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Technical Innovation Day Conference Day Two

Conference Day One – 17th May
LNG in Canada: Opportunities & Challenges

08:45 – 09:00:  Welcome Address from the Conference Chair
Bruce Leslie
, Executive Director, Western Canada, Conference Board of Canada

09:00 – 09:30:  Keynote Address
Doug Stout,
Vice President, Market Development & External Relations, Fortis BC

09:30 – 10:00:  “A Question of Utility: Will Plentiful, Cheap Gas Drive a Renaissance in Gas-Fired Power Generation Across Canada?”

30-minute keynote examining the potential for major growth in thermal power plant re-fueling or new CCGT powergen in Canada – what could this mean for producers, EPCs and others in current downturn? Issues of network & grid connectivity? What is the current Federal & Provincial view on more gas fired generation for Canada?

Wayne Stensby, Managing Director, ATCO Electricity Global Business Unit

10:00 – 10:30:  An Interview with… Leading journalist Deborah Yedlin of the Calgary Herald interviews a key industry figure to focus on domestic / North American opportunities for Canadian natural gas.

Interviewee: Mayor Bill Streeper, Northern Rockies

10:30 – 11:15:  Coffee & Networking Break

11:15 – 12:30:  “Best Practices in the Consultation of, and Engagement with, First Nations Groups”

LNG projects have had mixed success in consulting and engaging First Nations Groups. Listen to two 20-minute case studies of pioneering approaches followed by a panel of experts sharing their knowledge and experiences.

i)  11:15 – 11:35:  First Nations Limited Partnership Case Study – Community and Industry forge an accord

Robert Metcs, President, Havlik Metcs Limited
Jackie Thomas,
Chief Councillor, Saik’uz First Nation

ii)  11:35 – 11:55:  The Woodfibre LNG Experience

Byng Giraud, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pacific Oil & Gas – Woodfibre LNG

iii)  11:55 – 12:30: Panel Discussion:

Karina Andrus, Technical Director, Society & Engagement, WorleyParsons – Advisian (Moderator) 
Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance 
Robert Metcs, President, Havlik Metcs Limited 
Jackie Thomas, Chief, Saik’uz First Nation 
Byng Giraud, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pacific Oil & Gas – Woodfibre LNG 

12:30 – 13:45: Lunch break & opportunity to visit the exhibition

13:45 – 14:30: Panel Debate: “What Do Recent Changes to Federal and State Governments in Canada Mean for LNG Projects?”

With many changes to leadership at both state and federal levels, Canada’s Gas & LNG industry is facing an uncertain outlook. This expert panel will debate the potential impacts of new leadership on Canada’s LNG export plans, on fiscal policy, on environmental plans, and on the future for gas monetisation opportunities across the land.

Joe Bevash, Office Managing Partner, Tokyo and Seoul, Latham & Watkins (Moderator) 
Al Hudec, Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP 
Gerry Peereboom, Vice President, Integration, Steelhead LNG 
Merle C. Alexander, Indigenous Resource Law, Partner, Gowling WLG LLP

14:30 – 15:15: Coffee & networking break

15:15 – 16:30: “Costly not Competitive? How Can Canadian LNG Project Developers Secure Offtake at a Fair Price & Ensure Profitability?”

Lower prices for oil & LNG have made Canadian LNG projects financially challenging. What can stakeholders and investors do to drive confidence from buyers and from offtakers? What collaboratively could be done by all stakeholders in the project value chain to assist?

Key figures from global buyers and domestic exports will dictate discussion and lead the debate with the audience.

Joe Aldon, Managing Director & CEO, AXI LNGAS Inc. / Senior Adviser, Natural Gas Business, First Gen Corp.
Yu Teraoka, Deputy Director, Oil & Gas Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) 
Brian Tuffs, CEO, Sinopec Canada 
Mary Hemmingsen, Global Head of LNG, KPMG (Moderator)

16:30 – 16:35: Chair’s closing remarks & end Day 1

16:35 – 18:35: Networking drinks reception 

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