Energy Solutions

Venue: Omni Houston Hotel

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 07, 2008
Registration Date: Nov 05, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 26, 2008
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Learn about smart solutions being developed today by refiners, automakers, fuel producers, governments, and capital markets to balance the tight supply & demand situation with sustainability requirements. Join high-profile, international speakers and delegates as they gather in Houston, Texas, the Energy Capital of the World, for timely discussions on the developments and challenges facing the global energy industry.

Additionally, on the evening of November 6, we will recognize and celebrate the remarkable progress the global energy industry, engine manufacturers, technology suppliers and governments are making toward sustainability of our natural resources during the Global Energy & Environmental Excellence Awards Dinner.

On November 7, a half-day session exclusively on the topic of Biofuels has been organized by the Global Biofuels Center. You won't want to miss this action packed conference!

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November 5, 2008
7:00 pm Opening Reception

November 6, 2008
7:30 am Registration Opens

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Richard Eichler, CEO & President; Hart Energy Publishing
Kristine Klavers, Vice President; Hart Energy Consulting. Publisher; FUEL

8:30 am U.S. Post Election Policy & Energy Outlook
The elections have put a new administration in the White House... what impact does the outcome have on energy opportunities and challenges? How will these changes affect the marketplace? What are the tools necessary to obtain a national and global sustainable energy solution? This session will set the tone for the conference.

Chair: Frederick L. Potter, Executive Vice President; Hart Energy Publishing

Featured presentations expected from:

American Petroleum Institute - Meeting Global Energy Demands with Hydrocarbons and New Sustainable Criteria
NPRA - Providing Clean, Affordable and Sustainable Transportation Fuels
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Public Policies that Extend Energy Supplies and Improve the Environment

Paul Argyropoulos, Senior Policy Advisor
Independent Petroleum Association of America - The Development and Use of Domestic Energy Resources: What is Prudent Practice?
U.S. Department of Energy - The Role of Biofuels in Fuels

10:30 am Global Fuel Supply & Demand Outlook
Supply partners will discuss their outlook on how to meet the continually growing demand for refined products and making every molecule count.

Chair: Donald L. Paul, President and Managing Director; Energy and Technology Strategies. Chief Technology Officer, Chevron (retired)

One Year Later ...A Look Back at the U.S. National Petroleum Council Report: Facing the Hard Truths About Energy. Donald L. Paul, on behalf of the U.S. National Petroleum Council
Global Demand Outlook
Mohammed Hamel; OPEC *
Terrence Higgins, Executive Director, Refining and Special Studies; Hart Energy Consulting
Supply, Now and in the Future.
Oil Sands. Suncor *
GTL and CTL. Sasol *
Biofuels. Tammy Klein, Executive Director; Hart's Global Biofuels Center
Market Implementation: Building a Stronger NAFTA . Rodrigo Favela Fierro, Vice President, Planning; PEMEX Refining

12:30 pm Luncheon

1:30 pm Automotive Technology Solutions

Automotive players will discuss their outlook on how to meet the continuously growing demand for efficient vehicles with low emissions.

Chair: National Chamber of Commerce *

Dr. Michael Warren, National Manager - Americas, Strategic Resources and Planning; Toyota North America *
Dr. James A. Spearot, Director of the Chemical and Environmental Sciences Laboratory, Research and Development Center; General Motors *
Tata Motors *

2:30 pm Carbon Markets, Management and Solutions
Covering Conventional Fuels, Source Pollutions, Well-to-Wheels Analysis, Carbon Trading and more...

Chair: Dr. Pierce Riemer, Director General; World Petroleum Council

An Upstream Perspective - Dr. Pierce Riemer, Director General; World Petroleum Council
U.S. Climate Change and its Implication to the World Energy Market. Dr. John P. Weyant, Professor (Research), Management Science Engineering; Stanford University
Canada Towards a Low-Carbon Fuel Economy. Faith Goodman, Vice President, Ontario Division; Canadian Petroleum Products Institute
Carbon Market Solutions. William M. Ferretti, PhD, Vice President and Special Assistant to the Chairman; Chicago Climate Exchange
Carbon Sequestration. Schlumberger *

4:00 pm Refreshment Break

4:30 pm Capital Markets Outlook
What has the industry abuzz this year? A weaker dollar is creating buying advantage in the U.S. for non-domestic producers. The like-kind-exchange financial tool is being used more frequently. Well-capitalized private equity-backed companies are increasingly competitive for assets. Unconventional gas acreage costs continue to rise, and unconventional oil plays are emerging on the scene. These developments and changes in the global landscape will be among the discussions of this panel.

New Market Realities: The Light at the End of the Tunnel. Dr. Edward L. Morse, Chief Energy Economist; Lehman Brothers
Capital Market Trends. NASDAQ OMX
The Future of Carbon Trading and Its Benefit to the Sustainable Industry. Scott D. Deatherage, Partner and Leader of Climate Change and Renewable Energy Practice Group; Thompson & Knight

6:00 pm Conclusion of Sessions

VIP Reception (by invitation only)

7 - 10 pm
All conference delegates invited

Commemoration of Outstanding Achievements In:
Exploration & Production
Engine/Automotive Technology
Refining Technology
Alternative Fuels
Public Policy
Emerging Enterprises

Your Participation Makes A Difference
This distinguished evening will support the endowment of energy scholarships to invest in young talents and the promise of a sustainable energy future.

This Exclusive Dinner Will Include:
* Presentation of the Global Sustainable Energy DVD, highlighting the solutions from our partners in the areas of petroleum refining, exploration and production, automotive, biofuels, crude oil, natural gas, renewable products and related technologies.
* Distribution of the Global Sustainable Energy Publication, recognizing prominent corporate and governmental accomplishments, technology solutions and practices in the development and use of sustainable energy.

Previous Masters of Ceremony have included:

The Honorable George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States of America

The Honorable George J. Mitchell
U.S. Senate (1980-1995)

The Honorable William K. Reilly
Administrator; U.S. EPA (1989-1993)

November 7, 2008

Food, Fuel & the Global Biofuels Market:
Finding Solutions for a Changing World

Preliminary Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
Breakfast Served

9:00 am Opening Remarks
Frederick L. Potter, Executive Vice President; Hart Energy Publishing
Kristine Klavers, Vice President; Hart Energy Publishing. Publisher; FUEL

9:15 am Special Discussion Panel:
"Food, Fuel & the Global Biofuels Market: Finding Solutions for a Changing World"

Chairs: Tammy Klein, Executive Director; Hart's Global Biofuels Center
Nancy Checklick, Manager, Americas; Hart's Global Biofuels Center


Michael Pacheco, Vice President of Midwest Research Institute; National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dan Trunfio, Chief Operating Officer; Aventine Renewable Energy
William J. Piel, President; TEIR Associates
Michael McAdams, Executive Director; Advanced Biofuels Coalition *
Jeffrey Jacobs, Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Business Development; Chevron Corporation *
World Bank *
Ted Lavoie, Vice President, Strategic Development; Greenline Industries *

10:30 am Refreshment Break

11:00 am Open Discussion Continues

12:30 pm Briefing Concludes


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