Forming Successful Indigenous Joint-Venture Business Partnerships

Mar 20, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Speakers

Workshop Leader:

Matthew Spence
Regional Director General,Northwest Territories Region, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Thomas Stubbs
President
Headwater Group

Day 1 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

7:30
Registration Opens and Refreshments are served
8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
8:35
The Changing Dynamics of Global Oil & Gas Supply and Demand: Where Does the North Fit?
9:05
The Freeze on Future Oil and Gas Licensing in Canada’s Arctic Offshore
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Commercial Development of the Arctic: U.S. Projects and Progress on Northern Resource Development
11:30
Making Headway on Infrastructure and New Transportation Corridors
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:15
National Energy Board Modernization
2:00
Prospects for Resource Development in the Yukon
3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Resource Development and Regulatory Strategy in the Northwest Territories
4:00
Claims of the Inuit to the Arctic Ocean and Seabed
4:30
First Nations and Industry Engagement for Successful Resource Development
5:15
The Chair’s Closing Remarks and the Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, March 22, 2018

8:30
Registration Opens and Refreshments are served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Shaping Canada’s Arctic Policy
9:45
International Project Development in the Arctic
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Prospects for the Future of the Norman Wells Field and Impact to the Local Economy
11:15
Exploring China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Implications for Arctic Countries
12:00
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:00
Infrastructure and Energy to Support Northern Mining and Fuel Communities – Bringing LNG to Northern Communities
2:00
Networking Refreshment Break
2:15
Reducing Reliance on Diesel – Alternative Energy Options for the North
3:15
The Chair’s Closing Remarks and the Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

7:30
Registration Opens and Refreshments are served
8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Al Chatenay
President
Explor

8:35
The Changing Dynamics of Global Oil & Gas Supply and Demand: Where Does the North Fit?

Paul Gruner
President & CEO
Det’on Cho Corporation

  • Forecasting oil and gas supply and demand trends for North America and the rest of the world – how will they shape Arctic opportunities?
  • Where are the growing global consumers of natural gas, and where will supply come from?
  • The role of climate change accords and green initiatives in the changing dynamics of the energy industry
  • How can Canada compete in the global oil and gas market?
  • Is the North still good for investment? If so, where will investment come from?

9:05
The Freeze on Future Oil and Gas Licensing in Canada’s Arctic Offshore

Paul Barnes
Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Ryan Barry
Executive Director
Nunavut Impact Review Board

Stephen Van Dine
Assistant Deputy Minister
Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada

  • What are the implications for industry, government and other stakeholders of the US-Canada Joint Statement banning offshore Oil and Gas Licenses?
  • Clarity on next steps and INAC’s review process; options for the next 5 years and beyond
  • Discussion on the ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait’ to understand the risks, benefits and management strategies of potential oil and gas development

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Commercial Development of the Arctic: U.S. Projects and Progress on Northern Resource Development

Mead Treadwell
President, Former Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska, Former Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Pt Capital

Thomas Hanson
Commercial Attaché – Western Canada
US Commercial Service, US Consulate General, Calgary

  • The latest on US policy on Arctic developments and impact of announcements that would allow drilling in the Beaufort and in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge
  • Update on the recent oil discoveries in Alaska’s North Slope and implications for US energy supply; which projects are moving forward?
  • Exploring Arctic investment opportunities
  • Assessing infrastructure and transport requirements for further energy development in Alaska (roads, rail, pipelines)

11:30
Making Headway on Infrastructure and New Transportation Corridors

John Vandenberg
Assistant Deputy Minister Programs & Services, Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories

Updates on new transportation corridors, including the latest progress on new all-weather highways and the expansion of renewable energy transmission, as well as changes in marine transportation services.

  • Update on the funding for the Tłįchǫ All-season Road, project construction and environmental assessment process.
  • Next steps for the development of the Slave Geological Province Access Corridor and extension of the all-weather Mackenzie Valley Highway.
  • Update on progress to expand the Taltson Hydro System and connect to the national grid.

Update on activities of GNWT Marine Transportation Services and planned infrastructure improvements.

12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:15
National Energy Board Modernization

Gaétan Caron
President
JEMF-X Inc

The federal government released a discussion paper in July 2017 for comments by August 28, 2017 proposing changes to the NEB legislation, different from the Expert Panel Report. This session will provide:

  • Updates and next steps in the reform, structure and workings of the NEB
  • Expected implications of the changes to the NEB on the state of energy transmission regulation in Canada

2:00
Prospects for Resource Development in the Yukon

Ron Sumanik
Director, Oil and Gas Resources Energy, Mines and Resources
Government of Yukon

This session will provide the latest on the Yukon government’s plans for resource development.

