The annual Canada UK Energy Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at Canada House in London.

Building on the 2015 Canada-UK Joint Innovation agreement, the 2017 Summit will gather business and government leaders in the Canadian, UK and global energy sectors for discussions on the theme: Sustainability through innovation.

Expanding ties between the UK, Canada and the world is a unique feature of the Summit. The event will focus on two key areas:

  • Electrification (covering clean tech, generation, transmission, storage and data);
  • Oil & gas (covering conventional/unconventional production, transport, distribution and regulation)

The Summit will also include a by invitation International Regulatory Roundtable discussion in the afternoon, hosted by the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE) and The Alberta Energy Regulator.

Organized by The Energy Roundtable and now in its ninth year, the Summit is an unprecedented opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of a relationship with significant levels of investment and forming an axis in a world where deal making, business services, technological innovation and public policy occur across continents.





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Jason Langrish

Jason Langrish

President, The Energy Roundtable
H.E. Janice Charette

H.E. Janice Charette

Canadian High Commissioner, London
Caroline Saunders

Caroline Saunders

British Consul General, Calgary
Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray

Executive Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

President & CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator

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2017 Programme

     Chair Caroline Saunders, British Consul General, Calgary
     8:45 am H.E. Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner, London
     9:00 am Richard Harrington, MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, Minister for Energy and Industry (UK)
     9:30 am Session I: Electrification

Massive investment is taking place in power generation and distribution, including clean tech, nuclear, gas biomass, distributed systems and storage. For those active in the global decarbonisation trend, the environmental, social and economic potential is enormous. The panel will examine the electrification landscape in the UK and Canada and explore the potential to deepen linkages, expand supply chains and investment in new technologies and infrastructure

  • David Watson*, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Temporis Capital
  • Matt Wiley, Head of External Affairs, Drax Corporation
  • Nuclear power – speaker tbc
  • Digitalization, new technologies, storage – speaker tbc

Session chair: speaker tbc

     10:30 am Networking break
     11:00 am Session II: Oil & gas

The session will address the risks – and rewards – in the oil and gas sector in this time of tremendous change. Panelists will review developments in the UK and Canadian oil and gas markets, including for conventional and unconventional development. The decisions that are being made to diversify energy supply will be examined, as will the role that oil and gas will play in-light of volatility around price, technological advances and government approvals for projects. Strengthening regulatory collaboration and linking supply chain opportunities between the North Sea and the Canadian energy sector will be explored.

  • Andrew Noseworthy, Deputy Minister of Energy, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Jim Ellis, President & CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Phil Kirk*, Chief Executive Officer, Chrysaor
  • Canadian O&G – speaker tbc
     12:00 pm


Luncheon featuring an official signing ceremony between the Government of Ukraine and the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICore) – speakers to be confirmed
     1:30 pm Afternoon Session: International Regulatory Roundtable (by invitation only)

To develop regulatory systems that are responsive, accountable and deliver results, regulators around the world must come together as productive partners, and seek new relationships to define the future of global energy regulation. To achieve regulatory excellence, the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE) has been created to advance Canada’s regulatory leadership and influence, deploying on-the ground technical assistance and regulatory diplomacy to help elevate regulatory practice globally. Hosted by ICORE, the session will gather energy sector leaders for a discussion of emerging issues and pressures, markets and social acceptability, civil society, technology and best practices.

  • Jim Ellis, President & CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Louise Kingham, OBE, Chief Executive, Energy Institute
  • Additional speakers to be confirmed
     3:00 pm Close by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable


Photos from the 2016 National Energy Roundtable