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Monday, September 14

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7:15 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, LDC Gas Forums

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8:45 AM 9:45 AM
Keynote Address: Era of Low Commodity Prices?
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Speaker:
Dr. Blu Putnam, Chief Economist and Managing Director, CME Group

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9:45 AM 11:30 AM
Supply & Demand
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Moderator:
Mr. Darryl Kennedy, Director Wholesale Gas Origination, Direct Energy
Speakers:
Mr. Rick Allen, Director, Oil & Gas Consulting Services, S&P Global Platts
 
Mr. Steve Piper, Associate Director, Energy Fundamentals, S&P Global Market Intelligence
 
Mr. Tony Scott, Managing Director, BTU Analytics, LLC
 
Mr. Jack Weixel, Senior Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights

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11:30 AM 11:45 AM
Board Buses and Depart for Afternoon Activities: Aux Sable NGL Plant Tour, Topgolf, and Distillery Tour.
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1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Hedging for Budgetary Success (** ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE **)
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Instructor:
Mr. Wayne Penello, CEO & Founder, Risked Revenue Energy Associates

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7:00 PM 9:00 PM
OpenLink & CME Group Reception (Location: Bull & Bear)
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Tuesday, September 15

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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, LDC Gas Forums

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8:45 AM 9:45 AM
Keynote Address: Gas Abundance, the Oil Crash and the Mid-Continent – a Very Healthy Industry
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Speaker:
Mr. Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy

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9:45 AM 10:15 AM
Networking Break

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10:15 AM 12:15 PM
Project Updates
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Moderator:
Mr. Roy Rodriguez, Managing Director, Origination, Williams/Sequent Energy Management
Speakers:
Mr. Paul Copello, President, IIR Energy
 
Mr. David Slater, Chief Executive Officer, DTE Energy
 
Mr. Todd Johnson, Director, Business Development, TransCanada US Pipeline Services, LLC (TC USA PL Services)
 
Mr. Doug Walker, Vice President Business Development, Tallgrass Energy

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12:15 PM 1:45 PM
Luncheon and Keynote Address
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Speaker:
Dr. Jim Duncan, Special Advisor to the Director, IRI Columbia University

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1:45 PM 2:15 PM
Break

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2:15 PM 3:45 PM
Risk Management
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Moderator:
Mr. Diego Molina, Director, Shell Trading Risk Management, LLC
Speakers:
Mr. Dan Leonard, Senior Meteorologist, The Weather Company, an IBM Business
 
Mr. John Snell, Senior Vice President, FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc.
 
Mr. Patrick McKinnon, Associate, Latigo Energy Group LLC
 
Mr. Wayne Penello, CEO & Founder, Risked Revenue Energy Associates

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3:45 PM 5:15 PM
Riding the Shale Gas Wave: Consumer Perspectives
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Moderator:
Mr. Brett Barrus, Sr. Policy Advisor, America's Natural Gas Alliance
Speakers:
Ms. Jyothi Gubbala, Program Manager, UGI Utilities
 
Mr. Jonathan Winslow, Senior Vice President, Development, Advanced Power Services (NA) Inc.
 
Mr. Mark Biel, Executive Director, Chemical Industry Council of Illinois

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5:15 PM 7:15 PM
Cocktail Reception – Hosted by the Sponsors

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Wednesday, September 16

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8:00 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, LDC Gas Forums

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9:15 AM 10:00 AM
Keynote Address: It’s Not You, It’s Us ~ The Public’s Move to Break Up with Natural Gas
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Speaker:
Mr. Andy Hallmark, Partner, Potomac Communications Group

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10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Networking Break

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10:30 AM 11:45 AM
Gas Buyers' Panel
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Moderator:
Mr. Jack Maydick, No longer there, MarketView by Drillinginfo Inc.
Panelists:
Mr. Donald Barnes, Retired, State of Illinois
 
Mr. Dan Rowe, Director Energy Risk & Supply, McDonald's USA
 
Mr. Chris Shorts, Director Storage and Transportation, Marketing and Utilization, Union Gas Limited
 
Mr. Kenneth W. Yagelski, Managing Director Gas Supply, Southern Company Gas

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