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Message e from Premier Chrissty Clark ..........................................2 Sustaina able Forestry is our Future Speakers ...................... 6–7 Keynote Speaker: Wednesd day Lunch .........................................................................10 Skills Tra aining = Jobs Speak kers ................................................. 12 Digging into the Future Spe eakers....................................... 15–16 Keynote Speaker: Thursday y Lunch .............................................................................. 18 Mike Morris, MLA, Prince Ge eorge–Mackenzie ....................... 20 Agenda ............................................................................................ 22 Energizing the Future Speak kers .........................................24–25 Keeping the Tank into the Future Speakers ....................26–27 Keeping BC Moving into the e Future Speakers ...................... 30 Seize the e Day Speakers ......................................................... 34-35 Trade Sh how Listings ..................................................................... 36 Integrate ed Resource Management Speaker ...........................37 In Partnership with:
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WELCOME As the new Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Prince George-Mackenzie, I am very pleased to host the Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum. Our great province is on the cusp of explosive economic growth providing opportunities never before experienced. All segments of our society and every community now have the opportunity to participate and collaborate with industry and government to provide all of our citizens with jobs, training and individual prosperity. I invite you to come and join the Premier, myself and our caucus colleagues as we hear from Resource Industry leaders, First Nations leaders and experts talk about the resource sector today and what opportunities lie ahead in the future. Sincerely, Mike Morris, MLA Prince George - Mackenzie Welcome to the 2014 Natural Resources Forum. Natural resources are the backbone of our economy – in Prince George, across the North, and in every corner of British Columbia. We have a shared challenge and opportunity ahead: more than a million job openings by 2020. Many of these job openings are being driven by our resource industries that bring “new” dollars into B.C.’s economy. This means we have to tap into our greatest resource – the people of British Columbia. I want to thank Premier Christy Clark for taking a lead role at this event and in leading our economy. And I want to thank my fellow MLA Mike Morris for organizing this important event. Mike and I look forward to being strong voices for Northern British Columbia in Victoria. Government will continue working to connect as many people as possible with the skills they need so the resource industry can thrive. We will seize the vast opportunities ahead of us! Shirley Bond Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour and MLA for Prince George-Valemont I am pleased to welcome you to the Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum in Prince George. This forum is dedicated to our resources and our future in British Columbia. As a lifelong resident of the north, I know the amount of potential that exists here, in sectors such as mining, agriculture and energy; and, as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, I know the value of building strong partnerships between government, First Nations and business to ensure we can all capitalize on these opportunities. I am sure this year’s forum will generate further great ideas and discussion of how our strong resources can help us build a secure future. Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and MLA Nechako Lakes
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum. The C3 Alliance Team is pleased and honoured to play a lead role in assisting with the Conference Management. Prince George is poised to become the hub for BC’s future economic success. Prince George is at the cusp of the most exciting time in its history! Not since the Klondike Gold Rush, over 125 years ago, has the region experienced such strong interest, and unparalleled opportunities. Northern BC has the highest number of planned and proposed resource development projects and potential economic investment activity in North America at the present time. Over the two days of the Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to hear leading experts from First Nations communities, Governments, the oil & gas, forestry, minerals and mining, natural gas sectors, education and training specialists, and service and supply sectors. The speakers will share their stories of success, introduce innovations in technology, transportation, and explore and highlight new and emerging opportunities in the service and supply sector. There is no other gathering in the region that brings together the wide array of First Nations, Government and community leaders and the resource sectors under one roof to share respective issues and challenges and explore the unprecedented opportunities in the North. The BC Natural Resource Forum is a key opportunity to share the vision of urban and rural BC working together for the common good of all, explore the huge opportunities that are unfolding and share our thoughts, ideas and desires for how these opportunities will unfold. It has been a pleasure to work with MLA Mike Morris and his staff to bring our vision to a reality. Enjoy! Dan M. Jepsen, RPF Chair, Organizing Committee
SUSTA A INABLE FORE ESTRY IS OUR FU U TURE JAMES GORMAN PRESIDENT T AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE E R, COUNCIL OF FOREST INDUSTRIES
James Gorman assumed the role of President and CEO of the Council of Forest Industries on September 16, 2013. Gorman brings extensive public policy and senior management experience to his new role. He most recently served the Government of British Columbia as the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and prior to that as Deputy of Education (K-12) and the BC Public Service Agency. His accomplishments include transforming the BC Public Service into a top employer; expanding the province’s K-12 education brand into international markets; and managing complex labor relations files on behalf of government. Gorman has a Masters Degree in Political Science from McGill University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia. James grew up in Vernon BC, is married to Kim and they have three school aged children.
