Tuesday, October 2
Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 - 5th Avenue S.W.
Tony Kay, British Consul General, Calgary
7:30 am: Registration.
8:00 am: Opening remarks from Gianna Manes, President & CEO, ENMAX Corporation
Energy use in North America and implications for producers
8:20 am: Address by Jean-Michel Gires, President, TOTAL E&P Canada
Canada as an investment destination in a global context
Canada’s future in the global energy mix
Whether developing complex oil projects, finding innovative ways to produce natural gas or building complex infrastructure for export, the energy sector is central to achieving real change. As the world strives to reduce the environmental impact of resource development and increase security of energy supply, the panel will discuss Canada’s role in the global energy mix and the opportunities and challenges that this presents for participants in the country’s energy sector.
• Dr. David Keith, School of Public Policy, Harvard University
• Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President, Toronto Stock Exchange
• Morgan Downey, Global Business Manager for Commodities, Bloomberg
Chair: Simon Naylor, President, AMEC Americas Natural Resources
10:15 am: Address by David Calvert, Vice President, Kitimat LNG, Apache Corporation
Western Canada – the importance of accessing new markets
The energy export challenge
Technical advances and foreign political calculations are having a significant impact on the Canadian oil and gas sectors, notably, with regards to energy export. The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline, a lengthy review process for the Northern Gateway project and declining continental gas exports that are driving the development of LNG terminals are examples of a new volatility that is affecting decision-makers. Who will be the winners in this high stakes game? The panel will examine the strategies being implemented in the oil, gas and infrastructure areas in these uncertain times.
• Alex Pourbaix, President, Energy & Oil Pipelines, TransCanada Corporation
• Jim Surbey, Vice President, Corporate Development, Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
• Dr. Wenran Jiang, Professor, University of Alberta
• Reynold Tetzlaff, National Energy Leader, PwC
Chair: Ben Rogers, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
12:00 pm Lunch with address by John Hofmeister, Founder & CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy (Washington); former President, Shell Oil Company
Oil and gas perspectives on the U.S. election – an insider’s view on the implications for Canada
Address by Bruce March, Chairman, President & CEO, Imperial Oil
Exporting the responsible development of Canada’s oil sands
Achieving Canada’s energy potential – opportunities and challenges
Stakeholder concern with social and environmental issues surrounding the production and export of oil and gas is gaining momentum. Stakeholders are increasingly bold in their challenge of corporate planning decisions, and the federal government has proposed new rules to speed up the process and timeline for approving new energy projects. Panelists will examine the strategies that effective managers will need to deploy in this new operating environment.
• Roger Harris, Partner, Harris Palmer & Associates