HOUSTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Bell, Regional Vice President of the Key Accounts Group for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, will speak at the 2013 Pipeline Energy Group Conference, which will be held April 30 through May 2 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100210/DA52541LOGO) Bell's presentation is titled, "What You Don't Know Can Cost You: How to Take Control of Your Energy Procurement Strategy in Today's Deregulated Markets." The session, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, will provide attendees with tips for managing costs and price volatility, including information on products, risk tolerance, energy cost components, and contract language and execution. "There's a lot going on in the energy markets today, and there are several factors that influence what commercial and industrial customers pay," explained Bell. "Our goal is to give buyers the insights and tools they need to understand how to manage pricing-related risk and ultimately build effective energy management strategies that align with budgets and unique business drivers." Bell, who has more than a decade of experience in the energy industry, is a leading North American expert on the risks and issues facing large companies that purchase power across multiple markets. At GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, he leads a team that focuses on large, multi-jurisdictional commercial and industrial customers. The Key Accounts Group supports a select group of national account customers that are among the company's largest, providing them a single point of contact to help facilitate their procurement strategies across multiple markets. The Pipeline Energy Group Conference is an annual meeting of energy managers from pipeline companies who operate primarily in North America. It provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share best practices and concepts, and stay current on technology, practices, and trends influencing the energy sector.