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Energy Exchange Announces Keynote Speaker Lineup for North America Gas Summit


The Energy Exchange Ltd. today announced the keynote speaker lineup for the Inaugural North America Gas Summit (, which will be held October 3-5, 2011 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center.

This event is unique in that it will convene the commercial worlds of gas supply and demand, as well as senior level executives from the entire natural gas value chain, including gas producers, power and utility service providers, regulators, policy makers, analysts, financial services and investment bankers and trade associations.

North America Gas Summit Keynote Speakers include:

  • Matthew Most, VP Environmental Policy, Encana
  • Steve P. Kirchhoff, VP Americas, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing
  • Betsy Spomer, Senior VP Business Development, BG Group
  • Guy Braden, Senior VP Commercial, GDF Suez
  • Guy Caruso, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
  • Badar Khan, President Upstream & Trading, Direct Energy
  • John Hanger, Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies (Former Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the US Department of State)
  • Christopher Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil & Natural Gas, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Barbara Cronise, Director Business Development, NW Natural
  • Aloulou Fawzi, Project Manager International Shale Gas Resources, Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • Richard Kolodziej, President, NGV America
  • Kathryn Clay, Executive Director, Clean American Transportation Alliance (CATA)
  • Rick Smead, Director, Navigant Consulting
  • Jeff Wright, Director of Office for Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Bill Cooper, President, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas

Monika Gonda, Energy Exchange portfolio director, commented that, “The timing for this inaugural North America Gas Summit is ideal considering the ongoing debate surrounding the potential of natural gas across the continent, the EPA study and talks about LNG export.”

She continued, “Also of note, is that in addition to the impressive speaker lineup, the conference agenda will address critical, time-sensitive issues such as media coverage and environmental challenges of hydraulic fracturing, CO2 emissions regulations, LNG export license issuance, clean energy transportation, and other relevant topics.”

For additional information or to register for the North America Gas Summit, please visit


The North America Gas Summit is the only event to bring together the commercial worlds of gas supply and demand. The entire value chain will meet to discuss the future of natural gas in the energy mix, define solutions and assess the impact of regulations, policies and climate change directives on business operations.

The Summit has been developed in conjunction with a high-profile steering committee including Guy Caruso, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies and Former Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the US Department of State amongst many others.


The Energy Exchange Ltd. is an independent, conference organizer and information provider to the global oil and gas and energy sectors. The company was formed in 1997, and has offices in Central London and Cheltenham in the UK. We operate a team of independent senior consultants based across Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East. The Energy Exchange Ltd is part of Clarion Events (, a global business-to-business event organizer with over 200 staff in London, Birmingham, Hong Kong, Maarssen (The Netherlands), and St Charles (MI), USA. Clarion's energy portfolio includes the utilities and energy trading specialist Synergy.

In addition to its own annual conferences, the Energy Exchange Ltd. is also responsible for the administration and management of a series of conferences and seminars hosted by the World Refining Association. These conferences are held on an annual basis and have a reputation for excellence and superior quality. As with the Energy Exchange Ltd events, they provide an unrivalled insight into regional & industry developments and commercial opportunities for success.

JMR Worldwide
Mostafa Razzak, 202-904-2048

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