UPCOMING EVENT | North America Energy Forum 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WHERE: Wilson Center, Washington, DC

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The Mexico and Canada Institutes cordially invite you to attend the Wilson Center’s 2017 North America Energy Forum. The Forum is now in its fifth year and will focus on the major challenges and opportunities facing energy producers and consumers in the region, with a strong focus on innovation in the energy sector.

8:15 am – 9:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast Reception

9:00 am – Welcoming Remarks

9:05 am – 10:00 am – Energy Integration:  Ensure the “friendly” free trade of all energy products throughout North American markets; discuss negotiation of new NAFTA terms and objectives; define energy dominance; enhance North American energy security and independence; envision the future of North America as a fully integrated global energy powerhouse; lessen our reliance on imports from foreign oil-and-gas producing nations; expand upon the collective economic strength of North America.

John Padilla, Managing Director and Partner, IPD Latin America

Alberto de la Fuente, President and General Director, Shell Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Joanne Alexander, EVP & General Counsel, Encana
Rob Dutton, President, Devon Canada Corp; Chairman, Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Networking Break 

10:15 am – 11:15 am – Energy Regulation: Reduce the regulatory burden on energy producers throughout North America; integrate continent-wide energy regulations and environmental restrictions; develop environmental policies which track the supply chain from production to distribution; expand cross border energy trade; exports to foreign markets including oil, natural gas, LNG, coal and electricity; negotiate trade agreements which benefit North America, not simply the U.S.; develop tax incentives to drive technological innovations across integrated North American platforms.

Carlos de Regules, Executive Director, Energy and Environment Security Agency (ASEA) Mexico
Karen A. Harbert, President/CEO, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jim Ellis, President & CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
Randall Luthi, President, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)

11:15 am – 11:30 am – Networking Break 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Energy Infrastructure: Integrate the overall energy infrastructure of North America; seek coordinated investment and implementation of “all of the above” energy resources of Canada, Mexico and the U.S., including oil, gas, LNG, wind, solar, coal, hydro, nuclear, and electric grid; encourage energy infrastructure investments and re-boot of U.S. infrastructure spending; understand anti-drilling movements and anti-pipeline activism like “keep it in the ground” and “not in my backyard.”

Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Founder of IHS CERA

Peter Sheffield, VP, U.S. External Affairs, Enbridge
Toby Mack, President, Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance
Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Private Lunch and High-Level Panel – The Future of North America’s Energy Revolution

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Networking Break 

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm: Innovation and the Future of Energy: New Fuels, Electric Cars, Hydrocarbons and Smart Grids: Highlight diverse innovations in energy technology that are transforming every sector of the North American energy sphere including improvement in wellhead construction in oil-and-gas; energy efficiencies in implementation of the electric grid, utilities, solar fields and wind farms; cutting-edge research into clean fuels; LNG; driverless cars; autonomous fleet vehicle systems; innovative designs of diesel engines; battery storage; solar rooftops; wireless transmission of energy; “infrastructure-as-a-service” and PV manufacturing.

Derek Leathers, President and CEO, Werner Enterprises (Member of CANACAR)
Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc.
Hector Olea, President and General Director, Gauss Energia (Mexico)
William McCaffrey, President and CEO, MEG Energy (Canada)
Gitane De Silva, Alberta’s Senior Representative to the U.S.
Ira Ehrenpreis, Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Board of Directors, Tesla
Maj. Gen. Richard Devereaux, (Ret.) USAF; EVP, Texzon Technologies

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm- Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Closing Keynote Speaker

Ira Ehrenpreis, Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Board of Directors, Tesla

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm: Closing Remarks by Duncan Wood and Laura Dawson 

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Organized by Senior Advisor, Carl Colby.  

* Additional speakers will be announced soon. Please check our website for updates. 


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