Hundreds of institutional investors and investment dealers from North America, Europe and Asia will converge in Toronto December 10-12 for the 2012 CAPP Investment Symposium, featuring over 40 presentations from oil and gas companies, complemented by panel discussions with provincial finance and energy ministers and CEOs, and keynote addresses from prominent energy and current affairs experts such as the New York Times' David Brooks, former Suncor CEO Rick George, and author Daniel Yergin.
"CAPP Investment Symposium focuses on the investment opportunities offered in the high-growth, high-potential Canadian oil and gas industry. With the third-largest oil reserves in the world and equally significant natural gas assets, Canada's upstream oil and gas industry will continue to create significant value for investors, the industry and all Canadians as global energy demand grows," said CAPP president Dave Collyer. "CAPP's Investment Symposium will highlight industry plans to ensure competitiveness and social license to realize these growth opportunities."
Canada is consistently ranked among the top 10 energy producers in the world. The oil and gas industry accounts for 20 per cent of market capitalization on the Toronto Stock Exchange and is the largest private sector investor in the country with capital spending of about $60 billion a year.
The symposium features investor presentations from large-and-small-capitalized companies involved in all types of industry activity, including oil sands, tight oil and shale gas development - the game-changers that are reshaping the North American oil and gas landscape. Participating companies include:
In addition to getting specific company insights, CAPP's Investment Symposium aims to provide the wider policy and market issues discussion with expert panels and keynotes.
On December 10, Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Natural Resources Jerome Kennedy will discuss provincial government perspectives on how to maximize economic opportunities associated with Canada's growing energy economy.
On December 11, CAPP vice-president of markets and oil sands Greg Stringham and experts from TransCanada and Kinder Morgan will discuss moving oil and natural gas to continental and global markets via pipelines, rail and marine routes. Also, Ken Lueers, president of ConocoPhillips Canada, Chris Seasons, president of Devon Canada, Jeffrey Tonken, president of Birchcliff Energy, and CAPP president Dave Collyer will discuss economic, environmental and social sustainability issues.
On December 12, CAPP Investment Symposium will be open free-of-charge to retail investors, investment dealers and Ontario businesses who want to learn more about the industry. The day starts with former Suncor CEO Rick George discussing his new book Sun Rise and is followed by investor presentations and panels dissecting oil and gas opportunities "play by play."
Pulitzer-prize winning author Daniel Yergin will provide a global energy overview at noon (cost of $75 for non-analysts) followed by a session for Ontario businesses on the significant equipment, service and technology supply opportunities available.
Full details on the 2012 CAPP Investment Symposium are available here.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP's member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada's natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues of about $100 billion-a-year. CAPP's mission is to enhance the economic sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a safe and environmentally and socially responsible manner, through constructive engagement and communication with governments, the public and stakeholders in the communities in which we operate.