Day 1
Monday 14th
May 2018
Day 2
Tuesday 15th
May 2018
Day 3
Wednesday 16th
May 2018
Conference Day One
Identifying the Opportunity
9:00am - 9:05am
Organiser’s Welcome
9:05am - 9:15am
Chairman’s Welcome
President and CEO
9:15am - 9:30am
Opening Keynote Speech
Invited Speaker: The Honourable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum
Resources, Government of British Columbia
9:30am - 9:45am
Federal Government Keynote Speech
Invited Speaker: Christine Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources,
Federal Government of Canada
9:45am - 10:15am
Canadian LNG in context
- 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
Invited Speaker:
Peter Tertzakian, Executive Director, ARC Energy Research Institute
10:15am - 11:45am
Keynote: Why Canada needs Canadian LNG
B.C. LNG Alliance
10:45am - 11:30am
Hosted Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:00pm
China needs LNG and needs it now
True North Energy
Co-Founder & CEO
11:30am - 12:30pm
An Interview with a Global LNG Buyer
How do the world's biggest players make their portfolio allocations and how do they see the market moving in the coming years?
Invited Speaker:
Senior Executive from Mitsubishi
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Exhibition Visits
2:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Focus: The Benefits of Natural Gas and LNG to Canada and the World
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Ask the Experts: Canadian Gas and global emissions: Localised impacts vs globalised benefits
Two leading research presentations followed by discussion and audience Q&A
- Global energy requirements – Mapping global supply/demand dynamics to 2050.
- The capacity and capability of renewable energy sources to displace fossil fuels in the short to mid-term.
- 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
John Hopkin’s University
Assistant Professor, Energy, Resources and Environment, Canadian Studies
University of British Columbia Clean Energy Research Centre
Industry Partnerships Advisor and Natural Gas Sector Lead
Imperial College London
Research Associate, Sustainable Gas Institute
2:45pm - 3:05pm
Finding a home for Canadian LNG: Understanding the dynamics of the growing gas to power markets in South East Asia and other developing countries
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?
Advisian WorleyParsons Group
Hydrocarbons Sector Lead, SEA & China
3:05pm - 3:45pm
Hosted Coffee Break
3:45pm - 4:05pm
Natural Gas Liquids: An overlooked critical value-add?
Gas Processing Management Inc
4:05pm - 4:25pm
Gas & LNG Powering Remote Communities
A case study demonstrating how LNG is being used to power the hardest to reach places in Canada and the benefits it provides
Ferus Inc
Vice President, Ferus Natural Gas Fueling Solutions (Canada)
Yukon Energy
President & CEO
4:25pm - 5:05pm
Gas for Land & Marine Transport: What impact will this have, what initiatives are underway and how will the complement an LNG export industry?
Seaspan Ferries Corporation
Superintendent New Vessels, Maintenance & Engineering
GTT North America
Business Development Manager
University of British Columbia Clean Energy Research Centre
Industry Partnerships Advisor and Natural Gas Sector Lead
5:05pm - 5:10pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
5:10pm - 7:00pm
Hosted Drinks Reception
Conference Day Two
Challenge? What Challenge?
9:05am - 9:10am
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Welcome Address
9:10am - 9:40am
Opening Keynote Speech “LNG is not Dead”
Invited Speakers:
Chief Councillor Crystal Smith, Haisla First Nation
Chief Councillor Joe Bevan, Kitselas First Nation
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Chief Councillor
9:40am - 10:25am
LNG Canada Keynote Address & Panel Discussion
LNG Canada
Chief Executive Officer
10:25am - 10:45am
East Coast Keynote: Bear Head LNG
Bear Head LNG
CEO & Managing Director
10:45am - 11:30am
Hosted Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:00pm
Challenges & Opportunities from the LNG Project Board Rooms
A conversation with the figureheads of some of Canada's leading LNG projects.
Woodfibre LNG
Country Manager & VP Corporate Affairs
Bear Head LNG
CEO & Managing Director
Advisian WorleyParsons Group
Executive Advisor
Lessons learned from challenging jurisdictions and geographies around the globe
An assessment of two major gas nations in the world, the difficulties the industry faced in those countries and what learnings can be drawn for Canada.
- Yamal LNG Project
- Gorgon LNG Project
12:35pm - 12:50pm
Perspectives from South of the border: An onstage interview with Jordan Cove
Invited Speaker:
Betsy Spomer, Senior Vice President - LNG Division, Pembina Pipeline Corporation
12:50pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Opportunity to Visit the Exhibition
2:00pm - 2:40pm
Tackling the challenge of gas monetisation
2:00pm - 2:20pm
LNG from a Producer Perspective
Weighing up the various LNG routes to market open to Canada's gas producers.
Seven Generations Energy
Vice President Market Access
Bear Head LNG
Strategic & Regulatory Affairs Advisor
2:20pm - 2:40pm
Methanol Exports: Why is this an important option for Canadian gas?
North West Innovation Works
Executive Vice President and CFO
Focus Afternoon - Understanding the FID Process
2:40pm - 2:45pm
Introduction from the Moderator
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
2:45pm - 3:05pm
LNG through a financier's eyes - Interview with the banker
- 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?
BMO Capital Markets
Managing Director & Co-Head, Power, Energy & Infrastructure
Governing Body Co-Chair
3:05pm - 3:30pm
Hosted Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm
First Nations and Industry working hand-in-hand
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.
First Nations Limited Partnership
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Chief Councillor
First Nations LNG Alliance
4:00pm - 4:30pm
EPC Leaders: The Engineer’s Influence on the FID Process
- 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.

Governing Body Co-Chair
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Navigating the Regulatory Process
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.
5:00pm - 5:30pm
FID Focus Afternoon Wrap-Up
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.
BMO Capital Markets
Managing Director & Co-Head, Power, Energy & Infrastructure
First Nations LNG Alliance
Governing Body Co-Chair
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hosted Drinks Reception
Conference Day Three
Identifying the Solution
9:00am - 9:15am
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Invited Speaker:
Tom Sigurdson, Executive Director, BC Building Trades
BC Building Trades
Executive Director
9:15am - 9:30am
Keynote Address
Invited Speakers: Ellis Ross, Former Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation
9:30am - 10:30am
A Multi-Tiered Government Approach to Supporting Gas & LNG in Canada?
- 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?

Fort St. John
District of Kitimat
Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
10:30am - 11:00am
Opportunity or Threat? The Canadian Energy Regulator: What impact could this new body have on Canada's gas & LNG industry?
11:00am - 11:45am
Hosted Coffee Break
11:45am - 12:15pm
Keynote Address: The inside story on a First Nation's approach to energy infrastructure
Eagle Spirit Energy
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Step Two on the Road to LNG: Supporting a pipeline network to bring gas to the coast
- 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?

Invited Speakers:
- Senior Representative from TransCanada
- Senior Representative from Enbridge
- Senior Representative from Natural Resources Canada

President, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.
Seven Generations Energy
Manager, Major Projects
12:45pm - 1:30pm
Keynote Panel: How can industry and policymakers work hand-in-hand to create a diverse workforce?
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.
British Columbia Construction Association
Industry Training Authority British Columbia
Chief Executive Officer
Pit Crew Management Consulting
Founder & Managing Director
1:30pm - 1:30pm
Conference Close – Exhibition Visits