Canadian Energy Summit 20147:15am-3:00pm | The Fairmont Palliser- Crystal Ballroom - 133 9th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Join the EC on November 21st, 2014 as we host the 2014 Canadian Energy Summit in Calgary, Alberta. This annual Summit brings together policy makers, industry leaders and senior government officials from across North America for an in-depth look into Canada’s energy future with a focus on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The full day agenda will feature an extensive list of panelists, including several federal and provincial minister’s and CEO’s who all have comprehensive knowledge about a range of topics and issues relating to energy policy.
• The Honourable Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta
• The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Development Ontario, The Government of Canada
• Senator Doug Black, The Senate of Canada
• Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada
• Greg Ebel, Chairman, President and CEO, Spectra Energy
• Peter Watson, Chair and CEO, National Energy Board
• Dr. John Barrett, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association
• Hugh MacDiarmid, Chairman of the Board – Terrestrial Energy former President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
• Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge
• William S. Osler, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
• Dr. Brenda Kenny, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
• Kristyn Annis, President, Canadians for Clean Prosperity
• Tim McMillan, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada
• Timothy Egan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Gas Association
• The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C
Ticket $125 +GST
Table $1,200 +GST
Ticket $155 +GST
Table $1,500 +GST
Session 1: Energy & Environment
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am (breakfast served)
Kristyn Annis, President, Canadians for Clean Prosperity
Dr. Brenda Kenny, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) & Board Member, CCEMC
Elyse Allan, President & CEO, General Electric Canada
Moderator: Senator Doug Black, Senate of Canada
Session 2: 2014/2015 Regulatory Outlook
Keynote: Peter Watson, Chair & CEO, National Energy Board
Session 3: North American Pipeline Integration & Infrastructure
Time: 10:10 -11:20 am
Ian Anderson, President Kinder Morgan Canada
Al Monaco, Enbridge
Greg Ebel, Spectra Energy
Moderator: William S. Osler, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Session 4: The Hon. Greg Rickford
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (Lunch served)
Introductory Remarks: Tim Egan, President & CEO, CGA
Keynote: The Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada Introduction: Tim Egan, President & CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Session 5: Nuclear Energy: A National Opportunity
Time 1:30pm- 2:15pm
Dr. John Barrett, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear
Hugh MacDiarmid, Chairman of the Board, Terrestrial Energy, former President & CEO, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Moderator: Hon. Monte Solberg, P.C., Principal, New West Public Affairs
Session 6: The Hon. Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta
Time 2:15 - 3:00pm
Introductory Remarks: Tim McMillan, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Keynote: The Hon. Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta
President & CEO
Al Monaco was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2012. He is also a member of the Enbridge Inc. Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed President of Enbridge Inc. in February 2012, Mr. Monaco served as President, Gas Pipelines, Green Energy & International with responsibility for the growth and operations of Enbridge’s gas pipelines, including the Gas Gathering & Processing operations in the United States, Enbridge's Gulf Coast Offshore assets and the Company’s investments in Alliance, Vector and Aux Sable, as well as Enbridge's International business development and investment activities and Green Energy. Mr. Monaco has more than 30 years experience in the energy business including the upstream oil and gas exploration, development and pipelines businesses. Since joining Enbridge in 1995, he has held positions including Executive Vice President, Major Projects & Green Energy, and as President, Enbridge Gas Distribution; Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Development; and Vice President, Financial Services and Treasurer for Enbridge's U.S.-based master limited partnership.
Dr. Brenda Kenny
President and CEO
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Brenda Kenny is President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) where she works with industry partners and key stakeholders to advance pipeline safety, operating excellence and sound policy. Leadership in outreach and collaboration to solve problems and implement solutions is central to her role at CEPA. Brenda has extensive experience in energy regulation, sustainability and strategy development. Prior to joining CEPA, she spent a number of years with the National Energy Board where she provided executive leadership in policy, regulatory reviews and finance.
Brenda is an adjunct professor in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. She serves on the Board of Governors for the University of Calgary, chairs that Board’s Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee and sits on the Board the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta independent not-for-profit organization that invests in clean technology solutions. Brenda was recently appointed to the Board of the Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) to provide strategic advice on diversifying the economy and improving Alberta’s competitiveness.
Brenda is also a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has been active in a variety of boards and community groups including WaterSMART, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Calgary and imagineCALGARY. Brenda holds a Doctorate in Resources and the Environment, a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Applied Science.
Dr. John Barrett
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Nuclear Association
Chairman, President & CEO
Greg Ebel is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Spectra Energy. He is also chairman, president and chief executive officer of Spectra Energy Partners, the company’s publicly traded master limited partnership.
