corporations. Joe has won the American Entertainment Readers Choice Award and was a finalist in both the 2011 Unique Art Event and the Event Solutions competitions for Entertainer of the Year — Solo and for Rising Star Male. An example of one of Joe’s SandStory performances has been recorded for showing on PBS. Joe’s messages have inspired thousands of people all over the world. Most recently, Joe Castillo performed the SandStory “The Rediscovery of Wonder!” at the 2011 TEDActive Conference and “The Stuff of Life” SandStory creations at the 2011 TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland. Joe Castillo has co-author with Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard on a new joint venture, a book entitled “Roadmap to Success.”