Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund
Eileen Robertson

SALT LAKE CITY —The fifth annual Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The two-day conference and trade show will features more than 75 speakers, a dozen breakout sessions and an exhibit area filled with energy equipment and alternative transportation vehicles. The summit is expected to draw 1,200 attendees, making it the largest event of its kind in the Intermountain West.

“Responsible energy production is integral to our economic and environmental success,” Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement. “This annual event continues to provide a collaborative platform for industry and government, while Utahns become more educated on development in the innovative energy sector.”

The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Eileen Robertson, chairwoman of the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund. She will honor the legacy of her late husband who was the co-founder of SunEdison. Then, a special panel — “Leading Through Energy Transitions” — will explore how five successful women leaders have galvanized their teams to effectively navigate periods of low commodity prices and regulatory challenges.

Wednesday will begin with remarks by Crystal C. Maggelet, chairwoman and CEO of FJ Management Inc., whose entrepreneurial spirit has led a diversified family business that includes Maverik, Big West Oil and TAB, an industrial loan bank.

Following Maggelet, Crescent Point Energy president and CEO Scott Saxberg will discuss the company’s investment activities in Utah, including its recent announcement of 4,000 proposed new wells in the Uinta Basin. They will offer insights into what may lie ahead for the oil and gas industry.

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