2014 Mid-Con Agenda

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Monday, September 08

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7:00 AM 8:15 AM
Networking with the Industry: Registration & Continental Breakfast

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8:15 AM 8:30 AM
Welcome & Overview

Speaker:
Ms. Christy Coleman, Vice President, Gulf Coast Energy Forum

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8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Opening Keynote Address: Will the Natural Gas Industry Find Harmony? Covering the Marcellus and Beyond
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Speaker:
James Duncan, President, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University

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9:30 AM 11:15 AM
Supply and Demand – What’s the Post-Shale Revolution Outlook?
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Moderator:
Mr. Alan Arneill, VP, Canadian Origination, Repsol Energy Canada
Speakers:
Mr. Frank J. Macchiarola, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, America's Natural Gas Alliance
 
Mr. Patrick Rau, CFA, Director of Strategy & Research, Natural Gas Intelligence
 
Richard Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy
 
Mr. Greg Hopper, no longer there, ICF

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11:15 AM 11:30 AM
Buses Board and Depart for optional Afternoon Activities: Golf Tournament, Aux Sable NGL Plant Tour, and Downtown Chicago Gangster Tour

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11:30 AM 7:30 PM
Optional Afternoon Activities: Golf Tournament, Aux Sable NGL Plant Tour, and Downtown Chicago Gangster Tour

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1:00 PM 5:00 PM
SEMINAR: Hedging for Budgetary Success (** ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE **)
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Speaker:
Mr. Wayne F. Penello, CEO & Founder, Risked Revenue Energy Associates

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7:00 PM 9:30 PM
OpenLink & CME Group Reception at Bull & Bear (located at 431 N. Wells St.)
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Tuesday, September 09

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7:30 AM 9:00 AM
Networking with the Industry: Registration & Continental Breakfast

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9:00 AM 9:15 AM
Welcome & Overview

Speaker:
Ms. Christy Coleman, Vice President, Gulf Coast Energy Forum

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9:15 AM 10:15 AM
Keynote Address: Global Influences and Long-Term Natural Gas Dynamics
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Speaker:
Dr. Blu Putnam, Chief Economist and Managing Director, CME Group

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10:15 AM 10:45 AM
Networking Break

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10:45 AM 12:30 PM
Regulatory Panel: Realities and Perceptions of the Natural Gas Industry
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Moderator:
Mr. Jeff Cardiff, Sales, ConocoPhillips
Speakers:
Mr. Chris Ellsworth, Senior Market Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
 
Mr. Michael W. Brooks, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
 
Ms. Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor, American Petroleum Institute
 
Ms. May Va Lor, Energy Research Analyst, Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)

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12:30 PM 2:15 PM
Luncheon and Keynote Address: Welcome Back Volatility? Weather Plays Its Trump Card
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Speaker:
Mr. Jack Weixel, Senior Director, S&P Global

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2:15 PM 2:45 PM
Networking Break

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2:45 PM 4:30 PM
Project Updates Panel
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Moderator:
Ms. Rhonda Pantoja, Vice President, Trading - West, Williams/Sequent Energy Management
Speakers:
Mr. Pedro Santos, CEO and Funder of Oscomp Systems Inc, Oscomp Systems Inc
 
Mr. Doug Walker, Vice President Business Development, Tallgrass Energy
 
Mr. Paolo Mastronardi, Business Development Manager, Union Gas Limited
 
Mr. John Hampton, Director, Business Operations & Business Development USPL Central, TransCanada US Pipeline Services, LLC (TC USA PL Services)

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4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception – Hosted by the Sponsors

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Wednesday, September 10

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7:00 AM 8:30 AM
Women’s Natural Gas Alliance (WNGA) - Meeting

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7:30 AM 8:30 AM
Networking with the Industry: Registration & Continental Breakfast

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8:30 AM 8:45 AM
Welcome & Overview

Speaker:
Ms. Christy Coleman, Vice President, Gulf Coast Energy Forum

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8:45 AM 9:45 AM
Keynote Address: The Conventional/Shale Convergence - Implications for Midcontinent Markets
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Speaker:
Mr. Steve Piper, Associate Director, Energy Fundamentals, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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9:45 AM 10:15 AM
Networking Break

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10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Gas Buyers' Panel
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Moderator:
Mr. Jack Maydick, No longer there, MarketView by Drillinginfo Inc.
Panelists:
Mr. Dan Rowe, Director Energy Risk & Supply, McDonald's USA
 
Mr. Donald C. Barnes, Retired, State of Illinois
 
Mr. Len Kientz, Dir., Energy Management, Evonik Degussa GmbH
 
Mr. Terry Taschwer, Commercial Manager, Pratt Industries

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