Jackie ForrestP.Eng, MBA – Vice President, Energy Research Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:00 am - Plenary Breakfast: Keeping Canadian Oil and Gas Competitive Keynote Address
Eric TetraultPresident, Quebec Manufacturers and Exporters Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00pm - Lunch: Transportation in a Competitive Market Panel
He was previously Head of Public and Government affairs at ArcelorMittal Canada. Eric has served as a political advisor for many years in Ottawa and Quebec City, where his last position was with former Quebec Premier Jean Charest.
He sits on many industry boards and supports many charity works.
Ian WhitcombPresident, Irving Oil Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00pm - Lunch: Transportation in a Competitive Market Panel
As president of Irving Oil, Ian is responsible for the company’s performance as well as its short and longer term planning. Prior to joining Irving Oil Ian was a senior partner with Deloitte Canada where he and his team brought a wide range of Deloitte’s services to energy clients. Ian has an undergraduate degree in business from Dalhousie University and is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Professional Accountant.
The Honourable Bill BoydMinster of Energy and Resouces, Economy, Global Transportation Hub Authority and SK. Power Corporation Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00pm - Lunch: Transportation in a Competitive Market Panel
Mr. Boyd was the MLA for the Kindersley constituency from 1991 until he stepped down in 2002. Originally elected in 1991 as a Progressive Conservative MLA, Mr. Boyd became the leader of that party in 1994. He was re-elected in 1995. In 1997, he and three of his colleagues joined with four Liberal MLAs and founded the Saskatchewan Party. When Bill was re-elected in 1999, he was one of 26 MLAs elected under the Saskatchewan Party banner. He was once again elected in the Kindersley constituency in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011 and 2016.
Bill and his wife Lynn operate a pedigreed seed feed farm near Eston. They have two children in their twenties.
Norman F. RinneSr. Director, Business Development Kinder Morgan Canada Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00pm - Lunch: Transportation in a Competitive Market Panel
Norm leads all early project development and commercial opportunities for existing and new business in Western Canada. Norm began developing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to Canada’s West Coast a decade ago. The expansion would see almost a tripling of the current capacity from 300,000 bpd to 890,000 bpd, offering Canadian producers valuable diversification and access to markets in the Pacific Rim.
Norm has been with Kinder Morgan and its predecessor companies since 1990. Prior to that he worked with Gulf Canada Resources in Calgary when oil was discovered in Beaufort Sea in the 1980’s and practiced as a geotechnical engineering consultant in Vancouver.
Norm holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and a Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Barry MunroPresident – Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. - Canada Tuesday, April 12th at 12:00pm - Lunch: Transportation in a Competitive Market Panel - Moderator
He specializes in all facets of corporate finance, including advising on strategy, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, valuations and financings. Barry’s experience includes leading multidisciplinary teams of tax, legal, due diligence and accounting professionals.
He has extensive specific transactions experience working in the energy industry and working with entrepreneurial organizations within Canada and operating globally, having served as a M&A advisor on more than 150 divestiture and acquisition mandates. This includes working with numerous global and state-owned organizations making investments into Canada’s oil & gas business from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, India, USA and Europe. He also has extensive experience on mandates for Board of Directors relating to assessing ‘strategic alternatives’ ranging from assessing and accessing financing options to initiating, evaluating and advising on transactions intended to maximize value for the shareholders.
Barry sits on the Board and chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of the Calgary Stampede Foundation, is a member of the Calgary Stampede Corporate Relations Committee and serves on the Major Donor Cabinet of the United Way of Calgary.
