May 20

2020 KPMG Global Energy Conference

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, 1600 West Loop South | Houston, TX

KPMG’s annual Global Energy Conference is the premier energy event of the year, featuring preeminent keynote speakers and valuable insights from global industry executives and thought leaders.

What could make this great event even better? A stunning new venue.

Mark your calendar for the 18th annual Global Energy Conference, May 20, 2020 at The Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas.

Join your colleagues and industry peers for an outstanding program examining industry opportunities, debating the future of world markets, and collaborating on ways industry players can succeed in the new energy landscape.

Stay tuned for a detailed agenda and formal invitations in the coming months. For real time updates on the conference follow the KPMG Energy showcase page on LinkedIn, or follow our conference hashtag “#KPMGGEC” on your social media platforms.

We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Why attend
  • Agenda
  • Past conference highlights

Why attend

Each year over 700 senior energy executives, independent board members, and luminaries gather to share ideas and gain insights into the current issues and emerging challenges that are expected to impact the energy industry in the coming year. 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 from leading energy companies to network and share effective practices.

I just wanted to thank you for the excellent opportunity to attend the 2019 Global Energy conference. What a wonderful event, it was professional, thought provoking, inspiring and such a good image of the Energy Business.


May 20, 2020



7:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental breakfast
8:30 - 9:05 am Welcome and opening remarks
9:05 - 10:15 am Energy CEO Outlook:  Strategies for Success in the Next Decade
10:15 - 10:45 am Morning networking break
10:45 - 11:35 am

Concurrent sessions I

IA | Driving growth with tax strategy: How the tax professional turns company hero

IB | How will fossil fuels survive the energy transition?

IC | Innovative Strategies for Nurturing Talent

11:35 - 12:20 pm Lunch
12:20 - 1:20 pm Keynote on lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon
1:20 - 1:35 pm Transition
1:35 - 2:25 pm

Concurrent sessions II

IIA | Shifting demand and the evolution of the downstream

IIB | The offshore wind opportunity: Real or just a lot of air?

IIC | Understanding the true cost of carbon

2:25 - 2:55 pm Afternoon networking break
2:55 - 3:45 pm

Concurrent sessions III

IIIA | Accounting and SEC reporting update

IIIB | Energy investing: Show me the money!

IIIC | Inspiring the next generation of energy industry leaders

3:45 - 4:00 pm Transition
4:00 - 4:45 pm Keynote on building a game plan to execute your executive vision
4:50 - 5:00 pm Closing remarks
5:10 - 6:30 pm Networking reception

May 21, 2020



8:00 - 10:00 am Registration
8:30 - 9:30 am Women's breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 pm Peer exchanges
12:00 - 1:00 pm Peer exchanges lunch
1:00 - 5:00 pm Peer exchanges continued

Past conference highlights

I have never been to an Industry event which was so well represented by females in my entire career. All the panels were balanced, diverse and demonstrated the female talent of our industry which is hardly ever on display.

2019 GEC

Watch the 2019 Global Energy Conference recap videos

2018 GEC

Download the 2018 GEC Recap
Powering the future with the next generation of energy

Watch the 2018 Global Energy Conference recap video

2017 GEC

Watch the 2017 Global Energy Conference recap video

Past keynote speakers

  • Philip Aiken, former non-executive director of National Grid plc
  • Madeleine Albright, Former United States Secretary of State
  • James Baker, Former White House Chief of Staff
  • 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
  • Leonard Brody, Venture capitalist, author and media commentator
  • James Burgoyne, Managing Director of Natural Resources, GE Energy Financial Services
  • George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States
  • Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States
  • 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, 55th President of Mexico
  • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
  • John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy
  • Michio Kaku, Theoretical physicist and New York Times best-selling author
  • 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
  • General Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
  • Soledad O'Brien, Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Cokie Roberts, Political Analyst for ABC News
  • Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, 69th U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Sir Philip Beverley Watts, former chairman of Shell
  • Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow and best-selling author of Futuretainment
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of GE
  • George F. Will, American newspaper columnist and political commentator

Contact us

Regina Mayor

Regina Mayor

Global and U.S. Head of Energy, KPMG US

+1 713-319-3137

About the KPMG Global Energy Institute

The KPMG Global Energy Institute, launched in 2007, is a worldwide knowledge-sharing platform detailing insights into current issues and emerging trends within the energy industry. Energy professionals have access to valuable thought leadership, studies, events, and webcasts about key industry topics.

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