Programme 2009


The 2009 Energy Roundtable conference:

A transatlantic energy partnership
Tuesday, September 29th, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ

Conference Chair   Dr. Jeff Chapman,
Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
8:30 am   Breakfast and registration
9:00 am   Welcome address by:

9:10 am   Morning keynote addresses – the evolution of the transatlantic energy relationship:

10:00 am   Networking break  
10:30 am   CEO Panel discussion: Canada as a global energy

With some of the world’s largest energy resources and oil reserves second only those of Saudi Arabia, Canada has drawn investment from around the globe. What are the practical effects of being a major energy player for the country and its industry? How has the economic downturn impacted capital expenditures and project development? How will continental regulations affect energy exports? Which technologies will be deployed to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate environmental impacts? How are companies in the Canadian market diversifying?

Chair: Ken Smith, Chairman, Secor Consulting

12:00 am   Networking lunch  
1:30 pm   Afternoon session I:
How have the credit crisis, global economic downturn and drop in energy prices impacted E&P activities? Will investment in the oil sands and other Canadian energy resources continue to globalize and how will governments respond? What can be expected in terms of M&A activity in Canada and the North Sea? What will be the longer term implications of cost and environmental pressures on the energy sector? How will organizational structures evolve and what will be the affect on management’s ability to source and retain talent?
  • Brock Gibson, Chairman, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Eric Toews, Managing Director, Energy Group, BMO Capital Markets
  • Andrew Garner, Chief Executive, Garner International plc / Norman Broadbent plc
  • Rhydian Williams, Manager, Petroleum Services Group, Deloitte

Chair: Dominic Jermey, Managing Director, Sectors Group, UK Trade and Investment

3:00 pm  

Networking break

3:30 pm   Afternoon session II: Transatlantic cooperation
In what areas are Canadian, UK and European firms best placed to collaborate in the energy sector? Where can diversification be expected and how will this add value? In what ways can supply chain formation and technological cooperation in the energy sector be improved? What technological innovations will be required if energy companies are to meet increasingly stringent restrictions on carbon emissions?
  • Dr. Vicky Sharpe, CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
  • Gardiner Hill, Engineering & Technology Manager, CCS, BP Alternative Energy
  • Daniel Leroy, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Fuel and Canada Business Development
  • Debbie Petrusik, Executive Director, Hydrocarbon Cluster Development, Alberta Finance and Enterprise

Chair: Anthony Cicconne, Principal, Golder Associates

5:00 pm   Concluding remarks by Hon. Roy MacLaren, Chair, Canada Europe Roundtable for Business  
5:05 pm   Networking reception hosted by the Government of Alberta