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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.Â 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 transitionâleveraging 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 Houstonâs potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future. Conference Agenda Tuesday, June 29 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Virtual) Conference Opening and Keynote Address: A Blueprint for Progress: Houston's Energy Transition Strategy Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. In this keynote, the Partnership reveals its blueprint for how Houston can guide the global energy transitionâleveraging its knowledge and infrastructure in the energy and chemical Additional program participants include:Â 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 9:00Â - 10:00 a.m. (Virtual) Conference Panel: Houston as a Net Zero Industrial Hub Dr. Julio Friedmann Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA Emcee:Â Jenny Philip, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Greater Houston Partnership 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 itÂ happen. White paper funded by The Mitchell Foundation. A panel discussion will followÂ the white paper presentation. Panelists include:Â Dr. Bryony Livesey, Director, UK Industrial Decarbonization Challenge Guy Powell,Â 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:Â Bobby Tudor, Chairman, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Virtual, Interactive) Energy Transition Innovation Sessions 2:00Â - 4:00 p.m. (In-Person) Innovation Corridor Tours Greentown Labs 4:00Â - 5:30 p.m. (In-Person) Reception The Ion Program participants include: Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership Jan Odegard, Executive Director, The Ion Sponsor Welcome: Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures Thursday, July 1 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Virtual, Interactive) Conference Presentations: Creating a Vision for Houston as a Low-Carbon Hydrogen Hub On the final day of the Future of Energy Conference, Center for Houstonâs Future will provide a deep dive on Houstonâs potential to lead in hydrogen as a solution for a low-carbon future. Topics Include:Â Keynote:Â Houston's Role in Leading the Energy Transition -Â Daniel Droog, VP, Energy Transition, Chevron Keynote:Â Global View of the Hydrogen Industry Â - Andreas Wagner, Lead Author, Making Hydrogen PossibleÂ Panel: What Will it Take to Launch Houston's Hydrogen Hub? Greg Bean, Director, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, University of Houston Richard Byrnes, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Port of HoustonÂ Pierre-Etinne Franc, Chief Executive Officer, 5T HydrogenÂ AG Vaseem Khan, Global Vice President, Digital and Analytics Lead, Net Zero and Low Carbon Hydrogen, McDermott International Pane: Who Wins in Producing Hydrogenâs Many Colored Rainbow? Kathy Ayers, Vice President Research & Development, Nel HydrogenÂ Deia Bayoumi, Vice President Production Management, Bloom EnergyÂ Trevor Best, Chief Executive Officer, Syzygy Plasmonics Andrew Garnett, Director, Special Projects - Corporate Strategy, Air LiquideÂ Roman Kramarchuk, Head Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Platts Panel: How Do We Grow Early Applications for the Hydrogen Hub? 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 GroupÂ Panel: What Federal and State Policies Are Needed? Conference agenda subject to change. Check back regularly for conference updates.Â