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Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2024 Begins Tomorrow

(St. John’s, NL – Monday, June 3, 2024) Energy NL is readying for upwards of 1,000 delegates, exhibitors, speakers, and guests to attend the Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2024 beginning tomorrow at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Themed Our Energy Mix: Opportunity in the Energy Evolution, conference sessions will explore the changing local and global energy sector and the role energy from Newfoundland and Labrador will play in the energy mix.

With over 30 speakers and a program developed to inform and engage the sector about the current energy market – including updates on offshore oil and gas and onshore wind projects – the Energy NL Conference & Exhibition is the region’s leading energy event. The three days also include an onsite exhibition space that will highlight the unique capabilities of over 60 Energy NL members.

On Tuesday, June 4, the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with an address by Premier Dr. Andrew Furey, followed by project updates from Kerry Moreland, President of ExxonMobil Canada and Sean Leet, Managing Director and CEO of World Energy GH2. They will be followed by presentations in Session One from Jim Keating, CEO of OilCo, and David Campbell, President of Jupia Consultants.

Session Two will begin at 10:30 a.m. and include project updates from Ravi Sood, Executive Chairman and Founder of Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corporation and Jonathan Brown, Senior Vice President of Cenovus Energy. Once those updates are complete, an examination of energy regulations will occur featuring Scott Tessier, CEO of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director of the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy and Founder and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa, as well as Dr. Michel Heijdra, Vice Minister for Climate and Energy at the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The first two days of the conference include the International Business Program which explores global energy markets. Day One will examine the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands.

Over three days the conference will include six sessions that will examine the energy mix in detail, including discussion on the offshore oil and gas sector, the potential of onshore wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydroelectricity. The program will also explore the role of Indigenous organizations in resource projects and the impact of regulations on undertaking and completing projects. Further, five offshore operators, five onshore wind developers, and an electrical utility will provide updates on activities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2024 also includes three exceptional keynote lunch speakers:
➢Michael Cohen, Chief US Economist, bp (Tuesday, June 4)
➢David Cochrane, Host of CBC’s Power & Politics (Wednesday, June 5)
➢Jennifer Williams, President & CEO, NL Hydro (Thursday, June 6)

Further information on the conference program and speakers is available here. Media who plan to attend but have not completed the registration form must complete the form found here.

“Our Conference Committee has prepared an excellent agenda and I am looking forward to welcoming attendees from across Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the world as we explore the significant energy resources of our province and the unique capabilities of Energy NL members. I wish all attendees a successful three days of networking and learning.”
• Gerry Mayo, Conference Chair & Vice President (Operations) of PF Collins International Trade Solutions

“The Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2024 is about bringing together the Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector to share information, to learn, and to grow. Our conference is the only opportunity in our sector to hear about all of the major energy projects ongoing and on the horizon in our province. It is a significant opportunity for Energy NL members, but also the wider energy sector and business community, as well as all residents, to understand these resource projects, along with the latest trends and activities in the global energy sector, including carbon capture, ESG practices, Indigenous engagement, and energy policy.”
• Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

Energy NL represents over 500 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.