Energy Management (Apr 27-29)

Professionals in natural gas energy supply, transportation and storage gather for presentations and roundtable discussions focused on Western North America’s demand outlook and factors expected to influence the cost of delivering natural gas. This collaborative atmosphere, combined with the attendee’s high level of expertise, leads to complex and analytical discussions regarding long-term forecasts, international energy demand, LNG updates, the price of carbon, renewable developments, electric/gas convergence issues, and the influence of storage and infrastructure projects.

General Details

Program Chair
Jan Caldwell, Manager, Marketing Services, Williams Northwest Pipeline

Program Location
The Westin Grand Vancouver
433 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6L9

Who Should Attend
Senior level management responsible for energy supply, storage, transportation, marketing, transmission or business development. Electric utilities with gas generation are encouraged to attend.

Registration Options
Member: $699
Regular: $1199

Registration prices increase $100 after March 28. Guest passes may be purchased for $150 and include access to the welcome reception and networking dinner.

For more information about this program contact Christopher Lee at 971.255.4967.


Wednesday, April 27

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 28

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Keynote – Economic Update
Speaker: Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Business Council of British Columbia

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Long Term Gas
Speaker: Benjamin Go, Director Structured Products, BP

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A New World Order in 2016 and Beyond
Speaker: Gordon Pickering, Director, Energy, Navigant Consulting, Inc
A discussion of current market conditions and the challenges ahead in the global gas and LNG market.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
LNG Developments
Speaker: Jason Wolfe, Director of Energy Solutions, FortisBC

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion
Proposed Topics:
Satellite LNG

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Carbon Reduction Programs
Speaker: Michael Blaha, Principal Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Networking Reception and Hosted Group Dinner
Provence Marinaside
1177 Marinaside Crescent
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3

Friday, April 29

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Follow up on Industry Research Products/Services
Speaker: Joe Graham, Argus Media

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Methanol Update
Speaker: Vee Godley, President, NW Innovation Works

9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Roundtable Discussion (continued)

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Planning for 2016 Fall Energy Management Meeting

11:30 AM
Meeting Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

The Westin Grand Vancouver
433 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6L9
Phone: 604.647.2502

Make your reservations online or contact the hotel directly at 604.647.2502. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $229 CDN single/double plus state and local taxes. This rate is guaranteed to March 28, 2016 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Benjamin Go


Director Structured Products

Gordon Pickering

Navigant Consulting, Inc

Director, Energy

Jock Finlayson

Business Council of British Columbia

Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer

Jason Wolfe


Director of Energy Solutions

Michael Blaha

Wood Mackenzie

Principal Analyst

Joe Graham

Argus Media

Vee Godley

NW Innovation Works