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North American Energy Independence Conference

Foreign Policy Association

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

North American Energy Independence Conference

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The FPA's North American Energy Independence Conference will take place at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on June 19th. 

The conference will feature panels on the implications of the development of the Alberta oil sands for national security and economic growth; energy infrastructure and investment/financing opportunities; and the state of technology and environmental assessment. Premier of Alberta Alison Redford and panelists will also discuss recent revelations that North America could be energy independent in little more than a decade.





12:00-12:30 P.M. -  Pre-Luncheon Reception

12:30-2:00 P.M.  - Keynote Luncheon with Premier Allison Redford

Opening/Welcoming Remarks by Noel Lateef, President and CEO, Foreign Policy Association, John Prato,Consul General of Canada, and Ken Hughes, Minister of Energy, Alberta. 

2:15-3:15 P.M. - Building the Future: Energy Infrastructure and Finance

The North American energy revolution needs forward-thinking, integrated infrastructure. Hear from a panel of key people who undertake and finance these critical projects.


John Hofmeister, Former President Shell Oil Company; Founder, Citizens for Affordable Energy; Board Member, Foreign Policy Association


Sean Klimzak, Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group

Mark Lipschultz, Global Head, Energy and Infrastructure, KKR

3:15-4:15 P.M. - Protecting the Future: Innovation, the Environment, and Climate Change

Both Canada and the U.S. have made protecting our environment and mitigating climate change a top priority in energy development. Learn about the technologies and advances that are reducing the sector's impact.


Ted Roosevelt, Managing Director, Barclays Corporation


Gordon Lambert, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Suncor

Jim Prentice, Senior Vice President and Vice Chair, CIBC; former Canadian Minister of Environment and Minister of Industry 

Dale Byrk, Director and Senior Attorney, Energy and Transportation Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Richard Carty, Chair, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.; Board Member, Plasco Energy Group

4:15-5:15 P.M. - Securing and Growing the Future: The Role of Energy in North American Security and Economic Competitiveness

The North American energy revolution will strengthen continental security and enhance its prosperity. Hear what that means for the global economy and geo-political relations. 


Meredith Whitney, CEO, Meredith Whiteny Advisory Group, Fellow, Foreign Policy Association


Peter Kruselnicki, Vice-President, Public Sector Relations, TransCanada

Anthony Yuen, Strategist, Global Commodities Research, CitiGroup

Charles Morris, author of Comeback: America's New Economic Boom


***Additional panelists to be confirmed.


Event Speakers 

        Alison Redford - Keynote Speaker 
        Premier, Government of Alberta, Canada


        Alison Redford

        Alison Redford was elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party on October 1, 2011 and sworn-in as Alberta's 14th premier on October 7, 2011.  As Premier, Alison Redford seeks to improve quality of life for all Albertans, while working to build a province that is prosperous, fair and inclusive.

        Alison has been actively involved in both provincial and national politics since the 1980s. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Right Honourable Joe Clark when he was Secretary of State for External Affairs, and later worked in the Prime Minister's Office. In this capacity, she organized a series of national consultations facilitating public input on federal white papers concerned with foreign affairs and defense. In Parliament, she was also the Principal Legislative Advisor to the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

        John F. Prato 
        Consul General of Canada in New York


        John F. Prato

        John F. Prato, CFA (MPA, Queen’s University, 1989; MBA, Queen’s University, 1991) assumed his responsibilities as Consul General of Canada in New York in March 2011. Prior he worked as a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group at TD Securities, the investment banking division of The TD Bank Financial Group. As a member of the ECM group since 1998, he was also responsible for senior client coverage of a wide variety of leading Canadian companies. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Prato worked in merchant banking with TD Capital Group Ltd. with a variety of mandates, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and early-stage investing. Mr. Prato has served on the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum, and on the Executive Committee of that Board. He currently sits on the boards of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and CommunityLend Inc. Mr. Prato succeeds Dan Sullivan.




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When & Where

The St. Regis Hotel
2 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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