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SKILL L S TRA AIN NIN NG = JO OBS SHIIRLE EY BO O ND MINIS STER O F JOB B S, TOURISM M AND SKILL L S TRA A INING G AND MINIS STER RESP PONSIBLE FO O R LABOUR BOUR R Shirley Bond was elected in 2001 and 2005 as the MLA for Prince George - Mount Robson, and re-elected in 2009 and 2013 as the MLA for Prince George - Valemount. Minister Bond was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour on June 10, 2013. In this role she will lead the acceleration of the BC Jobs Plan, ensure that British Columbians are first in line for the jobs of today and tomorrow by developing a comprehensive 10-year skills training plan, and is working closely with Destination BC to meet the targets laid out in the Province’s tourism strategy “Gaining the Edge.” With more than 12 years of Cabinet experience, Minister Bond has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy, Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Health Services, and was the first female to hold the position of Attorney General in British Columbia; a title she held while Minister of Justice. Minister Bond currently serves as the Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy, and is also part of the Treasury Board, the Priorities and Planning Committee, and the Legislative Review Committee.
HEA ATHER O LAND PRES S IDENT T & CHIEF EXECUT T IVE OFFIC CER, INITIA ATIVES S PRIN N CE GEORGE E Ms. Oland joined Initiatives Prince George in September of 2011 as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and assumed the role Chief Executive Officer in June, 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and her Masters of Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and worked as a professional planner in north central British Columbia for ten years prior to joining Initiatives Prince George. Her career progress has included working for the North Central Municipal Association, the City of Prince George and as the Director of Planning with L&M Engineering Limited. Most recently, Ms. Oland has completed thet Sustainable Community Development certificate through the Simon Fraser University. Ms. Oland was appointed to the Board of Governors of the University of Emily Carr Art and Design in 2010 where she was elected Vice Chair of the Board, as well as Chair of the University’s Finance Committee. She served Emily Carr University of Art and Design until the fall of 2013. Ms. Oland is an active member of the Prince George community and has served as a Director of the Community Garden Society, the Prince George Montessori Education Society, the Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Prince George. Currently Ms. Oland volunteers as a coach for the Prince George Youth Soccer Association. She has lived in Prince George since 1996 with her husband and two children.
LAU U RIE E STE E RRITT PRES S IDENT T & CHIEF EXECUT T IVE OFFIC CER, BC A BORIG GINAL MINE TRAIN N ING ASSO OCIATION Laurie Sterritt joined the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA) as its founding Executive Director in 2009. She came to BC AMTA from a senior role at Vancity Credit Union, and has also worked as an executive recruiter and as a project and special event manager. To date, BC AMTA has trained and placed 650+ Aboriginal men and women in exploration, mining and mine development careers. Ms. Sterritt is also the founding CEO of First Resources Impact Ventures (F1RST RESOURCES). An innovative social enterprise and subsidiary company of BC AMTA, F1RST RESOURCES creates unique business opportunities that will ensure long-term positive impacts for First Nations. Ms. Sterritt is recognized as an industry-leader and presents as a panelist, speaker and keynote at conferences across Canada. “I’m committed to improving the economic health of Canada’s Aboriginal population by systematically reducing or removing barriers to employment and entrepreneurship across the natural resources sectors,” says Sterritt. She joined the Board of British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2011 and now sits on the Executive Committee as the 1st Vice Chair. She is also a volunteer member of the BC HR Task Force - Exploration, Mining, Stone, Sand & Gravel. Her commitment to community service has also included the Minerva Foundation for BC Women Combining Our Strengths Council.
