Future of Ene​rgy Global Summit

Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation
September 21 - 23, 2023
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Speakers & Panelists

Hon. Danielle Smith, ECA, MLA

Premier of Alberta


James S. Kinnear

Chair, Banff Global Energy Summit Inc.
Calgary Alberta


Mark Carney, OC

UN Special Envoy for
Climate Action and Finance and Co-Chair for the
Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero

* Pre-Recorded video Address

Hon. Peter MacKay, PC, KC

Strategic Advisor with Deloitte Canada and Counsel with McInnes Cooper


Hon. Gordon Campbell, OC, OBC

Former High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom and,  Former Premier of British Columbia


Shannon Joseph

Chair, Energy for a Secure Future


Dr. John Kirton

Director and founder of the Global Governance Program at Trinity College/University of Toronto, Professor Emeritus of political science and a Senior Fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History


Darcy Dickson

Chief, Bearspaw First Nation


Stephen Buffalo

President and CEO, Indian Resource Council of Canada (IRC)


Cara Wolf

Founder and CEO of Ammolite Analytx


Bill Whitelaw

Managing Director geoLOGIC Systems


Myron Keehn

President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport (YEG)


Dr. Jean-François Houle 

Vice-President  of Engineering and Executive Lead for Climate Action at National Research Council (NRC) 


Jennifer Turner

Energy Director
Equitable Origin


Jeff Messner

President and Co-founder of Novus Earth


Jonathan Oxley

Director, Humber Cluster, CBI,
United Kingdom


Charles D. Vollmer

Author and Founder of  Jobenomics


Hon. Karen Sorensen

Senate of Canada


Lee Crowchild

Former Chief, Tsuut'ina First Nation


Gareth Richardson

Low Carbon Technology Lead, AtkinsRéalis
(Formerly SNC-Lavalin), United Kingdom 


David A. McLellan

Director of Canada, AEGIS Hedging Solutions


Harish Consul

Founder & CEO 
Ocgrow Ventures


Dr. Melanie M. Clarance

Venture Partner
Ocgrow Ventures


Wes Jickling

Vice President, Technology Development and COSIA
Pathway Alliance


Brent Lakeman

Director Hydrogen Initiative
Edmonton Global


Chris Popoff, P.Eng.

President, Syzygy Engineering Consultants | Co-Founder, Terrestrial Energy | Advisor, SYNERGETIC


Mark Taylor

Principal, Taylor Energy Advisors


Charles Selby, B Sc (Hon.), P.Eng. , J D

President Caledonian Midstream Corp.


Lisa Meuller

President and CEO  FutEra Power


David Yager

Oil Service Executive |  Energy Policy Analyst | 
Author & Writer


Witold Dzielski

Ambassador of Poland  to Canada


Jakub Chełstowski

Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship


Kasha Piquette

Deputy Minister, Environment and Protected Areas for the Government of Alberta 


Rick Christiaanse

CEO, Invest Alberta Corporation


Jonathan Turner

British Consul General in Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba


Derek Armstrong

Manager, Innovation Ecosystems with Prairies Economic
Development Canada (PrairiesCan)


Devon Smibert

Restiv Technology


Michele Taylor

CEO  Sovereign Technology & Power Corporation 


Ben Brunnen

Senior Fellow at the CD Howe Institute


Ian MacGregor



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