Calgary, December 10, 2012 Presented by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Asia’s rise is the single most important force transforming the global economy at the beginning of the 21st century. Rapid urbanization and the expected doubling of the world’s middle class will have far-reaching consequences, from unprecedented demand for food, energy and other resources, to a reshaping of the multilateral trading system. Countries and companies that adapt successfully to these changes can expect to prosper and grow; others will be left behind. On behalf of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, thank you for participating in this conference series on Canada’s economic prospects in a rebalanced global economy.
Hartley T. Richardson, Chair The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO
The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) is a notfor-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the CEOs and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian enterprises. The companies they lead collectively administer C$4.5 trillion in assets, have annual revenues in excess of C$850 billion, and are responsible for the vast majority of Canada’s exports, investment, private sector research and development, and training. For more information, visit www.ceocouncil.ca.
8:00 – 8:45
Registration and breakfast Alberta Ballroom Fairmont Palliser Hotel
8:45 – 9:00
WELCOMING REMARKS Robert L. Mansell Academic Director The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary The Honourable John Manley President and Chief Executive Officer Canadian Council of Chief Executives 9:00 – 9:30
Canada’s sovereignty over resources. Others say that Canada should welcome SOEs provided that they commit to operating as commercial enterprises. How can Canada satisfy its need for increased foreign capital while at the same time safeguarding its national interests? Moderator: Anthony Germain CBC Radio One • Hal Kvisle President and CEO, Talisman Energy • John Zahary President and CEO, Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. • Paul Evans Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, The University of British Columbia • Ray Boisvert Former Assistant Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
10:30 – 10:45
KEYNOTE The Honourable Ken Hughes Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta
10:45 – 11:45 9:30 – 10:30
Panel 2: Panel 1: Coming to Terms with State-Owned Enterprises Recent proposed acquisitions of Canadian oil and gas companies by foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have stirred controversy and raised important policy questions. Some critics argue that takeovers by SOEs, particularly Chinese SOEs, distort the free market and threaten
Accessing New Markets for Canadian Resource Exports Asia’s demand for energy is growing, as is Canada’s stature as a major energy producer. Yet our oil and gas exports are largely captive to a single market, at a significant discount to world prices. New pipelines and other forms of infrastructure would generate significant economic benefits, but face opposition from a variety of stakeholders. What
will it take to forge a common vision among governments, industry, Aboriginal groups, environmentalists and citizens that will enable Canada to reap the full potential of its energy resources? Moderator: Anthony Germain CBC Radio One • Richard L. (Rick) George Chairman, Osum Oil Sands Corp. • Lorraine Mitchelmore President and Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada Limited • Ellis Ross Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation, Kitamaat Village, BC • Michal C. Moore Professor of Economics, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
11:45 – 12:10
KEYNOTE Grand Chief Edward John Political Executive, First Nations Summit
12:10 – 12:15
Closing remarks The Honourable John Manley President and Chief Executive Officer Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Ray Boisvert Ray Boisvert is President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies, a firm specializing in risk mitigation and the use of advanced analytics to combat cyber and other emerging threats. Mr. Boisvert joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984, and served most recently as Assistant Director, Intelligence. In that role he was responsible for the Directorate that sets intelligence collection priorities as well as the Service’s Foreign Relations and Academic Outreach programs. Mr. Boisvert also led CSIS’s Counter Terrorism Program, operating in Canada and globally, and its Operations Support Branch. He spent several years in the Middle East, responsible for intelligence collection and relations management with allied services.
Paul Evans Paul Evans is a Professor at the Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues at The University of British Columbia. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Director of the Institute of Asian Research. His previous teaching and administrative appointments include Professor at York University, Director at the York UniversityUniversity of Toronto Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, Visiting Professor at the Harvard University Asia Center, Acting Director at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and Co-CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He is currently finishing a book on Canada and global China, and preparing for a six-month assignment at the University of Hong Kong starting in January 2013. Richard L. (Rick) George Rick George is the Chairman of Osum Oil Sands, a private energy company that capitalizes on unrealized bitumen potential in the oil sands. Prior to this role, Mr. George served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncor Energy Inc. He was named Outstanding CEO of the Year in 1999 after leading a remarkable business turnaround at Suncor, and he received the Canadian Business Leader Award in 2000. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 for his leadership in the development of Canada’s natural resources sector, for his efforts to provide economic opportunities to Aboriginal communities, and for his commitment to sustainable development.