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Tony Jensen has over 30 years of mining industry experience and is President and Chief Executive Officer for Royal Gold, Inc. Prior to joining Royal Gold, he spent 18 years with Placer Dome. Mr. Jensen’s background is anchored in operational experience gained in the United States and Chile, balanced by corporate, administrative, finance and business development experience in various roles with Placer Dome and Royal Gold. Mr. Jensen serves as a board member of Golden Star Resources, is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is a director and member of the finance committee of the National Mining Association.
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A MESSAGE FROM MIKE MORRIS, MLA, PRINCE GEORGE–MACKENZIE Our government is focused and committed to helping BC’s Natural Resource sector achieve their full potential in resource development, while at the same time becoming world leaders in balancing the development and extraction of resources with strong environmental stewardship. Our future depends on each and every sector involved in natural resources to collaborate and share their synergies and ideas to help build a strong robust sector that will provide long term stable economic benefits for all British Columbians. I am pleased that the 11th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum will take place January 22 and 23, 2014, continuing with the format established by former MLA Pat Bell in 2002, and maturing into the Province-wide event it is today. This year’s Forum is titled “Our Resources, Our Future” speaking to the interconnectedness of not only the Resource sectors, but the connection to the future of the people of the Province of British Columbia through wise management of our resources. This year’s exciting lineup of speakers includes the Honourable Christy Clark, a tireless and pragmatic leader focused on the generational opportunities we now have before us. The Forum also features speaker Calvin Helin, an author who has written a book titled Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through SelfReliance. Mr. Helin, in conjunction with the Aquilini Investment Group launched Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. in 2012. Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings is an Aboriginalowned and controlled company set up to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals to successfully manage future economic opportunities in their traditional territories. All of our speakers are dynamic leaders in industry and resource and each will address the current state of their sectors and what the future holds for each industry as we move forward. I would invite you to check out this year’s itinerary. I am certain that it will be well worth registering for this year’s Forum to hear what the many speakers bring to the table. It will also be worthwhile participating in the Forum and connecting with those involved in BC’s vast and growing resource industries.
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INTRO ODUCT TIONS & WELCOME CHIEF DOM MINIC FREDR RICK, LHEID DLI T’ENNE EH NATION Shari Green, Mayor, Prince George FORU UM OPENING: Mike Morris, MLA, Prince George-Mackenzie SUST TAINAB BLE FORESTR RY IS OUR FUTURE Moderator: Hon. Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations James Gorman, President & CEO, Council of Forest Industries Chris McIver, VP Lumber Sales & Corporate Development, West Fraser Greg Stewart, President, Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. NUTR RITION N BREAK SKILL LS TRA AINING = JOB BS Moderator: Hon. Shirley Bond Hon. Shirley Bond, Minister, Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training & Minister Responsible for Labour Heather Oland, President & CEO, Initiatives Prince George Laurie Sterritt, President & CEO, BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association LUNC CH AND D KEYNOTE SPEAKER BC Premier Christy Clark “DIGG GING” INTO THE FUTURE Moderator: Karina Briño, President and CEO, Mining Association of BC Steve Berna, COO, First Nations Finance Authority Tony Jensen, President and CEO, Royal Gold, Inc. Jacques Perron, CEO & Director, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. Robert Quartermain, President & CEO, Pretium Resources Inc. NUTR RITION N BREAK ENER RGIZIN NG THE FUTU URE Moderator: Hon. Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review Donald McInnes, Vice Chair, Alterra Power Corp Annita McPhee, President, Tahltan Central Council Ken Shields, Chairman, President & CEO, Conifex Timber Inc FORU UM WIN NE AND CHE EESE MEET & GREET
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ENERG G IZING THE FU U TURE DONAL L D MCINNES VICE CHAIR R, ALTERRA P OWER CORP.
Donald McInnes is the Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a British Columbia-based renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects. Mr. McInnes currently serves as Chair of the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia and the Chair of the Board of Directors of Prostate Cancer Canada. He is a Governor of the British Columbia Business Council. He was a participant in the inaugural year (2010) of the Simon Fraser University Leadership Exchange Program for the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business and was bestowed a Doctor of Technology honoris causa by the BC Institute of Technology in 2009. In addition, he was a finalist for 2008 and a recipient of the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Pacific Division Cleantech category. He is also a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. McInnes is a frequent public speaker and contributor to the debate on public policy and the integration and value of clean power.
