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Toronto 2015 Conference Programme

Tuesday, June 2nd – Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto

MC: Andy Bell, Business News Network
8:20 am   Opening remarks by Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President, Toronto Stock Exchange
8:30 am   Session I: Oil and gas – what’s in it for the rest of us?
Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of oil and gas. The country is increasingly diversifying production and seeking to add value by developing new end uses for its energy resources. To achieve this goal, billions of dollars in new, state of the art infrastructure will be required nationally. Energy transport will require massive new projects and industrial users, refiners and ports will need critical infrastructure to realize their potential. Natural gas can help meet power needs at competitive rates and potentially be exported as LNG off the east and west coasts. The panel will examine how energy cooperation can spur economic growth, create jobs and drive an industrial renaissance across Canada.

  • Ross Bayus, President, Valero Energy
  • David McHattie, Vice President, Institutional Relations, Canada, Tenaris
  • Alfred Sorensen, President & CEO, Pieridae Energy
  • Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Gas Supply & Business Development, Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • Mathew Wilson, Vice President, National Policy, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • Chair: Mungo Hardwicke-Brown, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
9:30 am   Francois Poirier, President, Energy East Pipeline, TransCanada
Developing new markets for Canada’s energy resources
10:00 am   Networking break
10:30 am   Session II: Balancing interests on energy use and infrastructure 
Whether developing complex oil projects and moving product to market, finding innovative ways to produce and export natural gas or building complex electrical infrastructure, the energy sector is central to the Canadian economy. However, efforts to develop growth opportunities are facing challenges domestically and abroad, leading producers to consider pan-Canadian options to secure new markets. The panel will examine strategies that can be pursued, and technologies that can be implemented, to address stakeholder concerns, gain license for new investments and create jobs by developing efficient infrastructure for moving oil and gas to Central Canada and the Maritimes for use in manufacturing, refining and for export.
  Presentation by session chair Greg Lyle, Founder, Innovative Research Group (to be followed by a panel discussion)
Energy infrastructure and trends in NIMBYism

  • Bob Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, Pollution Probe
  • Joe Mulhall, President, Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
  • Robert Hardt, President & CEO, Siemens Canada
  • Jim Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Richard MacKellar, Managing Partner, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
11:30 am   Address by Dawn Farrell, President & CEO, TransAlta Corporation
A more strategic approach to energy development will benefit Canadian competitiveness
12:00 pm   Luncheon with remarks by Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Province of Quebec       Quebec’s leadership in the energy debate in Canada
1:30 pm   Close by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable