Greenpeace took this picture in the meeting, which was clearly professional and therefore understandable that their devious masterplan worked (Photo: Greenpeace)Greenpeace fooled oil company executives into a meeting to lecture them about exploration. A real meeting was held, but the executives were directed to another location.
Hoping to hear about oil exploration in Greenland in a seminar held by Greenland's Raw Materials Directorate, 18 executives were fooled.
As they entered an elevator to go to the correct Directorate meeting on the fifth floor, friendly (Greenpeace) assistants advised them that the meeting had been moved to another room on the fourth floor – which Greenpeace had hired for the occasion.
For 15 minutes the executives listened to a Power-Point presentation on why environmental organisations are against exploration and extraction in Greenland.
Greenpeace even provided coffee, tea and croissants.
It was not until the final slide of the show that those listening became aware of the fact they had been duped by Greenpeace which also had activist outside the building protesting.
After the presentation, activists thanked the oil companies and left the building.
Oil companies attending the initial Greenland Raw Materials Directorate meeting were Shell, BP, Nuna Oil, GreenPex, Kogas, DCE, TBS, ComcaPhilips, Wintershell, Apwadarko and Statoil.