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LNG development in Canada will transform Canada’s natural gas economy and play a major role in reducing global carbon emissions and air pollution. 

The Province of Alberta is hosting a special briefing and lunch to share Canada’s plans for LNG to serve European and Asian markets. Hear from senior project leaders, businesses, Indigenous and government representatives, and stakeholders with a focus on LNG infrastructure and natural gas supply chains.

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London

This event is by invitation only and space is limited. 


Register using the form on this page. This is a free event. Please note all attendees must be registered in advance. Security arrangements require guests to show photo ID and pass through an airport-style security screening, so please allow a little more time when entering the building. Laptops will need to be safely stored at the entrance.  

Program Outline:

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Coffee  

9:00 a.m. - Welcome

  • HE Mrs. Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom  

  • Danielle Wall, Education & Training Coordinator, Wet'suwet'en First Nation | Burns Lake, British Columbia

  • Klaus Büttner, Managing Director, Alberta United Kingdom Office   

9:15 a.m.  - Industry and Government of Alberta Context

  • Bill Whitelaw, CEO, JWN Energy
  • Grant Sprague, QC, Deputy Minister, Energy, Government of Alberta

9:25 a.m.  - LNG's role in the broader energy transition: 

Amid a fast-changing energy market, LNG is one key option to serve European and Asian markets with reliable source of natural gas. But how does LNG fit into the broader natural gas and energy transition in a world demanding renewable energy solutions? What needs to be done to secure future LNG projects, and is this possible given geopolitical and environmental considerations?

  • Ryan Pereira, Global Director - Gas & LNG, Gaffney, Cline & Associates  

9:50 a.m. - LNG trade flows: Assessing demand and supply within European and Asian markets: 

Contextualizing Canada’s place within global LNG supply markets using the latest available data; analyzing the competition and changing demand flows in markets vital to Canada.

  • Mark Young, Senior Analyst - LNG, Evaluate Energy  

10:10 a.m. - Canada’s national and provincial role in making LNG a success

  • Shawn Tupper, Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada
  • Grant Sprague, QC, Deputy Minister, Energy, Government of Alberta
  • Bill Breckenridge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy and Mines, Government of New Brunswick  
  • Sandy MacMullin, Executive Director, Petroleum Resources, Government of Nova Scotia 

Moderator: Stewart Muir, Executive Director, Resource Works Society

10:45 a.m. - Update: Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference

  • Richard Mackintosh, Event Director - Energy, DMG Events

10:50 a.m. - Coffee & Networking Break 

11:10 a.m. - Canada’s clean LNG proposition and why it matters:

Cleaner, greener Canadian East and West Coast projects will provide Europe and Asia with secure supplies of natural gas. Canada has a number of key competitive advantages. Pieridae Energy in Nova Scotia will supply Canadian LNG to Europe. LNG Canada in British Columbia is Canada’s most advanced LNG project and offers a fast supply route to Asia. What are the benefits and latest developments for both projects? And what does this tell us about Canadian energy infrastructure build-out?  

  • Alfred Sorensen, President and CEO, Pieridae Energy  
  • Susannah Pierce, Director - Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada 
  • Alan Fogwill, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Research Institute 

Moderator: Kelly Ogle, President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

11:50 a.m. - Access to capital: Weighing investor opportunities:  

Billions of dollars are needed for construction, new technology and ongoing maintenance of Canadian LNG facilities. Access to capital will be vital. How does the broader energy transition and investor expectation on ESG performance impact access to financing? And what opportunities exist for supply companies to benefit?

Presentation and Panel Discussion: 

  • Patrick Agar, Managing Director Gas, Lambert Energy
  • Andy Brogan, Global Oil & Gas Transactions Leader, EY    
  • Stewart Muir, Executive Director, Resource Works Society  
  • Cameron Gingrich, Director of Strategic Advisory Service, HSB Solomon Associates LLC  

Moderator: Dan Allan P. Geol., President & CEO, Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources   

12:30 p.m. - Indigenous equity partnerships in action: 

Meaningful stakeholder engagement with Indigenous groups and local communities is paramount. Energy companies are engaging in innovative partnerships with First Nations. New approaches to consultation are being taken by industry and new Indigenous equity models are being adopted for major resource development. The benefits are considerable.

  • Introductory comments: Bill Whitelaw, CEO, JWN Energy  
  • Address: Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO, First Nations LNG Alliance  

12:55 p.m. - Closing Remarks and Questions 

Bill Whitelaw, CEO, JWN Energy 

1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Networking 

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