In 2018, Canada will host the annual North America Region Energy Forum (NAREF). The event will take place from November 14-15, at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. The Forum theme is: Energy in North America: Issues, Opportunities, & Solution Pathways.

The North America Region Energy Forum is organized jointly each year by a planning committee consisting of Mexico’s World Energy Council Committee, the United States Energy Association, and the Energy Council of Canada. Each year’s Forum is an opportunity for energy leaders to gather in a trilateral setting to discuss issues of interest to their countries and to identify ways to collaborate. The Energy Council of Canada is pleased to host the 2018 NAREF, in Calgary Alberta.

The NAREF will be a full, one-day session on November 14 followed by a half-day morning session on November 15, focusing on Indigenous energy in Canada.  The session will examine challenges and opportunities for Indigenous people in the Canadian petroleum and electricity sectors.  Prepare for some frank talk about what’s working and what needs to improve as Canada’s energy sector challenges itself to move from a consultation approach toward new participation and reconciliation models.

Programme Highlights

Energy in North America: Issues, Opportunities, & Solution Pathways

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The first day will begin with remarks from senior government officials from the three countries. The following sessions will focus on key topics related to North American energy, including oil and gas, electricity, and regulatory efficiency. Panels will include energy industry leaders operating in each of the three countries, as well as representatives of companies working in all three countries.

Indigenous Energy in Canada

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The second day’s morning session on Indigenous energy in Canada will examine the challenges and opportunities for Indigenous people in the Canadian oil and gas and electricity sectors. Panels will include industry and Indigenous leaders from the Canadian energy sector. The session will provide an opportunity for a frank discussion regarding what’s working and what needs to improve in Canada’s energy sector, as it challenges itself to progress from a consultation approach toward models of greater participation and reconciliation.