Former US President George W. Bush joined the opening session at the annual Argus Americas Crude Summit in Houston on 16 February 2023.
“We are extremely honored that President Bush will be joining us at our Summit,” Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said. “His leadership, international affairs expertise, and energy experience will give our audience a unique perspective on the interconnection between politics and energy during this time of profound change for the oil markets.”
The 43rd President of the United States, and more recently the founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, President Bush joins a distinguished list of keynote speakers at the Argus Americas Crude Summit. Previous guests include Rex Tillerson, 69th US Secretary of State and former Chairman and Chief Executive of ExxonMobil, Dick Cheney, 46th US Vice-President, Mike Pompeo, 70th US Secretary of State and former Director of the CIA, H.R. McMaster, former US National Security Advisor, Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and James Baker, the 61st US Secretary of State, among others.
The Argus Americas Crude Summit is the global crude oil industry’s leading event, where senior market participants from across the world discuss how to navigate oil market volatility and the evolving energy landscape in the years to come.
Themes this year include evolving oil market trade and the impact of geopolitics on the market, the future of investment in the traditional energy sector, global demand outlooks, the future of the refining market and strategies the sector is using to meet decarbonization goals.
Photo below shows Guyanese-American Kwhame Gittens greeting former President Bush.
Kwhame is the Senior Vice-President of Sales-Americas at Argus Media, Inc. based in Houston where he is responsible for commercial strategy, structure and sales growth in North America, Canada and Latin America.