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Greater Houston Partnership – The Future of Global Energy: Houston’s Role in Leading the Energy Transition Presented by Chevron – June 7-9

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Celebrate the start of the 3rd annual conference at this special reception with beverages and light bites.

Registration for this reception is only available with the purchase of the all-inclusive ticket package. 

The Ion
4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


OPEN TO ALL: Community Engagement and Equity sponsored by Sempra Infrastructure | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 
The growth of the energy industry over the last 50 years has looked different in different communities. As the world transitions to low-carbon energy solutions and technologies, communities will be impacted. How will we bridge the gap between corporate climate action and community engagement and ensure that all communities have a voice in designing an energy-abundant, low carbon future?

This live streamed session will explore the challenges the energy transition creates for communities and the opportunity to address the unequal burdens created by climate change and ensure an equitable distribution of benefits created by the transition. Panelists will include representatives from the public sector, community groups, academia, and industry.


  • Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Susan Amodeo-Cathey, Director, Energy Transition Programs, Policy and Alignment, Air Liquide
  • Bolivar “Bo” M. Fraga, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement, BakerRipley
  • Sallie Greenberg, Greenberg Consulting
  • John Hall, President & CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
  • Selby Lilley, Regional Vice President – External Affairs and Communications, Sempra Infrastructure (moderator)

This live streamed sessions is complimentary and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. 

Building a Workforce for the Transition sponsored by PwC | 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. 
As we transition to net zero, how will the changing energy mix create new opportunities for our workforce – and how will we prepare our workforce to take advantage of those opportunities. This virtual session will explore the opportunities and challenges the industry is facing, with particular focus on workforce needs for clean hydrogen and CCUS deployment, as well as clean energy manufacturing (i.e., battery, energy storage, renewables, etc.). Panelists will include representatives from business, industry, and academia.


  • Mary Beth Gracy, Houston Office Managing Director, Accenture
  • Jim Griffin, Associate Vice Chancellor, Senior Vice President, LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology
  • Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston
  • Tim Tarpley, President, Energy Workforce & Technology Council


Innovation & Technology for the Energy Transition | 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
In just a few short years, Houston has seen significant growth in its energy transition innovation ecosystem – from university research to early-stage startups to incubators & accelerators, Houston is becoming a hub of energy transition technology and innovation. This virtual session will discuss trends in energy transition innovation – from new technologies to evolving business models. Panelists will include representatives from the start-up community, industry members, and investors.


  • Brett Perlman, CEO, Center for Houston’s Future
  • Billy Bardin, Global Climate Transition Director, Inc.
  • Jim Gable, President, Chevron Technology Ventures
  • Howard Nelson, Founder and CEO, RedShift Energy
  • Kimberly J. Williams, J.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Innovation, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Funding the Energy Transition | 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. 
According to the UN, meeting the world’s climate ambitions will require at least $4 trillion per year in investments until 2030. From the IIJA to the IRA, over $2 trillion of federal funding has been allocated to support the development and deployment of energy transition technologies and solutions. This virtual session will explore the various funding opportunities, the different funding strategies and pathways, and the factors to consider when financing energy transition projects of various sizes. Panelists will include representatives from the Department of Energy, industry, and the business/investment community.


  • Manasi Desai, Vice President, Ara Partners
  • Kenneth B. Medlock, III, PhD, Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Director, Master of Energy Economics, Rice University
  • Stuart Page, Senior Consultant, United States Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
  • Kassia Yanosek, Partner, McKinsey & Company



The Future of Global Energy conference concludes with a gathering of experts and thought leaders, exploring the roadmap for Houston to lead the transition to an energy-abundant, low-carbon future.

Since the launch of the Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI), the region’s energy transition strategy has been outlined, and through working groups, the foundation has been built for Houston to lead the transition. Be a part of our work by attending this keynote presentation and panel discussion delving into four key areas of community engagement, innovation & technology, workforce, and funding.

Panelists include: 

  • Manasi Desai, Vice President, Ara Partners
  • Jim Gable, President, Chevron Technology Ventures
  • John Hall, President & CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
  • Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston
  • MODERATOR: Jane Stricker, Senior Vice President, Energy Transition & Executive Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative, Greater Houston Partnership

Following the luncheon, stick around for a special closing reception celebrating Houston’s leadership in the global energy transition.

Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

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