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2024 KPMG Global Energy Conference

The Post Oak Hotel, 1600 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027

2024 KPMG Global Energy Conference

The 2024 KPMG Global Energy Conference marks the 20th year that KPMG is bringing together leading experts from across the energy and energy-adjacent sectors to help you navigate the future of the industry. This conference is more than just a milestone, though—it’s a reflection of how much energy has changed, how rapidly the pace of that change is accelerating, and how broadly it’s impacting clients in tech, finance, banking, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, and more. 

At KPMG, we believe that a focus on the future will determine success in this space. The 2024 Global Energy Conference will focus on areas such as capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, risk and resiliency, technology, and human capital.


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

General Sessions
7:00 AMBreakfast in the Boardroom (Invitation only)
Sponsored by IBM
8:00 AMStart your day: Continental breakfast in the Grand Foyer
9:00 AMWelcome and opening thoughts
9:15 AM

Morning keynote

Diane Swonk, KPMG Chief Economist

9:45 AM

Q&A Session with Diane Swonk

Moderator: Angie Gildea, US Sector Leader, Energy & Chemicals, KPMG LLP

10:05 AMMorning snacks, Networking & Transition to concurrent sessions
10:20 AMConcurrent Sessions 1

(Re)Shaping public perception of the energy sector

Moderator: Brad Stansberry, Consulting Sector Leader, Energy & Chemicals, KPMG LLP



SEC and regulatory updates and impacts​

Moderator: Rob Wilson, Partner, Audit, KPMG US


  • Todd Fowler, Partner, Audit Sector Leader, Power & Utilities, KPMG LLP
  • Erin McCloskey, Partner, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG LLP
  • Joel Smith, Partner, Audit Sector Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG LLP

Follow the money: M&A in a changing energy landscape

Moderator: Gillian Morris, Principal, Advisory, KPMG LLP



Fueling the energy transition: The business case for alternative fuels in commercial and public transportation

ModeratorAnish De, Global Head of Energy, KPMG International


11:35 AM

Luncheon Keynote

Gregory Brew, Analyst, Iran and Energy, Eurasia Group

12:05 PMLunch service begins
12:30 PM

Q&A with Greg Brew

Moderator: Regina Mayor, Global Head of Clients & Markets, KPMG International

12:55 PMRoaming Desserts / Transition to Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
1:15 PMConcurrent Sessions 2

Making the shift: Doubling down on collaborative partnerships

Moderator: Julie Luecht, Houston Office Managing Principal, KPMG LLP



Leading through early adoption: Innovation with AI

Moderator: Kimberly Sorensen, Principal, CIO Advisory, KPMG LLP



Alternative funding to support capital investments in energy

Moderator: George Spakouris, Principal, Deal Advisory, Capital Projects Leader, KPMG LLP


  • Karen Hensley-Chelstowska, Director, Global Economic Incentives, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Jackie Richert, SVP, Corporate Planning, Investor Relations & Treasurer, CenterPoint Energy
  • Suresh Vasan, Senior Investment Advisor, United States Department of Energy
  • George Ward, Principal, Advisory, Infrastructure & Projects Adv, KPMG US

The future of natural gas

Moderator: Brooke Harris, Director, ESG Advisory, KPMG LLP


2:15 PMAfternoon break: Network and snack
2:35 PM Concurrent Sessions 3

Charge! Driving the energy ecosystem forward with electrification

Moderator: Arun Mani, Principal, Infrastructure & Projects, KPMG LLP



The real treasure hunt: Unveiling strategic tax incentives

Moderator: Glenn Todd, Tax Sector Leader, Energy & Chemicals, KPMG LLPS


  • Heather Crowder, Vice President & General Tax Officer, Philips 66
  • Hannah Hawkins, Partner, Washington National Tax, KPMG LLP
  • Joe Reese, Vice President & Chief Tax Officer, NextEra Energy
  • George Ward, Principal, Advisory, Infrastructure & Projects Adv, KPMG US

Bridging the gap: The next frontier for talent

Moderator: Jennifer Rayburn, Principal, Advisory, KPMG US



Risky business: Opportunity and threat of climate on Insurance

Moderator: Sean Vicente, Partner, Americas ESG Lead, Insurance, KPMG LLP


3:35 PMTransition to ballroom for closing session
4:00 PM

A Championship Vision

Emmitt Smith, Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back, Speaker and Entrepreneur

5:00 PM

Closing remarks

Angie Gildea, US Sector Leader, Energy & Chemicals, KPMG LLP

5:20 PMEnd your day: The GEC Networking Mixer
Sponsored by Oracle


Wednesday, May 15, 2024
General Sessions
7:00 AMContinental breakfast
8:30 AMWelcome and opening
8:45 AMKPMG Chief Economist Diane Swonk
(Opening keynote)
9:20 AMLeading the Charge: Perspectives from Three CEO's
10:30 AMNetworking break
11:00 AMConcurrent Sessions 1
Electrification of the energy system
SEC and regulatory updates and impacts​
Strategic tax incentives and credits to fuel growth
12:10 PMLunch Keynote: To be announced
1:10 PMRoaming dessert and networking
1:35 PMConcurrent Sessions 2
Enabling sustainable energy through collaborative partnerships
Powering innovation through AI
Follow the Money: An M&A outlook in a changing energy landscape
2:25 PMNetworking break
2:45 PMConcurrent Sessions 3
(Re)Shaping public perception of the energy sector
Alternative funding to support capital investments in energy​
Bridging the energy talent gap
4:00 PMTransition to ballroom
5:00 PMClosing remarks
5:15 PMNetworking Reception
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Conference highlights

The goal of the GEC is to provide participants with new insights, tools, and strategies to help them manage industry-related issues and challenges. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from leading energy and energy-adjacent companies.

In addition to our notable speakers, an impressive lineup of industry professionals will offer new insights and strategies on hot topics during our concurrent panel sessions. Attendees can choose from a host of breakout discussions on the issues that are most relevant to their businesses.

I have never been to an industry event which was so well represented by females in my entire career. All the panels were balanced, diverse and demonstrated the female talent of our industry which is hardly ever on display.

May 15, 2024 at The Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas, premier event for executives in the energy, automotive, financial services, banking, industrial manufacturing, telecomm, and technology industries.

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Angela Gildea
U.S. Sector Leader, KPMG LLP

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