The United States and Canada sit at the center of a global energy transformation that has huge implications for both countries. Join leading investors, stakeholders, practitioners, and energy experts in this one-and-a-half day event to examine the scope of, and recommend a future course for bilateral energy cooperation.

Speaker Highlights
  • Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Quebec, Canada
  • Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence, former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command, and Cochair, Commission on  Energy and Geopolitics, Securing America’s Future Energy
  • Daniel Poneman, former Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy
  • The Honorable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Adam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration
  • Scott Thomson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Hydro
 

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Agenda

US-Canada Energy Summit: Reenergizing the Policy Dialogue
OCTOBER 16-17, 2014 | CHICAGO, IL

CoChairs
•    Jean Charest, former Premier of Québec, Canada; Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
•    David Jacobson, former US Ambassador to Canada; Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group

AGENDA
(subject to change)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    EARLY BIRD SESSION - Investing in a New North American Energy Future
•    Donald G. Coxe, Chairman, Coxe Advisors LLP
•    Jim Murphy, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Invenergy LLC
•    Scott Vali, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, CIBC Global Asset Management
•    Chair, Marguerite Clark-Zamolo, Energy Executive


5:30 – 6:15 p.m.    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Introduction by David Jacobson, Former US Ambassador to Canada; Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group
•    Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada

Friday, October 17, 2014
7:15 – 8:00 a.m.    BREAKFAST

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.    WELCOME
•    Ivo Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
•    Jean Charest, Former Premier of Québec, Canada; Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
•    David Jacobson, Former US Ambassador to Canada; Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.    OPENING KEYNOTE – The Shifting Global Energy Landscape, A Look to 2040
Introduction by Ivo Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
•    Adam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration
 
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.    PANEL 1 –Industry’s Response to a Changing Energy Landscape
Introduction by George Bilicic, Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking, Head of Midwest Investment Banking, Lazard Freres and Co. LLC

•    William J. Fehrman, President and Chief Executive Officer, MidAmerican Energy Company; President, MidAmerican Renewables, LLC
•    Brett Gellner, Chief Investment Officer, TransAlta Corporation
•    Ed Wojczynski, Division Manager, Portfolio Projects Management, Manitoba Hydro
•    Chair, Gordon D. Giffin, Former US Ambassador to Canada; Chair, Public Policy and International Department, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.    BREAK

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.    PANEL 2 –Balancing Economic Competitiveness and Natural Resource Protection: Is it Possible?
Introduction by Eric Axford, Executive Vice President, Business Services, Suncor

•    Dylan Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada West Foundation
•    Lana Pollack, Chair of the US Section, International Joint Commission
•    Jodi White, Chair, Board of Directors, Tides Canada
•    Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
•    Chair, Steve Brick, Senior Fellow, Climate and Energy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.    LUNCHEON KEYNOTE –The Geopolitical Implications of Secure North American Energy
Introduction by Roxanne Decyk, former Executive Vice President, Global Government Relations, Royal Dutch Shell

•    Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence, former Commander-in- Chief, Pacific Command, and Cochair, Commission on Energy and Geopolitics, Securing America’s Future Energy

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.    PANEL 3 – Is North America the New Energy Epicenter?
Introduction by Soma Somasundaram, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dover Energy

•    Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Quebec, Canada
•    Byron Dorgan,  Senior Policy Advisor, Arent Fox LLP, former Senator (D-ND)
•    Robert J. Johnston, Director, Global Energy & Natural Resources, Eurasia Group
•    Christoph Löwer, Director Government Relations & CSR, Alstom Germany
•    Chair, Douglas J. Black, Senator (Alberta), Parliament of Canada

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.    AFTERNOON KEYNOTE –A New US Energy Agenda
Introduction by Rachel Bronson, Senior Fellow, Global Energy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

•    Daniel Poneman, former Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.    PANEL 4 – The US-Canada Energy Agenda after Keystone
Introduction by Howard Learner, President and Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

•    Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
•    David Jacobson, Former US Ambassador to Canada; Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group
•    Chair, David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.    CLOSING REMARKS
•    Jean Charest, Former Premier of Québec, Canada; Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    RECEPTION

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