Media Advisory: Industry Leaders from Across Canadian Energy Industry to Speak in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Energy Council of Canada will host its annual Canadian Energy Industry: Updates and Insights in Ottawa on Tues., Feb. 2. This event brings together a uniquely broad set of speakers, including senior executives from the leading associations representing all segments of the Canadian energy industry, from exploration through to pipelines, transmission and storage.

The event will feature frank discussion of the price and market-access challenges faced by the oil and gas sector, major new infrastructure builds, refurbishments and novel storage developments underway in the electricity sector, and of the potentially dramatic shifts in the energy policy environment.



Tuesday, February 2 (opening remarks at 1:00 p.m. sharp)


Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Provinces I and II

Opening Keynote, 1:15 - 1:30 p.m., Perspectives on behalf of the Government of Canada, Ms. Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Panel One, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – Oil and gas updates and issues, representatives of: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Canadian Gas Association, Newfoundland Oil Industry Association, and Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors.

Panel Two, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.Electricity, representatives of: Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity, Canadian Nuclear Association, Energy Storage Ontario, and Electricity Human Resources Canada.

Outcomes from COP-21, Implications and Actions Underway, 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. – Fiona Jones, Suncor Energy's General Manager of Sustainability.

Closing Keynote, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. - Michael Cleland, 2015 Canadian Energy Person of the Year, Insights on Canadian energy at a crossroads influenced by developments in end-use markets, carbon and climate policy, earning public confidence and technology.

Networking Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Full program at

With 65 members from across Canada's energy sector, the Energy Council of Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated achieving an affordable, stable and environmentally-sound energy system providing the greatest benefit for all Canadians. The Energy Council of Canada is the Canadian Member Committee of the World Energy Council.


SOURCE Energy Council of Canada

For further information: Krystal Underhill,, 613-232-8239 ext. 603


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