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Energy Conference

January 30, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The 6th Annual Australian American Chamber Energy Conference to be held on January 29-31, 2014 in Houston will examine the major challenges & opportunities that are impacting investment decisions such as fiscal policies, project execution, emerging technologies (FLNG), gas monetization options (NGVs), with an update on LNG and unconventional activities in Australia and the US.

Our speakers will be government officials, top tier executives from majors & independents, financial houses, and energy consultancies. The audience will be a broad mix of senior professionals and executives from E&P operators, LNG developers, EPC firms, technology & equipment suppliers, service companies, finance, legal and staffing organizations and government officials.

EC speakers

You can view the 2014 Speakers page by visiting the Energy Conference Speakers Page

Additionally the AACC is hosting a half day workshop on January 31st titled “Doing Business in Australias Energy and Resource Sectro” led by Australian Federal and State Government Departments including the Australian Trade Commission and officials from Federal and State & Territory Petroleum and Energy Departments.

You can register for the workshop by visiting the workshop page “Doing Business in Australia”

Hotel accommodations for guest who will be joining us during Australia Week have a special rate at The Hilton Post Oak, Click Here to View 

Registration for the conference is $249/person and $199 for multiple attendees from firms/organizations. Registration for the conference includes admission to the following:

Start – End Topic / Description Speaker / Panelists / Moderator
8:15am – 8:30am Welcome AACC President / Conference Co-Chairman
8:30am – 9:00am Morning Keynote Grant Willis, Commonwealth Bank – The Australian Oil & Gas Industry
9:00am – 10:00am Panel Session-1:
Commercial Moderator:
Dale Nijoka, EY
3 speaker panel:
  1. Ken Medlock, Baker Institute – Global Gas/LNG Market
  2. Uday Turaga, ADI Analytics – Gas for Transportation – Economics of NGVs
  3. Tim Shanahan, UWA Energy & Minerals Institute – Why FLNG
10:00am – 10:20am Coffee Break
10:20am – 11:20am Panel Session-2:
Projects Moderator:
Peggy Williams, Hart Energy
3 speaker panel:
  1. Catherine Tanna, Chairman BG Australia – QCLNG Project
  2. Barry Goldstein, DMITRE, South Australia – Update on Eromanga/Cooper Basins
  3. David Banks, BHP – Eagle Ford update
11:20am – 11:50am Pre-Lunch Keynote Joe Marushack, President Asia Pacific & Middle East, ConocoPhillips
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10pm – 2:10pm Panel Session-3:
Policy Moderator:
Jerald Broussard, Growth Advisor International
3 speaker panel:
  1. Professor Chris Greig, University of Queensland Energy Initiative – US/Aust policies
  2. Philip Graham, Citigroup – M&A/Deal Climate
  3. Michael Anderson, EY – Fiscal Regime
2:10pm – 2:40pm Afternoon Keynote Melody Meyer, President Asia Pacific Exploration & Production, Chevron
2:40pm – 2:50pm Break
2:50pm – 3:50pm Panel Session-1:
Technology Moderator: Volker Hirsinger, Petrosys
3 speaker panel:
  1. Simon Bittleston, SLB VP Research
  2. Ken Lee, CSIRO, Australia
  3. Mike Bahorich, Apache
4:00pm – 5:00pm Executive Roundtable
John Howell, Portfolio Decisions
Steve Pastor, BHP Billiton
Rod Eichler, Apache
Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the U.S.
Tim Probert, Halliburton
5:00pm – 5:05pm Closing Remarks Conference Co-chairmen
5:05pm – 7:00pm Wine Reception


Registration for the workshop is $125/person or $75/person if attending the conference. 


Companies that exhibit at AACC Energy Conference will get:

  • Unique access to a select group of industry executives
  • The opportunity to  solidify customer relationships
  • Increased brand awareness
  • The ability to showcase new products/services to a targeted audience
  • 10′ x 10′ space with one 6′ table and 2 chairs
  • $500 per space, limited number of 20 booths
  • Booth has to be set up between 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  on Wednesday and cannot be taken down until the close of the workshop on Friday at 11:30 AM.


There will be a golf tournament following the workshop on Friday, January 31 2014. Register here


January 30, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd., HOUSTON, TX 77056 United States
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