2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:00


Thursday, June 06, 2019 14:00

Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 West Loop S | Houston, TX

  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • 2018 Recap
  • Past Conference highlights
  • Program details


2019 Global Energy Conference Agenda


Are you thriving or surviving?

It’s no revelation to say energy is evolving on virtually every level: generation, distribution, price, storage, technology, regulation. Today, as an industry, we must recognize the inevitable changes and respond progressively and productively.

This year’s Global Energy Conference (GEC), brought to you by KPMG’s Global Energy Institute (GEI), is all about moving away from a reactive focus on relevance and merely surviving toward a proactive effort to increase value and spur growth. It’s about thriving in what has become a volatile, unpredictable energy environment. From innovation and cyber security to e-mobility and digitalization, this year’s presenters will not only help you stay current, but get ahead of the curve.

Learn how you can thrive in an unpredictable world at this year’s GEC!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00 am - 8:30 am  Registration & Continental breakfast
8:30 am - 8:50 am Welcome & opening remarks by Regina Mayor
8:50 am - 10:05 am General Session I: Future trends in geopolitics and the economy
10:05 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:20 am

Concurrent session IA: The future of finance in a digitally enabled world


Concurrent session 1B: The Global LNG - journey to be the sustainable fuel alternative 

11:20 am - 12:05 am Lunch
12:05 am - 1:05 pm General Session II: Fireside Chat with a former Fortune 10 CEO

1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Concurrent session IIA:  Living sustainability as an energy company

Concurrent session IIB:  The Impact of trade policy on energy companies today

2:20 pm - 2:35 pm

2:35 pm - 3:25 pm

Concurrent session IIIA:  Blockchain:  Separating reality from hype

Concurrent session IIIB:  Trends in global storage

3:25 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 4:45pm General session III: The Great ReWrite
4:45pm - 5:00 pm Closing remarks


Thursday, June 6, 2019

7:00 am - 8:15 am  Energy executive breakfast- Humans be free – The future of work in a digital era
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Houston Climate Change Summit sponsored by the Center for Houston’s Future
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch


Keynote speaker

Leonard Brody

Leonard Brody

Venture capitalist, author and media commentator,

Additional speakers

Katherine Blue

Katherine Blue

Principal, Advisory, KPMG (US)

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Todd Durocher

Todd Durocher

Principal, Advisory, KPMG (US)

+1 617-988-1278
Angie Gildea

Angie Gildea

Principal, Americas Co-Leader for Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG (US)

John P. Gimigliano

John P. Gimigliano

Principal-in-charge, Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG (US)

+1 202-533-4022
Constance L  Hunter

Constance L Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-3396
Tandra Jackson

Tandra Jackson

Office Managing Partner, Advisory, KPMG (US)

+1 713-319-2338
Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston

Managing Director, Global Energy & Natural Resources & Executive Advisor, Eurasia Group, Eurasia Group

William Lovallo

William Lovallo

Partner, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG (US)

+1 973-912-4864
Regina Mayor

Regina Mayor

Global and U.S. Sector Leader for Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG (US)

+1 713-319-3137
Melody Boone Meyer

Melody Boone Meyer

President, Non-Executive Director BP, AbbVie, NOV President – Women with Energy LLC, Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Mina Sekiguchi

Mina Sekiguchi

Managing Director, Head of Energy & Infrastructure, KPMG in Japan, Head of Energy & Natural Resources in KPMG Asia Pacific, KPMG Japan

+81 3-3266-7500
Brad Stansberry

Brad Stansberry

Managing Director, Advisory, KPMG (US)

+1 214-840-6026
Ted Surette

Ted Surette

Global Head of Power & Utilities and National Industry Leader, Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG Australia

+61 2-9335-8720
Irina Vaysfeld

Irina Vaysfeld

Principal, Trade & Customs Practice, KPMG LLP (U.S.)

+1 212-872-2973

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.

Download the 2018 GEC Recap

Powering the future with the next generation of energy


Past Conference highlights

Watch the 2018 Global Energy Conference presentation videos



Past keynote 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




Program details

Continuing professional education

This 2-day conference, through a combination of general and concurrent sessions, provides participants with insight and updates into timely and relevant energy issues.

By the end of this conference, participants should be able to provide overviews of the following topics:

  • How to overcome the industry’s emerging challenges
  • How to seize future opportunities
  • What technology can help boost your business
  • Learn about how the power & utilities industry is constantly changing
  • Updates on tax and accounting issues
  • Impact of new oil and gas supply in North America, how to respond to the massive workforce retirement and new IT strategies to stay competitive

Estimated CPE credits

This program is worth approximately 11 CPE credits.

Advanced preparation & prerequisites

There are no prerequisite or advanced preparation requirements for this course.

Refund/cancellation policy

Registrants who cancel by Wednesday, May 1, 2019, will receive a full refund of their conference fees. Fees for registrants canceling after Wednesday, May 1, 2019, are non-refundable.

Target audience

Energy executives and business leaders in a variety of roles including: chief financial officers, business unit leaders (manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing), chief information officers, chief accounting officers/controllers, chief executive officers, chief tax officers, chief procurement officers, corporate development officers, chief risk officers, chief compliance officers, and energy board members (including audit committee members), among others.

Program level


Field of Study

Business Management & Organization; Finance; Information Technology; Tax; Personnel/Human Resources

Instructional delivery method

This will be a Group-Live (instructor-led) training.