Energy Forum Presented by Bennett Jones

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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The next decade will be critical for Canada's energy sector. We have an opportunity to be a world leader in energy innovation and natural resource development. At the same time, there have been challenges, fluctuating prices, increased regulatory requirements, and geopolitical uncertainty. Decision makers and industry leaders must carefully navigate these conditions to responsibly develop and deliver Canada's energy products to market, all while tapping into opportunities for investment, innovation, greater collaboration, and growth.

Canada is well-positioned to be an energy exporter of choice – providing our low carbon products to the world in order to reduce global emissions and create jobs here at home. The responsible development of natural resources in B.C. provides the revenues for governments and industry to invest in new technologies that will reduce emissions and support an energy transition.

The forum will explore themes such as: new and emerging technologies, the generational opportunity to build an LNG industry in British Columbia, encouraging a competitive regulatory environment in Canada, and how the changing energy landscape is presenting new opportunities for Indigenous communities.

Keynote Speaker:

Peter Zebedee

Peter Zebedee
LNG Canada

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Radha Curpen David Hoff

Radha Curpen, Vancouver Managing Partner, Bennett Jones
David Hoff, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Ledcor


Environmental sustainability & new technologies transforming B.C.

This panel will discuss new and innovative technologies as well as the investments that are improving environmental outcomes and changing the energy landscape.

David BennettAlex Cole Krishnan Iyer Steve OldhamSharon Singh

David Bennett, Director of Communications and External Relations, FortisBC
Alex Coles, Refinery General Manager, Parkland
Krishnan Iyer, President & CEO, Creative Energy
Steve Oldham, CEO, Carbon Engineering
Moderator: Sharon Singh, Senior Associate, Bennett Jones


Energy development, distribution & innovation

This panel will focus on the future of natural resource development and distribution in Canada. They will discuss the impacts of innovation, balancing consumer needs with energy development, and gaining market access for Canada's resources.

Ian Anderson Robert Lewis-ManningDavid PfeifferDavid Pfeiffer

Ian Anderson, President & CEO, Trans Mountain
Robert Lewis-Manning, President, Chamber of Shipping
David Pfeiffer, President, Coastal GasLink
Moderator: Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategic Officer, CFIB


First Nations: Beyond consultation to consent and ownership

Panel three will discuss how businesses and Indigenous relationships are evolving from consultation towards deeper relationships including ownership. Ownership interests in long life infrastructure assets and the resulting stable financial returns that can be produced are seen by Indigenous peoples as a way to participate in the broader economy and generate own sourced revenues to provide improved socio-economic, health care and education outcomes for their communities.

Karen Ogen-ToewsMark PodlaslySteve Saddleback Brian McGuigan

Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance
Mark Podlasly, Senior Advisor and Economic Lead, First Nations Major Project Coalition
Steve Saddleback, Director, National Energy Business Centre of Excellence, Indian Resource Council of Canada
Moderator: Brian McGuigan, Manager, Aboriginal Policy, CAPP


Bryan Cox

Bryan Cox
President & CEO
LNG Alliance

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