Speaking Engagement

Women’s Breakfast Briefing: It’s a Commodity World—Aligning, Navigating, and Allocating Resources

Energy Trading Week Americas

JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX

Blank Rome partner Nina Bianchi Skinner will serve as a panel moderator at Energy Trading Week Americas, being held October 26 and 27, 2023, in Houston, Texas.


Energy markets in North America face a period of unprecedented change. Calls to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint have grown stronger, throwing the challenges of achieving ambitious targets into sharp relief. The Inflation Reduction Act has fueled a renewable energy gold rush, incentivizing new technologies and carbon-reduction strategies. Meanwhile, market volatility, inflation, and an uncertain geopolitical landscape continue to throw uncertainty into the mix. Energy Trading Week Americas looks at the entire trade lifecycle, with four content tracks that explore areas of commonality across all energy sectors.

Nina will moderate the Women’s Breakfast Briefing, “It’s a Commodity World—Aligning, Navigating, and Allocating Resources,” which will take place on Friday, October 27, from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m.


This highly interactive session offers an opportunity to enjoy a private breakfast buffet and share ideas with fellow attendees while gaining insights from industry professionals. Topics include:

  • Navigating Regulatory Landscape in the New Era

  • Current Environment and Outlook of the Commodity Market

  • Nuclear Energy—Design & Implementation of Nuclear Plants

  • Trends and M&A Activity in the Energy Transition Space


  • Moderator: Nina Skinner, Partner at Blank Rome LLP

  • Kara Pelecky, Chief Information Officer at American Bureau of Shipping

  • Lidiya Deane, Director at Stout and President Elect for Women’s Energy Network Houston

  • Lina Chambers, General Counsel at Novum Energy

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.