Media Advisory: GE Canada CEO to Explore Path to Canadian Energy Leadership in Accepting Energy Person of the Year Award

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada, will address an industry gathering in Toronto tomorrow evening, on the occasion of the presentation to her of the Energy Council of Canada's 2016 Energy Person of the Year award.


Thursday, November 10


Remarks and award presentation begin at 7:00 p.m.


Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto


Allan's remarks will address the question of whether energy leadership is still attainable for Canada. She will address the changing landscape of the Canadian energy industry, and the requirements to achieve and maintain global competitiveness. She will deliver the message that Canadians can be energy leaders and that the path to this is through innovation.

The Canadian Energy Person of the Year award recognizes significant contributions to the energy sector – in the industry, government and community contexts – and in advancing Canada's role in world energy markets. Allan was nominated and selected based on her passionate commitment to Canadian competitiveness, her advocacy for the application of science and innovation to energy sector challenges, her engagement in dialogue on energy strategy and policy, and her strong record of community service.

With 65 members from across Canada's energy sector, the Energy Council of Canada is 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.


SOURCE Energy Council of Canada

For further information: and to register as a media attendee, please contact: Brigitte Svarich,, 613-232-8239 ext. 602 / (613) 323-1254


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