Media Advisory - Executive Energy Forum: Towards an Energy Vision for North America



    CALGARY, June 12 /CNW/ - The Executive Energy Forum will bring together
over 150 delegates from the North American energy industry - key decision
makers from all energy sectors and government representatives - in Halifax,
Nova Scotia from June 17-19, 2007 to discuss an energy vision for North
America. Sponsored by the Energy Council of Canada, the objective of the
Executive Energy Forum is to identify actions and solutions to ensure energy
remains a fundamental driver for social and economic prosperity, while
responsibly addressing the climate change challenges.
    The 2007 forum will be held in Nova Scotia, where the beginning of
Canada's commercial energy was born, launching the start of North American
energy trade with a shipment of coal from the coalfields of Cow Bay, Nova
Scotia to Boston in 1724. From these humble beginnings, the Canadian energy
industry has exponentially grown to be the number one supplier of oil, natural
gas, electricity and uranium to the United States, in addition to providing
major contributions to the world's energy supply.
    With the increasing political spotlight on climate change, the North
American energy industry has an opportunity to develop a role that ensures the
prosperity of the energy industry while addressing the climate change issues.
    Canada is set to face upcoming security challenges as investment is
needed to provide the adequate infrastructure, including capital and skilled
labour, to keep up with the increasing energy demand and the industry's rapid
growth.
    Energy is a vital resource for global development, and while Canada
addresses its own energy security, there is a leadership opportunity to
develop the technology and framework for supporting and addressing worldwide
energy needs, specifically for developing countries.
    At this year's forum, The Energy Council of Canada is pleased to announce
Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, as a keynote
speaker.
    Another highlight at the Forum is the ability for participants to provide
input to update the findings from the previous North American Regional Forums.
This input will then be used to prepare for the World Energy Congress held
this November in Rome, Italy.
    Please visit the Energy Council of Canada's website for additional
background information and a complete Forum program: www.energy.ca. Please
RSVP to Amy Tillotson or Lyndsay Thorlacius to attend a session or schedule
interviews.

    
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                         2007 Executive Energy Forum
                               June 17-19, 2007
           Casino Nova Scotia and the Harbourfront Marriott Hotel,
                             Halifax, Nova Scotia

                 Towards an Energy Vision for North America

    Sunday, June 17
      6:00 p.m.         Welcome Reception and Dinner with Chris Huskilson,
                        President & CEO, Emera Inc.; Chair, Halifax Forum

    Monday, June 18
      8:00-9:00 a.m.    Opening Session, Keynote Address
      9:00-10:00 a.m.   Energy Diversity: The Security Challenge
      10:30-11:45 a.m.  Energy Diversity: The Climate Change Challenge
      11:45-1:00 p.m.   Keynote Speaker: Hon. Gary Lunn, Minister,
                        Natural Resources Canada
      1:00-3:15 p.m.    Transformation Technologies: What the Future Holds
      3:30-4:45 p.m.    Energy Efficiency
      6:00 p.m.         Reception and Dinner

    Tuesday, June 19
      8:00-10:00 a.m.   Ensuring North American Security and Prosperity:
                        The Future of North American Energy Trade
      10:15-10:30 a.m.  Canadian Centre for Energy
      10:30-10:45 a.m.  Rome 2007 and Montreal 2010
      10:45-11:45 a.m.  Final Forum Wrap-up

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