Methanol Policy Forum, June 13, 2017

National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

8:30am-9:00am - Breakfast and Sign in

9:00am-9:15am – Welcoming Remarks:  Greg Dolan, CEO, Methanol Institute and Gal Luft, Co-director, IAGS

9:15am-10:15am – Domestic Methanol Industry Resurgence
Moderator: Steven Hansen, Equity Analyst, Raymond James
Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics
David Cassidy, Managing Director, Proman
Simon Zhang, CEO, NW Innovation Works, LLC
Sam Golan, CEO, Primus Green Energy
Jon Schneider, Co-Founder, Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI)

10:15am-10:30am – Networking Break

10:30am-12:00pm – Global Methanol Fuel Blending Initiatives
Moderator: Greg Dolan, CEO, Methanol Institute
JIN Xianyang, Senior Chief Engineer, GEELY
Gil Dankner, Chairman, Dor Chemicals
Peter Gross, Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Harold Sun, Chief Technology Officer, FiTech 
Vikram Rao, Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium

12:00pm-1:30pm -- Lunch

Presentation of the George A. Olah Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award by Prof. Surya Prakash, George A. and Judith A. Olah Nobel Laureate Chair in Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, USC


A Conversation on Energy Security and Fuel Choice
Moderator: Anne Korin, Co-director, IAGS
Robert C. McFarlane, Former National Security Advisor
R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence
John Hofmeister, Former President of Shell Oil Company
C. Boyden Gray, Former White House Counsel and Ambassador to the EU
Bennett Johnston, Former Senator from Louisiana and Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee
Patrick Ho, Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee, Former Hong Kong Secretary of Home Affairs

1:30pm-2:00pm Wei Anli, Deputy Secretary General, China Internal Combustion Engine Industry Association (CICEIA)/Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

2:00pm-3:00pm – Public Policy Drivers
Moderator: Anne Korin
Joe Cannon, CEO, Fuel Freedom Foundation
Brian Skretny, Legislative Director, Rep. Engel
David Sandalow, Former Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs; Inaugural Fellow – Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

3:00pm-3:15pm – Networking Break

3:15pm-4:15pm – Methanol Vessel Fuel Blending
Moderator:  Ben Iosefa, Vice President, Global Market Development & Stakeholder Relations, Methanex;
Jason Chesko, Senior Manager, Global Market Development, Methanex - Waterfront Shipping
Joanne Ellis, Project Manager, SSPA Sweden
Per Stefenson, MSc Naval Architect, Marine Standards Advisor, Stena Lines
Rene Laursen, Promotion Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo
4:15pm-4:30pm – Close: Greg Dolan and Gal Luft

5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception, JW Marriott - Penn Avenue Terrace

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