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North American Energy Independence

June 19, 2013, 12:00 - 5:15 PM
St. Regis Hotel
2 E 55th Street at 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022

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 Government of Alberta 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.     Panel: 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.      Panel: 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.     Panel: 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.



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