London

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:

  • Power & clean tech
  • Oil & gas

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.

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Speakers

 

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
Colette Cohen

Colette Cohen

Chief Executive Officer, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre
Andrew Noseworthy

Andrew Noseworthy

Deputy Minister of Energy, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

President & CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
Matt Willey

Matt Willey

Head of External Affairs, Drax Group
Duncan Hawthorn

Duncan Hawthorn

Chief Executive, Horizon Nuclear Power
Mungo Hardwicke-Brown

Mungo Hardwicke-Brown

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Alan Black

Alan Black

Business Unit Director, Subsea7
Neil Hirst

Neil Hirst

Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
Ryan Pereira

Ryan Pereira

Principal Commercial Manager, Global Gas & LNG, Gaffney, Cline and Associates
David Watson

David Watson

Partner & CEO, Temporis Capital

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Programme

     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.

  • David Watson, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Temporis Capital
  • Matt Willey, Head of External Affairs, Drax Group
  • Andrew Noseworthy, Federal Co-Chair, First Ministers’ Meeting Working Group in Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs, Government of Canada
  • Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association

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
 

    10:45 am

 

Networking break

 
     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.

Session chair: Mungo Hardwicke-Brown, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

     12:00 pm

 

     12:05 pm

 

Close of the Canada UK Energy Forum by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable

 

Networking luncheon

     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