JW Marriott Houston - Sam Houston Room, 5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056Please join us in welcoming Jim Cudahy, President and CEO of NIRI National to the Houston area at a cocktail reception and informal Q&A session. Take the opportunity to network with peers and hear the latest initiatives being implemented by the NIRI organization.
JW Marriott Houston, 5150 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX“Energy, Oil & Gas Symposium” – Join fellow IROs for the 5th annual Energy, Oil & Gas Symposium to hear about the latest economic and political trends impacting the energy space. Explore what is the ‘new’ normal for our sector and how these changes will impact the Investor Relations profession over the next 6 -12 months and beyond.
8:15-8:30am Welcome and Introductions
James M. Cudahy, President and CEO, NIRI
Kevin Roy, Director, Global Markets Intelligence, Ipreo
8:30-9:30am Energy Outlook
Projection of long-term trends In efforts to advance the global energy debate, BP made projections for world energy markets through 2035. The BP work takes account of the potential evolution of the world economy, policy, and technology to encourage debate on energy's future. The outlook reflects a "to the best of our knowledge" assessment of the world's likely path from today's vantage point, drawing on expertise both within and outside BP.
Armine Thompson, Oil Supply Economist, BP
9:30-10:30am Politics of Energy: Election Year Implications
Impact of the upcoming elections Federal budget battles, policy changes, a potential change in Federal Reserve leadership and the tapering of treasury purchases will impact equity markets and dominate news cycles over the next few months. Daniel Clifton, Partner and Head of Policy Research at Strategas, will provide his perspective on these policy changes and likely impacts to the economy and money flows.
Daniel Clifton, Partner, Head of Policy Research, Strategas
10:45-11:45am The New Normal in Energy Valuations
What is the Energy Industry's New Normal? Is a world where oil is plentiful and relatively inexpensive the new normal? The panel will discuss thoughts on 2015 and beyond.
Ryan Oatman, Director | Oil & Gas Equity Research, Cowen and Company
11:45-12:30pm Networking Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Implications for Investor Relations
Hear from a panel of IRO's learning about energy forecasters about what to expect in the year ahead for the economy and energy prices. This presentation will include a strong practical emphasis on corporate implications, risk management, and the proper investor messaging given future dynamics.