Our Keynote Speaker: Geoffrey G. Parker

Monday, September 16


The heating fuel industry is at a fork in the road. One road leads to a shrinking market share. The other leads to new opportunities for the current and future generations of our family businesses … but it’s a hard road to take. To get there, we need not only sustainable products but also inside knowledge of the economic future that is already in play. Our keynote speaker for the 2019 HEAT Show, Geoffrey G. Parker, is a man with exactly that insight. Parker will break down the concepts you need to grasp for your business to exist in the coming post-natural-gas, zero-carbon energy market.

Before becoming a professor at the Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, Parker grew up in oil country, Louisiana. He is a co-author of Platform Revolution (2016) and Operations Management for Dummies (2013), whose research interests include supply chain strategy and energy market structure. More importantly, Parker is an engaging speaker who knows our industry’s language.

Having thrilled heating fuel execs during the NEFI Energy Leaders Program at Dartmouth College last spring, Parker’s keynote will focus on the transition to renewable liquid heating fuels while touching on several topics in the works for next year’s program. Keynote attendees will come away inspired to help take their business — and our industry — to the next level.

There are great opportunities available right now, but only to those who can see them. Come to the 2019 HEAT Show Keynote for the perspective you need to succeed today and tomorrow.

Please note: the keynote luncheon is included with the full conference registration, but is also available for a small additional fee for trade-show only attendees, exhibitors and service track attendees. Simply check the box marked "Monday Keynote Lunch" during pre-registration.

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