Australian American Chamber of Commerce - Energy Conference

Planet Earth: We Have a Problem

An Important Energy Conference:
We find ourselves facing incredible challenges on how we are to provide future energy to our planet while taking into account environmental, geopolitical challenges and social pressures. As part of Australia Week 2009, this Energy Conference explores these issues with high caliber keynote speakers. It will introduce Australian and American companies that are creating breakthroughs in conventional and non-conventional technologies and energy solutions.

Speakers: Speakers include Matthew Simmons, Chairman, Simmons & Company; Tim Cutt, President Production, BHP Billiton; the Honorable Martin Ferguson, Australia Minister of Energy and Resources (invited); Adam Sieminski, Chief Energy Economist, Deutsche Bank; and Mayor Bill White, City of Houston.

Conference Program: Exciting keynote speakers and segments featuring industry and government experts from the U.S. and Australia, and case studies providing in-depth analysis and perspectives on the relevant global issues and practical business approaches:
  • Planet Earth: We have a Problem!
  • Introduction into the Global Energy Situation: Is There Truly A Problem?
  • Our Collaborative and Innovative Resources
  • Innovation in Conventional Energy
  • Successful Innovations Across Conventional and Alternative Energy
  • The Supply Curve
  • Innovation in Alternative Energies
  • CO2 Advances and Environmental Issues
  • Implications from the Financial Crisis

Who Should Attend: Senior executives and management from major, developing and start up energy companies, technologists and investors, research and development experts, managers and executives, energy service companies, representatives from universities and academic groups, government and policy makers, financial and venture capital interests, and accounting, legal and other business supporting organizations.



Thu, Jan. 29, 2009
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Central


The Houstonian Hotel

Houston, Texas