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The Future of Global Energy: Houston's Role in Leading the Energy Transition Presented by Chevron

June 29 - July 1, 2021

Virtual and In-Person Sessions

Save to Calendar 2021-06-29 12:00:00 2021-07-01 13:00:00 The Future of Global Energy: Houston's Role in Leading the Energy Transition Presented by Chevron Registration for this conference is now closed. Houston has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the World. To maintain that standing and realize sustained economic growth, the region must play a lead role in driving the global energy transition to a low-carbon future.  Join the Greater Houston Partnership and Center for Houston's Future for a three-day conference featuring industry leaders offering expert insight on the changing energy business. During this event, the Partnership will reveal its blueprint for how Houston can lead the global energy transition—leveraging the region's knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical sectors while providing new opportunities for our workforce, companies and capital to position Houston as a leading hub of new industrial innovation. The Center will provide one full day of content, taking a deep dive into Houston’s potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future.   Conference Agenda Tuesday, June 29 A Blueprint for Progress: Houston's Energy Transition Strategy | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Virtual) Featuring Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. In this opening keynote, the Partnership reveals its blueprint for how Houston can guide the global energy transition—leveraging its knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical Additional program participants include:  Bob Harvey, President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston Steve Green, President, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Wednesday, June 30 Houston as a Net Zero Industrial Hub | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Virtual) Featuring Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA Join us as Dr. Friedmann, globally renown expert on Carbon Capture, shares findings and recommendations from his white paper on what a Houston low-carbon industrial hub would look like and how to potentially leverage federal investments to make it happen. White paper funded by The Mitchell Foundation. A panel discussion will follow the white paper presentation. Panelists include:  Dr. Bryony Livesey, Director, UK Industrial Decarbonization Challenge Guy Powell, Vice President Planning & Business Development, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Moderator: Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Emcee: Jenny Philip, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Greater Houston Partnership Inspiration Segments: Get in a Reinvention Mindset | 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Virtual, Interactive) These sessions will facilitate inspiration to think differently about energy transition.  Emcee: Jenny Philip, SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Greater Houston Partnership Opening Address Dhiren Shethia, Managing Director, South Energy Transition & Sustainability Lead, Accenture Inspiration Segment 1: Bold Innovation and Cross-Industry Pilots Inspiration Segment 2: Talent Reskilling Inspiration Segment 3: Attracting leading energy companies and startups/Branding/Changing Perception Greentown Labs Tour | 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. (In-Person) Arrive promptly at 3:00 p.m. to receive a guided tour and presentation about Greentown Labs. Following the Greentown Labs Tour, a representative from the Greater Houston Partnership will direct you to the General Reception and Ion Tours. We recommend accessing The Ion by walking across San Jacinto Street, through the gated parking lot then crossing Fannin Street into The Ion building. We will have officers onsite to assist with traffic. You will also receive a map with the Metro Rail information, Parking Information and walking route between the two functions closer to the event date. Activities at The Ion will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. General Reception and Tour of The Ion | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (In-Person) Join us for light hors-d'oeuvres and drinks to celebrate our inaugural Future of Global Energy. Plus receive a special tour of The Ion before it opens to the public.  Program participants include: Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership Jan E. Odegard, Executive Director, The Ion Sponsor Welcome: Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures Thursday, July 1 Creating a Vision for Houston as a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Hub On the final day of the Future of Energy Conference, Center for Houston’s Future will provide a deep dive on Houston’s potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future. Houston's Role in Leading the Energy Transition | 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (Virtual) One of the world’s leading integrated energy companies talks about Houston’s vast potential to help lead the world’s transition to a low-carbon future. An international thought leader provides an overview of hydrogen clusters across the world and offer perspective on how Houston fits in. Speakers:  Daniel Droog, VP, Energy Transition, Chevron Andreas Wagner, Lead Author, Making Hydrogen Possible What Will it Take to Launch Houston's Hydrogen Hub? | 9:30 - 10:40 a.m. (Virtual) Panelists representing government, industry, finance and startups detail Houston’s strong base of assets and brainstorm on what it will take to mesh them into a thriving low-carbon hydrogen hub. Speakers:  Greg Bean, Director, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, University of Houston Rich Byrnes, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston  Pierre-Etinne Franc, Chief Executive Officer, 5T Hydrogen  AG Vaseem Khan, Global Vice President, Digital and Analytics Lead, Net Zero and Low Carbon Hydrogen, McDermott International Who Wins in Producing Hydrogen's Many Colored Rainbow? | 10:40 - 11:45 a.m. (Virtual) This panel takes on the emerging question of whether to classify hydrogen by color/type versus by its carbon-intensity and focuses how to get the most out the production value chain. Speakers: Kathy Ayers, Vice President Research & Development, Nel Hydrogen  Deia Bayoumi, Vice President Production Management, Bloom Energy  Trevor Best, Chief Executive Officer, Syzygy Plasmonics Andrew Garnett, Interim President, Air Liquide U.S. Hydrogen Energy Roman Kramarchuk, Head Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Platts Moderator: Nichelle McLemore, Managing Director Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Deloitte How Do We Grow Early Applications for Low-Carbon Hydrogen in Houston? | 11:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. (Virtual) From transportation to export and storage, we go a level deeper to focus on specific areas in Houston can lead now and can lead later. Speakers:  Neva Espinoza, Vice President, Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources at the Electric Power Research Institute Michael Lewis, Senior Engineering Scientist, University of Texas Brian Rapp, Vice President Of Business Development, Texas Brine Company LLC Pradeep Venkataraman, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Brian Weeks, Senior Director, Business Development, GTI Katie Zimmerman, Business Development Manager, Wood Group  Washington’s Role in Enabling Houston to Lead on Hydrogen & the Energy Transition | 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. (Virtual)  With two closing keynotes, we offer important legislative, regulatory and policy insights that will be key to growing the region’s hydrogen hub and energy transition economy. Speakers:  U.S. Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, (TX-7) Jigar Shah, Director, Loans Program Office, Department of Energy  Networking & Brainstorming Sessions | 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Virtual) H2 Policy Roundtable Creating Houston's H2 Ecosystem Conference agenda subject to change. 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About this Event

