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Media Advisory - Generation Energy Forum

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OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Join Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, as he hosts the Generation Energy Forum from October 11 to 12, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

More than 600 people — from youth to industry, academic, Indigenous and community leaders — will come together in Winnipeg to explore Canada's path to affordable energy, the next generation in technology and innovation, energy governance and Canada's role in the global energy transition.

Keynote speakers at the Forum will include international energy experts, such as: 

  • Jeremy Rifkin — President, Foundation on Economic Trends and Advisor to the European Union;
  • Fatih Birol — Executive Director, International Energy Agency;
  • Eldar Saetre — Chief Executive Officer, Statoil Global;
  • Annette Verschuren — Founder and Chief Executive Officer, NRStor; and
  • Elyse Allan — President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada.

Minister Carr and keynote speakers will be available for on-site interviews.



RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3C 3J3


Events of particular interest to media include:


Opening plenary session

Remarks by Minister Carr, Dr. Fatih Birol (Executive Director, International Energy Agency), Jeremy Rifkin (President, Foundation on Economic Trends), and Rainer Baake (State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany)

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 08:50–10:30

Location: Main Plenary


Media availability

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 10:30–11:00

Location: Media wall (adjacent to Southeast Concourse)


Closing plenary discussion

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 14:45–15:15              

Location: Main Plenary


Press conference and media callback 

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 15:30–16:00              

Location: Room #17


For more information or a full list of events visit: the Generation Energy website and the Generation Energy Forum schedule.



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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2017/10/c5650.html

Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, 343-292-6100, [email protected]; Alexandre Deslongchamps, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Natural Resources, 343-292-6837Copyright CNW Group 2017

Source: Canada Newswire (October 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM EDT)

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