North America Assembly & Dinner
Over the years, the North America Assembly & Awards Dinner has reliably offered bespoke one-to-one networking for over 350 senior executives in Houston. In 2019, Oil & Gas Council expanded the programme to two days to include a day dedicated to “Minerals and Royalties” as well as, once again, covering the hottest opportunities in North American upstream and LNG sectors, from M&A and digital (strategy) to Powering Permian and conventional prospects.
Who attended: Over 300 CEOs, CFOs, VPs of E&Ps, Majors, Financiers, Consultants, LNG Operators, Royalties and Minerals companies and Investors (PE, LPs and Institutional).
Howard Newman, Manging Partner & Co Founder, Pine Brook Partners, received the Lifetime Achievement Award during Award Dinner 2019. “I’m honored and humbled to receive such an accolade,” said Newman. “The Oil & Gas Council is an outstanding organization that connects energy executives across the globe. To be recognized in this way is truly a special moment in my career.” Watch the tribute video to find out what Howard’s business partners, colleagues and friends had to say about his career!
A glance at 2019
The Oil & Gas Council once again hosted an extremely convenient and well organised event with its North American Assembly. It was an excellent venue to network while discussing the state of the North American oil & gas industry with top executives and global thought leaders. The Oil & Gas Council created an agenda that was topical to market conditions. Huge value add from my perspective.
I am always pleased when I attend the North Am assembly. I always end up making a valuable connection with someone new.
The Oil & Gas Company did an immense amount of work and planning to bring it all together and you did it well! I met some great connections and really enjoyed some attendees that I will keep in touch with.
I think what the Oil and Gas Council does a good job of is anticipating the needs of their attendees and actually being very helpful with the networking experience.
Finance & Investor Representation
Hours of Networking
Royalties & Minerals Representation
2019 Lead Sponsor
2019 Premium Sponsors
2019 Associate Sponsors
2019 Minerals & Royalties Sponsors
2019 Women's Energy Council Sponsors
2019 Agenda at a Glance
November 20, 2019
12:50 pm Welcome Remarks from the Oil & Gas Council
1 pm MINERALS & ROYALTIES AGGREGATORS PANEL – Low/Mid-Market Dynamics and M&A Optionality
1:50 pm LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY IN THE MINERALS & ROYALTIES SPACE – What software products & technology platforms are available to help Minerals & Royalties companies streamline acquisitions and data, lower overhead, and create a competitive advantage in the marketplace?
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2:50 pm Networking Coffee Break
3:20 pm MINERALS & ROYALTIES BUYERS PANEL – Deploying Capital as Scale, Going Public, and Consolidation
4:10 pm FINANCING & INVESTMENT IN THE MINERALS AND ROYALTIES SPACE – How are Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Pension Funds, and other investors viewing the minerals & royalties’ space? What role does bank financing and other forms of debt play in the Minerals & Royalties space?
5 pm Networking Drinks Reception
7 pm Private Dinners
November 21, 2019
8:40-8:45am Welcome Remarks: Alexandra Ashikhmina, MD, Americas, Oil & Gas Council
8:45-9:35am: M&A and A&D Panel – What are the keys to success in getting a deal done in today’s market? Is consolidation needed in the private & public markets?
9:35-9:50am Keynote: WHERE DO YOU SEE MOST INNOVATION HAPPENING?
9:50-10:05 Keynote: PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS
10:05-10:55am: THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL, IoT, AND AI TECHNOLOGIES IN THE OIL & GAS SECTOR Cost efficiencies, integration, cyber security, and automation
10:55-11:25am Networking Coffee Break & Council Connect 1-2-1 Meetings
11:25-11:40am: PRESENTATION – ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY IN CANADIAN CAPITAL MARKETS
11:40-12:30pm: FINANCING STRATEGIES – What forms of capital are available for companies to help fuel development and M&A?
12:30-1:50pm Women’s Energy Council Networking Lunch & Council Connect 1-2-1 Meetings
12:50-1:40pm: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN ENERGY PANEL
Session Sponsored by
1:50-2:30pm: WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PANEL – What development and investment opportunities are available in water infrastructure across each basin? How can E&P companies realize the value of their water infrastructure on their balance sheet?
2.30 – 3.15 pm Afternoon Networking Coffee Break & Council Connect 1-2-1 Meetings
2:15-4.10pm: GAS & LNG IN NORTH AMERICA – Success Stories from Gulf Coast LNG; Market Optionality & Midstream Gas Infrastructure in the US & Canada; International LNG Pricing; Do investors have the appetite to build more LNG projects in US and Canada?
4:10-5:00pm PRIVATE EQUITY & INVESTOR PANEL
5:00-7:00pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION & Council Connect 1-2-1 Meetings
7:00pm – Call to Dinner
7:20pm Dinner Starts
8:30pm Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Howard Newman
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana St
North America Assembly and Dinner Venue
2019 Awards Dinner
Our Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the triumphs and successes of those individuals who have made a true difference in their industry. These executives are responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, for inspiring others and for achieving growth in challenging markets as well as giving back to the communities. They are those that we should be proud of and that we benchmark industry excellence to.
We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Award Recipient as
Howard Newman, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Pine Brook Partners
Mr. Newman is a managing partner of Pine Brook, which he co-founded in 2006. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Newman represents Pine Brook on the board of Elevation Resources Holdings, LLC.
Over the course of his career, he has been a director or observer on the boards of more than 45 companies. Read full bio here.
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“Thank you for putting on a great conference. I enjoyed participating and definitely think it was time well spent! You and your team were very organized and the topics were of interest to the attendees.”
“The Oil and Gas Council continues to deliver quality participants and timely topics about our industry. Always a great conference and keeps getting better every year.”
“I have committed to taking part in the Oil & Gas Council’s North America Assembly because this is the only time in Houston one can meet so many thought leaders during a very entertaining event.”