Global energy spotlight on Vancouver as industry attends 10th annual Canada Gas Exhibition & Conference

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Three huge days in the world energy calendar have concluded in Vancouver with thousands of key stakeholders, policy-makers and industry professionals marking Canada Gas Exhibition & Conference as a not-to-miss event.

Many of the brightest minds in the energy business made their way to British Columbia for vibrant discussions and empowering debates that looked at subjects including the securing of energy supply to meet global energy demand with Canadian LNG exports.

Inclusive debate

Vancouver Convention Centre was the venue for the 2024 edition, a May 7-9 gathering sponsored by FortisBC, Enbridge, Solaris, Woodfibre and Fasken.

The three-day programme brought innovative and influential gas and LNG experts to examine issues such as authentic indigenous equity partnerships, industrial-scale deployment of low-carbon solutions, and the strengthening of Canada’s position as the world’s sixth largest natural gas exporter.

Unique event

Canada Gas Exhibition & Conference was hosted on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, making it unlike any other energy event.

That said, as a dmg events fixture, it reliably delivered a high-level platform for stakeholders, policy-makers, and industry professionals to join First Nation leaders as they sought to accelerate investment in Canada’s energy infrastructure.

These influential attendees also engaged in the mission to deliver on the country’s decarbonisation commitments by unlocking the potential of gas, LNG and hydrogen as critical components of the energy mix.

City and nation in focus

City of Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim said he was “thrilled” to have his region hosting Canada Gas Exhibition and Conference as a place for industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders to come together to “forge the future of energy”.

The politician commented: “This event highlights our city’s role as a hub for economic development and innovation, and we look forward to the advancements and opportunities it will bring to the energy sector.”

C-suite expertise

Across the three days, at least 85 industry expert speakers brought their knowledge and outlook to discuss strategies for supplying ethical and low-intensity gas to the world.

Guests such as Worley Vice President Alden Evans, Charlotte Raggett, President & CEO, Rockies LNG Partners, National Coalition of Chiefs President Dale Swampy, and Harly Penner, Senior Vice President, Seaspan Energy, were on site to deliver insight across keynote presentations, panel discussions, and on-stage interviews.

Other 2024 conference draws included an open visitor exhibition floor, a technical programme, premier networking opportunities, and a site tour at Tilbury, the first LNG facility on Canada’s west coast.

Attendee highlights

Among those key aspects of the event, the Enbridge-sponsored Knowledge Bar covered themes such as new technology solutions, advancements in hydrogen liquefaction, decarbonising natural gas via methane pyrolysis, increasing efficiency in operations to improve quality, workflow or developing innovation, and lowering production costs. 

Meanwhile, FortisBC hosted the Tilbury site tour, enabling delegates to discover upcoming projects and how the LNG facility can serve vessels calling at the Pacific Northwest.

Expansion plans there include provision for an additional 142,400 cubic metres of LNG, approximately two and a half times the existing storage capacity, while the Tilbury Marine Jetty Project will be the first Canadian west coast facility that will enable trans-oceanic vessels to fuel with LNG at Vancouver.


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