A day not to miss
On Thursday, December 15, 12 noon to 6 pm Resource Works hosts the first OUTLOOK 2017: B.C. NATURAL RESOURCE SYMPOSIUM.
2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for British Columbia. Investment decisions, market conditions, First Nations issues, public opinion, and the provincial election in May will all be potent factors and this exclusive symposium will tackle them all.
- Registration 11:30 am - 12 noon
- Lunch and main program 12 noon - 4:30 pm
- Networking social 4:30 pm - 6 pm
FEATURING A SPECIAL GUEST
Hear from the star of TIMBER KINGS, now syndicated in 160 countries
Andre Chevigny is a lumber manufacturing entrepreneur, public speaker and star of HGTV series Timber Kings. He'll explain his passionate support for the future of natural resources in British Columbia. (Watch his recent talk on the value of jobs in natural resources.)
1. ASSESSING RESOURCES, THE ENGINE OF THE ECONOMY IN 2017
The big picture on natural resources will be summarized by Ken Peacock, chief economist at the Business Council of British Columbia.
We'll next be hearing from a stellar panel of thought leaders on what they forecast for 2017, moderated by Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir:
- Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish First Nation
- Karen Graham, expert on U.S.-Canada trade relations
- David Keane, CEO, BC LNG Alliance
- Joel McKay, CEO, Northern Development Initiative Trust
- Tim McMillan, CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
- Karen Ogen, CEO, BC First Nations LNG Alliance
- Gwen Preston, mining journalist and commentator
- Paul Quinn, RBC Capital Markets Paper & Forest Products analyst
2. PUBLIC OPINION PROGNOSTICATIONS
- Noted authorities Mike McDonald and Evi Mustel will describe the public and electoral landscape leading to May 2017.
- Dimitri Pantazopoulos will share his unique perspective on the resource issues shaping public perception.
3. IS 'SOCIAL LICENSE' A LAWFUL CONCEPT?
- Lawyer Paul Cassidy, a senior partner with McCarthy Tétrault, shares his ideas on social license that have been shaking up the legal scene. His discussion will be introduced by Chief Joe Alphonse, Chair of Tsilhqot'in National Government and Chief of Tl'etinqox.
4. URBANS AND RURALS: CAN THE GAP BE BRIDGED?
- Colin Griffith of the North East BC Resource Municipalities Coalition describes how municipal leaders across northern British Columbia are taking the lead in the natural resource conversation.
Included in the ticket price:
- Coffee break refreshments
- Post-event social gathering with complimentary appetizers and refreshments
Thank you to our event sponsors:
- McCarthy Tetrault
- NATIONAL Public Relations
- North East B.C. Resource Municipalities Coalition
- Vote Jobs Awareness Project 2017