SUMMIT 2013: NATURAL GAS ABUNDANCY AND ITS IMPACT
In planning this year’s theme and resulting agenda it became increasingly clear that the continuing emergence of natural gas as an abundant and low cost energy source may be the one of most significant leveragable assets the U.S. possesses. This was recently highlighted by Dow Chemical’s recent announcement to build their largest worldwide ethylene plant in Texas, principally due to the low cost of natural gas.
This emerging reality changes the dynamics and requires re-evaluation of the energy industry and impacts from natural gas. The 2013 Summit will highlight natural gas as a key topic – intergrating the findings and discussions into meaningful action required by companies and thought leaders working across the energy economy space.
Join this year’s summit and collaborate with senior executive level thought leaders from industry, science, capital and policy; convening from across all energy sectors – oil, gas, wind, solar, transmission, nuclear, water, etc. to assess the ripple effects of this emerging reality across the global competitive landscape.
In its fifth year, the Global New Energy Summit has also added “Manufacturing” to its mission – highlighting the opportunity for sustainable job creation by leveraging growth in the energy industries, but also through the potential that low cost energy sources can restore U.S. Competitiveness across the broader manufacturing landscape and bring jobs back on-shore
All of these discussions will be channeled to produce and release an agenda to grow the American economy as an end product of the Summit. The Summit will feature renowned thinkers and select government leaders with compelling insights into what drives competitiveness today. These leaders and all attendees will be active participants and shape an initial agenda released that day, and a final agenda released 30 days later to be distributed to industry and policy leadership suggesting a practical and executable roadmap to American and Manufacturing competitiveness. There will be opportunities to offer real time comments on the agenda, submit questions to speakers, leverage social and traditional media, and share insights with other attendees on the ideas explored at the forum.
These priority action items will also be tracked and evolved through active working groups created at the Summit and enlarged and engaged over time post Summit through interaction supported by the business social platform developed to support the Summit and the energy industry – The Global New Energy Network. Please consider joining now and beginning to engage in many of these discussions already occurring ahead of the Summit – or start one.
You will have the opportunity to interact with a growing list of confirmed speakers already including Senator Jeff Bingaman, Immediate Past Chair of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee; Dan Arvizu, Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (CoC). NREL and ConocoPhillips are repeating lead sponsors in hosting this important conveying. CoC and the Bipartisan Policy Center are repeating contributing producers of the Summit.
We would be honored to have you attend and engage in this meaningful discussion.
We hope that you will join us at the Summit to participate in envisioning solutions to the opportunities available to the country today toward influencing a prosperous future. Registration is at this link.