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CCRO Q2 2018 Members Meeting

  • Bauer School of Business 4750 Calhoun Road Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

CCRO Meeting June 19th & 20th, 2018


Location both days:
U of H Bauer College of Business,
Insperity Building
4750 Calhoun Rd, Houston,
TX 77004

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We do have limited seating for CCRO guests at this private member's meeting.  If you would like to request an invitation to join us - please contact Bob by e-mail

~ Afternoon June 19th ~

June 19th: Current Initiatives, Round Table Review and Advisory

An afternoon for member dialog to provide peer review and guidance for current CCRO initiatives

11:00 – 1:00  Lunch with CCRO members

1:00 – 4:30   Member Presentations & Discussions/ Guest Speaker:

A series of deep-dives into our current initiatives…

2017 CCRO Survey of Industry Risk Practices

  • A close look at the results in the area of risk metrics and discussion of related methods
  • Plan for publication & distribution


Key Risk Indicators and CCRO Benchmarking

  • Discussion of results from our short survey regarding the processes companies use for transaction checkout
  • Automating submission of KRI benchmark data.  Presented by MRE
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Retail Energy Risk Management

    • Section 3: “Creation of Retail Risks”
    • Our latest draft
    • Extension of “Credit Intermediation and REPs” webinar from May 30th

    A New CCRO Peer Review Committee: 
    “Credit Risk: Best Practices and Methods”

    • Amalgamation of CCRO knowledge; past & present into one work
    • Subject to on-going peer review.
    • Agree on ideal scope, purpose, priorities

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    4:30 – 5:00  Guest Speaker 

    "Implementing Transaction Process Automation”

    Brandon A. Stein, Director, Customer Success | SalesForce

    5:30 – 9:30   Cocktails and Dinner with CCRO members & guests, 

    Hilton, University of Houston -
    4450 University Drive, Houston, Texas, 77204
    5:30 Cocktails at Eric's restaurant by lobby
    7:00 Dinner upstairs at: Flamingo Room
    4450 University Drive, Houston, Texas, 77204

    June 20th: Risk Topic Symposiums 

    A day to focus on one or two hot-topics, providing members an opportunity for a subject matter deep-dive:

    9:00 - The morning starts at with coffee in meeting space

    9:30 to 12:00 - Risk Management and Mexican Energy Markets

    Discussion hosts include:  North American Development Bank, E-volt, WPTF, and more TBA

    Discussion of Complications: Stakeholders Face Business Risks

    • The pace of deregulation of Mexican energy
    • Does political change equal regulation change?
    • Developers of new renewables projects; how are they responding to risks?

    Mexican Electricity Deregulation

    • Transformation and innovation:  How Mexico is addressing “grid of the future” challenges today


    Situation: Transformation of the Mexican Energy Industry and Associated Risks for Participants

    • Background: The driving forces behind deregulation in recent years?
    • The competitive landscape- Who are the key stakeholders in Mexican energy?

    Panel: Macroeconomic Update for Mexico

    • The clearinghouse, long term capacity additions, and growth of renewables

    12:00 Lunch:

    12:30 to 3:00 - Afternoon Panel Session: 
    Publisher’s Review of the State of Natural Gas Price Reporting

    CCRO and NGSA host a briefing on the state of natural gas price reporting and related data trends.  Each publisher willbrief members on the level of data and methodology behind their indices. Our emphasis is on Q&A with CCRO members. 
    We will delve into the data, the trends in the level of data, philosophy on assessments, methodology, new/retired locations, etc.
    Publishers presenting:

    Argus Media, Inc.
    David Givens, Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, North America 

    OPIS PointLogic
    Luke Larsen, Vice President, Markets


    Platts McGraw Hill Financial
    Mark Callahan - Editorial Director, Global Natural Gas and Power Pricing

    Natural Gas Intelligence
    Dexter Steis - Executive Publisher
    Patrick Rau-  CFA, Director of Strategy & Research

    3:30 Meeting Closes