Patrick McKinnon is the keynote speaker for the next annual MCG Energy Users Conference on October 17 and 18, 2023 at the Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown in San Antonio, Texas.
MCG Energy is excited to bring the conference to San Antonio! Along with formal presentations, users of MCG Energy software in the U.S. and Canada will meet our staff and officers to discuss new features and best practices for MCG Energy’s applications, and give their input on changes to the MCG Product Roadmap. Conference attendees will also meet their peers in the energy industry, and learn how their organizations are meeting business challenges.
We are thrilled to announce that we have secured Patrick McKinnon as our keynote speaker for the conference. Pat will guide and inspire us with his powerful message of “Raise Your Eyes,” urging us to broaden our perspective and recognize the impactful global, regional, and political forces shaping the energy industry. With his guidance, we will navigate the complexities of our present reality while maintaining an unwavering focus on embracing inevitable changes. Join us for an enlightening session that will empower and equip you for success in the ever-evolving energy landscape.
About Pat McKinnon
Pat is a much sought after speaker in the energy credit/risk space. For over 30 years, his career has spanned field operations, compliance, marketing, trading, and infrastructure development. His broad range of projects include field asset development to full digital deployments and integration. Most recently he co-founded Latigo Energy Group LLC. Pat has enormous experience with energy risk and credit to share with all conference attendees.
Pat’s Energy Industry Experience
Earlier in Pat’s career, he held positions in trading with Occidental Petroleum, trade management with Cinergy, and several positions within Amerex from broker to Marketing Director. He continues to leverage his early career experience as an equity presence in production, short haul pipeline projects, and with an advisory role for power and gas marketing/supply commitments. He later served as Senior Director at Euler Hermes Energy, a world leader in credit insurance. At Euler Hermes, he was instrumental in developing alternative assurance markets. His other contributions included product development and distribution across the energy sector.
Pat is an active participant in the International Energy Credit Association (IECA) and the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO). As Associate Director with the CME Group, he was responsible for the development of products and services primarily aimed at the physical energy markets. Pat played a significant role in the development of CME Direct and ConfirmHub, a post transaction confirmation management and straight through processing platform. Later, CME took over and the platform’s legacy continues as CME STP. Pat served as President of Buffalo STX Energy, a consortium of independent drillers and operators, and was responsible for expanding their footprint, improving operations, marketing, and capital deployment. He also participated in the development planning for end-to-end international LNG solutions, and alternative fuel production and distribution projects.
Register for the MCG Energy Users Conference in San Antonio
Don’t miss the MCG Energy 2023 Users Conference and what Pat has to share about his industry experiences. In addition to the guest speaker, the conference will feature several breakout workshops covering the following topics:
- Product training breakout sessions
- New features of MCG Energy’s products
- Support Process improvements
- MCG Energy’s Product Roadmap for 2024
- Industry/Market updates and readiness
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We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
David Peterson, Ph.D. is the content specialist for MCG Energy Solutions.