Ebel also serves on the board of directors for DCP Midstream, a joint venture between Spectra Energy and Phillips 66 and a leader in natural gas gathering and processing and the production and marketing of natural gas liquids.
Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Ebel was Spectra Energy’s chief financial officer. He has also served as president of Union Gas, Spectra Energy’s major Canadian natural gas utility company.
Ebel served as vice president of investor and shareholder relations and as managing director of mergers and acquisitions for Duke Energy. Prior to his Duke Energy roles, Ebel served as vice president of strategic development for Westcoast Energy.
Earlier in his career, Ebel was advisor to the executive director of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., with oversight responsibility for investment proposals of the International Finance Corporation, the private sector investment arm of World Bank. He also worked for the government of Canada, holding positions as chief of staff to the minister of finance and deputy prime minister of Canada, and as senior advisor on privatization.
Ebel serves on the board of directors of The Mosaic Company. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an oil and natural gas advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, and former chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, Toronto, Ontario, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School
Chairman of the Board
Hugh MacDiarmid has accumulated a diverse range of executive and professional experiences during a 35+ year career. His executive appointments have included serving as President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited from 2008 to 2011, President & CEO of Laidlaw Transit Inc. from 2003 to 2005, Executive Vice-President, Commercial of Canadian Pacific Railway from 1995 to 2001 and President & CEO of Lumonics Inc. from 1987 to 1990. Recently, he has operated his own management firm, VIS|EX Corporation, offering advisory and co-investment services to corporate clients. Mr. MacDiarmid is a director of ALH Holding Inc. and SeaCube Container Leasing Limited, both of which are portfolio companies of a leading Canadian pension fund.
Early in his career, Mr. MacDiarmid was an Associate and then Principal with McKinsey & Company, a leading international management consulting firm. He holds a MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Ian D. Anderson
Kinder Morgan Canada
Ian Anderson has served as President of Kinder Morgan Canada since December 2005. In this role, he provides executive leadership to Kinder Morgan’s Canadian operations, growth pursuits and social responsibility initiatives. For Mr. Anderson, this means “articulating a clear vision for the company” and all projects, “diving fully into the details” and “building and growing the personal relationships” he believes are vitally important — both in business and life.
Before joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Anderson held senior executive positions in finance, regulatory affairs, administration and business development at companies including Terasen, Centra Gas and Westcoast Energy.
Mr. Anderson has helped shape Canadian utility and pipeline regulatory policy for decades, and has been an active advocate for meaningful and productive engagement and prosperity sharing between the energy industry and Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Mr. Anderson is a board member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). In this capacity, and in his previous role as Board Chair, he has worked tirelessly to broaden the voice of the pipeline industry in Canada, and to ensure the voices of all providers — small and large — are being heard. He is also a member of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC).
Mr. Anderson is a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Program.
Originally from Winnipeg, today Mr. Anderson and his family call Calgary home.
Canadian for Clean Prosperity
Kristyn Annis is the President of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, whose mission is to build support for a strong, competitive economy where economic opportunities and innovation are accelerated by a fair price on pollution charged back to polluters.
Prior to taking on the role of president, she was an advisor to the Premier of Ontario on energy, mining, aboriginal and justice issues, on a leave of absence from one of Canada’s leading law firms, McCarthy Tétrault LLP. As a partner in the firm’s energy group, Kristyn’s practice focused on commercial and regulatory energy law and aboriginal law. Kristyn has advised a wide range of clients across the mining and energy sectors on commercial, securities and regulatory issues. Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, she served as senior policy advisor to two successive Ministers of Energy of Ontario; the Honourable Dwight Duncan and the Honourable Gerry Phillips.
She is the co-author of Treaty Rights in the Historic Treaties of Canada (University of Saskatchewan, 2010), the third in a series of contemporary themes in Aboriginal Law.
Kristyn has a degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University (2000), a French Common Law Degree (LLB) from l’Université d'Ottawa and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. Kristyn’s family has a long history in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in her free time she enjoys flying (with carbon offsets of course) and exploring the Great Canadian Outdoors.
Chair and CEO
National Energy Board of Canada
Mr. Watson was designated as the Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board of Canada on June 13, 2014. His term is for a period of seven years, on a full-time basis.
• Deputy Minister, Executive Council, Government of Alberta. 2011-2014.
• Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy, Government of Alberta. 2008-2011.
• President, Clean Air Strategic Alliance, a multi-stakeholder alliance composed of representatives selected by industry, government and non-government organizations, to provide strategies to assess and improve air quality for Albertans, using a collaborative consensus process, 2005-2011.
