Leaders Convene

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 Morning Business Conference
8:00 am – Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am – 2:30 pm – Program
Fairmont Hotel
Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sponsor’s Dinner & Evening Lecture
Carnegie Music Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Conversation with Eng. Khaled Ali, Vice Chairman of Egyptian Holding Company for Natural Gas, EGAS

Panel One: Global Shale Plays – Propelling the Natural Gas Revolution

This panel will feature the major industry players leading the global shale gas revolution, particularly within the United States, including the booming tri-state region of southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

Moderator:  Kathryn Klaber, CEO, Marcellus Shale Coalition

  1. David Porges, CEO, EQT
  2. Prof Radisav Vidic, Center for Energy – University of Pittsburgh
  3. Roger Willis, President, Universal Well Services
  4. Robert Kozel, CEO,Texas Keystone/Mountaineer Keystone

Special Conversation on Global Shale Plays with Roger Willis of Universal Well Services and Mike Hogan of Hogan Energy Consulting

Panel Two: Downstream Renaissance – Economic Transformation for Consumers

Opportunities abound in the newly resurgent petrochemical industry that shale gas production supports, leading to increases manufacturing from everything to automotive parts to new kinds of “green” building materials.

Moderator:  Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Allegheny Conference

  1. Flemming Bjoernslev, CEO, Lanxess
  2. Richard J. Harshman, Chairman, President andCEO, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated

Panel Three: Accelerating Innovation – Trends, Solutions in the Energy-Water Nexus

This panel will highlight the changing needs of the energy industry with respect to water, key areas of innovation that are meeting those needs, and the channels through which important innovations are occurring.

Moderator:  Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Allegheny Conference

  1.  Venkee Sharma, CEO, Aquatech
  2.  Randy Dearth, CEO, Calgon Carbon
  3.  John Smith, Director of Sustaining Technologies, ALCOA

Panel Four: Renewable Energy: Models for the Middle East’s Growing Green Energy Sector

This will be a special conversation about renewable energy sectors, including alternative energy, an important growth business in the Middle East.

Moderator:  Dr. Steven Sokol, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

  1.  Dr. Esther Barazzone, President, Chatham University
  2. Randolph “Randy” Galm, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Business & Project Development, Westinghouse Electric Company3.  Shakil Rahman,Director of International Development for NRG Solar; Liaison to Saudi’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
  3.  Paulina Jaramillo, Executive Director, RenewElec Project; Assistant Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  4.  R. Todd Johnson, Global Head, Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Jones Day


For more information on sponsorship and event details, please email: mhastings@americanmei.org