The 2016 Distressed Energy Summit

Investment, M&A, Restructuring, and Turnaround Opportunities in the Energy Sector

October 20, 2016    |    The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria     |    Houston, TX

Join Speaking Faculty:

Please complete and submit the form below. We review all speaker applications and a conference representative will follow-up with you directly to discuss your submission and/or to extend an invitation to join our faculty.

1. CONTACT INFORMATION.
Please be sure to write out your name, title (job function), and company exactly as you would like for them to appear on conference materials (e.g. program agenda, website, etc.):

REGARDING THE CONFERENCE – October 20, 2016:

I have already registered for the conference as a paid delegate
I definitely plan to register for the conference as a paid delegate
My company/organization is interested in being a sponsor/exhibitor at this conference. Please contact me (or the person below) with more information about this opportunity.


Please select the conference topic(s) below on which you would like to participate. To encourage maximum flow of ideas, multiple perspectives and audience participation, most conference sessions are presented in a ‘roundtable’ format which consist of a leader/moderator and may include up to four (4) additional panelists.

We also welcome your suggestions on other topics/ideas for the agenda:
Please note that the preliminary agenda topics listed below are subject to change.

I would like to speak on the following topic(s):

 State of the Energy Industry Roundtable – The Domestic and Global Outlook: Conference will open with a panel of Energy Sector Experts on the current state of the Energy Industry, including prognostications on the short-term and long-term outlook for the industry.

 Distressed Energy Debt: Hedge funds and others that purchased large amounts of distressed energy debt in 2014 and 2015 have seen their holdings decline even more. With the possibility of a modest rebound in oil prices in 2017, and traditional lenders staying on the sidelines, will private capital providers find promising opportunities ahead?

Restructuring Advisors Roundtable: Leading restructuring advisors discuss strategies that are keeping struggling energy enterprises in the game

Transaction Services Roundtable: Energy-related transactions (M&A, loan restructuring, etc.) present unique issues of due diligence, valuation, taxation and regulatory compliance, and more. This panel of energy transaction services experts will discuss the key issues that must be addressed before, during and after the deal.

Bankruptcy Roundtable: To re-settle in- or out-of-Court – and other issues in light of recent court rulings.

Middle-Market Energy Entrepreneur Roundtable: Current and future outlook from middle-market energy entrepreneurs in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. How are middle-market companies coping with the downturn in oil prices, and making preparations to emerge successfully, and take advantage of the rebound?

 Hedges and Oil Prices: How much longer will energy-related companies be able to rely upon hedges in order to service debt and overhead? How are these companies getting prepared as hedge-time runs out?

 M&A in the Energy Sector: What is the outlook for consolidations and roll-ups in the Energy sector and related industries? How active will the cash-rich ‘Bigs’ be in scooping up companies and assets? What role will Private Equity, Hedge Funds and smaller Strategic buyers play?

Private Equity, Hedge Funds, BDCs and the Energy Sector: Having invested heavily, and extended massive amounts of debt at low interest rates into the energy sector prior to 2015, how will Hedge Funds, Private Equity funds, and Business Development Companies participate in the turnaround?


SUGGEST A TOPIC: Please provide details of a topic (or topics) which you feel would add value to the agenda and on which you would like to speak:

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES/QUALIFICATIONS.
Individuals chosen to be represented on the faculty for this event are requested to meet the following criteria:

For Moderator:

  • Must be willing to host at least one conference call (about one month before the event) with the members of her/his panel in order to map out the ‘game plan’ for the panel session. (A detailed checklist [including contact information for each fellow panel member] will be sent to each participant prior to the conference call; to facilitate planning for the session)
  • Must have public speaking experience (preferably at another similar conference); and of course, must have expertise and experience in area to be covered by session.
  • Must be willing to provide a substitute moderator or panelist(preferably from same company or organization) if for any reason she/he cannot keep the commitment to serve as panel leader/moderator.
  • Must be willing to prepare Power Point slide(s) to augment the presentation(s) to be made during the session and/or to coordinate the collection of Power Point slide(s) from panel members.
  • Must be willing to provide for her/his own travel/lodging expenses to participate in the conference.
  • Must be willing to send emails or make calls to colleagues and others to publicize her/his participation in the conference – and to offer discounted registration rates (Speaker ‘Friends & Family’ discount codes will be provided).

For Panelists:

  • Must be willing to participate in at least one conference call (to be hosted by the session moderator, about one month before the event) with the members of her/his panel in order to participate in planning for the panel session/roundtable. (A detailed checklist – including contact information for each fellow panel member – will be sent to each participant prior to the conference call; to facilitate planning for the session).
  • Must have public speaking experience (preferably at another similar conference); and of course, must have expertise and experience in area to be covered by session.
  • Must be willing to provide a substitute panelist (preferably from same company or organization) if for any reason she/he cannot keep the commitment to participate.
  • Must be willing to prepare Power Point slide(s) to augment her/his presentation(s) to be made during the session.
  • Must be willing to provide for her/his own travel/lodging expenses to participate in the conference.
  • Must be willing to send emails or make calls to colleagues and others to publicize her/his participation in the conference – and to offer discounted registration rates (Speaker ‘Friends & Family’ discount codes will be provided).
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Event Details
What: Distressed ENERGY Summit
When:
Where: The Westin Galleria
Houston, TX