For 6 consecutive years this event has been the catalyst for companies interested in furthering their business interests in Canada; linking them to the relevant decision makers in the sector.

Day 1
Monday, May 14th
9:00 - 9:05
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Chairman
First Nations Limited Partnership
Day 1
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President and CEO
FortisBC Holdings Inc
Day 1
Conference
Minister of Energy
Government of British Columbia
Day 1
Conference

Speaker: Sandy MacMullin, Executive Director, Petroleum Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Energy

Executive Director
Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Day 1
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President
B.C. LNG Alliance
Day 1
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• An overview of the current LNG market globally
• The future of Asian pricing
• Will there be a return to long term offtake contracts or is flexibility here to stay?
• The potential competitiveness of Canadian LNG on global markets

Director - Gas Services
Solomon Associates
10:45 - 11:30
Day 1
Conference
HOSTED BY
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Speaker: Representative from British Columbia Construction Association

Day 1
Conference

The company that played a key role in British Columbia’s first LNG export brings together their partners to explain why that export went to China, what is driving the demand and why that demand can be expected to grow.

Co-Founder & CEO
True North Energy
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Speakers:

  • Chris Klar, Apprenticeship Advisor
  • Craig Woods, Industry Relations Advisor
Day 1
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Deputy Director, Oil and Gas Division
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Day 1
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Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Northwest Territories: Canada’s Next LNG Opportunity”

Northwest Territories (NWT) in Canada’s North has substantial natural gas resources. These resources can be used to supply energy to northern communities and businesses to increase energy security and reduce reliance on imported diesel and other fuels. The supply of NWT natural gas resources is far larger than NWT energy demand will ever be, so these resources can potentially serve natural gas demand in global energy markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. This presentation outlines opportunities in NWT for small-scale LNG to meet local energy needs and larger-scale LNG for export by LNG tanker ship, either from the British Columbia coast or from the Beaufort Sea and through the Bering Strait to Asia-Pacific markets. It also provides an overview of lands available for petroleum exploration in the territory, and strategic transportation and energy infrastructure projects that will improve resource access and lower the cost of doing business in NWT.

Speaker:

  • Menzie McEachern, Director, Mineral and Petroleum Resources, Department of Industry,Tourism and Investment, Government of Northwest Territories
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  • The capacity and capability of renewable energy sources to displace fossil fuels in the short to midterm.
  • Is Canada a world leader in responsible gas extraction and transmission?
  • The impact of LNG on Canadian air quality vs the potential gains around the world
  • Provincial Canadian emissions commitments vs. a global GHG issue
Assistant Professor, Energy, Resources and Environment, Canadian Studies
John Hopkin’s University
Research Associate, Sustainable Gas Institute
Imperial College London
Moderator
Industry Partnerships Advisor and Natural Gas Sector Lead
University of British Columbia Clean Energy Research Centre
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Speaker:

  • Andrew Wilkins, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Distributed Gas Solutions Canada
Day 1
Conference

Simplicity in Complexity - what are the biases of developers and how does this impact project development?
Developers needing to fail fast in new markets - where to invest initial project development capital?
Optimization vs. Standardization - where do we need to engineer?
Supply led demand - if we build it, will they come?

Hydrocarbons Sector Lead, SEA & China
Advisian WorleyParsons Group
15:05 - 15:45
Day 1
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Hosted by:
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Principal
Gas Processing Management Inc
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Digital solutions that help Oil, Gas & Chemical companies manage complexity and increase connectivity.
Speaker:

  • Brad MacDonald, P.Eng M. Eng, DCS Sales and Marketing Manager, ABB
Day 1
Conference

Speakers:

  • Travis Balaski, Vice President, Natural Gas Fuels,Ferus Inc
  • Andrew Hall, President & CEO, Yukon Energy
  • Paul West-Sells, President & CEO, Casino Mining Corporation
Vice President, Ferus Natural Gas Fueling Solutions (Canada)
Ferus Inc
President & CEO
Yukon Energy
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Speaker:

