The tenth anniversary Canada UK Energy Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 27that Canada House. Building on the 2015 Canada-UK Joint Innovation agreement and the Canada UK Clean Energy Partnership, the 2018 Summit will gather business and government leaders in the Canadian, UK and global energy sectors for discussions on accelerating clean energy adoption.

Government Leadership

Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to accelerate global clean energy innovation. Mission Innovation was announced at the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat global warming. However, the US withdrew from the treaty in June 2017 and scientists are warning of a collective failure to reduce carbon emissions and stave off the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change. Canada’s national carbon framework is also under threat, with provinces withdrawing from the plan and some even taking the federal government to court over a planned carbon tax. Now, more than ever, new investments in transformational clean energy technologies that can be scaled to varying economic and energy market conditions are required.

Private Sector Leadership

The private sector plays the central role in the commercialization and cost-effectiveness of clean energy breakthroughs. Entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses drive innovation from the laboratory into the marketplace and capital flows are increasingly moving into cleaner energy alternatives as the impacts of climate change, and corresponding need to act, become more evident. The UK and Canada have committed to work closely with the private sector as it increases its investment in cleaner energy technologies and companies, including those that emerge from government research and development programs.

2018 Canada UK Energy Summit

Expanding ties between the UK, Canada and the world is a unique feature of the Canada UK Energy Summit, which will address the following topics:

  • Pathways for collaboration between government and the private sector – establishing confidence in the process
  • How are energy companies diversifying, including into new clean energy technologies, and what is in it for the investment community?
  • Specific examples of commercial leadership in advancing the development of a cleaner energy economy.

Now in its tenth year, the Canada UK Energy Summit offers 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.


   Knowledge and Network Partners



Claire Perry, MP

Claire Perry, MP

Minister for Climate and Industry
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
Mark Lesinski

Mark Lesinski

President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Andrew Noseworthy

Andrew Noseworthy

Deputy Minister of Energy, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Jo Coleman

Jo Coleman

UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell

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     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 (invited)
     9:25 am Session 1: Government and private sector collaboration – establishing confidence in the process

Canada and the UK have a deep history of cooperation on energy issues. Over the past few years, collaboration has deepened, as the Parties have joined forces in their efforts to spur the development of new energy technologies as a means to promoting economic growth and combating climate change. The panel will review Canada UK cooperation and what it means for business stakeholders going forward.

  • Andrew Noseworthy, Federal Co-Chair, First Ministers’ Meeting Working Group in Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs, Government of Canada
  • Additional speakers tbc

Session chair: tbc

     10:15 am Networking break
                                                                                 10:40 am



Session II: Energy diversification – what’s in it for the business community?

For those active in energy diversification, the potential is enormous. The panel will explore why, and how, companies are diversifying their asset base and incorporating new technologies into their business model and what that means for investors.

  • Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
  • addition speakers tbc

Session chair: tbc

     11:30 pm Session II: Examples of commercial leadership in advancing a cleaner energy economy

The panel will examine the energy landscape in the UK and Canada and explore specific commercial initiatives that are leading us towards a cleaner energy future.

  • Mark Lesinksi, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Additional speakers tbc

Session chair: tbc

     12:15 pm Networking luncheon with speaker tbc  
     1:30 pm Government and private sector information fair / café connect
     3:00 pm Close by Jason Langrish, The Energy Roundtable


Photos from the 2017 Canada UK Energy Forum