About the Summit

Under the leadership of Governor Gary R. Herbert, the Summit brings together the diverse perspectives of more than 75 speakers to chart new paths for the responsible growth of the energy and minerals sector at home and abroad. Each year, this premier conference and trade show draws more than a thousand attendees across the U.S. and around the globe, making it the largest event of its kind in the Intermountain West.

“In the world of energy, we must face new realities, we must confront new challenges, and we must envision and act upon new opportunities!”
— Governor Gary R. Herbert

Innovations Fueling Our Future

Located in the heart of the Western Energy Corridor, Utah is home to a vast array of energy and minerals resources. The State recognizes the value of advancing opportunities across all sectors, including traditional and unconventional fossil fuels, renewable resources, energy efficiency, and conservation. By threading key relationships across industry, renowned institutions, and laboratories, Utah is setting the standard for energy research and innovation through hybrid and modular technologies, advanced power systems, and smart cities innovations.

Featured Speakers

Gary R. Herbert

Governor of Utah

Dr. Laura Nelson

Governor's Energy Advisor

Matt Mead

Governor of Wyoming

Ethan Zindler

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Head of Americas

Dennis Gartman

The Gartman Letter, CNBC Contributor Editor & Publisher

His Excellency Geronimo Guiterrez

Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.

David Bywater

Vivint Solar Chief Executive Officer

Jack Gerard

American Petroleum Institute President and CEO

Ronald W. Gerrard

Huntsman Corporation Senior Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety and Manufacturing Excellence

Ryan Creamer

sPower CEO

Bill O'Rourke

Alcoa Retired Vice President

Mitra Kashanchi

Chevron Salt Lake Refinery Manager

Gary Hoogeveen

Rocky Mountain Power Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Craig Wagstaff

Dominion Questar President

Franz Kolb

Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development Director of Diplomacy and International Protocol

His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi

Consul General of the United Arab Emirates, Los Angeles

Thomas Schuck

SHS Strukturholding Saar GmbH Managing Director (Germany)

Christophe Perez

Team Côte d’Azur Head of International Networks (France)

Jeff Hartley

Sage Government Solutions Managing Partner

Grant Quasha

Bowie Chief Commercial Officer

Craig Stegman

Rio Tinto Vice President Growth & Innovation Copper Group

Harvey Scott

Redmond, Inc Corporate Development & Strategy

Jon Treen

Stantec Senior Vice President, Mining Business Line

Byron Hartle

Dwight D. Eisenhower School Resource Strategy Strategic Minerals & National Security Associate Professor

2017 Agenda

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2017 Event Videos

2017 Opening Video

Dr Laura Nelson Day 1

Keynote: Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

International Keynote Speaker, His Excellency Geronimo Gutierrez

Panel: Advancing Strategic Partnerships for Powering a Global Energy Economy

Scholarship Presentation

Dr Laura Nelson Day 2

Governor Gary R Herbert

Ethan Zindler Remarks

Inaugural Sponsor Gary Hoogeveen

Inaugural Sponsor Craig Wagstaff

David Bywater Keynote

Jack Gerard Keynote

Governor’s Policy Discussion

Ryan Creamer Title Sponsor

Energy Pioneer Awards

Ron Gerrard Keynote

Bill O’Rouke Keynote

Reimagining Mining for a New Era of Mineral Development Panel

Dennis Gartman Keynote

Inaugural Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Innovation Room Sponsors

Gigawatt Sponsors

Megawatt Sponsors

BCF Sponsors

Kilowatt Sponsors

MMCF Sponsors

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