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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 innovationand 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 and some even taking the federal government to court over a planned carbon tax. Now more than ever investments in transformational clean energy technologies that can be scaled to varying economic and 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 the 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 clean 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:

  • Government and private sector frameworks – establishing confidence in the process
  • How are energy companies diversifying, including into new clean energy technologies, and what is in it for the broader business and investment communities?
  • 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.

Summit Partners

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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
Mark Lesinski

Mark Lesinski

President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Andrew Noseworthy

Andrew Noseworthy

Federal Co-Chair, First Ministers’ Meeting Working Group in Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs, Government of Canada
Jo Coleman

Jo Coleman

UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
Hari Suthan

Hari Suthan

Chief Strategic Growth and Policy Officer, Opus One Solutions
Ian Simm

Ian Simm

Founder and Chief Executive, IMPAX Asset Management
Richard Adamson

Richard Adamson

CEO, Industrial Climate Solutions Inc.
Andrew Scobie

Andrew Scobie

CEO, The Faraday Grid
Siegfried Kiefer

Siegfried Kiefer

President & Chief Strategy Officer, ATCO

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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 (invited)
     9:25 am Session 1: Government and private sector frameworks – 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 created joint frameworks to spur the development of new energy technologies and combat climate change. Market based frameworks, such as green finance, are expanding as the importance as carbon mitigation grows. The panel will review Canada UK cooperation and what it means for business stakeholders going forward

  • Ian Simm, Founder and Chief Executive, IMPAX Asset Management
  • Andrew Noseworthy, Federal Co-Chair, First Ministers’ Meeting Working Group in Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs, Government of Canada
  • Mark Lesinksi, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Session chair: tbc

     10:10 am Networking break
                                                                                 10:30 am

    

 

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

For those active in energy diversification and carbon mitigation, 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 that reduce GHGs and improve efficiency.

 
  • Jo Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
  • Richard Adamson, CEO, Industrial Carbon Solutions Inc.

Session chair: tbc

     11:15 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.

  • Siegfried Kiefer, President & Chief Strategy Officer, ATCO
  • Hari Suthan, Chief Strategic Growth & Policy Officer, Opus One Solutions
  • Andrew Scobie, CEO, The Faraday Grid (tbc)

Session chair: tbc

     12:00 pm Networking luncheon with speaker tbc  
     1:15 pm Government and private sector information fair / café connect
     3:00 pm

 

Close by Jason Langrish, The Energy Roundtable

*The Summit programme is subject to change

 

Photos from the 2017 Canada UK Energy Summit