Programme Calgary 2014

2014 Calgary Energy Roundtable Conference
Wednesday, October 15th, Hyatt Regency Calgary
Chair Tony Kay, British Consul General, Calgary
7:15 am: Registration.
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8:00 am Remarks by Ian MacGregor, Chairman, North West Upgrading
How a national refining strategy can transform the Canadian industrial landscape
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8:30 am
Session I: Canada’s position on the global energy landscape
The oil and gas sector account for almost 7% of Canada’s GDP and more than 15% of its exports and has huge untapped potential. With enhanced access to traditional markets proving challenging, the country and its industry must do the hard, urgent work of reorienting to serve the demand of tomorrow – and must do so in a climate in which other countries are equally determined to supply these markets with oil and gas. In addition, following the introduction of the federal government’s policy regarding State-Owned Enterprises, in-bound foreign investment dropped from $66 billion in 2012 to just $8 billion in 2013 indicating that there is an environment of uncertainty for foreign investment. The panel will examine the strategies and global linkages that must be pursued if Canada is to achieve its potential in global oil and gas markets.
  • Sebastien Labbe, Director of Marketing, Crude Oil & Condensate, CN Rail
  • Jim Brittain, President, Energy & Chemicals Americas, Fluor
  • Kevan Cowan, President, TMX Markets & Group Head of Equities, TMX Group
  • Ines Piccinino, Assistant Deputy Minister or the Upstream Development Division, Ministry of Natural Gas Development, Province of British Columbia

Moderator: Chris Christopher, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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9:30 am Networking break
10:00 am -Address by Wes Morningstar, Senior Vice President, Centrica Energy Canada
Leveraging relationships to build an unconventional business from a conventional platform
10:45 am
Session II: LNG: New Energy Frontier?
Shale gas discoveries have transformed North American energy markets and
generated abundant supplies of low-cost fuel. These trends stand to create
significant opportunities for Canadian operators if markets can be
developed, including in East Asia, where a rapidly developing demand is
driving development plans for LNG ports that will diversify Western Canada¹s
export markets. However, some caution that with so many LNG terminals
planned globally that end users will soon be presented with a buyers market.
Will the proposed fiscal framework for LNG projects in the Province of
British Columbia be viable, especially with competition from other
jurisdictions, including the United States? The panel will examine how
Canada can capitalize on its LNG ambitions.

Chair: Barry Munro, Oil & Gas Leader, EY Canada

12:00 pm -Luncheon with remarks by the Hon. Stockwell Day, P.C., Senior Advisor, Director and Chair of the Advisory Committee, Pacific Future Energy
Building our Future and Protecting our Coast: How constructing the world’s greenest refinery in British Columbia will unlock new markets for Alberta
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1:30 pm
Panel discussion III: Infrastructure – export necessity; driver for adding value
The up front capital commitments are massive, but the prize is great. For example, the oil sands are as close as the oil industry is ever going to get to a resource that produces with the kind of clockwork consistency and long-term viability of a manufacturing facility. However, Canada lacks the pipelines, ports and terminals to handle overall projected growth in production beyond 2020. Canada’s LNG terminal construction lags competitors in what has become an intense international competition to secure high value markets, notably, in East Asia. On top of these challenges, Canada must increasingly refine and add value to its energy products and seek new end uses for its energy resources, including for power generation for industrial, commercial and residential use. In this interactive session panelists and the audience will examine the strategies are being pursued to develop new value-added markets for oil and gas.
  • Paul Evans, Executive Vice President, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
  • Robert Hardt, President & CEO, Siemens Canada
  • Darren Sokoloski, President, Acciona Infrastructure Canada
  • Scott Ulrichs, Vice President of Industry Solutions, Appian Corporation
  • Dr. Mark Priest, Oil & Gas Sector Specialist, United Kingdom Trade and Investment

Moderator: Doug Hanson, Director, Oilsands and Natural Resources Solution
Center, IBM Canada

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2:45 pm Close by Jason Langrish, President, The Energy Roundtable