2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference recap
2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference recap
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2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference recap

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What happened at the 2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference?

If you missed our 17th annual GEC, or you attended but want to look back at all the valuable information our presenters delivered, we have the details for you here. 

Our conference recap covers all of our general and breakout sessions, from Rex Tillerson’s memorable keynote address and in-depth presentations from thought leaders on geopolitics and the economy, to panel discussions about disruptive technologies and energy industry trends.

Don’t forget to mark May 20, 2020 in your calendars to attend next year’s GEC. Until then, please enjoy the takeaways from the 2019 conference designed to help our industry thrive in an unpredictable world.

  • 2019 Recap
  • Agenda & Session Recaps
  • Speakers
  • Virtual Experience
  • Past Conference highlights

2019 Recap

In addition to the 2019 GEC Recap, you can experience the conference by going to “Virtual Experience” to relive the conference.  You will be able to view each concurrent session and our Keynote speaker, Rex Tillerson!  Check out the “Agenda and Session Recaps” tab to view the photo library.  We hope you enjoyed the 2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference and we look forward to seeing you in May 2020!

Read our 2019 Global Energy Conference recap

 

Agenda & Session Recaps

2019 Global Energy Conference Agenda

 

For a recap on each session, please click on the session titles below.

 

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 pm - 1:05 pm

General Session II: Fireside Chat with The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson

1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Break
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

Break
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

Houston Low-Carbon Energy Summit brought to you by the Center for Houston's Future 
Time       Topic/Panel
9:00 am - 9:05 am         Welcome & Introduction
9:05 am - 9:35 am Energy Scenarios and Implications for the Gulf Coast
9:35 am - 10:35 am Visions of our Energy Future
10:35 am - 10:50 am Break
10:50 am - 11:50 am Energy Transformations
11:50 am - 12:25 am Lunch Begins
12:25 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Keynote - Amory Lovins, Founder , Rocky Mountain Institute
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Break (servers will clear tables)
1:20 pm - 2:05 pm Energy Innovation and Decarbonization
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm Grand Challenges in Decarbonizing the Energy Value Chain
3:05 pm - 3:20 pm Break
3:20 pm - 4:05 pm Houston's Competitive Advantages in Creating a Low Carbon Energy Sector
4:05 pm - 4:15 pm Conclusions and Next Steps

Speakers

Keynote speakers

The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson

The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson

69th U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ExxonMobil Corporation

Leonard Brody

Leonard Brody

Venture capitalist, author and media commentator,


Additional speakers

Vicky A. Bailey

Vicky A. Bailey

Founder, Anderson Stratton International LLC

J. Steven Baxley

J. Steven Baxley

Research Engineer, The Southern Company

Katherine Blue

Katherine Blue

Principal, Advisory, KPMG (US)

+1 404-222-7606
Steven Brotherton

Steven Brotherton

Principal, Tax, Trade & Customs, KPMG (US)

+1 415-963-7861
Barbara Burger

Barbara Burger

President, Chevron Technology Ventures

Jeff Burleson

Jeff Burleson

VP Environmental and System Planning, Southern Company

William E. Currens

William E. Currens

SVP, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Duke Energy Corp.

Todd Durocher

Todd Durocher

Principal, Advisory, KPMG US

+1 617-988-1278
Daniel Finn-Foley

Daniel Finn-Foley

Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie

Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher

Blockchain Business Development, R3

Cindy Gaddis

Cindy Gaddis

VP Finance and Global Downstream Controller, Shell Downstream Inc.

Angie Gildea

Angie Gildea

Principal, Energy Advisory, KPMG US

+1 713-319-2295
John P. Gimigliano

John P. Gimigliano

Principal in Charge, Fed Tax Legislative & Reg, KPMG US

+1 202-533-4022
Zhanna Golodryga

Zhanna Golodryga

SVP, Chief Digital and Administrative Officer, Phillips 66

Miriam Hernandez-Kakol

Miriam Hernandez-Kakol

Global Head, Consulting, KPMG US

+1 973-912-6227
Rebecca Hofmann

Rebecca Hofmann

US Blockchain Strategy & Innovation, Equinor

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

Kristy Kramer

Kristy Kramer

Head of Americas Gas Research, Wood Mackenzie

William Lovallo

William Lovallo

Partner, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG US

+1 973-912-4864
Regina Mayor

Regina Mayor

Sector Leader for Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG US

+1 713-319-3137
Melody Meyer

Melody Meyer

President, Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Sue Ortenstone

Sue Ortenstone

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, CenterPoint Energy

Steven Patton

Steven Patton

Innovation Lead, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger, American Electric Power

Hiroki Sato

Hiroki Sato

Managing Executive Officer, JERA Co. Inc

Mina Sekiguchi

Mina Sekiguchi

Managing Director, Head of Energy & Infrastructure, KPMG Japan

+81 3-3266-7500
Brad Stansberry

Brad Stansberry

Partner, Advisory, KPMG US

+1 214-840-6026
Kate Sturgess

Kate Sturgess

Vice President and Controller, National Grid PLC

Jere Suter

Jere Suter

Senior Indirect Tax Advisor, Shell

Ted Surette

Ted Surette

National Industry Leader, Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG Australia

+61 2-9335-8720
Irina Vaysfeld

Irina Vaysfeld

Principal, Trade & Customs Practice, KPMG US

+1 212-872-2973
Jonathan Westby

Jonathan Westby

Co-Managing Director, Energy Marketing & Trading, Centrica PLC

Cindy Yeilding

Cindy Yeilding

Senior Vice President, BP America Inc.

Abhinav Krishna

Abhinav Krishna

Executive Director, Partnership Development & Commercialization, Constellation Energy

Lance Goodwin

Lance Goodwin

VP, Business Development LNG Marketing, Freeport LNG

Virtual Experience


Relive the 2019 Global Energy Conference through our virtual conference experience.

If you weren’t one of the over 700 who attended the conference in person, and you’re wondering what you missed, or if you did make the journey and want to relive the sessions, we invite you to view the conference session through our recorded sessions, interviews, presentation, publications, news articles and social media highlights.

Want more Global Energy Conference?

View recorded sessions, interviews, presentation, publications, news articles and social media highlights from this year's conference in the virtual GEC Experience.

Past Conference highlights

Watch the 2018 Global Energy Conference presentation videos

 

 


Past keynote speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, 69th U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Leonard Brody, Venture capitalist, author and media commentator
  • 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