OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Westin Hotel - Kelly Craft, Ambassador of the United States to Canada, will join her counterpart David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, on stage in Ottawa on Monday, February 5 for a discussion of bilateral issues in energy trade. Their remarks and conversation will headline the Energy Council of Canada's annual Energy Updates and Insights event.
The theme for this year's event is: Energy Trade in North America: Issues and Opportunities. It takes place against a dynamic backdrop of trade-related developments, including ongoing efforts to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Cross-border infrastructure, market integration, climate change, other emerging issues impacting continental energy trade will be among the topics explored by leading subject matter experts. Representatives of leading industry associations will share their views on trade issues and opportunities for Canada's energy sector.
Monday, February 5 (registration at 1:00 p.m., opening remarks at 1:15 p.m.)
Governor General II/III, Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Ambassadors' Remarks and Conversation, 1:25-1:55 – Kelly Craft, Ambassador of the United States to Canada, and David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States
Recent Developments in Energy Trade in North America, 1:55-2:45 – Martha Hall Findlay, President & CEO, Canada West Foundation; Lawrence Herman, International Counsel, Herman and Associates; Allan Fogwill, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Research Institute, moderated by Jay Khosla, Assistant Deputy Minister Energy, Natural Resources Canada
Latest Results from Policy Research Supported by Energy Council of Canada, 2:45-2:55 –Jatin Nathwani, introducing Energy Council Fellows researching energy storage and energy hubs, off-grid electricity and adaptive sustainable re-use of buildings (University of Waterloo); Jennifer Winter, on Best Practices for Consultation and Engagement of Indigenous Peoples (University of Calgary)
Industry's Views on Energy Trade, 3:15-4:05 – Sergio Marchi, President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association; Tim McMillan, President & CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers; Chris Bloomer, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, moderated by Jacob Irving, President, Energy Council of Canada
Views and Outlook, 4:05-4:55 – Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association; Glenn Hodgson, Senior Fellow, Conference Board of Canada, moderated by the Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy
Wrap-up and Take-Aways, 4:55-5:10 – Sarah Goldfeder, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
With 80 members from across Canada's energy sector, the Energy Council of Canadais a non-profit organization dedicated to 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.