Main Ballroom, The Westin Calgary
320 4 Ave SW
07:30 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
08:00 a.m. – 08:25 a.m. Presentations
08:25 a.m. – 09:45 a.m. Moderated debate
09:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Summary and Q&A
An energy superpower is a country that is both resource rich and able to leverage the full potential of those resources, both at home and abroad. To leverage its full potential, an energy superpower must excel in various areas. The debate will focus on four:
It is Canada’s ability to capitalize on its abundant reserves base and make decisions that affect not only the energy industry, but the country as a whole that are key to achieving energy superpower status.
Reynold is PwC Canada’s National Energy Leader. He has 19 years of experience in a wide range of industries with a focus in audit and related services.
Reynold is PwC Canada’s National Energy Leader. He has 19 years of experience in a wide range of industries with a focus in audit and related services. Reynold has also served as the Calgary Energy Services Leader helping clients through complex transactions such as IPOs, offering memorandums, reverse take-overs and the implementation of IFRS and ASPE. Reynold is a member of the Council for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Reynold is a frequent speaker at energy industry events and provides insights into Canadian oil and gas industry trends.
Robert (“RJ”) Johnston is the director of Eurasia Group’s Global Energy & Natural Resources practice.
Robert (“RJ”) Johnston is the director of Eurasia Group’s Global Energy & Natural Resources practice. He specializes in oil, gas, power generation, metals, and agriculture research as well as client relations. He received his PhD in international relations from American University in Washington, DC. A native of Canada, he also holds a master’s degree in political science from McMaster University and a bachelor’s degree in political studies from Bishop’s University.
Steve’s career with Suncor began in May 2002 when he was appointed executive vice-president, Corporate Development and chief financial officer.
Steve’s career with Suncor began in May 2002 when he was appointed executive vice-president, Corporate Development and chief financial officer. He has also served as executive vice-president, Oil Sands and chief operating officer. Steve was appointed president and a member of Suncor’s Board of Directors on Dec. 1, 2011. He became chief executive officer during the company’s AGM in May 2012. Steve has more than 35 years of international energy industry experience in the areas of strategy development, company performance improvement, and refinery and chemical company management. Before his appointment to Suncor, Steve was responsible for Octel Corporation’s global operation. He also managed the operation of the largest refinery in the United Kingdom for Esso. Steve holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Exeter University and is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School as well as the business economics program at Oxford University.
Ed Morse is Managing Director and Global Head, Commodities – Citi Research in New York. He previously held similar positions at Lehman Brothers, Louis Capital Markets and Credit Suisse.
Ed Morse is Managing Director and Global Head, Commodities – Citi Research in New York. He previously held similar positions at Lehman Brothers, Louis Capital Markets and Credit Suisse. Widely cited in the media, he is a contributor to journals such as Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post and was most recently ranked #23 among the “Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012” by Foreign Policy. He worked in the US government at the State Department, and later was an advisor to the United Nations Compensation Commission on Iraq as well as to the US Departments of State, Energy and Defense and to the International Energy Agency on issues related to oil, natural gas and the impact of financial flows on energy prices. A former Princeton professor and author of numerous books and articles on energy, economics and international affairs, Ed was the publisher of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and other trade periodicals and also worked at Hess Energy Trading Co. (HETCO).
Dr. Skinner is the President of Kimacal Energy Strategies Ltd. and an independent strategy advisor in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Skinner is the President of Kimacal Energy Strategies Ltd. and an independent strategy advisor in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His career in energy spans four decades in government, industry and academia. Among other current projects he is serving as interim Executive Director of the Canada School of Energy and Environment and energy research advisor to the University of Calgary. He played a key role in establishing Total SA in the oil sands in 1998 and Statoil ASA in 2007. He retired from Statoil Canada in 2011 where he was Senior Vice President. His previous positions included Director of the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies in Oxford, England, advisor in Total’s gas and power group in Paris and VP of their oil sands unit in Calgary and Director of policy at the International Energy Agency, Paris. Dr. Skinner has advanced degrees in geology from Queen’s University (BSc, 1968) and the University of Washington, Seattle (PhD, 1971).
Catherine is a co-host on BNN’s Market Sense and the anchor of The Business News, Canada’s leading business newscast.
Catherine is a co-host on BNN’s Market Sense and the anchor of The Business News, Canada’s leading business newscast. Before joining the BNN team in 2011, Murray was the Managing Director and Head of Institutional Equities at North South Capital, which she co-founded in 2009. Prior to co-founding North South Capital, Murray was Vice-President of Institutional sales and Trading at Deutsche Bank, and an associate at Goldman Sachs for Institutional Sales and Trading.
Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Director of the CFR Program on Energy Security and Climate Change.
Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Director of the CFR Program on Energy Security and Climate Change. An expert on climate change, energy security, arms control and nuclear terrorism, Michael is the author of The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future. Michael’s previous book, On Nuclear Terrorism (Harvard University Press), was published in 2007. He is a member of the Advisory Board to Princeton University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative and the Strategic Advisory Board for NewWorld Capital LLC. Michael holds a Bachelors of Science in mathematical physics from Queen’s University, an MA in physics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in war studies from the University of London.
Dr. Morton is currently an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He recently served as Minister of Energy for the Government of Alberta (2011-12).
Dr. Morton is currently an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He recently served as Minister of Energy for the Government of Alberta (2011-12). Prior to that, he was the Minister of Finance (2010) and Minister of Sustainable Resources Development (2006-2009). In 2001, he was the Director of Policy and Research for the Office of the Official Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. Dr. Morton is known for his expertise in the energy-environment interface in Western Canada and federal-provincial relations. Dr. Morton holds a B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Colorado College and MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto.
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