Rice Energy Finance Summit to gather industry leaders Nov. 4


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Rice Energy Finance Summit to gather industry leaders Nov. 4

HOUSTON – (Oct. 13, 2016) – Energy industry leaders will gather at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Nov. 4 for the 2016 Rice Energy Finance Summit on “Energy Outlook: Navigating Changes in an Evolving Market.”

1013_refsFeatured speakers will include Vicki Hollub, president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum; Jeremy Thigpen, president and CEO of Transocean; Ali Moshiri, president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Co.; Rob Franklin, president of ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Co.; and Robert Herman, executive vice president of midstream at Phillips 66. For a complete list of speakers and the agenda, see http://business.rice.edu/rice-energy-finance-summit-2016/agenda.

Hosted by a committee of MBA candidates at Rice Business, the annual conference is open to the public. Registration is $95 for professionals, $85 for Rice Business alumni, $40 for current Rice Business students and $50 for Rice faculty and other students. For more information and to register, go to http://business.rice.edu/rice-energy-finance-summit-2016.

What: 2016 Rice Energy Finance Summit

When: 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

Where: Rice University, McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage or in the North Annex and West Lot 1. For directions and a map showing parking locations, see http://business.rice.edu/rice-energy-finance-summit-2016/parking-information.

First held in 2009, the conference was created to promote forward-looking discussions on the most pertinent energy issues and facilitate valuable relationships through the exchange of knowledge and ideas, according to organizers. The conference offers a significant opportunity for corporations and industry leaders to contribute directly to the development of thought and leadership in the community, organizers said.

Members of the news media who want to attend (at no cost) should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.