On behalf of the IECA, I invite you to the 95th IECA Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. This year continues to present many challenges to our industry, which has led companies to place an even greater emphasis on risk management. To help meet these challenges, your US Regional Education Committee has been hard at work developing a specifically tailored educational program. This year’s educational agenda will not only showcase the latest insights and training in credit, contract and legal risk management from leading practitioners but will also feature two exclusive keynote speakers you will not want to miss. G. Scott Clemons of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. will discuss the current state of the global economy and the impacts on energy markets worldwide. The second keynote speaker, Chuck Watson chairman and co-founder of Twin Eagle, will share his insights on the rise and fall of energy companies.
I hope you can use the Annual Conference as an opportunity to network and learn from your respective colleagues. St. Pete Beach is rated as one of the top beaches in the United States, with our networking opportunities and educational agenda, this is one conference you will not want to miss. I look forward to meeting you at the conference.