Global Energy Conference: What you missed

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    The KPMG Global Energy Institute is proud to announce the release of the 2017 KPMG Global Energy Conference Recap. Read Now.

    The recap highlights trends and issues promoted throughout the conference, with breakout, keynote, and general sessions.

    This year’s keynote speakers shared valuable knowledge and insights into personal life and business. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner told stories of his time in office and provided his opinions on the current political climate, possibility of a balanced budget, and President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

    “You have to learn the art of being able to disagree without being disagreeable.”

    John Boehner, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)

    The conference also featured a conversation with highly decorated NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy captains, Mark and Scott Kelly. The brothers shared tales of hard work and persistence. Their stories of inspiration provided participants with leadership advice and strategies for “doing the hard things” in life as well as in business.

    “I’m a prime example of somebody who was able to overcome a serious lack of aptitude for something with practice, persistence, and just not giving up.”

    Mark Kelly, Highly decorated NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain

    “Never being comfortable with how things are, never being comfortable with the status quo, is a lesson that really worked for me.”

    Additionally, as a leading pioneer of the sharing economy and founder and former CEO of Zipcar, Robin Chase, focused on a collaborative economy and the big picture perspective on creating a sustainable way of life in the 21st century.

    “We have come to the end of industrial capitalization.”

    Robin Chase, Founder and former CEO of Zipcar and leading pioneer of the sharing economy

    Click here to view a brief video recap of the 2017 Global Energy Conference.We invite you to access the recap to learn more about the trends impacting the energy industry and to read some key insights from our entire spectrum of speakers.

    Planning is under way for the 2018 conference, taking place on June 6–7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. We look forward to seeing you there.