7th Houston Strategy & Pricing Forum: The Future of Pricing – Strategies for Sustainability and Innovation

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

The Houston Strategy & Pricing Forum is the premier annual event for leading executives exploring the latest strategies in pricing and commercial excellence. This year’s event gathers industry leaders, experts, and innovators to discuss how businesses can align their pricing strategies with the growing demand for sustainable practices.

The forum features a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions covering an array of topics and industries. Key areas of focus include strategies for monetizing technological innovations, new revenue models for emerging markets such as electric vehicles (EVs), customer centric pricing strategies, and the future of pricing in the green economy.

Attendees will gain insights into world-class packaging and monetization strategies from the software industry, the use of dynamic pricing and artificial intelligence (AI) in B2B settings, and the critical role of professionalized price management in capturing value. This conference is essential for professionals looking to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving marketplace, where sustainability and innovation are the forefront of business strategy.

In the 7th Houston Strategy & Pricing Forum, attendees will learn about:

  • Innovative Revenue Models: Crafting effective price models for emerging markets to drive customer acquisition, monetization, and retention.
  • Commercial Best Practices from Leading Industries: Gaining insights into best-in-class packaging and monetization strategies.
  • Dynamic Pricing and AI: Leveraging dynamic pricing and AI-supported pricing activities to optimize revenue in B2B companies.
  • Future Trends in the Energy Transition: Understanding the future of energy and the impact of personal power and decentralized solutions on pricing and strategy.
  • Monetization of New Technologies and Sustainability Initiatives: Developing pricing strategies that capitalize on sustainability and low-carbon solutions.

Through these learnings, attendees will be equipped with knowledge and tools to drive profitability, enhance customer value, and foster innovation in their organizations while advancing sustainability initiatives.

Who should attend:

  • Titles: C-suite, President, Board Member, Operating Partner, Head of Pricing
  • Industries: Energy, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Software, Technology, Industrials, Manufacturing, Services, Private Equity, Venture Capital.
  • Functional areas: Leadership, Strategy, Pricing, Sales, Finance, Product, Value Creation.
Event details
  • In Person
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2024
  • 09:30 - 16:30 CDT
  • The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston


09:30 - 10:00 CDT
Check-in & Networking
10:00 - 10:15 CDT
Introduction: The Future of Pricing in the Era of Sustainability
Philip W. Daus
10:15 - 10:35 CDT
Zeroing in on Net Zero: Aligning Commercial Strategy with Sustainability
Ozge Kurtoglu
10:35 - 11:00 CDT
Session to be Announced
11:00 - 11:30 CDT
Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:50 CDT
Why Value Capture is the Most Important Business Idea
Chad Brown
11:50 - 12:10 CDT
World-Class Monetization Strategies - Examples from the Software Industry
Sara Yamase
12:10 - 13:00 CDT
13:00 - 13:20 CDT
Recent Intriguing Developments in Dynamic Pricing: What Managers Need to Know
Utpal Dholakia
13:20 - 13:40 CDT
Promoting Sustainability through Best Practice Rebate Programs
Hossam Zaki
13:40 - 14:00 CDT
Monetizing Innovations 2.0
Eddie Hartman
14:00 - 14:30 CDT
Coffee Break
14:30 - 15:00 CDT
Value Creation through Better Pricing
Eddie Hartman , Peter Nicholson , Sam Veselka
15:00 - 15:20 CDT
The Future of Energy: An Era of Personal Power
Elizabeth Killinger
15:20 - 15:30 CDT
Closing Remarks
Philip W. Daus
15:30 - 16:30 CDT
Networking Reception


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Chad Brown
BP Ventures, Managing Director
External Event Speaker
Utpal Dholakia
Rice University, George R. Brown Professor of Marketing
External Event Speaker
Ozge Kurtoglu
Honeywell, Vice President Sales Excellence
External Event Speaker
Elizabeth Killinger
NRG, Executive Vice President and Reliant, President
External Event Speaker
Peter Nicholson
Blackstone, Operating Partner
External Event Speaker
Sam Veselka
Pelican Energy Partners, Managing Director
External Event Speaker
Hossam Zaki
ABB, Global Head of Pricing Analytics, Electrification Products
External Event Speaker

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston