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
9:15am - 9:45am
Opening Keynote Speech
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
10:15am - 10:45am
Myth Busting - Canadian Gas and global emissions: Localised impacts vs globalised benefit
- 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
10:45am - 11:30am
Hosted Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm
The LNG Buyer’s Panel
- What are buyers looking for from LNG imports?
- Drowning in LNG? How are LNG importers adapting their purchase and redistribution models?
- How do Canadian LNG projects instil confidence in potential buyers?
- Can potential LNG importers step in to help push export projects over the line?
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Commercial Assessment on Domestic LNG Market Opportunities
This session will look at the key domestic market opportunities for LNG within Canada, assess what is required to grow them and measure the extent to which they will impact the industry.
Areas to be covered are:
- LNG Bunkering
- Remote Communities
- LNG for vehicles
- Small scale LNG
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Hosted Coffee Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Gas Export Projects Underway: Lessons learned
In-depth case studies on Canadian gas projects to look at how the projects navigated market, regulatory and financial hurdles on the path to completion.
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hosted Drinks Reception
Conference Day Two
Identifying the Challenge
9:05am - 9:10am
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:40am
Opening Keynote Speech
9:40am - 10:20am
Canada LNG Project Updates
- Where do Canada’s LNG projects currently stand?
- What are the challenges that have been faced so far?
- What is the outlook?
10:20am - 11:00am
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.
- PNG LNG
- Australia
11:00am - 11:45am
Hosted Coffee Break
11:45am - 12:30pm
Tackling the challenge of gas monetisation
- Harnessing the potential of liquids-rich gas: turning NGLs from a hindrance to a help for Canadian shale producers.
- US LNG projects as a route to market for Canadian gas.
- What monetisation opportunities can the petrochemicals sector offer Canadian gas producers and what work needs to be done to ensure these opportunities are realised?
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Challenge of Achieving FID – Focus afternoon: 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?
2:45pm - 3:00pm
First Nations and Industry working hand-in-hand
- 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.
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Hosted Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:10pm
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.
4:10pm - 5:00pm
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.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hosted Drinks Reception
Conference Day Three
Identifying the Solution
9:15am - 9:30am
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
9:30am - 10:30am
A Triple-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?
10:30am - 11:00am
A proactive approach to creating a standardised and consistent regulatory framework for the Canadian LNG industry.
- How can the project approval process be streamlined and simplified to suit environmental and fiscal needs but without hindering the development of the industry?
- Defining the roles of industry, First Nations and government in a consultative regulatory process.
- The need to reassure international investors that goalposts will not be moved mid-process and that Canada does not carry significant country/regulatory risk.
11:00am - 11:45am
Hosted Coffee Break
11:45am - 12:40pm
Step One 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?
12:40pm - 1:00pm
Closing Keynote Speaker
1:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Close