Energy Future: 2018 global outlook

Energy Future: 2018 global outlook

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Crystal Ballroom
113 9th Avenue SW

2017 was an interesting year for the energy industry, with oil prices holding steady around the $55/barrel mark, indecisiveness on pipeline projects, and an increasing trend towards clean energy. But what does the year ahead hold?

Join us this January to hear from Dr. Robert Johnston, CEO of the Eurasia Group, as he delivers a keynote address diving into the geopolitical and economic impacts, as well as the risks and opportunities sector changes may bring to Canada's industries, within the energy industry and beyond. 

A panel discussion will precede Dr. Johnston's keynote featuring Jackie Forrest, ARC Energy Research Institute, and Chung Wang, Partner PwC. Focusing on the economics of the value chain, they will discuss the risks and opportunities facing the energy industry this year.

About Dr. Robert Johnston

Robert (“RJ”) Johnston is the CEO of Eurasia Group. He is also the director of the company’s Global Energy and Natural Resources Strategy Group. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, RJ was a managing director of equity research at Medley Global Advisors.

About the Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group is the world’s leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, they help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they do business.

Founded in 1998, the firm’s name reveals its early focus on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, but today their research platform is global. Their analysts monitor political, economic, social, and security developments in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. They also examine cross-border issues such as trade, energy and other commodities, financial regulation, climate change, and global health.

About Jackie Forrest

Jackie actively monitors emerging strategic trends related to energy. She is an author and sought after public speaker with 20 years of experience in the energy industry. She has written numerous blogs and columns on energy issues, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Oil Bulletin and the National Post publications. She is also a recognized expert in analyzing oil and gas systems in a carbon constrained world.

About Chung Wang

Chung has more than 12 years of U.S. tax experience in both industry and public accounting environments. He worked for several years in the tax department of a Texas based multinational corporation before moving to Canada to support Canadian companies in their U.S. and cross-border tax matters. Chung has extensive knowledge in the oil and gas industry and significant experience in tax accounting. In addition to his CA (Canada) and CPA (U.S.) designations, Chung has also earned a Master’s degree in U.S. Taxation and an MBA.

About the Energy Future series

Energy Future is a landmark series created by the Calgary Chamber to address the most essential long-term energy topics through the perspectives of global energy leaders. The idea is to get us thinking beyond the quarter, focusing on 5, 10 and 20 years in the future. Past events in the Energy Future series have attracted top energy minds from around the world including former United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as well as Greg Abel, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Doug Suttles President and CEO of Encana Corp. These events have garnered international media attention.