EVENT

2019 Global Energy Conference

2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:00

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 14:00

Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 West Loop S | Houston, TX

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • 2018 Recap
  • Past Conference highlights

Overview

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KPMG’s 17th Annual Global Energy Conference (GEC) to be held June 5-6 in Houston at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will bring together senior energy executives and thought leaders from around the world to discuss these issues and their effect on the global oil, gas, power, and utility sectors. Join us!

Overview

Attending the conference will provide you with new insights, tools, and strategies to help you manage the challenges facing our industry. You will have the opportunity to join your peers form leading energy companies to network and share effective practices.

Who should attend

The conference is the premier event for senior executives in energy industry. It attracts more than 500 professionals each year, and bring together energy executives and luminaries to share ideas and gain insights on the current issues and emerging challenges that will impact the energy industry in the coming year.

For additional questions, please email us.

Dates and venue

This intensive day-and-a-half program consists of general sessions, breakout discussions, and keynote presentations by distinguished leaders.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 5

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and breakfast

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Conference (lunch provided)

5:00 pm: Cocktail reception

Day 2: Thursday, June 6

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and breakfast

9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Conference (lunch provided)

Agenda

2019 Global Energy Conference Agenda

 

Agenda coming soon

2018 Recap

KPMG hosted the Global Energy Conference, on June 6-7, 2018 in Houston, TX. The conference brought together senior energy executives and thought leaders from the oil, gas, power, and utility industries to discuss and debate the biggest trends and challenges facing the global energy sector. The agenda included perspectives from our keynote speakers who were uniquely positioned to discuss today’s environment. Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer, lead us in thinking about the role of the media in today’s heavily polarized discussions, allegations of external manipulation, and whether the notion of “fake news” has truly affected the global public. The Honorable George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader (1989–1995), who received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for negotiating the Good Friday Peace Agreement between Northern Ireland and Ireland after three decades of conflict, shared his views on how we move forward in a unilateral, G-Zero world, a scenario in which there is no one country that can drive a truly global agenda.

Keynote speakers

Women's Energy executive breakfast

General Sessions

General Session: Energy’s role in the global economy from production to consumption

In this “state of the union” session, KPMG Chief Economist, Constance Hunter, and KPMG head of Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services, John Gimigliano, will provide an economic outlook, views on the global economy and demand, and an practical discussion on the monumental legislative changes to U.S. tax laws and implications for the energy industry.

Keynote Speaker: Honorable George, J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989-1995)

Breakout sessions

Breakout Session IA: National Oil Companies – Meeting the challenges of today’s energy dynamics

Moderator: Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International
Raymond Ng, Partner, Head of Oil & Gas, KPMG China
Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas and Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia

Breakout Session IIIA: Digital Transformation - How the next generation digital revolution will reshape the energy industry

Moderator: Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
Panelists:
Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
Mike Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd.
Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP

Breakout Session IB: Accelerating Sustainable Energy Innovation recap

Moderator: Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
Panelists:
Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management and Integration, Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston

Breakout Session IIB: Architecting the Future of Energy - How Grid Edge technologies are transforming distributed generation

Moderator: David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Tad Neeley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Banyan Infrastructure
Lidija Sekaric, Director, Strategy and Marketing, Siemens
Camilo Serna, Vice President of corporate strategy, DTE Energy
Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM

Breakout Session IIIB: What’s on the Horizon? Accounting and Reporting Update recap

Moderator: Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG U.S.
Panelists:
John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG U.S.
Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Advisory, KPMG U.S.
Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG U.S.