  • Kelly Newnham, Director, Advisian Worley Parsons Group
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Business Development Manager
GTT North America
Director, Natural Gas Transportation, Regional LNG and RNG Supply
FortisBC Holdings Inc
Moderator
Industry Partnerships Advisor and Natural Gas Sector Lead
University of British Columbia Clean Energy Research Centre
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre
Day 1
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre
17:05 - 17:10
Day 1
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17:10 - 19:00
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HOSTED BY
Day 2
Tuesday, May 15th
Day 2
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President
Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
Day 2
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Chief Councillor
First Nations LNG Alliance
Chief Councillor
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Chief Councillor
Haisla First Nation
Moderator
Vice President Policy, Government & Public Affairs
Kitimat LNG
Day 2
Conference
Chief Executive Officer
LNG Canada
Mayor
District of Kitimat
Director, Project Planning & Execution, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.
TransCanada
CEO
Seaspan Marine Transportation
General Manager British Columbia Works, Canada, Atlantic Aluminium
Rio Tinto
Moderator
Director External Relations
LNG Canada
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

The UBC Campus as a Living Lab program has created the opportunity to demonstrate a range of advanced clean technology solutions in a city- scale environment.
Dr. Merida will highlight some of these experiences and ongoing research areas at the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre, including the creation of Natural Gas Futures, a program focused on addressing the needs of the natural gas industry.

Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Renewable natural gas has the potential to replace up to 50% of Canada’s fossil sources and deliver massive greenhouse gas reductions in the process. This session
will address how much biomass supply there really is and what technology solutions are out there to economically convert it to renewable natural gas.

Speakers:

  • Sarah Smith – FortisBC: Utility perspective
  • Douglas Singbeil – FP Innovations: Opportunities from forest residue
  • Christopher Bush - Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society: Opportunity from farming waste

Moderator:

  • Scott Stanners – BC Bioenergy Network
Day 2
Conference
CEO & Managing Director
Bear Head LNG
10:45 - 11:30
Day 2
Conference
HOSTED BY
Day 2
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Country Manager & VP Corporate Affairs
Woodfibre LNG
CEO & Managing Director
Bear Head LNG
Director External Affairs
FortisBC Holdings Inc
Moderator
Executive Advisor
Advisian WorleyParsons Group
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Speakers:

  • Cliff Mui - Nexterra: Renewable energy from waste
  • Tony Bi – UBC: Research into catalytic conversion of woody biomass
  • Matt Babicki - G4 Insights: PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation for RNG production
  • Timothy Abbott – UBC: Advances in anaerobic digestion
  • Brad Douville – Greenlane Biogas: Upgrading to RNG for vehicles and pipelines

Moderator:

  • Scott Stanners – BC Bioenergy Network
Day 2
Conference
General Manager Canada
Boskalis
Day 2
Conference
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Innovative companies are pushing the boundaries of efficiency and emissions. Learn how these path finders are seeking to change the paradigm of how to produce and use natural gas.

  • Peter Kostka - Etalim: Thermo-acoustic generators for CHP and remote power
  • Gary Schubak – Ekona Power: Direct hydrogen production from natural gas
  • Jaeson Cardiff - CleanO2 : Micro-carbon capture and utilization
  • Michael Wolf – UBC: New catalysts for methane emissions reduction
  • Todd Thompson - Carnot Compression : Isothermal compression technology
  • Alan Clarke – iGen: Self-powered furnace
  • Bo Yang – Jereh: Micro-Liquefaction
Day 2
Conference

LNG from a producer perspective: weighing up the various LNG routes to market open to Canada’s gas producers.

Vice President Market Access
Seven Generations Energy
Moderator
Strategic & Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Bear Head LNG
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Drastic improvements to urban air quality are now being realised even as fleets save on fuel cost Renewable fuels enable similarly impressive green house gas emissions reductions. This session will examine the practicalities, experiences and potential.

  • Iain Johnstone – Clean Energy Fuels: Advances in CNG refuelling
  • Gary Olszewski – Port of Vancouver: Drayage truck emissions reduction project
  • Charlie Ker – Cummins Westport: Near-Zero NOx engine options
  • Sunny Li – UBC: Reducing fill time and increasing range with fast fill heat dissipation
Day 2
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Executive Vice President and CFO
North West Innovation Works
Day 2
Conference

The Gastech Governing Body Co-Chair Paul Sullivan who will navigate the different aspects of the FID process with a range of expert speakers.

Governing Body Co-Chair
Gastech
Day 2
Conference

- What makes a gas project bankable? 
- Reconciling investor requirements with shrinking offtake contract lengths. 
- Alternative financing structures and approaches for financing projects? 
- Does there need to be a more collaborative approach between project proponents, government and financiers to support the Canadian gas & LNG industry?

