Amber Bantz

Save the date | KPMG's 2018 Global Energy Conference

Blog Post created by Amber Bantz on Jan 23, 2018

Date: June 6–7, 2018

Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, Texas

Today’s environment has challenged us all with unprecedented geopolitical and economic uncertainty, a rising nationalist movement, and the increasing speed of technology development and deployment. Add to this changing reforms and regulations, the pace of disruption, and a politically charged global environment, and it is a great deal for today’s executives to consider.

KPMG’s 16th Annual Global Energy Conference, to be held on June 6–7 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.

Noteworthy topics on the agenda will include perspectives from our keynote speakers who are uniquely positioned to discuss today’s environment. Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer, will 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, will share 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.

In addition to these vital topics, we will hear from senior industry leaders on the effects of the digital economy on energy, leveraging a multigenerational workforce, and, of course, what’s next in U.S. tax reform for our sector.

Please plan to join us for a series of dynamic debates and discussions as we anticipate another thought-provoking, do-not-miss industry event.

Stay tuned for a detailed agenda and formal invitations coming soon.

For more information about KPMG’s 16th Annual Global Energy Conference, please visit our Web site,