/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Western Canada's Energy Leaders to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Responding to Shifting Markets and Changing Policies/

Decarbonization - Market Access - Climate Change

CALGARY, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Senior executives from across Western Canada's energy sector will meet next week to discuss strategies for success in the face of intense market and public acceptance challenges, and unprecedented policy change. Speakers at the Energy Council of Canada's annual western summit will include senior executives from leading companies, industry associations, and policy-making and regulatory agencies. Panelists and participants will bring a shared commitment to the continued development of Western Canada's rich conventional and renewable energy resources, in alignment with current economic realities and rising social and environmental expectations. They will discuss existing initiatives and further opportunities to advance this goal over the next five years.


Monday, May 9 – Opening Reception and Keynotes, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10 – Keynotes, Luncheon, Three Panels, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre Street S.E., Calgary

Opening Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., May 9 – Welcome Remarks, 6:20 pm Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Opening Remarks and Market Overview, 8:30 – 9:10 a.m., May 10 Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada; and Harold "Skip" York, Vice President of Integrated Energy, Wood Mackenzie

9:10 – 10:20 a.m., May 10The Decarbonisation Transformation in Western Canada; chaired by Gianna Manes, President & CEO, ENMAX Corporation; panelists include Coal Association of Canada President & CEO Robin Campbell and Alberta Electric System Operator President & CEO David Erickson

10:40 a.m. – 12:00, May 10Changing the Conversation on Market Access; chaired by Claudia Cattaneo, Western Business Columnist, National Post; panelists include Canadian Energy Pipeline Association President & CEO Chris Bloomer and Alberta Energy Regulator President & CEO Jim Ellis

1:00 p.m. (apprx.), May 10 – Luncheon Keynote, David Keane, President & CEO, BC LNG Alliance

1:30 – 2:40 p.m., May 10Climate Change Policy Design and Implementation; chaired by Linda Coady, Chief Sustainability Officer at Enbridge; panelists include Lafarge Holcim Canada's Head, Environment & Public Affairs, Jonathan Moser; and Saskatchewan's Deputy Minister of the Economy Laurie Pushor

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.

Full program at www.energy.ca

SOURCE Energy Council of Canada

For further information: Krystal Underhill, krystal.underhill@energy.ca, 613-232-8239 ext. 603


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