ANNITA A MCPHEE PRESIDENT T, TAHLTAN C ENTRAL COUNCIL
Annita McPhee-Coscuya, has dedicated most of her life to creating a prosperous future for the Tahltan Nation through balancing opportunities and benefits in Tahltan Territory and protecting sacred spaces. Ms. McPhee has taken cutting edge approaches to aboriginal engagement and the resource sector and broken down barriers of communication. Currently in her third term as the President of the Tahltan Central Council (TCC), Ms. McPhee has led the Tahltan Nation through some of the most challenging events in the nation’s history. Under her leadership, the Tahltan Nation has secured over $2 billion in agreements for the Northwest Transmission Line and AltaGas. Shell Oil’s has also relinquished its tenures in the Klappan. Both the Tahltan Nation and Ms. McPhee have been recognized for their work, including a 2013 Tides Canada award for work on the agreement with Shell Oil, and a Premier’s Award with the Province of BC for the Tahltan Social Cultural Working Group’s innovative approach. Ms. McPhee has also received the Women of the North Leadership and Business Conference’s Aboriginal Woman of Distinction award. In 2012, she became the first Aboriginal woman to join the board of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and is currently a director of the Legal Services Society and a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Aboriginal Affairs Committee.
ENERG G IZING THE FU U TURE KEN SH H IELDS CHAIRMAN N, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CONIFEX TIMBER INC.
Ken Shields is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Conifex Timber Inc., a public Canadian company operating in the forestry, sawmilling and green energy sectors. Mr. Shields currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Forest Products Association of Canada and as Chairman of the Canadian Bioenergy Association. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc., and retired as Chief Executive Officer of its Canadian subsidiary, Raymond James Ltd., in February 2006. Mr. Shields has served as a past Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and is a former director of each of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., Mercer International Inc., and TimberWest Forest Corp.
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Steve Clark oversees all of TransCanada’s natural gas pipeline assets in Canada and the northeastern United States, including the NGTL System, the Canadian Mainline, Foothills System and TransCanada’s interests in the Trans‐Quebec & Maritimes Pipeline, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System and Iroquois Gas Transmission System. Prior to his current role, Mr. Clark was Vice‐President, Commercial West, providing commercial leadership for TransCanada’s Alberta, B.C. and Foothills Systems. Previously, he was Director, Sales & Marketing – Gas Transmission West and Vice‐President, Western Business Development, where he was responsible for developing pipeline business opportunities in western North America.
ROBER RT SPITZER EXECUTIVE E VICE-PRESIDENT, APACHE KITIMAT UPSTREAM
Robert Spitzer is the Executive Vice President, Apache Kitimat Upstream. He has 32 years of experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. In 2008, the Canadian New Ventures team was created with Mr. Spitzer leading the team. The purpose of the team was to find large profitable oil and gas accumulations in Canada. Mr. Spitzer led the exploratory and development drilling program until 2008. During this period he became the Vice President of Exploration. He has been involved in the Horn River exploration and development since 2001. Prior to his employment at Apache, he spent 18 years with Shell Canada Ltd. His role there included working on the Coz flood at Midale, exploring throughout Canada and developing and managing Shell Canada’s New Ventures organization.
KEEPING THE TANK FULL INTO THE FUTURE HEATHE ER KENNEDY VICE PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT RELATIONS S, SUNCOR EN NERGY INC.
