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Conference Presentations - September 29, 2014
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 AGA Executive Conference 



The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA


Please visit the AGA Executive Conference event page to register, make your hotel reservations and for more detailed information.

 The American Gas Association (AGA) invites you to attend the 2014 AGA Executive Conference – our premiere "invitation only" event for energy utility CEOs and senior executives from across the U.S.   This year's Conference will be held from Sunday, September 28 through Monday, September 29 at The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, California.  With the theme of  Solutions for our Economy and Our Environment, this conference will bring together approximately 150 energy utility leaders to discuss critical industry issues that include the outlook of the mid-term elections; global and domestic natural gas markets; and what the future holds for natural gas technology, demand and utilities.

The preliminary program includes:

  • Michael Murphy, political strategist and analyst for NBC News and Contributing Editor, TIME, to discuss American politics and the upcoming elections;
  • The "Global Natural Gas Markets & Geopolitical Concerns" panel moderated by Dave McCurdy, AGA President & CEO with experts from the Eurasia Group and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University;
  • A "Myths, Truths and Direction of Domestic Natural Gas Supply" panel moderated by Marty Durbin, ANGA President & CEO; and
  • A panel moderated by David Carroll, President & CEO, Gas Technology Institute on “What the Future Holds for Natural Gas Technology, Demand, and Utilities”.

The Executive Conference will open with an AGA Chairman's Reception for all attendees on Sunday evening, September 28.  The all-day general session will be held on Monday, September 29 which includes a closing “Autumn Italian Street Festival” reception and dinner.

Our setting for this year's conference at Pelican Hill is an intimate Newport Beach seaside oasis that boasts stunning residential landscapes and the largest recreational harbor on the west coast.  Pelican Hill boasts panoramic ocean views, a lush Mediterranean landscape, 36 holes of Fazio-designed golf, and an epicurean experience that includes freshly made pasta and superb fresh seafood.

Please make plans to join us in September for a  very informative and memorable conference!


Gregg S. Kantor
President & CEO
NW Natural and
AGA Chairman


Ralph A. LaRossa
President & COO
Public Service Electric & Gas Co.  and
AGA Executive Conference Planning Committee Chairman


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