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Monday, Nov 28th, 2022

Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 Concludes

(St. John’s, NL – June 2, 2022) The Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 concluded today having taken place from May 30 to June 2 at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Themed Our Place in the Global Energy Evolution, the conference focused on how the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry can supply lower carbon energy products, produced at leading ESG standards, to the world. The conference also included an onsite exhibition featuring over 40 exhibitors and networking opportunities unparalleled in the regional energy sector.

“This was an exceptional conference focused on the strategic importance of the Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector and how best we ensure our energy products supply the world and how Energy NL members can play a leading role in doing so. This was our first conference as Energy NL and I was thrilled to play a role as conference chair. On behalf of the conference committee and the Energy NL Board of Directors, I would like to thank the over 25 speakers, the hundreds of delegates, dedicated volunteers, and Energy NL staff who helped provide this leading information and networking event for the energy industry. I look forward to what the future holds for our energy industry and the tremendous opportunities it provides our province and country.”

  • James Parmiter, Conference Chair & SVP Strategy & Development, The Cahill Group

Along with six informative sessions that included discussion on topics such as renewable energy and clean technology, the conversion of the Come By Chance refinery, and the pursuit of net zero, conference delegates also heard from three exceptional keynote lunch speakers: Jonathan Brown, Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Region, Cenovus Energy; David Hutchens, President & CEO, Fortis Inc.; and, Rachel McCormick, Consul General to the United States, in Dallas. As well, Premier Andrew Furey, Minister Seamus O’Regan, and Minister Andrew Parsons, also participated in the conference. The three elected officials stressed the importance of the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry in helping the province and country achieve climate objectives, and their support in helping it do so.

On Tuesday, May 31, delegates gathered to honour leaders in the sector during the Energy NL Industry Achievement Awards Gala. That night Five industry leaders were recognized for their service, dedication, and innovation. The recipients were:

  • Max Ruelokke – Energy NL John C. Crosbie Award for Outstanding Contribution
  • Susan Collins – Energy NL Rising Star Award
  • Aimee Sheppard – Energy NL Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. – Energy NL Innovation in Environmental Sustainability Award
  • NSB-Omega Group – Energy NL Business Growth Award

“This was an exciting week exuding confidence in the Newfoundland and Labrador energy industry. Beginning the week with the positive news about the restart of the West White Rose project helped start things off and was followed up with an announcement about a potential wind project at the Port of Argentia. As a result, a distinct energy was present on the conference floor, during sessions and the networking events. It was great to be back to a full conference agenda featuring an onsite exhibition and networking opportunities. I hope all attendees enjoyed the Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022, and I am already looking forward to next year where we will discuss the many exciting developments that will have occurred between now and then.”

  • Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

The Energy NL Annual Conference & Exhibition 2022 is the leading industry event to learn about the latest trends in the Newfoundland and Labrador and global energy industry, network with global and local industry leaders, and learn about the capabilities of the energy sector. Energy NL represents approximately 460 member organizations worldwide which are involved in the energy sector. Members are active in all areas of the supply and service sector and include a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply vessels and helicopters, carbon reduction and sustainable technologies, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.