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London 2015 Conference Programme

Chair   Tony Kay, British Consul General, Calgary
9:00 am   Opening remarks by H.E. Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner, London
9:20 am   Session I: What is next for Canadian and European oil and gas?
Canada is a stable and growing supplier of energy in a world where the majority of oil and gas resources are controlled by National Energy Companies. Despite high production costs in a world awash in oil, Canada presents significant long term investment and trade opportunities. The UK and Europe are energy leaders, including in offshore production, LNG and in application of advanced technologies and energy systems. The two sides have formed an axis in a globalized world characterised by high levels of investment, trade and technical cooperation. Panelists will discuss the commercial strategies and policy approaches that are being pursued in the Canada Europe energy relationship.

Session Chair: Dallas Droppo, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

10:00 am   Mark Marissen, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, Pacific Future Energy
10:30 am   Networking break
11:00 am   Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom, MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy & Climate Change
The road to Paris: COP21 and the implications for the energy sector
11:30 am   Session II: Energy security and climate security
Panelists will examine the risks – and the rewards – in the energy sector in this time of tremendous change. Regional events have turned the focus in Europe to the issue of energy security and dramatic developments with the natural environment that are focusing government efforts on robust global treaty to combat climate change. Panelists will review key developments in European and Canadian energy markets and provide their perspectives on production, infrastructure development, including for energy export and import, and strategies to reduce carbon emissions. 
  • Dr. Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Refor
  • Murray Coolican, Deputy Minister for Energy, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Jim Ellis, President & CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator

Session Chair: Tanya Giulford, Senior Government Relations Advisor, Shell

12:15 pm   Luncheon with address (at 1:00 pm) by Angus Gillespie, Vice President, CO2, Shell                                                                                                                                       The role of the energy sector in addressing climate change
2:00 pm   Closing remarks by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable