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LUNCHEON: The Future of Energy

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Name: LUNCHEON: The Future of Energy
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM ADT
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Event Description:

The Chamber is excited to be joining the Energy 3 Conference (October 16 - 18), on Day 2 (October 17), to share our "The Future of Energy" session at 1:30 pm.


Join us and conference delegates at 12:30 pm for a hot buffet lunch, an Exhibitor Trade show followed by our 1:30 pm session with Tim McMillan, President & CEO, CAPP and Scott Skinner, President & CEO, Clean Foundation


Canada’s Natural Resources and the importance to the Canadian economy 

Job Creation: The natural resources sector creates 1.82 million direct and indirect jobs in Canada. Natural resource development and investment in energy transition and innovation stimulates the economy and means governments can provide better services to Canadians.

Canada has an opportunity to lead: Canada needs to act now and can lead the way by both increasing market access for Canadian natural resources and taking meaningful steps to solve the global problem of climate change, transitioning to reliable and affordable sources of energy.

The natural resource sector matters: Canada exports more than $236 billion-dollars worth of natural resources, which is almost half of our total exports every year. The natural resource economy has positively impacted Canadians for generations. 


Our Speakers:


A few words from

Tim McMillan, President & CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Let's discuss the need to create a new conversation about Canada’s oil and gas industry, including the role of Canada’s oil and gas industry in meeting global energy demand, how Canadian innovation is raising global standards of living and how the industry can continue to contribute to national prosperity by continuing to reduce emissions and produce oil and gas resources safely and responsibly. Learn more about the future of this industry and the solutions required to support its evolution.


A few words from

Scott Skinner, President & CEO, Clean Foundation 

It has become increasingly clear that transitioning to a clean low-carbon economy is an urgent all-hands-on-deck challenge for our society and our communities. It will require an unprecedented degree of imagination to navigate the changes to the way we live in, and design, our communities. This change will provide an amazing amount of opportunity if we are willing to look beyond the status quo and accept the challenge. The opportunity will undoubtedly create many new jobs; in fact, we are already seeing this across Canada and particularly in Nova Scotia. Scott will highlight evidence and examples here in Nova Scotia of why we should embrace the shift that climate change has made non-negotiable if we are to provide the opportunity for the future that our children and grandchildren deserve.



Tim McMillan, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Tim McMillan was appointed President and incoming CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) on October 1, 2014. The Saskatchewan native is responsible for leading activities in education and communications as well as policy and regulatory advocacy on behalf of CAPP member companies, which represent over 80 per cent of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas production.
Tim grew up on a family farm near Lloydminster, where the McMillan family first homesteaded more than a century ago. After earning an economics degree from the University of Victoria, he returned to the family farm and founded and operated an oilfield services company. His solid understanding of the oil and natural gas industry from both a business and landowner perspective, coupled with his background in economics, propelled his desire to seek a seat within the Saskatchewan Legislature.
In 2007, Tim was elected as a Saskatchewan Party MLA in the riding of Lloydminster. From 2010 until his appointment as President and CEO of CAPP, Tim held several strategic cabinet portfolios in the Government of Saskatchewan, including minister of energy. 
Tim lives in Calgary with his wife and their two daughters.

Scott Skinner, Clean Foundation
Scott has been the President and CEO of the Clean Foundation for the past three-and-a-half years. Clean is non-profit, non-governmental environment organization created in 1988. Our organization works with many partners to support the fair transition to the clean low-carbon economy in key impact areas including reduction of energy poverty, support for under served communities, protection of the natural environment, action on climate change mitigation and adaption, and contributions to the clean economy labour force. Clean is based in Dartmouth and employs nearly 50 staff across the province, We also support over 100 students and graduates each year as they gain experience through work-integrated learning opportunities.

Scott is a member of the Nova Scotia Round-table of the Environment and Sustainable Prosperity and recently co-chaired the review of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act.. He also sits on the Federal Sustainable Development Advisory Council as the representative for Nova Scotia, as well as the Board of Wind4All Communities, a Community Economic Development Investment Fund that enables community scale wind energy development.

Scott has over a decade of experience on topics relevant to the low-carbon economy transition including energy efficiency, clean tech, sustainability and energy policy, and high impact program design and delivery. He is also an alumnus of both Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie Universities and away from work can be found playing golf or soccer or having fun times with his 7-year-old daughter Sadie.


Plenary Room
Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 0E6

Date/Time Information:

Thursday, October 17  
12:30 - 1:30 pm ~ Hot Buffet Lunch & Exhibitor Trade show
1:30 - 2:25pm ~ Presentations & Fireside Chat

Contact Information:
Tania Crouse Hardy, Events Specialist (902) 481-1226

Members: $54.95 
Future Members: $84.95 
*Prices subject to HST
Non-profit/Student Rates available upon registration

For more information about the Energy 3 Conference and Chamber member pricing to attend, please contact Amanda White, Operations Director, Marine Renewables Canada, (902) 717-0716 or 

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