Annual Meeting 2024

28-30 January, 2024

24th annual forum featuring international energy and industry thought leaders



Our 2024 Annual Meeting theme is “Energizing Change,” addressing how the world of energy is changing, with new demands being placed on both producers and users to address the trilemma of security, sustainability, and affordability. 

Together, we must embrace and energize change within our own transition journeys and to propel energy, and industry, towards a more sustainable, efficient, and innovative future.

This Annual Meeting, we will have important dialogues on solutions, innovation, partnerships, and breakthrough creativity to create the systemic change that is needed.

Featured speakers

Mr Fahad Alajlan was appointed as the President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in August 2021.

Prior to joining KAPSARC, Fahad held many senior roles across both government and the corporate world.

In 2020, Fahad was also appointed as head of the Circular Carbon Economy National Program, which aims to manage Saudi Arabia’s emissions while creating economic value.

In 2019, he held the position of Director of the Hydrocarbon Sustainability Program at the Ministry of Energy, where he was responsible for looking at the long-term energy trends plus their impact on global energy markets, with special emphasis on the demand for oil and gas.

Before this, Fahad worked at the Ministry of Economy and Planning, where he advised on energy markets, policy, industry trends, and the petrochemical sector. In addition, to the above responsibilities, his experience spans several senior roles in operations, corporate strategy, and investment planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions at Saudi Aramco, where he served for 15 years.

As KAPSARC president, Fahad will build on the momentum the Center has enjoyed while supporting the Saudi energy ecosystem in introducing the Circular Carbon Economy and build on the Think 20 (T20) engagement groups developed during the Saudi G20 2020 presidency.

Fahad holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Stanford University in California.

KAPSARC was founded as a non-profit institution for independent research into global energy economics and applied research in 2007. From its Riyadh base, in one of the world’s most vital energy-producing regions, KAPSARC develops economic frameworks to help achieve effective alignment between energy policy objectives and outcomes.

It brings together an international group of researchers with over 156 experts from more than 15 different nationalities. KAPSARC researchers collaborate with leading regional and international research centers, public policy organizations, and regional and local industry and government institutions to share knowledge, insights, and analytical frameworks.

President, KAPSARC

Meg Gentle is an energy expert and experienced executive from Houston, Texas. As an Executive Director of HIF Global, she is developing multi-billion dollar projects that will recycle CO2 from the atmosphere and combine it with green hydrogen to produce carbon-neutral eFuels for the transportation sector, enabling the decarbonization of existing cars, trucks, ships, airplanes.

Prior to HIF, Meg spent her career developing large scale energy infrastructure projects which pioneered the emergence of the United States as the largest supplier of natural gas to the international market and paved the way for U.S. leadership delivering cleaner energy in the fight against climate change.

Meg has served in numerous senior management positions of publicly traded companies, including President and CEO of Tellurian Inc, CFO, EVP Marketing, and SVP Strategic Planning and Finance of Cheniere Energy Inc, and Manager of Strategic Planning for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

She has served on the board of directors of Cheniere Energy Partners and Tellurian and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ovintiv, a leading North American energy producer, and HIF Global, an innovative decarbonization company. Meg is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council, a think tank devoted to shaping policy choices and strategies to create a more free, secure, and prosperous world; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization dedicated to helping citizens better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

An active philanthropist in her community, Meg serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Governing Board of Casa de Esperanza – the “House of Hope” for children in crisis in Houston, and the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. She has a B.A. in international affairs and economics from James Madison University and an MBA from Rice University.

Executive Director, HIF Global

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of LanzaTech. Under Jennifer’s guidance, LanzaTech is developing a variety
of platform chemicals and fuels, including the world’s first alternative jet fuel derived from industrial waste gases. She is also the Director and Chair of the LanzaJet Board of Directors. Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. While there, she was a key driver of their leadership in low carbon aviation biofuels.

Jennifer has authored or co-authored 50 U.S. patents and more than 30 scientific publications and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). She is on the Governing Council for the Bio Energy Research Institute in India. The institute has been set up by the DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Indian Government) and IOC (Indian Oil Corporation). She also sits on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), the Board of Directors of Nature's Fynd, the Advisory Council for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, the National Academies' Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES), the External Advisory Committee for the Advanced Energy Technologies Directorate (AET) at Argonne National Laboratory, the Advisory Council for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Halliburton Labs Advisory Board, the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS International Advisory Council, and the Founder Advisory for The Engine, a venture capital fund built by MIT that invests in early-stage science and engineering companies.

Jennifer holds a B.Sc. degree from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

CEO, LanzaTech Global

Mr. Lissalde has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 2018. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from January 2018 to July 2018. From May 2013 to December 2017, he was Vice President of the Company and President and General Manager of BorgWarner Turbo Systems LLC. Prior to joining BorgWarner, Mr. Lissalde held positions at Valeo and ZF in the areas of program management, engineering, operations, and sales in the United Kingdom, Japan, and France.

Mr. Lissalde holds a Masters of Engineering from ENSAM - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers - Paris, and an MBA from HEC Paris. He is also a graduate of executive courses at INSEAD - Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires, Harvard, and MIT. Mr. Lissalde has served on the board of directors of Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV) since December 2020. Previously, he served on the board of directors of CLEPA (European Automotive Suppliers’ Association), based in Brussels, Belgium.

