Media Advisory - What's next for Canada's oil and gas industry?

OTTAWA, Jan. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian economy was hit hard in 2015 by the collapse in oil prices. Many are now wondering what does the future of the Canadian oil and gas industry look like, given relatively low prices and other factors, such as environmental and social concerns about the industry?

The Conference Board of Canada's Oil and Gas Summit 2016 will bring together national and international industry experts to discuss the sources affecting oil prices movements, and their impact on the Canadian oil and gas industry.

The Conference Board's Chief Economist, Glen Hodgson will also provide his analysis on the impact of low oil prices on the regional and national economies.



January 11-12, 2016


Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Calgary, Alberta


January 11:

  • The Honourable Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Deputy Government House Leader, Government of Alberta

January 12:


  • Tzeporah Berman, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Dr. Edward Morse, Managing Director and Global Head—Commodities, Citi Research (U.S.)
  • Phil Fontaine, Founder and President, Ishkonigan Inc.
  • Michael Wittner, Managing Director and Global Head of Oil and Commodities Research—Americas, Global Research & Strategy, Societe Generale, (U.S.)
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Louis Thériault, Vice-President, Public Policy, The Conference Board of Canada


For the full list of speakers, schedule and times, visit:

Media accreditation for this event is required.

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The Oil and Gas Summit 2016 is presented thanks to generous sponsor contributions from Citi Canada, Bennett Jones LLP and JuneWarren-Nickel's Energy Group.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information or media accreditation: Sean Burgess, Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 294, E-mail: or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:

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