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The CCRO hosts four in-person meetings every year.  The location varies in order to be close to our members that are located around the US & Canada.
Members and their invited guests are welcome to attend.  Others can request an invitation from Bob Anderson.

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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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This meeting was a great success and included about ten guests attending along with twenty-five members.  If you would like to request an invitation to join us at a future meeting - 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…
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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
Hosts: Sid Jacobson and Bill Fraser


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.
Hosts: Don Weaver, Kristen Murray, Roderick Austin, Bjorn Hagelmann
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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
    Hosts: Bob Anderson, Amir Andani
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    A New CCRO Council on Credit Risk Management: 
    “Credit Risk: Best Practices and Methods”

    • Amalgamation of past CCRO writings and new work
    • Integrate review of new credit mitigation instruments available today
    • Subject to on-going peer review by the Council
    Hosts: Jay Williams, Scott Davis,

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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

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    The North American Development Bank & Mexican Energy Reform

    • Host: The NADB; about its business and jurisdiction
    • Projects:  Some case examples of projects out of electricity reform
    • Background: A briefing on Mexico's energy reform and companies involved
    Hosts: Esaul Ramirez, David Diaz


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    A Secondary Energy Market for Mexico

    • The Mexican energy market is being hampered by a lack of a secondary market
    • Challenges to formation of a secondary market include:
      • Overlooked the importance of non-physical players
      • Lack of transparency
      • Regulatory uncertainty
      • Lack of domestic legal framework
    • Initial measures underway to help the development of a secondary market in Mexico
    Host: Victor Ureta

    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.
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    Platts McGraw Hill Financial

    Mark Callahan - Editorial Director, Global Natural Gas and Power Pricing


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    Natural Gas Intelligence

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


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    Argus Media, Inc.

    David Givens, Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, North America 


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    OPIS PointLogic

    Luke Larsen, Vice President, Markets


    3:30 Meeting Closes