Energy Forum 2022 Presented by Bennett Jones

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
8:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m PT
Program: 8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. PT

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The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the trusted voice for companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 80 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are a solution-oriented partner to Canada and the world’s needs for safe, secure, reliable, affordable and responsibly produced energy, and an important part of a national industry with revenues from oil and natural gas production of about $116 billion a year. CAPP supports industry efforts to continue to reduce upstream GHG emissions and play a role in support of Indigenous participation and prosperity. As a non-partisan organization, CAPP works with all governments and all parties to ensure that our industry is long-standing.

FortisBC is a Canadian company that delivers safe and reliable natural gas, Renewable Natural Gas and electricity to 1.2 million customers in 135 BC communities and 58 First Nations communities across 150 Traditional Territories. Visit to see how they’re moving ever-closer to a lower-carbon energy future.

Drive to Zero 2021 Sustainability Report
2021 was a landmark year for Parkland. The launch of our Sustainability Strategy marked a step change in how we approach ESG throughout our business. We have set meaningful and measurable targets to guide us on our journey, and we are proud of our progress and pleased to share more about our Drive to Zero.



British Columbia produces clean and reliable energy, exports our resources abroad, and increasingly is seen as a leader in clean technologies. Amidst the context of heightened geopolitical risks and the need to pursue net zero targets, Canada can provide leadership and sustainability in the production, delivery, and consumption of energy.

GVBOT’s annual Energy Forum, presented by Bennett Jones, will focus on Canada’s role in the global market, and how we can leverage our strengths and capitalize on opportunities to advance our domestic energy sector and promote sustainability around the world.


Chief Crystal Smith

Chief Crystal Smith
Chief Councillor
Haisla Nation Council
First Nations LNG Alliance


Sharleen Gale

Bridgitte Anderson
President and CEO
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade


Sharleen Gale

Chief Sharleen Gale
Fort Nelson First Nation
First Nations Major Projects Coalition


Sharleen Gale

Hayley Woodin
Executive Editor
Business in Vancouver

Panel 1

Canada’s Role as a Stable Supplier

As energy quite literally fuels nearly every facet of our economy and society, it is imperative that Canada and the world secure each aspect of the supply chain that produces and delivers energy. Canada has been a secure supplier of natural resources, though our energy has primarily been exported to the United States.

This panel will seek to discuss key questions such as how we can work interprovincially and with the United States to create a common vision of a North American energy economy that advances prosperity and sustainability. Panellists will also think big about how Canada can create prosperity at home by being a responsible and secure supplier of energy to the world.

Lisa Baiton  Selena Basi  Peter Tertzakian  Martin Ignasiak

Lisa Baiton, President and CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Selena Basi, Vice President, Government and External Relations, Woodfibre LNG Limited
Peter Tertzakian, Deputy Director, ARC Energy Institute
Moderator: Martin Ignasiak, Partner|Co-Head of Energy Regulatory Practice, Bennett Jones LLP

Panel 2:

Advancing ESG and Technology Adoption

In this session, we will explore the ways companies are embedding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and the energy transition into their business strategy. Panellists will discuss creative examples of partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities that are helping to ensure we are delivering on energy needs across the province. Finally, panellists will discuss the technologies being developed in Canada that will help achieve a net zero future.

Dr. Shannon McDonald  Roger Dall'Antonia  Jasmine Igneski  Susannah Pierce  Sharon Singh

Robert Allen, VP of Investments, Evok Innovations
Roger Dall'Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC
Jasmine Igneski, Vice President of Policy, Sustainability and Government Relations, Parkland Corporation
Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair and GM Renewables & Energy Solutions Canada, Shell Canada
Moderator: Sharon Singh, Regulatory, ESG, and Commercial Partner I Co-Head of Aboriginal Law, Bennett Jones LLP


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