Anthony Germain Anthony Germain is an award-winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) correspondent and host of the CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show. Prior to hosting the Morning Show, Mr. Germain was based in Bejing where he earned several awards, including a prize for human rights reporting from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club and Amnesty International, as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding hard-news feature from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of the United States. Mr. Germain’s reporting career spans two decades from local radio in New Brunswick to CBC Radio’s parliamentary bureau in Ottawa.
Ken Hughes The Honourable Ken Hughes is Alberta’s Minister of Energy. Mr. Hughes has had a distinguished career in public service, including serving as the founding chair of Alberta Health Services and chair of the former Headwaters Health Authority. From 1988 to 1993 he sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for the riding of Macleod. Earlier in his career he gained significant experience working at provincial, national and international levels while serving as senior adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and executive assistant to Alberta’s Minister of Education. Mr. Hughes is an entrepreneur and founder of the insurance brokerage firm Alpine Insurance & Financial, Inc., with offices across Alberta.
Grand Chief Edward John Grand Chief Edward John is a Hereditary Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation on the banks of the Nak’al Bun (Stuart Lake) in Northern British Columbia. A lawyer, he has dedicated his life to the pursuit of social and economic justice for Canada’s Indigenous people. Chief John is currently serving his ninth consecutive term on the First Nations Summit Task Group, which is mandated to carry out specific tasks related to Aboriginal Title and Rights negotiations with British Columbia and Canada and other issues of common concern to First Nations in British Columbia. He is also currently a North American Representative to, and Chair of, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a UN advisory body with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. Hal Kvisle Hal Kvisle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy, a global oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Kvisle has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1975. He served as President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation and its predecessor, TCPL, from 2001 to 2010. Mr. Kvisle joined TransCanada in 1999, following 24 years in the upstream oil and gas industry with Dome Petroleum and Fletcher Challenge Energy. In 2012 he was named to the Calgary Business Hall of Fame.
John Manley The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE). A former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, he was first elected to Parliament in 1988, and re-elected three times. From 1993 to 2003 he served as Minister in the portfolios of Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Finance. In addition to his role at the CCCE, Mr. Manley serves on the boards of several publicly traded companies and is active in the not-for-profit sector. An Officer of the Order of Canada, he has received honourary doctorates from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and the universities of Toronto and Western Ontario. Robert Mansell Robert Mansell is Academic Director of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, Professor of Economics, and Founding Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics, specializing in econometrics and regional/resource economics. He has served on many committees and boards including the Energy Strategy Advisory Committee for the Government of Alberta, on the board of directors of Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions and the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He appears frequently as an expert witness on tolling issues, project evaluations, the economic impacts of projects / policies, and general regulatory issues. Lorraine Mitchelmore Lorraine Mitchelmore is the President and Country Chair of Shell Canada Limited. She also serves as Vice President, Onshore Gas Exploration and Appraisal for Upstream Americas. A native of Newfoundland, Ms. Mitchelmore has more than 25 years of industry experience, including 12 years spent overseas in Australia and the United Kingdom, where she worked in various exploration and production roles spanning geographies from Australia, the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Africa and the Middle East. Ms. Mitchelmore joined Shell in 2002 and held various Senior Management positions before her appointment as President and Country Chair in 2009.
Michal C. Moore Michal C. Moore is Director of Energy and Environmental Policy at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. He is the former chief economist at the U.S. National Renewable Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, where he led a research team engaged in examining over-the-horizon issues for the U.S. Department of Energy and developing new methods for cross-cutting analysis. He is an economist and a former commissioner with the California Energy Commission, where he held the designated economist position. Dr. Moore is an active researcher in the areas of urban open space and agricultural land conversion, local government fiscal impacts and the structure and rules of energy markets.
Ellis Ross Ellis Ross is the Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation, a First Nations government in the North Coast region of British Columbia. Mr. Ross was elected as Councillor in 2003 and has held many portfolios since then, with a special focus on issues related to Aboriginal rights and title or economic development. He was born in Kitamaat Village at the head of the Douglas Channel, where his family made a living from fishing and forestry, and he maintains that connection to this day. Mr. Ross has a passion for seeing Haisla succeed in athletics, school and life, balancing tradition with economic development and growth.
John Zahary John Zahary was named President and CEO of Sunshine Oilsands in December 2011. Prior to that he was CEO and President of Harvest Operations Corp. at Harvest Energy Trust. He has extensive senior management experience in the oil and gas industry, having served in senior roles at Osum Oil Sands, Viking Energy, Petrovera Resources, PanCanadian Petroleum, Canadian Oil Sands, Gulf Canada, Imperial Oil and Texaco Canada, among other firms. He is a Past Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Past President and Director of the Alberta Chamber of Resources, Vice Chairman of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, and Chairman of the Alberta Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.