Registration for this conference is now closed.

Houston has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the World. To maintain that standing and realize sustained economic growth, the region must play a lead role in driving the global energy transition to a low-carbon future. 

Join the Greater Houston Partnership and Center for Houston's Future for a three-day conference featuring industry leaders offering expert insight on the changing energy business.

During this event, the Partnership will reveal its blueprint for how Houston can lead the global energy transition—leveraging the region's knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical sectors while providing new opportunities for our workforce, companies and capital to position Houston as a leading hub of new industrial innovation.

The Center will provide one full day of content, taking a deep dive into Houston’s potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future.

 

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 29

A Blueprint for Progress: Houston's Energy Transition Strategy | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Virtual)

Featuring Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

In this opening keynote, the Partnership reveals its blueprint for how Houston can guide the global energy transition—leveraging its knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical

Additional program participants include: 

  • Bob Harvey, President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
  • The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston
  • Steve Green, President, Chevron North America Exploration and Production

Wednesday, June 30

Houston as a Net Zero Industrial Hub | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Virtual)

Featuring Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA

Join us as Dr. Friedmann, globally renown expert on Carbon Capture, shares findings and recommendations from his white paper on what a Houston low-carbon industrial hub would look like and how to potentially leverage federal investments to make it happen. White paper funded by The Mitchell Foundation. A panel discussion will follow the white paper presentation. Panelists include: 

  • Dr. Bryony Livesey, Director, UK Industrial Decarbonization Challenge
  • Guy Powell, Vice President Planning & Business Development, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
  • Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Moderator: Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • Emcee: Jenny Philip, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Greater Houston Partnership

Inspiration Segments: Get in a Reinvention Mindset | 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Virtual, Interactive)

These sessions will facilitate inspiration to think differently about energy transition. 

Emcee:
Jenny Philip, SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Greater Houston Partnership

Opening Address
Dhiren Shethia, Managing Director, South Energy Transition & Sustainability Lead, Accenture

Inspiration Segment 1: Bold Innovation and Cross-Industry Pilots
Inspiration Segment 2: Talent Reskilling
Inspiration Segment 3: Attracting leading energy companies and startups/Branding/Changing Perception

Greentown Labs Tour | 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. (In-Person)

Arrive promptly at 3:00 p.m. to receive a guided tour and presentation about Greentown Labs. Following the Greentown Labs Tour, a representative from the Greater Houston Partnership will direct you to the General Reception and Ion Tours. We recommend accessing The Ion by walking across San Jacinto Street, through the gated parking lot then crossing Fannin Street into The Ion building. We will have officers onsite to assist with traffic. You will also receive a map with the Metro Rail information, Parking Information and walking route between the two functions closer to the event date. Activities at The Ion will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m.

