The Eighth Annual Pipeline Leadership Conference set a new record in terms of attendance and sponsorship. Attracted by a focus on “Energy Transition: Perceptions, Realities and Opportunities,” more than 130 energy pipeline professionals gathered in Houston, Nov. 15-16, to discuss the future of the industry.
Hosted at the Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing, the two-day event will focus on how the pipeline industry can adapt to the global trend of “decarbonizing” the energy grid and how companies can enhance their business for the future. Amid politics and policies, pipelines remain the safest and most efficient method of transporting energy, whether it’s oil and natural gas or renewable sources, such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide and renewable natural gas.
The conference began with a keynote address by Charles McConnell on the “North American Energy Transition: Pandering to Politicians?” McConnell is the executive director for the Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston. His presentation discussed how the energy transition will transform markets and consumption, as well as how the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will impact the future of the industry.
The 2022 Pipeline Leadership Conference included engaging panel discussions on politics and policy; diversity, equity and inclusion; opportunities in the energy transition related to hydrogen, renewable natural gas (RNG) and carbon capture pipelines. To view the full conference agenda, visit plconference.com/agenda.
Another highlight was the presentation of the Pipeline Leadership Award to Bob Osborn, president of Michels Energy Group. Osborn was featured on the cover of the September/October issue of North American Energy Pipelines and will be on hand to receive the award during the evening networking reception on Nov. 15.
The Pipeline Leadership Conference is designed for C-suite executives driving transformation and innovation in pipeline and distribution system design, construction and operations through People, Process and Practice. The keynote, panel and presentation content are focused on providing guidance on how to set and implement business strategy with for 2022 and beyond. Innovators and hands-on leaders who attend will find approaches that achieve revolutionary improvements in performance in the areas of new development, system replacement, ensuring safety, improving efficiency and overcoming challenges from inside and outside the industry.
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