DAY 1 - MAY 14

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 8:50 AM
Monika Gerhart
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Jason Lancios
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

This keynote panel has been designed to bring together senior representatives from the Gulf Coast's energy sector to discuss how they are leading investment into the region through decarbonization and greener fuel projects

Britt Bowker Brad Lambert
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
The Honorable Mary Landrieu
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Andrew Maas
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

•    Developing Louisiana’s existing infrastructure whilst embedding the benefits of innovative transitional technology
•    Understanding sustainability investment opportunities for new project success
•    Creating the conditions and infrastructure to enable more effective exporting opportunities

Andrew Maas Christen Campbell Dr John Flake Kurt Allen
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

•    Taking advantage of current and emerging credit and investment programs to make greener fuel and sustainable energy projects a reality
•    Building stakeholder consensus to enable investment projects to calculate projected yields before finalizing due diligence
•    Planning ahead towards credit calculations and trading to remain competitive on the international and federal levels

Addison Henry Tom Phillips Davrell Bhola Anthony Odak
11:40 AM - 12:20 PM

•    Uncovering emerging sustainability priorities for transportation and port infrastructure
•    Understanding the dual role of heavy mobility in transporting and utilizing greener fuels and energy for industrial success
•    Discussing the challenges and opportunities of incorporating electrification into mobility and transportation
•    Investing in innovative sustainable technology to reduce energy’s transportation impact

Emily Sanford Fisher Anthony Odak Emily Federer Ann Vail
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
Leticia Jensen David LaMont Buck Vandersteen Hon Xing Wong Rosa Bushkuhl
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Stephen Skrivanos
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Each round table has a different topic and attendees can select the round table that they would like to participate in. Round table leaders will spend the first 15 minutes meeting the delegates and providing a case study / lessons learned log / industry update and then moderate a 30-minute discussion with the group where they can give feedback and ask questions. The final 10 –15 minutes will be spent on agreeing on 3 -5 industry recommendations regarding the topic. A selection of round table industry recommendations will be shared with the whole audience. All of these recommendations will be summarized in the post-event report.

  • What is Direct Air Capture (DAC) and what differentiates it from other CO2 Removal (CDR) technologies?
    Jeremy Cook, Noya
  • Low-Cost Low Carbon Energy Solutions Round Table 
    Hon Xing Wong, GTI Energy
  • Community Benefits Workshop
    Sonrisa Lucero, Office of Energy Justice and Equity
  • Biomass Innovations Round Table Discussion 
    Anurag Mandalika, LSU
Jeremy Cook Hon Xing Wong Sonrisa Lucero Anurag Mandalika
3:15 PM - 3:35 PM
3:35 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Kristy Bellows
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

•    Wider key stakeholder engagement for project success
•    Understanding manufacturing, refining and chemical industry sustainability requirements when constructing new facilities
•    Harnessing innovative and low impact materials for plant construction
•    Securing investment and funding from increasingly ESG conscious sources

Monika Gerhart Charles Schudmak Amanda Duhon Stephen Skrivanos
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

DAY 2 - MAY 15

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Casey O’Banion
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lacy McManus
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

•    Understanding the challenges and opportunities of building on a regional workforce with energy transition skills 
•    Balancing academic and experiential learning to ground future skills in operational reality and business success
•    Partnering with academic institutions to upskill existing professionals and offering tomorrow’s workforce future proof skills today

Derek Gonsuron Sholonda Walker Monika Gerhart Dr. Tiffany J. Howard Quintin Taylor
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lacy McManus Benjamin Andre Jennifer Curtis
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

•    Developing sustainable energy infrastructure across the Gulf
•    Partnering within the Gulf ecosystem to secure local talent and business opportunities
•    Boosting the role of chambers of commerce and local associations in emerging greener energy schemes

Connie Fabre Macon Graves Travis Woods
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

•    Understanding the role of government affairs within sustainable energy project success
•    Maintaining a successful understanding of evolving frameworks for investment within a federal and state level
•    Supporting stakeholders who are key in facilitating permits for new facilities and opportunities 

Nathan McBride Molly Lawrence Gregory Upton Jr. Brett Allain
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Sonrisa Lucero
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Uday Turaga
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
Amanda Duhon
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Jack Koban Chett Chiasson Brad Ives Cameron Poole
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM