Dear Member,

Clean Energy BC is very excited to announce the Clean Energy Investments: Powering B.C.'s 21st Century Economy forum we are partnering with the Vancouver Board of Trade on.
 
This is a unique opportunity to show our value to other sectors and increase our visibility within the business and First Nations community and to governments.
 
We very much hope you will come out and support the sector on May 20th and take in an event that is not to be missed.
 
Kind regards,
 
Clean Energy BC
 

Clean Energy Investments Forum:
Powering B.C.'s 21st Century Economy

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 07:00 AM
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Presenting in partnership with:
Clean Energy BC
 
The Vancouver Board of Trade is excited to be partnering with the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) on the Clean Energy Investments: Powering B.C.'s 21st Century Economy forum.
This half-day forum will explore how Clean Energy enables British Columbia's economy in a multifaceted and transformative way. From enabling British Columbia's most relied upon resource sectors — mining, forestry, and the emerging LNG sector — to empowering rural and First Nation communities to participate in the economy in a meaningful and sustainable way, clean and renewable independent power projects (IPPs) are being chosen as solutions to complex issues involving social license, First Nations reconciliation, economic diversification, and job creation.
The Clean Energy Investments: Powering BC's 21st Century Economy forum will explore:
  • How other resource sectors employ clean energy solutions to enable their specific business goals
  • BC Hydro's integral role and how a diversified IPP portfolio will enhance B.C.'s electrical system moving forward
  • How the clean energy sector is embraced by local, provincial and federal government and their visions for IPPs in the future
  • How emerging technologies and innovation will affect policy decisions and procurement opportunities and the advantage for B.C. businesses
  • Why First Nations choose this sector above all others and the impact IPPs are having and can have on rural communities
Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn more about a sector that often flies under the radar, but has vast implications for every corner of the province.
 
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Opening Remarks
     
Iain Black, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Vancouver Board of Trade
Paul Kariya, Executive Director, Clean Energy BC
Dennis Thomas, Sleil-Waututh Nation (First Nations Welcome)
 
Panel Topics
 
SESSION 1:
Enabling B.C.'s Resource Sectors
Intimate panel on the evolving nature of today's natural resource development and the increasing difficulty of getting to "yes".  Come learn how business leaders across natural resource sectors are using clean energy solutions as a business advantage to take their company to the next level socially, environmentally, and economically and how you too can capitalize on the clean energy choices that are sweeping top tier corporations like Google, Apple, and WalMart.
   
Grand Chief Edward John (Akile Ch'oh), Hereditary Chief, Tl'azt'en Nation
Sandy Ferguson, Vice President, Corporate Development, Conifex Timber
Byng Giraud, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Woodfibre LNG (A Pacific Oil & Gas Company)
Additional panellists to be announced.
 
SESSION 2:
Enabling Regional Economic Development
British Columbia has a long and largely prosperous history when it comes to natural resource development. However, we all know what it means when there is a downturn in commodity sectors; we need to increase our economic diversification. Come hear how clean energy projects are being utilized as the preferred choice of local governments and First Nations to secure economic stability for struggling communities. This conversation will be further enriched by perspectives from across Canada which will find commonality through clean energy projects being used as a stimulus to economic development, despite these jurisdictions differing in many ways from B.C.
   
Colleen Giroux-Schmidt, CEBC Chair, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Innergex Renewables
Mike Bernier, MLA, Peace River South
Gerard Peters (Eppa), Chief Negotiator, In-SHUCK-ch Nation
Additional panellists to be announced.
 
SESSION 3:
B.C.'s Clean Energy Future
What does the future hold for B.C.'s Clean Energy Sector? Depending on who you talk to it can either be robust and unlimited, or on the opposite side of the spectrum, holding little or only modest opportunity. Come hear directly from the Minister of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro's CEO to put this debate to rest once and for all.
 
The Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, Province of British Columbia
Kent Brown, President & CEO, Co-Founder, BluEarth Renewables Inc.  
Jessica McDonald, President & CEO, BC Hydro
Wendy Grant-John, Executive Advisor, Aboriginal Client Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
 
SESSION 4:
Keynote
       
William Nelson, Head of Research, North America, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
In his current capacity William oversees a team of analysts focused on the transformation of the energy sector in North America. This includes the production of in-depth reports and forecasting models. His previous experience includes strategy consulting at the Earth Institute and software design at Electronic Arts. He holds a Bachelors in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Masters in Energy Policy and Finance from Columbia University.
 
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Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: Registration and Networking Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Session 1: 7:45 - 8:50 a.m.
Session 2: 8:50 - 9:40 a.m.
Networking and Coffee Break: 9:40 - 10:10 a.m.
Session 3: 10:10 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 4 and Closing Remarks: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA - Downtown Vancouver
Tickets: Members  
  Individuals:
Table of 8:
$159 + GST
$1,526 + GST
  Non-members  
  Individuals:
Table of 8:
$209 + GST
$2,006 + GST
No cancellations after Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please email sponsorship@boardoftrade.com or call 604-640-5484 for more information.
 
 
 
 
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For more info please contact:

Lisa Bateman

604-568-4778
lisa.bateman@cleanenergybc.org

Kristen McIntyre

604-568-4778
kristen.mcintyre@cleanenergybc.org
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