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Reservations Required:   
May 12, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

CME Group
20 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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Global Midwest Alliance invites you to the first program in the Alliance's 2015 Innovation, Growth and Globalization Industry-Focused Series. Throughout the year, this series of programs will highlight industry expertise, innovation and technology, and globalization opportunities in growing industries.  

Join us on May 12 at the CME Group as Global Midwest Alliance hosts an energy-water nexus program focused on the oil and gas industry. The production of oil and gas uses significant amounts of water. The U.S. Department of Energy has identified the energy-water nexus as one of the four emerging activities that require substantial research and development investment.

This program will provide an expert industry overview, an innovation panel that will showcase new technologies in this market, and a growth and globalization panel which will discuss global opportunities for new and existing technologies.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how the energy-water nexus in the oil and gas industry is changing both the local and global landscape, as well as network with industry leaders, corporate executives and government officials. 

The cost to attend this industry breakfast program is $75 per person, payable at the time of registration.  Seats are limited.  Please register on or before May 10, 2014.

Innovation and Growth at the Energy-Water Nexus:  
Opportunities in the Oil and Gas Industry
About Our Sponsors
​As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange. CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk. 

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.

The Private Sector Liaison Office (PSLO) Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 160 business intermediary organizations in 100 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group's products and services. PSLOs facilitate companies' access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.

​Global Midwest Alliance is headquartered at Coalition: Energy

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Registration, Breakfast and Qualified Introductions

Welcome Remarks & Introductions
Michelle Egan, Director, Innovation & Acceleration Lab, CME Group
Gail Longmore, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Global Midwest Alliance 

Keynote Presentation - Recent Oilfield/Produced Water Technology Trends from the U.S. Shale Oil Boom: Implications for Future Global Shale Oil Development
Ben Riley, Senior Global Marketing Manager, Nalco Champion

Innovation and Technology Panel
Moderator:  Tom Wolf, Director, Communications and External Affairs, BP America, Inc.
Brian Rovelli, Water Program Manager, Oil & Gas Technology Center, GE Global Research
Piers Wells, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital H2O, Inc.
Ramachandra Achar, Water Treatment Advisor, BP Refining & Logistics  

Networking and Coffee Break 

Growth and Global Opportunities Panel
Moderator:  Marguerite Clark, International Energy and Environmental Executive
Len Bland, CEO, Nano Gas Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Krishna Pagilla, Ph.D., P.E., B.C.E.E., Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Rick Van Dyken, General Manager, Global Green Products LLC

Questions and Closing Remarks

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