|11:00 AM – 1:00 PM||
President, International Gas Union (IGU)
Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Industry leaders will provide their perspectives on the qualities and skills necessary to lead global corporations. Panelists will address how they arrived in their current positions, and their guiding philosophies and principles in positioning both their companies and employees to be successful amidst changing market, political and social conditions. Panelists will also share their insights on addressing workforce development and cultivating the next generation of energy leaders, as well as what keeps them up at night as they look toward the future.
President & CEO, American Gas Association (AGA)
Chairman & CEO, ConocoPhillips
Group Chief Executive, BP
Hear from industry leaders as they discuss the role that natural gas will play in the global energy system now and into the future. Panelists will discuss policy drivers and uncertainties for the resource including those relative to availability and supply, the role of international markets and trade, and the impact of climate policies. Panelists will also address opportunities and challenges for natural gas in the regions that they serve and represent.
Leslie Palti Guzman
CEO & Managing Director, Woodside
Executive Vice President & CCO, Cheniere Energy
Executive Vice President, Shell Energy
This session will examine current regulatory frameworks for the production, transmission and distribution of natural gas globally. Panelists will address questions surrounding the need for changing regulatory structures to accommodate evolving energy goals.
Partner, Energy & Natural Resources Group, Reed Smith LLP & Former
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (USA)
Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission & Chair,
NARUC Gas Committee
Director General, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e
Biocombustíveis (ANP), Brazil
|6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||
American Gas Association (400 North Capitol Street NW, 4th Floor)
*Transportation to be provided from the Marriott Marquis. Buses will depart from the L Street Entrance.
President & COO, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
In this interview-style session, speakers will share the personal stories behind their career progressions. Panelists will share triumphs, failures and lessons learned as they climbed the corporate ladder. They will also describe the skills and tools they developed to remain valuable and relevant in the industry.
COO, American Gas Association (AGA)
President and CEO, Spire, Inc.
President & CEO, Tellurian
Ambassador (Ret) Dr Neil Parsan
Managing Director, Parsan Cross – Global Strategic Advisors & Former
It is no secret that, generally speaking, the energy industry workforce continues to mature. This session will address efforts being made to recruit and train the next generation energy workforce. Panelists will discuss their company’s attempts to attract the best and brightest talent, including what they look for in terms of traits and skills as they cultivate the next wave of leaders.
President & CEO, ONE Gas & Immediate Past Chair,
American Gas Association (AGA)
Eng. Khaled AbuBakr
Chairman, TAQA Arabia
President & CEO, Enbridge Inc.
CEO, Snam & President, GasNaturally
CEO, Young Pipeliners Association of Canada
CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary – General Sustainable
Energy for All
Co-Founder, BTL Group LTD
In some parts of the world, there is a movement underway toward a future underpinned by low- or zero-carbon energy systems. During this session, speakers will provide their views on these efforts and discuss the role of natural gas in a low carbon future. Further, panelists will address the role of their companies in such a future in both the near and long term.
Kimberly J. Harris
Chair of the Board of Directors, American Gas Association (AGA) &
President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy
Gregoire de Saivre
Vice President, Strategy & Markets, Total
Director, IRENA Innovation & Technology Centre Bonn, International
Renewable Energy Agency IRENA
President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Level 3 Foyer, Walter E Washington Convention Center
As the week almost draws to a close continue your networking whilst enjoying a fusion of American and Korean Cultures as we welcome The Republic of Korea as the hosts of World Gas Conference 2021. Situated in the Ballroom on Level 3 of the WEWCC, you will be greeted by a mix of American and Korean entertainment and cuisine. We will have performances from traditional Korean dancers and musicians who specialize in the art of Samulnori. Ever dreamt of riding a Harley Davidson across the great plains…well now is your chance! Lastly don’t forget to look out for our mesmerizing close up Las Vegas Magician who will leave you speechless!
Participants will be taken on a guided tour through the WGC 2018 exhibit hall where they will have the opportunity to hear short presentations and engage in Q&A with a select number of exhibitors.
|11:45 AM (A)||
|12:30 PM (B)||
Coby van der Linde
Director, Clingendael International Energy Programme
Walter E Washington Convention Center
The Closing Ceremony will culminate with the official handover to the hosts of WGC 2021 – Korea. The finale will be a chance to reflect on the achievements of WGC 2018 as well as give an insight into what the 28th edition of the World Gas Conference will have in store. The DC Youth Orchestra who have performed globally and played for US Presidents and Diplomats will kick off the ceremony. As we hand over to the Koreans we have the talented Joe Castillo, a world renowned live artist creating a captivating ‘Sandstory’ as we say goodbye to American and welcome the Republic of Korea as the new host of the World Gas Conference.