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Carbon-Hydrogen Symposium

Houston Strategy Forum

Fourth Semi-Annual
Carbon-Hydrogen Symposium

Theme:“Making the Right Bets!”

Wednesday November 29, 2023 ● 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston

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Includes breakfast and lunch for all attendees.

Exclusive Wine Reception for Members and Sponsors
at the end of the symposium.

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of the Carbon-Hydrogen Symposium!

Detailed Description

Symposium Context

In recent years, Energy Evolution and Decarbonization have received intense focus and attention. Companies have made a wide range of bets from renewable energy farms, direct air capture of CO2 to hydrogen production to get a piece of the $100 Trillion energy evolution market.

Many larger companies have embraced a strategy of “All the Above.” Is such a strategy still the most effective or could it lead to mediocre results? Is now the time to refine the bets or is too early in the cycle? If it is time to become selective, how would you make sure your company is making the right bets?

Many smaller companies are making significant progress as specialists in one area. They are going all-in on one of the bets. Specialist (bakery or wine store) or generalist (full-fledged grocery store) — which strategy would you recommend to your company? Which factors would you consider in making that strategic recommendation?

Join us at the symposium to brainstorm vigorously the ultimate strategies to win big in this $100 Trillion market.

Why Attend?

The decarbonization marketplace is changing fast. A wrong bet can prove to be expensive and a huge distraction. Engage with decarbonization pioneers in a closed-door, intense discussion on the bets, the opportunities, and the risks.

At the Houston Strategy Forum, we have real discussions — no fluff. Register now.

We are looking forward to a powerful discussion with:

Panel Discussion

1. Mr. Jonah Margulis, Head of North America, Aker Carbon Capture

2. Mr. Bobby Tudor, CEO, Artemis Energy Partners; Retired Founder and CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt

3. Mr. John Gunn, Global Operations Executive, Bechtel

4. Mr. Caleb Stephenson, SVP, Commercial Analytics, Calpine Corporation

5. Mr. Alex Tiller, CEO & President, Carbonvert

6. Mr. Austin Knight, Vice President, Hydrogen, Chevron New Energies

7. Mr. Danny Rehg, Co-Founder and CEO, Criterion Energy Partners

8. Mr. Dan Pratt, Sr. Executive Vice President - Energy Centers, DistributionNOW

9. Ms. Sandhya Ganapathy, CEO, EDP Renewables North America

10. Ms. Patricia Martinez, Chief Energy Transition Officer, Enerflex

11. Mr. Dilanka Seimon, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, EnLink Midstream

12. Mr. Tyler Durham, Chief Development Officer, Navigator CO2

13. Ms. Leslie Beyer, Board Member, Patterson UTI

14. Mr. Nick Livingstone, Managing Director, Rystad Energy

15. Mr. Kenneth Wagner, Former Cabinet Secretary of Energy & Environment, State of Oklahoma

16. Mr. Angus King, Chief Development Officer, Summit Utilities

17. Mr. Damien Gerard, VP Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon Solutions, SLB

18. Mr. Charles Fridge, Chief Executive Officer, Verde CO2

19. Mr. Scott Rennie, President & CEO, Vault 44.01

Our Unique Format

What Makes Us Different?

Houston Strategy Forum events are innovative. No speeches. No PowerPoint presentations. They are open and down-to-earth discussions with our speakers. Our format is a relaxed, intimate, fireside-style chat. And, always unscripted!

Over the years, we have had top CEOs and executives share their deepest thoughts and feelings that you would never hear in a regular conference. We respect and value that interaction greatly — it is what makes us the preeminent discussion forum.

Our business talk show format facilitates an energetic, meaningful, and respectful exchange of ideas between our speakers and attendees. Our goal is to get a majority of the attendees to contribute to the discussion. When that happens — it creates magic!

We receive rave reviews about our format both from our speakers and attendees.

To encourage an open and candid discussion we follow Chatham House rules.   


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Fee Schedule

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Category          Fees
Visitor   $699
Priority-Table Seat   $899
Head-Table Seat + Private Reception (Sponsorship addon)   $2999
Table of 10 - Priority Placement   $8999
General Member   $599
Strategic Members $0

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Do Not Miss This Opportunity:
1. Build relationships with Houston's top executives
2. Contribute your ideas and thoughts to the discussion
3. Learn from our speakers through a vigorous and interactive discussion

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Includes breakfast and lunch for all attendees.

Exclusive Wine Reception for Members and Sponsors
at the end of the symposium.

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Cancellation, Miscellaneous Information


For VISITORS: Sorry, we do not offer refunds to visitors or prospective members. You are welcome to send a substitute. A substitution charge of $50 applies. To register the substitute, use the registration category, "Substituting for a Visitor." On the next page of registration, indicate the name of the person whom you are substituting.

FOR GENERAL MEMBERS: If you let us know at least one week prior, we will credit your HSF account for the fees, so you can apply the fees toward a future event.

FOR STRATEGIC MEMBERS: Strategic Members attend all events for no charge (if registered in time). Since Strategic Membership is tied to specific individuals, substitutions are not allowed if you cannot make it to the event.

Dress Code: Business Professional


Houston Strategy Forum expects professional conduct from all attendees.

Please come to learn and participate in the discussion and be respectful of other executives in attendance.

Houston Strategy Forum reserves the right to deny admission to the event, ask an individual or group to leave the event, and exclude from electronic lists and communication, any individual or organization.


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The opinions expressed by speakers and attendees are their own only, and not the Houston Strategy Forum's. Any business concepts, issues and ideas discussed may not be applicable in your situation. Houston Strategy Forum makes no claims about the completeness, accuracy or applicability of any discussion. Please seek professional business help to implement any change in your business or career.

Directions and Parking

35th Floor
Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002

Driving Directions
The new location of the Petroleum Club is 1201 Louisiana Street, Total Plaza. It is east from the Hyatt Regency and south of the CenterPoint building, at the intersection with Dallas street.

The club is located on the 35th floor.

In the interest of your safety, it is always a good idea to pay attention to the surroundings, your possessions and self, when parking your car and approaching any Downtown venue. We recommend valet parking.

Parking: Street metered and private parking lots are available options.

Valet is available on the south side of building and the valet entrance is from Milam street. The cost for valet is $15 with a discount coupon available through us at the event.