United States

2017 KPMG Global Energy Conference General Sessions

May 20, 2016
From Global Energy Institute

General Session Abstracts

Effects of the Trump administration on the energy industry

Moderators: John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services practice, KPMG LLP (U.S.) and Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG LLP (U.S.)

As the U.S. braces for policy shifts that often accompany a new Presidential administration, especially one whose party controls both chambers of the legislature, one thing is certain: change is coming. The Trump administration promises to bring significant change, which will result in a certain degree of uncertainty across all industries. Policy changes are happening fast and furious, and executives are trying to prepare for how their businesses may be affected. In the energy industry, we’re already seeing changes that could have significant effects on the industry overall – the revival of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, revised legislation to eliminate energy-related regulations, and there will be others. This session, hosted by KPMG’s John Gimigliano and Constance Hunter will address the big changes they see coming from the Trump administration related to regulatory, infrastructure, tax reform, and the economy – and will discuss their specific observations on what that all means for the energy industry.

Geopolitics: At the epicenter of the global economy

Moderator: Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG LLP (U.S.)

There are a number of significant G7 geopolitical factors shaping world trade and influencing the likely path of world growth. Historically, much of the geopolitical factors impacting the energy sector originated in the developing world. Today new type of geopolitical risk comes from the developed world. Nationalist movements such as Brexit, America First, and French First are relatively new to the mainstream and they have the potential to upend trading and geopolitical alliances world-wide. This session, moderated by KPMG’s Constance Hunter, and featuring a panel of C-level energy industry leaders will explore these geopolitical disruptors facing the global economy and will address how the outlook on business is shifting based on what’s going on in the world. Panelists will also discuss their views on important questions currently facing the energy industry, including: What is the outlook for crude prices in 2017? How are OPEC’s plans impacting the industry and economy? What is the perspective of key countries in the mix like Russia and China? Where are global commodities headed in 2017?