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Our Energy Mix: Opportunity in the Energy Evolution
June 4 to 6, 2024

Day 1 
7:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibition Opens
8:30 a.m. Session 1: The Energy Mix & The Opportunity: An Exploration
The Newfoundland and Labrador Energy sector has a unique mix of lower carbon energy sources and leading ESG standards that can help meet the global demand for energy. The first session of the Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2024 will explore the energy mix of Newfoundland and Labrador and the opportunity available for success in an everchanging global energy market. 
Session 1 Speakers:
• Dr. Andrew Furey – Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
• Kerry Moreland – President, ExxonMobil Canada
• Sean Leet – Managing Director & CEO, World Energy GH2
• Jim Keating – CEO, OilCo
10:30 a.m. Session 2: Regulatory (Un)Certainty: Overcoming Challenges to Be Competitive
Investors desire regulatory certainty within the jurisdictions they decide to operate in. The Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector has struggled with apparent regulatory (un)certainty for some time, with ever increasing layers of regulations and regulatory changes on the horizon. This session will explore the regulatory framework of the Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector within a global context and how the sector can overcome perceived challenges on the road to competitiveness, sustainability, and prosperity.
Session 2 Speakers:
• Ravi Sood – Executive Chairman and Co-founder, EVREC
• Jonathan Brown – Senior Vice-President, Cenovus Energy
• Dr. Monica Gattinger – Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, & Founder/Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa
• Scott Tessier – CEO, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
• Dr. Michel Heijdra- Vice Minister for Climate & Energy at the Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
1:05 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Michael Cohen, Chief US Economist and Head of Oil and Refining in bp’s Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures
4:00 p.m. Exhibition Closes
7:00 p.m. Energy NL Conference Reception
Location: Banished Brewing Limited


Day 2
7:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibition Opens
8:30 a.m. Session 3: Enabling Net Zero: Newfoundland and Labrador Energy Leadership
Across the world nations and organizations have agreed to lower emissions with goals to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Achieving these laudable, yet lofty ambitions, will take significant investment and commitment, along with lower carbon energy sources. This session will discuss Newfoundland and Labrador’s own path to net zero and how it can enable Canada and the world achieve this objective during the challenging period of a new energy evolution.
Session 3 Speakers:
• Seamus O’Regan – Minister of Labour and Seniors, Government of Canada
• Gary Murray – President & CEO, Newfoundland Power
• Katja Akentieva – Vice President of New Energy Solutions for Western Hemisphere, TGS
• Frederic Schneider – Projects Director, Beicip Franlab
10:30 a.m. Session 4: Beginning to Understand: Indigenous Participation in Resource Projects
Energy projects in Canada cannot and should not proceed without meaningful involvement and engagement of Indigenous peoples. Yet, many organizations and individuals within the energy sector are unsure of how participation and consultation should occur. A panel of Indigenous leaders and members of the energy sector will discuss this issue to help educate the sector on meaningful inclusion and how to begin to understand Indigenous participation in resource projects.
Session 4 Speakers:
• Brent Miller – Vice-President, East Coast, Suncor
• Margaret Kenequanash – CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power
• John Davis – CEO, Qalipu Development Corporation
• Sarah Leo – COO, Nunatsiavut Group of Companies
1:05 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. International Business Program (Details TBD)
4:00 p.m. Exhibition Closes
6:30 p.m. Lobsterfest
Location: ReMax Centre


Day 3
7:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibition Opens
8:30 a.m. Session 5: Advancing Energy Through Innovation: New Technologies & Opportunities
Innovation is the leading force of change in the energy sector, from technological advances to new storage opportunities and fuel sources. Innovative approaches provide solutions to the challenges facing the energy sector while also providing untold opportunities for energy development, safety, and lowering environmental impacts. Participants in this session will discuss innovation in the global energy sector; specifically, how innovation and technology are creating opportunities in the Newfoundland and Labrador energy sector.
Session 5 Speakers:
• Andrew Parsons – Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
• Michelle Lethbridge – Senior Project Manager, ABO Wind
• Braya Renewable Fuels
• Triple Point Resources
10:30 a.m. Session 6: Readying for Success: How to Prepare for the Modern Energy Economy
In our global economy, no sector or organization can succeed without a vision for the education and labour needs of the future, along with a clear focus on ESG principles. The final session of the Energy NL Conference & Exhibition 2024 explores the critical role these elements will play in the modern energy economy and how delegates can apply best practices within their own organization to help further their success and participation in the supply and service value chain of the world’s leading companies.
Session 6 Speakers:
• Tore Løseth – Country Manager, Equinor Canada
• EverWind Fuels
• Elizabeth Kidd – President & CEO, College of the North Atlantic
• Dr. Tom Cooper – Professor, Memorial University Faculty of Business Administration
• ExxonMobil Canada
1:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. International Business Program (Details TBD)
4:00 p.m. Exhibition Closes