Natural Gas Markets and A Carbon Constrained Future

2016 IGUA Spring Seminar

  Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - Thursday, May 12th, 2016
  Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON

2016 IGUA Spring Seminar Preliminary Program

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

8:00 am - 7:00 pmRegistration
Pinnacle Foyer
8:30 am - 4:00 pmGolfing at Loch March
10:00 am - 2:00 pmWalking Tour of Downtown Ottawa
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmMeeting of the Executive Committee of the Board (Restricted)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pmWelcome Reception & Light Fare
Panorama Room

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

7:00 am - 8:00 amRegistration & Networking Breakfast
Ballroom A Foyer
8:00 am - 8:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Ballroom A
8:15 am - 9:00 amThe Changing Political Landscape in Canada
Ballroom A
Chantal Hébert, National Affairs Writer and Political Columnist with the Toronto Star
9:00 am - 9:30 amThe Paris Climate Accord and Canada’s Climate Change Policy Landscape
Ballroom A
Duncan Rotherham, Vice-President, ICF International
9:30 am - 10:00 amWhat Does Deep Decarbonisation Mean for Canada?
Ballroom A
Dave Sawyer, Economics Advisor and CEO, EnviroEconomics, is a leading environmental economist who advises government and industry on sustainable development
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
Ballroom A Foyer
10:30 am - 12:30 pmGas Market: Key Developments and Future Outlook
Ballroom A
Moderator: Jennifer Passalent, ArcelorMittal Purchasing - USA and Canada
Steve Clark, Senior-Vice-President, Canadian and Eastern U.S. Gas Pipelines, TransCanada
Sarah Van der Paelt, Union Gas
Dave Podruzny, Vice-President, Business & Economics and Board Secretary, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Angelo Fantuz, – Director, Client Services, ECNG Energy L.P
Velma McColl, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

In a moderated exchange a diverse panel of stakeholders will reflect on the key developments affecting gas markets and will share their perspectives on the opportunities and threats lying ahead.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmPlated Lunch
Ballroom B
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmLuncheon Keynote - Observations on Ontario’s Natural Gas Sector
Ballroom A
Serge Imbrogno, Ontario Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak
Ballroom A Foyer
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmClimate Change and Carbon Pricing – The Future of Gas Markets, Energy Infrastructure and Industrial Development
Ballroom A
Moderator: Ian Mondrow, Partner, Gowling WLG
Patrick Cabana, Vice President, Gas Supply, Procurement and Regulatory Affairs, Gaz Métro
Jamie Milner, P.Eng, Vice President, Market Development & Customer Care, Enbridge Gas Distribution
André Plourde, Carleton University
John Voss, President, Aegent Energy Advisors
Duncan Rotherham, Vice-President, ICF International

Panelists will discuss how the renewed federal and provincial resolve to mitigate carbon emissions will affect natural gas supply, infrastructure and demand. In addition to a reality cheque on state of carbon regulation, the exchange will shed light on innovative potential solutions and identify smart solutions that prevent economic and industrial leakage.
4:30 pm - 4:45 pmConcluding Remarks & Adjourn
Ballroom A

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

7:30 am - 8:00 amContinental Breakfast
Panorama Foyer
8:00 am - 8:30 amBoard of Directors Meeting
Panorama Room
8:30 am - 9:00 amAnnual General Meeting
Panorama Room
9:00 am - 10:20 am1st Meeting of the New Board of Directors
Panorama Room

This Course is not part of the seminar attendance.  You must preregister and pay to attend based on availability.  It is available to members only. Cost : $650.

10:30 am - 10:45 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Panorama Room
10:45 am - 12:30 pmOverview of the Physical Market (Supply, Demand, Storage, Infrastructure)
Panorama Room
Tim Stringer, Manager, Commercial East Toronto, TransCanada
Andrew Welburn, Manager, Gas Supply and Strategy, Enbridge
Vincent Regnault, Director, Gas Supply, Gaz Métro (Québec)
  • TransCanada (Evolution of Supply, Demand, Storage & Transportation)
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution (Ontario)
  • Gaz Métro (Quebec)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
Panorama Room
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmGas Market Characteristics (Gas Costs and Price Volatility)
Panorama Room
John Voss, President, Aegent Energy Advisors
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmTransportation and Basis Risk
Panorama Room
John Voss, President, Aegent Energy Advisors
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmGas Regulation & Pipeline Business Model
Panorama Room
Ian Mondrow, Partner, Gowling WLG
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmAsk the Experts
Panorama Room