Curious what the future holds for global energy? Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post with highlights from Paul Dickerson’s speech at the 40th Annual Interarab Cambist Association (ICA) Conference taking place on October 22-24 at the JW Marriot in Cairo, Egypt. Paul is the former Chief Operating Officer at the US Department of Energy, a current attorney with Mintz, and a contributor to our Energy Technology Matters blog. Here is a sneak preview of some of the topics he will cover:
- Advances in technology and how that will impact production costs
- How the 2016 US presidency will impact energy prices
- Changes in the oil and gas market across the globe
Founded in Beirut, Lebanon in 1972 the ICA is a non-lucrative professional association for members from 14 North African and Middle Eastern countries. Members are engaged in financial trading and sales representing foreign exchange, interest rate products, equities, commodities among others. The 2015 Conference will bring together regional and international speakers to share insights on the state of the global economy.
Paul is a recognized leader and sought-after speaker on all matters related to energy. His work in energy includes having served as the Chief Operating Officer for the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). While overseeing the EERE's $2 billion budget, he managed the international commercialization of advanced energy solutions like biofuels, solar, wind, and efficiency technologies. He also served as Chief of Staff for the United States and Foreign Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce. While at the Commerce Department, Paul was responsible for day-to-day management of the Commercial Service's worldwide network of 1,700 employees in 260 offices and for directing the implementation of the Commercial Service's worldwide priorities and policies.