General Reception and Tour of The Ion | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (In-Person)

Join us for light hors-d'oeuvres and drinks to celebrate our inaugural Future of Global Energy. Plus receive a special tour of The Ion before it opens to the public. 

Program participants include:

  • Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Jan E. Odegard, Executive Director, The Ion
  • Sponsor Welcome: Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures

Thursday, July 1

Creating a Vision for Houston as a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Hub

On the final day of the Future of Energy Conference, Center for Houston’s Future will provide a deep dive on Houston’s potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future.

Houston's Role in Leading the Energy Transition | 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (Virtual)

One of the world’s leading integrated energy companies talks about Houston’s vast potential to help lead the world’s transition to a low-carbon future.
An international thought leader provides an overview of hydrogen clusters across the world and offer perspective on how Houston fits in.

Speakers: 

  • Daniel Droog, VP, Energy Transition, Chevron
  • Andreas Wagner, Lead Author, Making Hydrogen Possible

What Will it Take to Launch Houston's Hydrogen Hub? | 9:30 - 10:40 a.m. (Virtual)

Panelists representing government, industry, finance and startups detail Houston’s strong base of assets and brainstorm on what it will take to mesh them into a thriving low-carbon hydrogen hub.

Speakers: 

  • Greg Bean, Director, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, University of Houston
  • Rich Byrnes, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston 
  • Pierre-Etinne Franc, Chief Executive Officer, 5T Hydrogen  AG
  • Vaseem Khan, Global Vice President, Digital and Analytics Lead, Net Zero and Low Carbon Hydrogen, McDermott International

Who Wins in Producing Hydrogen's Many Colored Rainbow? | 10:40 - 11:45 a.m. (Virtual)

This panel takes on the emerging question of whether to classify hydrogen by color/type versus by its carbon-intensity and focuses how to get the most out the production value chain.

Speakers:

  • Kathy Ayers, Vice President Research & Development, Nel Hydrogen 
  • Deia Bayoumi, Vice President Production Management, Bloom Energy 
  • Trevor Best, Chief Executive Officer, Syzygy Plasmonics
  • Andrew Garnett, Interim President, Air Liquide U.S. Hydrogen Energy
  • Roman Kramarchuk, Head Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • Moderator: Nichelle McLemore, Managing Director Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Deloitte

How Do We Grow Early Applications for Low-Carbon Hydrogen in Houston? | 11:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. (Virtual)

From transportation to export and storage, we go a level deeper to focus on specific areas in Houston can lead now and can lead later.

Speakers: 

  • Neva Espinoza, Vice President, Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources at the Electric Power Research Institute
  • Michael Lewis, Senior Engineering Scientist, University of Texas
  • Brian Rapp, Vice President Of Business Development, Texas Brine Company LLC
  • Pradeep Venkataraman, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America
  • Brian Weeks, Senior Director, Business Development, GTI
  • Katie Zimmerman, Business Development Manager, Wood Group 

Washington’s Role in Enabling Houston to Lead on Hydrogen & the Energy Transition | 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. (Virtual) 

With two closing keynotes, we offer important legislative, regulatory and policy insights that will be key to growing the region’s hydrogen hub and energy transition economy.

Speakers: 

  • U.S. Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, (TX-7)
  • Jigar Shah, Director, Loans Program Office, Department of Energy 

Networking & Brainstorming Sessions | 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Virtual)

  • H2 Policy Roundtable
  • Creating Houston's H2 Ecosystem

Conference agenda subject to change. Check back regularly for conference updates. 

Tickets

Conference registrants can add on a special reception and tour of Houston's Innovation Corridor for $50.

Individual

Conference registrants can add on a special reception and tour of Houston's Innovation Corridor for $50.

Questions?

Contact Elaine Blanco

eblanco@houston.org

Interested in Sponsorship?

Contact Terry Leibowitz

tleibowitz@houston.org

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Reinventing to Lead the Energy Transition Sponsor

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