Day 1: Reflection & Celebration
Tuesday, May 21st
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Senior Vice President, Global LNG & FLNG
WorleyParsons
9:10 - 9:20
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President and CEO
FortisBC
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A ministerial address looking at what LNG can contribute to Canadian trade, employment and community development. The address will also examine how natural gas fits into Canada’s wider energy plans as they work towards COP 21

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How will the government of British Columbia ensure that the development of LNG facilities in the province benefit the economy and communities, whilst remaining environmentally responsible

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10:00 - 10:45
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What has it taken to get LNG to this point? This panel discussion will examine the inter-stakeholder frictions that needed to be overcome, how this was done, and what the future looks like

Speakers Include:
Chairman
First Nations Limited Partnership
Invited – Representatives from: TransCanada; LNG Canada; JGC Corporation; Fluor; Diamond Gas
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In the face of environmental objection and local carbon taxes, how can the net global benefit of LNG export be established at home?

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Against a backdrop of geopolitical uncertainty and shifts in demand, how competitive is Canadian gas in comparison to alternative sources?

Director
Wood Mackenzie
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  • What’s driving Chinese demand growth, and is this growth sustainable?
  • Charting Japan’s evolution to LNG hub
  • Assessing the scale of natural gas demand in less developed Asian markets: How can they be opened up?
 
Invited – Representatives from: Tokyo Gas; METI; KOGAS; Sinopec; Petrochina
3:00 - 3:45
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  • What results need to be seen to vindicate First Nations support for LNG?
  • Exercising JV opportunities post FID
  • Ensuring sustainable employment benefits lasting beyond construction
CEO
First Nations LNG Alliance
Chief Councillor
Haisla First Nation
Chief Councillor
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
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Project-by-project updates – how far down the line are the next wave of LNG facilities?

 
Senior Representative: Kitimat LNG
Invited – Representatives from: Woodfibre LNG; Goldboro LNG; Steelhead LNG; Bear Head LNG
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Day 2: Challenges
Wednesday, May 22nd
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Presentation given by CERI followed by a panel discussion including those with a stake in East Coast LNG

  • Analysing the supply/demand dynamics in the Atlantic basin
  • Determining the necessary gas price for projects to achieve breakeven
  • Sourcing gas: What impact would localised, integrated supply have on the cost of east coast LNG?
 
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Senior Representative, Government of the Northwest Territories

10:30 - 11:15
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  • How can projects with smaller proponents be made bankable against a backdrop of shorter offtake agreements?
  • What are the financial tools on offer to project proponents from the debt and equity markets?
  • Identifying, allocating and mitigating project risk
Invited – Representatives from: SMBC; MUFG; BMO; KFW; Societe Generale; EDC
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  • How will the environmental impact of LNG projects be benchmarked?
  • Identifying the tangible benefits of producing gas in a cleaner fashion
  • To what degree is more sustainably produced gas attractive to off-takers?
  • How cleanly will Canadian gas be produced compared to that of its exporting competitors?
  • Opening the door to green finance
 
President
Woodfibre LNG
Invited – Representatives from: BC Hydro Siemens Decentralised Energy Canada
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The arrival of LNG projects is set to provide thousands of new employment opportunities. But does the workforce exist locally? And how can it be procured ethically and sustainably?

 
Speakers:
Senior Economist
BuildForce
Executive Director
CLAC
Canadian Operating Officer
Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Executive Director
BC Building Trades
President
Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
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Megaprojects are typically viewed as a boon for their host community. But proponents must make sure that the change they affect is for the better, and is not change beyond recognition or repair

Invited – Representative from: Woodside Petroleum
3:30 - 4:00
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  • An update on the progress of Bill C-69 and the corresponding provincial law
  • Understanding the potential effects of legal change on investor confidence
  • Plotting a route through permitting in BC
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BC Oil & Gas Commission
Invited – Representatives from: National Energy Board; WorleyParsons; Stantec; BCLNGA
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  • Assessing the current state of relations between BC and Alberta, and anticipating the impact of shipping restrictions between the two
 
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Day 3: Solutions
Thursday, May 23rd
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9:10 - 10:00
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Head of LNG
Vitol
Invited – Representatives from: Gunvor; Glencore; Trafigura; Macquarie
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Leading figures from global and local EPCI contractors will outline how they will deliver Canadian LNG projects on time and on budget. Speakers will discuss their experiences from LNG projects elsewhere and identify the opportunities and challenges specific to business in Canada. Finally, they will outline their expectations from equipment and service providers

CEO & Managing Director
Clough
Invited – Representatives from: Fluor; KBR; JGC; Bechtel; McDermott; Kiewit; PCL; SNC-Lavalin; Technip
10:45 - 11:30
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Examining the successful completion of a natural resources project in Canada, and applying lessons to the context of LNG projects

Invited – Representatives from: Suncor Energy
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Lessons learnt from best practice in terms of First Nations collaboration from alternative sectors:

  • Power
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural resources
Invited – Representatives from: Fort McKay Group; Bouchier
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  • Charting the local and global evolution of LNG as a mainstream fuel for marine transport
  • Anticipating the impact of IMO 2020 on the acceleration of the uptake of LNG as a fuel
  • Exploring ongoing developments in the Port of Vancouver, including docks for bunkering barges
  • Truck-to-ship bunkering: A transferrable solution to a common problem?
Senior Representative: FortisBC
Invited – Representatives from: Port of Vancouver; Seaspan; Chamber of Shipping
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