Breakout Session IIIC: A Reporter’s Perspective on the Energy Industry recap

Moderator: Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Erin Ailworth, Energy Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News

Past Conference highlights

Watch the 2018 Global Energy Conference presentation videos


Past speakers

Keynote speakers

  • Soledad O'Brien, Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
  • Honorable George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989-1995)
  • Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks

Other

  • Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Angie Gildea, Principal, Americas Oil and Gas Co-Leader, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Anne McEntee, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Services, GE Renewable Energy
  • Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas, Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia
  • Aric Mann, Vice President, Tax, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Betsy Bagley, Senior Director and Consultant for Advisory Services, Catalyst
  • Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston
  • Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
  • Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
  • Chuck Mannix, Vice President Tax Services, NiSource
  • Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Dave Baumgartner, Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and President, NRG Retail
  • Erin Ailworth, Reporter The Wall Street Journal
  • Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News
  • Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management, Shaping the Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
  • Frank Demaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE North America
  • Gary A Silberg, National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Jed Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Andeavor
  • Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
  • John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG in the U.S
  • Lidija Sekaric, Director of Marketing and Strategy, Siemens
  • Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
  • Michael Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Mike P. Terracina, National Tax Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP
  • Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM
  • Raymond Ng, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG China
  • Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head, U.S. National Sector Leader, Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Richard Ellings, President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Rodney Anderson, National Tax Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International
  • Scott vonFischer, Chief Information Security Officer, Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
  • Stephanie Cox, Vice President Human Resources, Schlumberger Limited
  • Tom Wilson, Partner, Labor & Employment, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
  • Vicky Parker, Partner, Strategy, KPMG U.K.
  • Zeeshan Sheikh, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Entergy
  • Zoe Thompson, Principal, Advisory, People & Change, KPMG in the U.S.

Past Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Madeleine Albright, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Paul Begala, American political consultant and political commentator
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • John Boehner, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
  • Terry Bradshaw, Cohost and Analyst, Fox NFL Sunday
  • Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States
  • General Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
  • Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul and Investor on ABC's Shark Tank
  • William H. Donaldson, 27th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
  • Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico
  • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
  • Mark and Scott Kelly, Highly decorated NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy captains
  • Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks
  • Honorable George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989-1995)
  • Alan Mulally, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ford Motor Company
  • Soledad O'Brien, Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
  • Condoleeza Rice, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Cokie Roberts, Political Analyst for ABC News
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of GE
  • George F. Will, American newspaper columnist and political commentator

Other Luminaries and Industry Leaders

  • Erin Ailworth, Reporter The Wall Street Journal
  • Rodney Anderson, National Tax Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Betsy Bagley, Senior Director and Consultant for Advisory Services, Catalyst
  • John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Dave Baumgartner, Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
  • Daniel Burras, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Burras Research
  • Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Robin Chase, Leading pioneer of the Sharing Economy; founder and former CEO of Zipcar
  • Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Stephanie Cox, Vice President Human Resources, Schlumberger Limited
  • Frank Demaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE North America
  • Charles T. Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
  • Richard Ellings, President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
  • Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International Lee Fuller, Vice President of Government Relations, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
  • Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
  • Angie Gildea, Principal, Americas Oil and Gas Co-Leader, KPMG in the U.S.
  • John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG in the U.S
  • Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
  • John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President of Shell Oil
  • Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
  • Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist and New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and President, NRG Retail
  • Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
  • Aric Mann, Vice President, Tax, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Chuck Mannix, Vice President Tax Services, NiSource
  • Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head, U.S. National Sector Leader, Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Anne McEntee, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Services, GE Renewable Energy
  • Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management, Shaping the Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
  • Raymond Ng, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG China
  • Marvin Odum, President, Shell Oil Company
  • Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas, Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia
  • Vicky Parker, Partner, Strategy, KPMG U.K.
  • Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston
  • David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News
  • Lidija Sekaric, Director of Marketing and Strategy, Siemens
  • Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
  • Gary A Silberg, National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM
  • Zeeshan Sheikh, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Entergy
  • Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Mike P. Terracina, National Tax Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Zoe Thompson, Principal, Advisory, People & Change, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Michael Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Scott vonFischer, Chief Information Security Officer, Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Mike Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of Tomorrow
  • Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP
  • Tom Wilson, Partner, Labor & Employment, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Jed Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Andeavor
  • Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.