• President, Alberta Water Council, a multi-stakeholder partnership with 24 Members from governments, industry, and non-government organizations. Its primary task is to monitor and steward implementation of the Alberta’s Water for Life strategy and to champion achievement of the strategy’s three goals, namely, a safe, secure drinking water supply, healthy aquatic ecosystems and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy, 2005-2008.
• Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment, Government of Alberta. 2005-2008.
• Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Assurance Division, Alberta Environment, Government of Alberta. 2002-2005.
Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:
• Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
• Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
• Completed Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors.
• Named Alberta’s Resource Person of the Year, 2011.
• B.Sc. Civil Engineering.
The Honourable Greg Rickford, PC, MP
Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
Government of Canada
Greg Rickford is one of eight children. He comes from a family whose values are founded on hard work and public service. On May 20, 2013, Greg and his wife Janet welcomed their daughter Abigail Mae into the world. Greg’s diverse personal and professional background led him to Kenora, which he and his family call home.
Prior to entering politics, Mr. Rickford earned a nursing diploma from Mohawk College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria. He also has an MBA from Université Laval and both civil and common law degrees from McGill University.
Greg was first elected to the House of Commons in October 2008. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages in 2010. In January 2011, Greg was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. In May of the same year, he was given the additional responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor). In July 2013, Mr. Rickford was appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology and for FedNor. In March 2014, Greg was appointed Minister of Natural Resources and continued in his responsibility for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.
The Honourable Monte Solberg, P.C
New West Public Affairs
As Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat) from 1993-2008, Monte served under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and as Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.
As a Minister, he focused his efforts on helping Canadians become more self-reliant. As Immigration Minister, he worked to help newcomers learn new skills, land jobs, and learn the values that have made Canada the great nation it is. As Human Resources Minister, he worked to help students, persons with disabilities, aboriginal people, and older workers, acquire the new skills that lead to good jobs. He oversaw efforts to bring about major reforms in Employment Insurance, Post-Secondary Education Funding, and Aboriginal Housing.
While in Opposition, Monte served as his party's Chief Critic for Finance, Human Resources Development, National Revenue, and Foreign Affairs.
Over several years, Monte was selected by Parliament Hill staffers as one of the top three communicators in Parliament. He was also consistently recognized as one of the top three most humorous MPs. In the 2008 survey, he was chosen as the Minister most desirable to work for. Monte retired from office in September 2008.
Monte continues to speak on public policy issues across Canada and internationally. He also serves as a Governor with the International Development Research Centre. In the past four years, Monte has acted as a senior advisor and worked as an independent consultant, providing counsel to some of Canada's largest organizations.
Raised in Drumheller, Alberta and Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Monte was the General Manager of CHUM Radio Alberta prior to political life.
The Honourable Senator Doug Black
The Senate of Canada
Doug Black is confident in the promise of Alberta and Canada.
He placed strongly in first position in the 2012 Alberta Senate Nominee Election, and was appointed to the Senate on January 25, 2013. Senator Black serves on the Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources and the Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.
Senator Black is Senior Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, a global law firm. He studied at the University of Alberta, and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Senator Black was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002 and was named as one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers for 2012 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Senator Black is deeply involved in his community, and was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 in recognition of his many contributions. He served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary during a period of tremendous growth in the institution’s history. Senator Black is Governor Emeritus of the Banff Centre, Alberta’s nationally and internationally renowned centre of excellence in creativity and the arts, and was National Co-Chair of the Centre’s successful $128 million campus revitalization campaign. He has served as Chair of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which equips disadvantaged youth with the tools to ignite change in their communities through the arts. Senator Black was also the Founder of Lake Crest School in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Senator Black has been a long-time proponent for responsible energy development and an advocate for diversifying Canada’s energy markets. He was founding president of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the development of a Canadian energy framework.
Senator Black lives in Alberta with his wife Linda, and they have two adult children. Together, Senator Black and his wife are active swimmers, cyclists, and supporters of the arts.
William S. Osler
Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions
Bennett Jones LLP
Will Osler is co-head of the firm's capital markets and mergers & acquisitions practice. He practices in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. He has significant experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, acting for both issuers and underwriters, as well as Canadian and international takeover bids, plans of arrangement and asset and share purchase transactions. He has represented clients in several of Canada's largest recent initial public offerings. His corporate governance advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors with respect to general compliance matters as well as specific issues arising out of transactions. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on a variety of business law topics and was Chair of Insight's 2013 Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Conference.
Will is recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/M&A; the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities; the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Addition – Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers; the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition – Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers; Who's Who Legal: Canada as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets; and Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's leading Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers.
Will was a member of the firm's partnership board from 2009 to 2011. He is currently a director of the Calgary Stampede, a trustee of the Calgary Health Trust and a director of the Kidney Foundation of Canada Southern Alberta Branch.