Managing Director & Co-Head, Power, Energy & Infrastructure
BMO Capital Markets
Moderator
Governing Body Co-Chair
Gastech
15:05 - 15:30
Day 2
Conference
Hosted by:
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

A wider and wider range of applications are now open to be fuelled by natural gas thanks to the activities of engine manufacturers and their technology partners.This session will highlight that latest developments and the research that has gone in to enabling these advances.

  • Dale Goudie - Westport Fuel Systems : Advances in gas engine technology for heavy-duty trucks
  • Jeremy Rochussen – UBC: Combustion visualisation and emissions measurement research
  • Les Gingell – MAN Diesel and Turbo: 2-stroke gas engines for open ocean shipping
Day 2
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10 Minute Case Study followed by Panel Discussion
- Can First Nations commercial engagement with the gas & LNG sector be a world leading example? 
- The importance of project sponsors and global off-takers seeing First Nations as commercial partners to reach a timely Final Investment Decision. 
- Understanding the aims of First Nations and building these in to project considerations from the outset. 

Chairman
First Nations Limited Partnership
Chief Councillor
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
CEO
First Nations LNG Alliance
Moderator
Vice President, External Affairs
Steelhead LNG
Day 2
Conference

- How can lessons learned from LNG projects around the world be implemented in Canada to reduce cost and time overruns? 
- What innovate technical solutions are available to meet environmental and regulatory requirements i.e. FLNG, hydro-electric powered turbines? 
- The need for closer collaboration with contractors from early stages to ensure a timely FID is reached. 

Strategic Development
Solaris Management Consultants
Vice President - Americas
Advisian WorleyParsons Group
Commercial Director
Red Box Energy Services
Moderator
Governing Body Co-Chair
Gastech
Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre

Natural gas is an economical and clean alternative to diesel fuel for the generators powering remote industries and communities. Several projects are already
in progress in British Columbia. This session will highlight the progress made, while also exploring in more depth the technologies needed for liquefaction, transportation, transfer and vaporization ofthe LNG.

  • Jason McIvor – Cryopeak: LNG logistics for remote power applications
  • Amir Sharafian – UBC: LNG transfer optimisation and boiloff gas management
  • Kevin Markey – GP Strategies: LNG vaporisation solutions for remote LNG power
  • Derek Hosking – Siemens: LNGO solutions
Day 2
Conference

A complex and seemingly fluid regulatory process can be difficult to navigate for proponents and even more so for those involved with it on a daily basis. This 30 minute slot will seek to lay out the tick boxes, hoops and hurdles for those on the outside looking in.

Day 2
Free to Attend - Show floor seminar theatre
Day 2
Conference

In an open audience question session, a cross-section of industry representatives pull together the lessons learned from the FID focus afternoon and look ahead to the theme of Day Three: Solutions.

Managing Director & Co-Head, Power, Energy & Infrastructure
BMO Capital Markets
CEO
First Nations LNG Alliance
Moderator
Governing Body Co-Chair
Gastech
17:30 - 18:30
Day 2
Conference
Hosted by:
Day 3
Wednesday, May 16th
Day 3
Conference
Executive Director
BC Building Trades
9:15 - 9:30
Day 3
Conference

Speaker:

  • Ellis Ross, Former Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation
Day 3
Conference

- How will local, provincial and federal government work collaboratively to support the Canadian gas and LNG industry? 
- The Canadian gas and LNG industry as a critical part of a Canadian nation building strategy. 
- What are the latest government initiatives to encourage and develop better First Nations and local community outreach and communication alongside the gas industry? 
- Can carbon taxes be approached in a way which does not handicap the LNG industry? 

Mayor
District of Kitimat
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
Government of British Columbia
Owner
Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
Day 3
Conference
  • Status of the legislative reforms
  • Will they lengthen already unacceptably long regulatory timeframes?
  • Will they help to de-politicize the assessment process?

Speaker:

Al Hudec, Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

11:00 - 11:45
Day 3
Conference
Hosted by:
Day 3
Conference

- What is the current situation with piping gas to the coast? 
- Is there a need for the Federal Infrastructure Fund to step in to ensure the necessary pipelines are built? 
- How can risk be fairly distributed along the value chain in the construction of pipelines? How will regulators and government facilitate this process? 

President, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.
TransCanada
Moderator
Manager, Major Projects
Seven Generations Energy
Day 3
Conference

This session will close the conference with a critical discussion around how Canada can ensure that the industry builds a strong diverse and inclusive workforce.

President
British Columbia Construction Association
Chief Executive Officer
Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Founder & Managing Director
Pit Crew Management Consulting
Workforce Development Manager
LNG Canada