The region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry

Amanda Duhon

Regional Director Energy Industries Council

2021 Power Play Awards Finalist ǀ TE 100 Women in Energy Transition ǀ Regional Director (North & Central America) ǀ Commercial Diplomacy ǀ Public Policy & Administration ǀ Business Development ǀ All things ENERGY

Amanda joined the EIC (Energy Industries Council) in April 2015. With over 20 years business development experience in international trade and policy, Amanda is an expert in commercial diplomacy, energy, environment and infrastructure, market intelligence, industry stakeholder engagement, business strategy and consultancy.

Prior to joining the EIC, Amanda was Director, Business Development North America with Trade & Investment Queensland, Australia. She played an integral role in the establishment of the North America office following the state government’s reorganization of its trade and investment arm and working with senior management to establish its regional and sector strategy. Amanda worked to build relationships with key industry stakeholders in the USA, Canada and Mexico, while providing dedicated support to Queensland-based industry by promoting Queensland’s capabilities and know-how and, assisted North American pension funds in identifying key investment opportunities around infrastructure in Queensland

From 2010 to 2014, Amanda worked with the Department for International Trade (formally UK Trade & Investment), at the British Consulate-General Houston. As Vice Consul for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, Amanda led on trade and investment between the US and UK across the Southwest US region with a focus on power, wind (onshore and offshore), environment and transportation and water infrastructure. Amanda was keenly focused on infrastructure, spearheading the organization’s USA water high value opportunity campaign. During this time, Amanda served on the Young Professionals Board of the Texas Water Foundation, was published in World Water Magazine highlighting the excellence of the UK water industry around technology and infrastructure and advised government/non-government around privatization and investment in infrastructure, including water, energy and transportation.

Among her accomplishments, Amanda played an integral role in founding a non-profit microfinance institution in 2007, focusing on non-traditional forms of lending to small-business entrepreneurs around the world. Amanda currently serves on the organisation’s Advisory Board, with key industry stakeholders including a Nobel Laureate. Amanda holds a Masters in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and Administration, and a Bachelors in International Relations. Amanda is a Board Member of the British American Business Council of Texas (BABC Texas), an Advisory Board Member of the Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, an Advisor Board Member for the Transition Economist 100 Women in Energy, an Advisory Board Member for the Hydrogen Economist 50 Women in Hydrogen, and active in many other industry groups. Most recently, Amanda worked with 130 experts across energy, academia, trade, and policy to deliver the National Petroleum Council’s (NPC) report to the US Secretary of Energy on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage to define pathways that would lead to deployment at scale, and is an Expert Contributor for Mexico Business News, among other publications throughout her career.

On a personal note, Amanda has two children, Inez who is a recent graduate of the University of Houston and Maximilien who is in kindergarten. Amanda loves reading and writing fiction and short stories, aspires to be a good golfer, loves live music, is a part of Cleopatra Krewe of New Orleans, and mentors and coaches young professional women in Houston.


Event Program Sessions

Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook

Energy Industries Council will provide a market overview and review of current project developments globally and drill down specifically to the US, as well as looking at future opportunities across key sectors. In addition to oil & gas and the sustained demand for renewable energy projects, alternative forms of energy are both on the rise and there are changing trade flows globally. Updates will also be given on the readiness of the supply chain to be able to deliver the increasing number of cleantech projects.

Wednesday 28 September 14:15 - 14:45 Room 1

Add to calendar 09/28/2022 14:15 09/28/2022 14:45 Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook

Energy Industries Council will provide a market overview and review of current project developments globally and drill down specifically to the US, as well as looking at future opportunities across key sectors. In addition to oil & gas and the sustained demand for renewable energy projects, alternative forms of energy are both on the rise and there are changing trade flows globally. Updates will also be given on the readiness of the supply chain to be able to deliver the increasing number of cleantech projects.

Breakbulk Main Stage