In March 2023, Lissalde was awarded the prestigious Nessim Habif Prize, in honor of his international professional accomplishments in the automotive industry.

Mr. Lissalde brings to the Board his experience in setting and executing strategic direction; driving business performance, growth, and culture; and the integration of purchased companies around the world. He also brings expertise in those areas and intimate knowledge of the Company’s operations, its business, and industry.

Mr. Lissalde brings to the Board his experience in setting and executing strategic direction; driving business performance, growth, and culture; and the integration of purchased companies around the world. He also brings expertise in those areas and intimate knowledge of the Company’s operations, its business, and industry.

President and CEO, BorgWarner

Dwight H. Pullen, Jr. is a Senior Vice President and Global Leader for the Aviation Market at AECOM.  AECOM is the world’s largest and most trusted infrastructure consulting firm, recognized as the #1 Transportation firm and the #1 Airports firm by Engineering News Record (ENR). Global Aviation’s vision is to be the clear industry leader in the aviation market, uniquely positioned to capture and deliver the largest and most complex projects, globally. He focuses on strategic growth, profitability, operational excellence, growing talent and maximizing customer engagement in the aviation market globally. 

At AECOM, Dwight has been the Principal in Charge of multiple projects including “Seattle-Tacoma International Airport South Concourse Evolution” which will extend the useful life of the south concourse, “Orlando International Airport Continuing Engineering Civil Services” to improve a wide range of civil services, and “Palm Beach Airport, General Engineering Consultant Services” providing architecture, mechanical, electrical, structural, and landscaping design to the airport, as well being a senior advisor to other iconic projects like the NEOM International Airport in Saudi Arabia and design and construction of JFK Terminal 1 and Terminal 6 Airport’s expansion.

He previously led Aviation Markets in Construction for DPR Construction and Skanska USA Building.  Before that, he was Vice President and Global Director of Aviation responsible for driving Global Strategy, Growth and Profitability of the Aviation business at CH2M, that is now Jacobs. 

Dwight currently serves as the Past Board Chair for the Airports Consultants Council (ACC) and is on Board Member for the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC).  As an AEC Industry executive and thought leader, he has discovered his “Why”, advocating for Equity in Infrastructure and Airport Development.  He is a champion for Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and initiatives in underserved and underrepresented communities. In 2023, he received AMAC’s Chairman’s Award for his distinguished industry leadership. 

He is a leading voice in the airport infrastructure sector, and has written several articles on airport infrastructure, minimizing impacts to operations at airports during construction and alternative project delivery at airports.  Dwight speaks at conferences around the world focused on airport infrastructure and development.

Dwight co-authored The Spider Web Philosophy that promotes the connectedness through authentic relationships.  The Spider Web Philosophy book has three key attributes: The Web (Identifying the Network, Your Authentic Relationships at Work), Self-Awareness (Personal Mastery, Understanding Purpose and Passion), and The Master Mind (Accountability and Support, Your Personal Board of Directors).

Senior Vice President Aviation, AECOM

Mike Sommers is the 15th chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the largest trade association representing all aspects of America's natural gas and oil industry.

Since his appointment in July 2018, Sommers has overseen the strategic realignment of API’s priorities and advocacy efforts, introducing an integrated organizational structure and core API Principles. Among other initiatives, he led the organization through an unprecedented period in global energy markets, effectively positioned the industry through political transitions in Washington and in state capitols across the country, increased utilization and visibility of API standards and safety programs, and led the adoption of the industry’s solutions-oriented efforts to address the risks of climate change.

Sommers is a regular contributor and thought leader on major cable news networks. In 2021, Fortune Magazine listed Sommers among its 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

Previously, Sommers headed the American Investment Council, representing the nation's leading private equity and growth capital firms and other business partners.

Throughout his career, Sommers has held critical leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the White House, including as Chief of Staff for Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush at the National Economic Council.

Sommers is a native of Naperville, Ill., and a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is married to Jill Sommers, a former Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). They have three children in college and live in Alexandria, Virginia.

President & CEO, American Petroleum Institute
What to expect at AM 2024
Explore a vast range of Energy Forward topics featuring industry and subject matter experts.
These sessions, held over the course of the event, will feature keynotes and panel discussions with recognized thought leaders and policy experts around the changing energy landscape.
Focused sessions that set the tone for the event with insights from experts in our industry and beyond.
Panel Discussions
Listen and learn from leaders and key players as they discuss emerging topics and how the industry is taking Energy Forward.
Tech Sessions

These are designed to dive deeper into technologies enabling the energy transition. Our topics will include key developments in industrial asset management, digital transformation, and new energy frontiers such as CCUS, hydrogen, emissions abatement, geothermal, and clean integrated power.

Solutions Fair
Designed to showcase some of the latest technologies and solutions for:
  • Cleaner energy
  • More reliable and efficient energy
  • More intelligent and connected operations
Networking opportunities amongst global industrial leaders who play a vital role in energy transition.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Please consider that for onsite requests, due to limited availability, an additional fee may be charged.

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The Annual Meeting 2024 will take place at the Florence Opera House in Florence, Italy on January 28-30, 2024.

The address for the Annual Meeting is: The Opera House, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1, 50144 Florence.

The suggested dress code for the gala reception is business attire.

Our gala reception will consist of a combination of food, aperitivo, entertainment (Opera Performance) and a chance to business network. 

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