In March 2013, Ms. Kennedy was appointed Vice President, Government Relations.This unit provides leadership to further Suncor’s strategy by supporting the organization at all levels of Government. Recently, Ms. Kennedy was the Vice President, Base Plant Projects. In this role, Ms. Kennedy worked with the Oil Sands and In Situ business unit’s team to deliver safe, cost effective projects for Suncor’s in situ, oil sands and downstream facilities. Prior to this role, Ms. Kennedy was seconded to the Government of Alberta as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat, Treasury Board. While with the government, Ms. Kennedy helped create a long term strategic plan for responsible oil sands development and to address regional planning. Ms. Kennedy has also served as Suncor’s Vice President, Operations Excellence and Vice President of Employee and Community Relations in Fort McMurray. In the Oil Sands business unit, Ms. Kennedy held leadership roles in extraction operations and projects. In January 2012, Ms. Kennedy was appointed chair of the newly created Athabasca Oil Sands Area Transportation Coordinating Committee. Struck by Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, the committee will review and make recommendations to the Alberta government on current and future transportation needs in the Wood Buffalo Region.
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SEIZE THE DAY! RICHAR RD DUNN VICE-PRESIDENT, REGULATO ORY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS,, ENCANA CORPORATION
As Vice-President, Regulatory & Government Relations, Richard Dunn is responsible for federal and provincial government relations and policy development. Mr. Dunn joined one of Encanaâ€™s predecessor companies in 1986, where he held various technical and leadership positions. Since the formation of Encana in 2002, Mr. Dunn has been significantly involved with the formulation and implementation of strategies which have stimulated increases in Canadian oil and natural gas activity. Mr. Dunn serves on the Business Council of British Columbia Executive Committee, the British Columbia Jobâ€™s and Investment Board and the Board of Directors for Geoscience BC.
GREG K IST PRESIDENT T, PACIFIC NO ORTHWEST LNG
Greg Kist is President, Pacific NorthWest LNG, a Vancouver-based LNG company seeking to build an LNG export facility in Prince Rupert, B.C. In prior roles, he served as Vice President, Marketing, Corporate and Government Relations at Progress Energy Resources Corp. Prior to joining Progress in June, 2004, he was Manager of Investor Relations at EnCana Corporation and its predecessor company, Alberta Energy Company (AEC) since 1997. Mr. Kist joined AEC in 1991 and held various operations positions within AEC. He is a business administration graduate from Grant MacEwan University (Edmonton, Alberta). Additionally, he has completed executive programs in Investor Relations at the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario, and Purchasing Management at The University of British Columbia. Greg is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mount Royal University Foundation (Calgary, Alberta).
SEIZE THE DAY! ROD MA A IER MANAGER, EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIO ONS KITIMAT LNG, CHEVRON CANADA LIMITED
Rod Maier is the Manager, Kitimat LNG External Relations and Communications for Chevron Canada Limited, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for external relations, policy, communications and social engagement activities associated with the Kitimat LNG and Pacific Trail Pipeline projects. Prior to his current role, he was Frontier Development Manager, responsible for development of Chevron’s unconventional resource and Arctic assets in Canada, as well as Chevron’s Global Arctic Center. Mr. Maier joined Chevron in 1982 after graduating with distinction with a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has held leadership positions in engineering, asset development, operations, exploration, and planning during his career, including assignments in Canada, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is a member of APEGA, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
SUSANNAH PIERCE GENERAL MANAGER OF SOCIAL PERFORMA ANCE AND EXTER RNAL AFFAIRS LNG CANADA, SHELL CAN NADA
Susannah Pierce is the General Manager of Social Performance and External Affairs for LNG Canada, responsible for integrating risk management across both the technical, non-technical and commercial aspects of the LNG Canada project. Ms. Pierce’s previous roles include: Vice President, Value Chain Integration where she identified and drove commercial opportunities along the value chain between Shell Canada’s multiple businesses; Vice President, Communications where Ms. Pierce oversaw a communications team of approximately 200 professionals in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia/CIS and Europe; and Head of Government Relations for Shell Canada. Before joining Shell in 2009, Ms. Pierce headed up the US Public Sector Affairs department for TransCanada Pipeline in Washington, DC and New York City.
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GREG D’AVIGNON PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Greg D’Avignon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia, a 260-member organization comprised of the province’s leading businesses and institutions in every sector of the provincial economy that are responsible for more than one-quarter of all jobs in the province. Established in 1966, the Business Council is the foremost policy and business advocacy organization in the province. A fourth generation British Columbian, Greg has played an active leadership role in business, politics and the community for over 25 years earning a
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