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Event Date Wed Mar 3 EST - Thu Mar 4 EST (8 months ago)
Location Virtual Conference
Region Americas

The conference will examine Canadian energy in the context of two key themes: Competitiveness and Sustainability

According to recent polls, the state of the country’s economy is the biggest issue of the day for Canadians. When it comes to strategic direction, a majority of Canadians say that oil and gas need to be a part of Canada’s recovery and that supporting jobs in this area is necessary to kick start the economy.

This sentiment takes place against the backdrop of a global economy that is decarbonizing, including by deploying variations of Green Recovery in response to the Covid 19 pandemic in a number of countries, including Canada. So what does a low-carbon future look like for Canada and how will it affect the country’s energy sector and overall economic competitiveness?

Economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions are decoupling. However, this is happening unevenly across Canada and for some regions and industries, the future is uncertain. Energy transition is expected to take decades and opinions vary on what the government’s role should be and the impact a so-called green recovery could have, especially when it’s unrealistic to expect a transition to a 100 per cent knowledge economy when the bulk of Canada’s wealth has been — and continues to be — driven by resources.

In March 2021, the virtual National Energy Roundtable conference will gather a high-powered line-up of speakers from across Canada to share their insights on:

• What will the energy company of the future look like?
• Consolidation and competitiveness for Canadian energy

• How does Canada hit net-zero emissions by 2050?
• Energy system optimization
• Best Practices for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)


2021 Speakers

Adam Waterous
Managing Partner and CEO, Waterous Energy Fund

Roopa Davé
Partner, Sustainability Services, KPMG in Canada

Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Nicolle Butcher
Senior Vice President, Renewable Generation and Power Marketing, Ontario Power Generation

Jane McDonald
Executive Vice President, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Michael Crothers
President and Country Chair, Shell Canada

Geeta Sankappanavar
Co-Founder and President, Grafton Asset Management

Peter Tertzakian
Deputy Director, ARC Energy Research Institute

Bruce Lourie
President, The Ivey Foundation

Hari Suthan
Chief Strategic Growth & Policy Officer, Opus One Solutions

Christine Milliken
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

David Knight Legg
Chair, ESG Working Group, Province of Alberta and CEO, Invest Alberta

Kevin Kerr
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Jane Kearns
Vice President, Growth Services, and Senior Advisor, Cleantech, MaRS Discovery District

Dominick Claudio
Director of Sales, NuScale Power

David Chelich
Head of Business Development, Global Energy, TMX Group

Jason Langrish
President, The Energy Roundtable

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partner

• Blakes
• Fluor
• Nuscale

• Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
• Opus One
• Power Workers Union

• Sussex