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GEMI Events

UH GEMI invites industry leaders to voice their opinions on current issues faced by the energy industry. Speakers bring with them a broad level of experience, skills and knowledge, which they share during these events. An important part of their lectures is the material they use to present their thoughts.

The presentations shown during the events are available for download below so that you do not miss the essence of the topic even if you missed the event.

GEMI Symposia

Reliability and Security Across the Energy Value Chain: March 11, 2015
Keynote Speaker: C. Gregory Harper, President, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Enbridge
2015 Symposium: Photos | Archive page

Distinguished Leaders Series Presented by AGL Resources

Presented by AGL Resources and their Houston-based companies, the Distinguished Leaders Series provides students, alumni and faculty exposure to business and community leaders, most recently focusing on the energy industry. The program is designed to bridge academia with the real world of business and is held twice in the spring and twice in the fall.

Energy Transition and GDF SUEZ: March 10, 2015 | Video

Managing and Leading Through Business Cycles: April 14, 2015 | Photos

Opportunities and Challenges in North American Pipeline Development: November 5, 2015 | Photos

Innovations in Energy: Oct. 23, 2014 | Video

Operating Excellence: Where Opportunity Meets Responsibility: Sept. 23, 2014 | Video

LNG and Transportation: A Look Into the Future: April 2, 2014 | Video

Midstream and the Keystone Pipeline: Feb. 18, 2014 | Video

The Future of Electric Power Generation: Nov. 6, 2013 | Video

Land Management & Being a Landman: Oct.15, 2013 | Video

Dodd-Frank Implications for the Energy Industry and Firms: April 10, 2013 | Video

Shale’s Impact on the Economy, Environment and Security: March 5, 2013 | Video

View full DLS archive

National Energy Forum
(hosted by Bauer College and MBA Focus) Aug. 1, 2012

Join other leading energy professionals from industry and education to explore the future of MBA recruitment. Together with your peers we will discuss current challenges, identify solutions, and discuss strategies to address the expanding talent shortage.

After Deepwater: Safety in U.S. Waters

Feb. 2, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m. Cemo Hall, Stubblefield Auditorium
Join Bauer EMBAs and the Global Energy Management Institute to hear guest speaker Lars Herbst, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. To RSVP, visit

Canadian Oil Sands, the Keystone XL Pipeline, and North American Energy Security
University of Houston, Energy Management and Policy Group

Date: Friday, November 11, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Hilton Hotel, University of Houston

Commodity Markets Symposium

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST
Location: Columbus Club, Washington D.C.

Professor Pirrong spoke at GEMI sponsored Commodities Market Symposium in Washington D.C.

The UH - GEMI invites the industry leaders to voice their opinion on the current issues faced by the energy industry. The speakers bring with them a cornucopia of experience, skills and knowledge, which they exhibit during these events. An important part of their lectures is the presentations they use to put forward their thought.

The presentations shown during the events are available for download so that you do not miss the essence even if you missed the event.

July 20, 2009 - Executive Education Session: Cutting through Cap and Trade
March 19, 2009 - 7th Annual Energy Trading and Marketing Conference, Energy Trading and Financial Crisis
October 24, 2008 - "The 'New Golden Triangle': Comparative Perspectives on Deepwater Oil and Gas in West Africa, Brazil, and the Gulf of Mexico."

Click here to see the video of the symposium (Quick Time Player required to see the video).

March 11, 2008 - 6th Annual Energy Trading and Marketing Conference, Energy Trading: Beyond Gas and Power
January 25, 2007 - 5th Annual Trading and Marketing Conference
November 3, 2006 - Refining Conference 2006: The Future of Gulf Coast Refining.
June 29, 2006 - 2nd Annual Power Conference: How New Power Technologies Will Transform The Electricity Market Place?
January 26, 2006 - 4th Annual Energy, Trading & Marketing Conference
November 3, 2005 - Building The Energy Workforce of the Future Symposium
April 29, 2005 - Gulf coast Petrochemical Conference
January 20, 2005 - GEMI 3rd Annual Energy Trading & Marketing Conference: Rebuilding the Business
November 18, 2004 - Energy Advancement Leadership Conference
June 15, 2004 - Keeping Houston the Energy Capital of the World
April 13, 2004 - Annual Herold Energy Analysis competition
January 22, 2004 - 2nd Annual UH-GEMI Energy Trading Conference
June 25, 2003 - Introduction to Energy Auctions
April 3, 2003 - Achieving Incremental Business Value on the Way to the Future Oilfield: The Value of "Smartfield" Technology
  • Experiences in the Oilfield of the Future - Peter Foster, Jim Crompton
  • Level Setting: A Framework of Thinking About the Future Oilfield - Luigi Saputelli
  • Roles of Academia - Bob Casey, Michael Nikolaou

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