Agenda - October 25

8:00 am

Opening Remarks


Soheil Asgarpour, President, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada

8:10 am

Welcoming Remarks 

8:30 am

Session 1: Potential Pathways to Net Zero


Moderator: Kevin Stashin, Board Chair, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada



Drew Zieglgansberger, Executive Vice President • Natural Gas & Technical Services, Cenovus Energy

Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Climate Officer, Suncor & Pathways Alliance

10:00 am

 Networking Break

10:30 am

Session 2: Major Challenges of Net Zero (Regulations, Cost, Risks and Practical Aspects of Launching Mega Net-Zero Projects)





Laurie Pushor, President and CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator

Dave Collyer, Board Chair, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Kendall Dilling, President and CEO, Pathways Alliance

John Zhou, Chief Cleantech Officer & Vice President of Clean Resources, Alberta Innovates

12:00 pm


Keynote Luncheon


1:00 pm

Session 3: An Integrated Approach Requiring Massive Global & National Collaboration on Net Zero


Moderator: Justin Riemer, President and CEO, Emission Reduction Alberta



Joy Romero, Executive Advisor Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology Sector, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates

2:30 pm



2:45 pm

Session 4: Success Stories - For discussion


Moderator: Nannette Ho-Covernton, Sustainability Leader, Spartan Controls

4:15 pm

 Day 1 Adjourned - Networking, Exhibition and Student Posters