Barry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree; is a Chartered Accountant; and holds broker/dealer securities registrations in both Canada and the US. He has completed EY sponsored executive education programs at the Harvard School of Business and at Insead in Singapore. He is also a member of ACG and an associate member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Jean-François PerraultSenior Vice-President & Chief Economist Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 am – Plenary Breakfast: Financial Outlook Keynote Address
Mayka KennedyExecutive Vice President, Chief Engineer, BC Oil and Gas Commission Wednesday April 13 at 12:00pm - Lunch: LNG in a Competitive Market Panel
A professional engineer with over 16 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, Mayka is dedicated to enhancing organizational leadership, developing regulatory and strategic planning and ensuring safe, sound decisions are made regarding oil and gas operations. She is committed to sharing knowledge and experience at numerous levels, from international technical conferences to women in leadership events to intergovernmental and community consultations.
She graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in chemical engineering, and since then her career has taken her from Alberta to Texas, Oklahoma to Western Siberia, and most recently, British Columbia. She currently resides in Kelowna where she raises two daughters.
Michael CulbertPresident and CEO, Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Wednesday April 13 at 12:00pm - Lunch: LNG in a Competitive Market Panel
Michael has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry, holding managerial and executive positions with a number of Calgary-based energy companies including Encal Energy and Home Oil.
Michael is a member of the Board of Directors for both Progress Energy and Pacific NorthWest LNG, as well as a member the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Board of Governors.
Chief Karen OgenChief, Wet'suwet'en First Nation Wednesday April 13 at 12:00pm - Lunch: LNG in a Competitive Market Panel
During her first three years as the elected chief of Wet’suwet’en First Nation (WFN), Karen led the creation of a strong Natural Resource department to ensure full respect for WFN aboriginal rights and title, high environmental standards and full and proper consultation, accommodation and economic benefits. The WFN council led by Chief Ogen was instrumental in creating the Yinka Dene Limited Partnership, an economic development arm of WFN, that is promoting self sufficiency through joint ventures and partnerships with various businesses that create long term sustainable employment, business opportunities and economic benefits for her nation.
A recent example is the finalization of negotiations with Huckleberry Mines resulting in significant economic benefits, well paid jobs for 5 WFN members, and the negotiation of major contracts with YLP.
Karen was recently re-elected for a second 3 year term and is implementing a 3 year strategic plan that involves the governance, legal, business, natural resource and political aspects of Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The goal is for WFN to become a self sufficient nation so that WFN is able to look after its own affairs and significantly raise living standards especially in relation to the four pillars of housing, education and training, health and wellness and language and culture.
Michael SamsonMinister, Nova Scotia, Department of Energy Wednesday April 13 at 12:00pm - Lunch: LNG in a Competitive Market Panel
Michel was Interim Leader of the Liberal Party from June 20, 2006 to April 28, 2007 and has served as Minister of Communications Nova Scotia, Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Youth Secretariat Act. From 2012 to 2013 he was also the Opposition House Leader.
He is currently the Government House Leader, a lawyer and a member of the Assembly Matters Committee. He is also a member of the House of Assembly Management Commission.
Gillian McCormackVice President, Business and Trade Development, Calgary Economic Development Wednesday April 13 at 12:00pm - Lunch: LNG in a Competitive Market Panel - Moderator
Gillian McCormack joined Calgary Economic Development as Vice President, Business & Trade Development in March 2014. Gillian’s team at Calgary Economic Development is responsible for driving economic growth and purposeful diversification within Calgary through a regional and global focus. Having a broad background in business development and client engagement from a global perspective, Gillian brings to her team a strong sense of discipline, collaboration and experience.
Prior to joining Calgary Economic Development, Gillian was the Regional Vice President for Western Canada with American Express Global Business Travel. In nine years with AMEX, Gillian held roles with AMEX Global Corporate Travel and AMEX Bank of Canada, and received various awards recognizing her for her contributions. Gillian was also recognized in her industry holding the Canadian Regional Chair position for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives.
Originally from the UK, Gillian but has spent most of her career in Calgary, allowing her to passionately support and promote the city she calls home.
Gillian is a graduate of Economics from the University of Alberta and has experience working in economic development, corporate travel, banking and hospitality. Outside of work, Gillian makes the most of her Rocky Mountain backyard and enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking and spending time with her husband and three daughters.