Monika R. Simões Managing Director,  Energy Dialogues LLC


With combined over 15 years in the energy and conference sector, we cover all aspects of delivering outstanding industry events and tailor-made business solutions.

In her current and past roles Monika has started up and grown projects in partnership with industry and government to foster investment, drive development, encourage business growth and build meaningful relationships across a wide variety of topics in the energy industry.

Monika has a passion for and significant track record in turning ambitious ideas into successful business reality and connecting people through global networks. She is committed to creating opportunity – whether at boutique-style senior-level meetings or large conferences and exhibitions – for the energy industry to engage in profitable and lasting commercial
partnerships, to debate industry solutions and ultimately achieve their business goals.

Monika has built, trained and managed cross-functional teams in the energy conference sector, ranging from content producers to marketing, sales, research and operational managers and overseen all facets of the conference sector at a number of the leading global conference companies, including CWC Group, The Oil Council and Clarion Events.

With full project and P&L responsibility for several of the leading industry events, she has been running portfolios of conferences across North America, South America, Europe & Africa.

Economics and sociology graduated in Paris, France, Monika has lived and worked in some of the major cities in the world, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich and now San Diego, California. She is fluent in five languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Hungarian) and currently learning Portuguese and Japanese.

Well-known industry events Monika has led and been involved in at different stages in her career include:

North American Gas Forum 2013 in Washington, DC, USA

North America Assembly 2013 in Houston, Texas, USA

European Gas Conference 2013 in Vienna, Austria – co-hosted by OMV Gas & Power

European Unconventional Gas Summit 2013 in Vienna, Austria

North America Gas Summit 2012 in Washington D.C., USA

North Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2012 in Vienna, Austria – co-hosted by OMV

Alaska LNG Summit 2012 in Valdez, Alaska, USA

North America Gas Summit 2011 in Washington D.C., USA

North Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2011 in Madrid, Spain – co-hosted by Repsol

European Unconventional Gas Summit 2011 in Krakow, Poland

European Gas Conference 2011 in Vienna, Austria – co-hosted by OMV Gas & Power

Launch of the European Unconventional Gas Summit 2011 in Paris, France

North Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2010 in Vienna, Austria – co-hosted by OMV

World Shale Gas Conference 2010 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas – co-hosted by AGA and co-sponsored by IGU

Launch of the Rio Gas Forum 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – co-hosted by Petrobras

Nigeria Infrastructure & Power 2009 in Abuja, Nigeria

The People Challenge 2008 in Barcelona, Spain

Health & Safety Excellence in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry 2008 in Rome, Italy

Sales & Marketing Effectiveness in the Chemical Industry 2008 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The People Challenge 2007 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Health & Safety Excellence in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industry 2007 in Barcelona, Spain

European LNG Conference 2007 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

…and many more.