Programme Calgary 2010




The 2010 Energy Roundtable conference:
A sustainable energy future?

    Tuesday, October 5th at The Ranchman’s Club
13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2R 0K9 Tel: (403) 228-3885

Conference Chair   Dr. Jack Mintz ,
Palmer Chair of Public Policy, University of Calgary
7:30 am   Registration and continental breakfast
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8:00 am   Welcome from Hon. Roy MacLaren, Co-Chair, Canada Europe Roundtable  
8:05 am   Address by Samir Brikho, Chief Executive, AMEC plc and UK Business Ambassador
A global energy perspective: opportunities, challenges and Canada’s role
8:30 am   Session I: Canada’s future in the global energy mix
Leadership in the energy sector is vital in the development of the Canadian energy economy. Whether it’s building out increasingly complex oil sands projects, the development and deployment of natural gas, alternative fuels or other technological innovations such as carbon capture and storage, energy corporations will be central to achieving real change. As the world strives to reduce in greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy security, the panel will discuss the future global energy mix and Canada’s place in it.

Chair: David Waldron, Partner, Secor Consulting

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10:00 am   Networking break  
10:30 am   Address by Rob Spitzer, Vice President, Global Exploration, Apache Canada
The impact of natural gas on the energy economy
11:00 pm   Session II: The emerging regulatory environment and the impact on the energy sector
Climate change is a major issue for energy companies. Carbon pricing and carbon tariffs have become part of the calculus in determining investment decisions. How do government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions fare when matched against regional development and energy security concerns? Where are infrastructure dollars headed in efforts to reduce carbon emissions and minimize environmental impact?
  • Dr. David Keith, Director, ISEEE Energy & Environmental Systems, University of Calgary
  • Donald McInnis, President & CEO, Plutonic Power Corporation
  • Jessica Willemsen, Manager, Heavy Oil Development, Shell Canada

Chair: Alex Buddon, Consul-General Vancouver, UK Trade & Investment

12:00 pm   Break  
12:15 pm   Lunch with address by Susan Cole, President, Enhance Energy
An environmental trail blazer: the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project
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1:30 pm   Session III: The impact of shareholder activism on corporate decision-making
Increasing investor assaults on companies environmental performance, executive compensation, reporting of reserves and movements to increase value through acquisitions, shareholders are increasingly involved in decisions that are traditionally the domain of the executive. Speakers will examine the trends in corporate governance that effective managers must be aware of.

Chair: Ron Deyholos, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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3:00 pm   Close by Bill Emmott, Co-Chair, Canada Europe Roundtable and Former Editor, The Economist  
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3:05 pm   Cocktails