Energy Voice today revealed its expert panel for its annual OTC breakfast.
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The year’s line-up includes an even split between Houston and north-east industry leaders.
Regina Mayor, KPMG’s global sector head of oil and gas and the US national sector lead of energy and natural resources, joins this year panel.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the sector and holds an Master of Public Policy from Harvard University. She was an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and interned at the Pentagon as part of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) liaison office before breaking into the business sector.
She is a recognised thought leader on the disruptive trends facing the various segments of the energy value chain – from the impact of millennials and baby boomers on gasoline consumption to the rapidly changing demands in the power generation segment. She serves on a number of boards, including the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Regina will be joined by Patrick Jankowski senior vice president of research and regional economist for the Greater Houston Partnerships.
He has studied the Houston economy and oil and gas sector for the past 30 years. He is a member of the Texas Economic and Demographic Association, the Council for Community and Economic Research and the National Association for the Business Economics.
Paul Latiolais, the director of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at Lamar University in Texas, is the final US panel member. The centre serves as an incubator for emerging technology under development at the university. Paul has worked with Apple, General Motors, Fiat and Schlumberger on technology.
The US panellists will be joined by Aberdeen entrepreneur Jim Milne CBE, the chief executive of Balmoral Group. The north-east businessman founded his firm in 1980 with five employees. The global service company now employs close to 600.
The final panellists is Philip Rodney, Burness Paull’s chairman. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a commercial litigator.
The panel will be tackling this year’s theme #Oil 17: New World Order. The event will be chaired by Energy Voice editor Rita Brown.
Ms Brown said: “We have a fantastic line-up of industry experts, who all bring a different perspective to the debate. They’ll be talking about OPEC, Trump, oil price and where they think the market will go next. OTC is the perfect opportunity to take stock on how far the industry has come and what it still has left to do. To be able to discuss and debate from both a very strong US and North Sea perspective will help give the audience and our readers the ability to see the shared challenges and learn from the varying regions.”
This is the third Energy Voice OTC breakfast and follows last year’s sell-out. It will run in conjunction with Energy Voice’s annual research.
The free event will be held on Tuesday, May 2 from 7am to 9am.
The breakfast is sponsored by Singapore Airlines, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and Scottish law firm Burness Paull.
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