3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Resource Development and Regulatory Strategy in the Northwest Territories

Menzie McEachern
Director, Petroleum Resources Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories

Brian Heppelle
Chief Safety Officer and Senior Technical Advisor
Office of the Regulator Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO)

Pauline de Jong
Senior Advisor, Legislation and Policy
Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO)

  • Update on the new oil and gas strategy in the Northwest Territories
  • Legislative and regulatory enhancements for industry and the public interest

4:00
Claims of the Inuit to the Arctic Ocean and Seabed

Elizabeth McIsaac
Associate
McInnes Cooper

Canada will make submission to Commission on the limitations of the continental shelf in the arctic in 2018

  • What will this seek to establish?
  • What interests do the Inuit have in respect of the arctic continental shelf and in respect of the arctic ocean generally?
  • How can the Inuit express these interests.
  • What is the role of the duty to consult?
  • At what point is the duty to consult best advanced?

4:30
First Nations and Industry Engagement for Successful Resource Development

Lynn Hutton
President
Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce

  • Good news stories about challenges and wins of working together
  • Joint venture business developments
  • Community engagement and project awareness initiatives – what are the most effective approaches?

5:15
The Chair’s Closing Remarks and the Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, March 22, 2018

8:30
Registration Opens and Refreshments are served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Shaping Canada’s Arctic Policy

John Higginbotham
Senior Fellow and Head of Arctic Program
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Carleton University

  • Highlighting some of the urgent challenges in the Arctic and the investment required for infrastructure, security, sovereignty and engagement of Indigenous groups
  • How does Canada’s Arctic Policy compare to its Arctic neighbours?
    • Investments of financial capital as proportionate to needs of the Arctic
    • Navigation requirements in comparison to Russia
    • Opportunities for employment, fisheries, tourism, access to natural resources and transportation

9:45
International Project Development in the Arctic

Egil Bjornsen
Honorary Consul
Royal Norwegian Consulate, Calgary

  • Updates on expected offshore drilling in Norway
  • Estimates of oil and gas reserves
  • Commercial development of other Arctic regions

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Prospects for the Future of the Norman Wells Field and Impact to the Local Economy

Doug Matthews
Energy Analyst
Matthews Energy Consulting

  • Progress of the pipeline repair and shutdown; how has the production suspension affected the local community?
  • What are the implications of the sale and closure of the Norman Wells site?
  • Examining how the local community could benefit by the clean-up and reclamation of the site
  • Prospects for a reclamation training institute in the North

11:15
Exploring China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Implications for Arctic Countries

Edy Wong, Ph.D
Associate Dean, International
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta

With the moratorium on offshore development set by the US and Canada in the North American Arctic, the Eurasian Arctic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia) is growing at a steady pace.

The Chinese-lead Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a $5 trillion plan to upgrade infrastructure between Asia and Europe. What are the ramifications to North America of this ambitious project as it seeks to expand partnerships with the Nordic Arctic and Russia?

12:00
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:00
Infrastructure and Energy to Support Northern Mining and Fuel Communities – Bringing LNG to Northern Communities

Colin Nikiforuk
CEO
PTX Technologies

Travis Balaski
Vice President, Canadian LNG
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels

  • Exploring how domestic LNG can be used to serve off-grid and remote northern communities for power generation, heating and mining operations

2:00
Networking Refreshment Break
2:15
Reducing Reliance on Diesel – Alternative Energy Options for the North

Myra Berrub
Manager, Energy Services
Northwest Territories Power Corporation

Stephan Bowman
A/Manager, Northern REACHE Program, Climate Change and Clean Energy Directorate
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

  • What are the green energy options for providing power for industry in the North?
  • What infrastructure is required?
  • Assessing the environmental footprint, costs and local support for wind and geothermal energy
  • What would the regulatory road map look like for green energy?
  • How should the federal government build, support and regulate renewables?

3:15
The Chair’s Closing Remarks and the Conference Concludes

Forming Successful Indigenous Joint-Venture Business Partnerships

Mar 20, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm

$395

Speakers

Workshop Leader:

Matthew Spence
Regional Director General,Northwest Territories Region, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Thomas Stubbs
President
Headwater Group

What is it about?

Joint venture partnerships allow Indigenous communities to share in the wealth and risk associated with energy infrastructure projects.

This workshop will explore:

  • How to structure agreements and build relationships with Indigenous communities
  • How to encourage long-term development by looking at the relationship between industry, service companies and Indigenous communities
  • Options and practical strategies to enable Indigenous investment and involvement in future northern energy projects