The ninth annual London Energy Roundtable took place on Tuesday, November 28th at Canada House in London.
The morning session hosted the annual Canada UK Energy Forum. Building on the recently signed MOU between Canada and the UK concerning Science, Technology and Innovation, the Forum gathered business and government leaders from the UK, Canada and internationally for discussions on the theme: Sustainability through innovation.
The Forum explores existing ties between Canada and the UK and identifies new areas of opportunity. The 2017 event focused on:
The afternoon session hosted an International Regulatory Roundtable hosted by the Alberta Energy Regulator, the new International Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ICORE) and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Organized by The Energy Roundtable and now in its ninth year, the London Energy Roundtable is an unprecedented opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of relationships with significant levels of trade and investment in a world where deal making, business services, technological innovation and public policy occur across continents.
|MC||Caroline Saunders, British Consul General, Calgary|
|8:45 am||Opening remarks by H.E. Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner, London|
|9:00 am||Claire Perry, MP, Minister for Climate Change and Industry, BEIS|
|9:25 am||Panel I: Power & clean tech
Massive investment is taking place in power and clean technology. For those active in the global decarbonisation trend, the environmental, social and economic potential is enormous. The panel will review the power and clean tech landscape in the UK and Canada and explore the potential to deepen collaboration on the development and financing of new technologies and infrastructure.
Session chair: Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
|10:20 am||Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive, Horizon Nuclear Power|
|11:10 am||Panel II: Oil & gas
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 going forward in-light of volatility around price, technological advances and government approvals for projects. Strengthening regulatory collaboration, expanding investment and technological collaboration and linking supply chain opportunities between the British and Canadian energy sectors will be explored.
| 12:00 pm
|Close of the Canada UK Energy Forum by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable
|1:00 pm||Afternoon Session: International Regulatory Roundtable (for regulators and by invitation only)
Regulation underpins and impacts upon economic growth, investment, safety, environmental protection, innovation, productivity and competitiveness. In the energy sector the UK and Canada have world-leading regulatory expertise at national and sub-national levels. Different jurisdictions take different functional approaches to regulatory excellence thus offering interesting comparisons of how core principles are accommodated and how best practice operates. This (invitation only) Regulatory Roundtable brings together leaders from the Alberta Energy Regulator, the new International Centre for Regulatory Excellence (iCORE), the UK Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and a number of UK regulators involved in the energy sector for a discussion of how the UK and Canada form and implement regulation, how difference agencies work together to offer an efficient service and how regulation can harness and promote technological innovation to deliver smarter regulation which is responsive to changing needs.
|2:30 pm||Close of the international regulatory roundtable|
Photos from the 2017 Canada UK Energy Forum