October 2019

Canadian Energy: A New Vision Emerging

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King St. W., Toronto

A new vision is required for the Canadian energy industry, one that all Canadians can rally around.

The Canadian energy industry has long been a significant contributor to the GDP of Canada. Historically, it has been recognized for its positive contribution to our economy and the potential to help meet the world’s energy needs. However, the world has changed, and Canadian energy is currently under siege on a number of fronts: environmental concerns; significantly reduced capital investment; competition from the U.S. and other countries; and the impact of public policy. The situation has hit crisis levels, and the ripple effect is being felt across many sectors in the Canadian economy.

There is opportunity for a bold new approach that addresses climate change, encourages innovation, stimulates the economy, and involves everyone playing a role in the conservation. Canada's energy sector has world leading capabilities and has the potential to lead the way globally in transitioning to a low-carbon world. The innovation, technology and talent exist – but can Canadians come together around an ambitious and compelling vision?

Join Mac Van Wielingen and John Stackhouse for a productive, pragmatic, and fact-based discussion on the road forward for Canada’s largest industry.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Thank you to our Event Partner:

Canadian Energy: A New Vision Emerging

John Stackhouse

Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO

John Stackhouse

As Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, John advises the executive leadership on emerging trends in Canada’s economy, providing insights grounded in his travels across the country and around the world. His work focuses on technological change and innovation, examining how to successfully navigate the new economy so more people can thrive in the age of disruption.

Prior to joining RBC, John spent nearly 25 years at the Globe and Mail, where he served as editor-in- chief, editor of Report on Business, and a foreign correspondent in New Delhi, India. Having interviewed a range of prominent world leaders and figures, including Vladimir Putin, Kofi Annan, and Benazir Bhutto, he possesses a deep understanding of national and international affairs.

In the community, John serves as a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, C.D. Howe Institute and on the boards of Saint Elizabeth Health Care and the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada.

John is the author of three books: Out of Poverty, Timbit Nation, and Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution. He is currently working on his fourth, about Canada’s global population in an age of nationalism.

Mac Van Wielingen

Founder and Partner
ARC Financial

Mac Van Wielingen

Mac Van Wielingen, is an influential private equity investor, corporate director, and Canadian philanthropist. He will share his vision of the long-term energy transition we are currently experiencing, and the opportunity Canada has to regain its role on the global energy stage. Van Wielingen is the Founder and Partner, ARC Financial, Canada’s largest energy focused private equity manager, and the former Chair and founding Director of Alberta Investment Management Corporation, which manages over $100 billion on behalf of the Province of Alberta. He is also Co-Founder of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership at the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary.

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