Mary Johnson

A look at the KPMG Global Energy Conference this week

Blog Post created by Mary Johnson on Jun 4, 2018

KPMG Global Energy ConferenceThis week, Pink Petro is heading to KPMG’s Global Energy Conference in Houston.


KPMG is of course one of our valued sponsors, but they also put on one incredible conference.


We’ve already told you a bit about what you can expect from one of two powerhouse keynote speakers. Soledad O’Brien, the award-winning journalist turned entrepreneur, will be speaking on Wednesday at 1 p.m., in an address titled “The Next Big News Story.” (You can read more about Soledad and her thoughts on diversity here.)


On Thursday, June 7, George Mitchell, the former U.S. Senate majority leader, will deliver the second keynote address at 12:45 p.m.


We've outlined some other highlights below. Can't attend in person? You can watch online via livestream at this link. So tune in, no matter where you might be!


  • KPMG will kick off the event with the Women in Energy Executive Breakfast, which will delve into using the #MeToo era as a catalyst for creating a safer workplace environment. Angie Gildea, principal and Americas oil and gas co-leader for the KPMG in the U.S., will moderate the panel discussion, which will feature leaders from Catalyst, Schlumberger Limited and Vinson & Elkins LLP. — 7 a.m. on June 6


  • Regina Mayor, global sector head and the U.S. national sector leader of energy and natural resources at KPMG, will lead the next panel discussion focused on energy’s role in the global economy. Joining her on the panel is Constance Hunter, KPMG’s chief economist. — 9:20 a.m. on June 6


  • Vicky Parker, a strategy partner for KPMG in the U.K., will lead a discussion on the energy transition, talking about how fossil fuel companies transform in the “peak demand” scenario. Panelists include Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and president of NRG Retail, and Anne McEntee, CEO of Renewable Energy Services for GE Renewable Energy. — 2:15 p.m. on June 6


  • Lynne Lancaster, generational expert and co-founder of BridgeWorks, will talk about solving the multigenerational workforce puzzle. — 3:45 p.m. on June 6


  • Cassandra Hogan, national sector leader for power and utilities for KPMG Australia, will lead a conversation about the digital transformation — specifically, how the next generation digital revolution will reshape the energy industry. — 11 a.m. on June 7


We’ll be there, enjoying as much as we can and sharing our experiences on social media. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram