Gearold has been a frequent speaker at program organized by the United States Energy Association and funded by The U.S. Agency for International Development for delegations from the electric power and natural gas industries and government departments and agencies from more than 15 foreign countries.
He was one of four lecturers at the U.S. — China Natural Gas Training Program, Global Natural Gas and LNG Markets, sponsored by The National Development and Reform Commission of The People's Republic of China and The United States Trade and Development Agency held in Beijing.
Gearold presented a paper on energy policy at the Beijing Forum organized by Peking University with approval of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
Gearold presented a paper entitled "Transmission Policies and the Growth of Wind Power and Other Renewable Generation" at the International Workshop on Legal Issues for Clean Energy and Climate Change organized by the Center for Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China.
Gearold has been a speaker at legal forums in China for lawyers and the All China Judges Association. These included a legal forum addressing issues related to the reform of state-owned-enterprises for almost 100 Chinese judges held in Qingdao.
Gearold has served as chair of the panels on electricity market reform at the Energy Business Forums sponsored by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council in conjunction with meetings of the Energy Ministers from the member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Coordination Forum (APEC). Mr. Knowles has been an official observer at the APEC Energy Ministers' Meetings.