Thursday, November 3

Executive Briefing by Nalcor Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador Pre-Conference Roundtable and Networking Reception

North American Energy:

November 3-4, 2011
Seaport Hotel Boston, MA

Saturday, November 5
Maple Leaf Ball Seaport Hotel / Boston, MA

Reliability and Affordability in an Interdependent Market – Challenges and Opportunities

Early Bird Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors Capital Power Direct Energy Hydro-Québec Nalcor Energy New Brunswick Northeast Utilities Repsol Spectra/Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Pre-Conference Executive Briefing Nalcor Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador Pre-Conference Reception Capital Power Luncheon Sponsor Northeast Utilities Conference Materials Sponsor Repsol Pre-Conference Roundtable Sponsorship Still Available! Gold Sponsors Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Canadian Consulate General, Boston Emera Fasken Martineau National Grid Tennessee Gas Pipeline / El Paso Corp. Speakers’ Breakfast TransCanada Attendee Breakfast Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Conference Coffee/Networking Break Québec Government Office in Boston Premier Sponsors Concentric Energy Advisors GDF SUEZ/Distrigas Keegan Werlin Stikeman Elliott LLP Patron Sponsors Dickstein Shapiro Pierce Atwood Supporters Atlantica Centre for Energy Brant Energy Competitive Energy Services Conservation Resource Solutions Northeast Gas Association Portland Natural Gas Transmission (PNGTS)

The Northeast region of the U.S. and Canada is making progress on a cooperative energy future, but uncertainty remains a key factor shaping the marketplace. In recent years, there have been major advances in shale gas and oil development, creating new North American supply basins. As well, potential electric transmission line expansions, renewable energy technologies and demand-side resources are creating significant opportunities in the region. These positive opportunities are constrained however by some major uncertainties, from the slow pace of economic recovery to environmental concerns to financial investment caution. How does the region achieve reliability and affordability within this changing market environment?

Learn and share ideas on the energy direction of the region at the NECBC’s 19th Annual U.S.Canada energy conference. Join us on November 3-4! This executive level business forum is the only one of its kind held annually in Boston focusing on all sectors of energy trade and cooperation between the Northeast U.S. and its largest energy supplier, Canada. Learn about major cross-border electricity, natural gas, and oil supply developments and infrastructure projects, clean/renewable energy initiatives, technology innovations, best practices in energy management and the future outlook at this major annual North American executive forum. The forum brings together more than 250 Canadian and American senior executives, policy makers, regulators and energy experts who will provide their perspectives, share knowledge and explore a wide range of topics. The event is being convened by the New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC), a non-profit organization founded thirty years ago to promote cooperation, commerce, entrepreneurial networking and a greater awareness of the strategic importance of the New England-Canada relationship. Be part of this year’s forum and benefit from our unique cross-border networking opportunities and a productive Canadian-American dialogue on how to best achieve our mutual energy goals.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

North American Energy:

Reliability and Affordability in an Interdependent Market –
November 3-4, 2011
Seaport Hotel Boston, MA

Challenges and Opportunities
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Private Speakers’ Breakfast - Welcome and Briefing - Leo Desjardins, Conference Co-Chair Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast for Attendees Welcoming Remarks - Anthony Cicerone, President, New EnglandCanada Business Council - The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Kick-off - Jon Sorenson, Conference Co-Chair

on current developments in the oil, natural gas and electricity sectors, and how they are reshaping regional energy reliability and affordability. Moderator: - André Turmel, Partner, Fasken Martineau, Montreal Speakers: - Todd W. Onderdonk, Senior Energy Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation - James Robb, Senior Vice President - Enterprise Planning and Development, Northeast Utilities - Don Santa, President and CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) - Roland George, Commissioner, Canada’s National Energy Board Session 2 Introduction - W. Robert Keating, Conference Co-Chair, Principal, Keating Strategies
11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

8:15 – 8:35 a.m.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Executive Briefing by Nalcor Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador Welcome: - Leo Desjardins, Conference Co-Chair and President, Conservation Resource Solutions - Ed Martin, President and CEO, Nalcor Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador

8:35 – 8:45 a.m.

Introduction of Morning Keynote Speaker - James A. Muntz, President of Transmission, Northeast Utilities Morning Keynote Speaker - Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Executive Keynote Speaker - Steven Murray, President, Direct Energy Residential Breaking News and Project Updates Moderator: - James M. Coyne, Senior Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors Speakers: - Bill Taylor, Senior Vice President, TransCanada Corporation - on Keystone XL Oil Pipeline - Phillip Ribbeck, President, Commercial Services North America, Repsol Energy North America - Tom Huffaker, Vice-President Policy and Environment, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) - on Alberta Oil Sands Developments

8:45 – 9:10 a.m.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Registration for Pre-Conference Roundtable Roundtable on Washington and Ottawa Energy and Environmental Policy Initiatives Welcome: - Jon Sorenson, Conference Co-Chair and Partner, Competitive Energy Services Moderator: - John W. Gulliver, Partner and Head of Energy Group, Pierce Atwood LLP Panelists: - Dr. Henry D. Jacoby, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change - Tom Huffaker, Vice-President Policy and Environment, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) - Patrick G. Duffy, Stikeman Elliott, Toronto - Frederick M. Lowther, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, D.C.

9:15 – 9:40 a.m.

Session 2 Executive Roundtable – Ensuring Reliability and Affordability in an Interdependent Energy Market Senior Level Executives from the U.S. and Canada will address key issues facing New England and Canada’s energy future, focusing on such issues as electric and natural gas interdependency, “green initiatives,” economic and financial pressures, and overall energy reliability Moderator: - Glenn Zacher, Partner, Stikeman Elliott, Toronto Panelists: - Executive, Hydro-Québec - John Norden, Director of Operations, ISO New England - John Garvey, Vice President Commercial Sales East, Capital Power Corporation - Robert Rio, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

9:45 – 10:10 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address Welcome and Introductions - W. Robert Keating, Conference Co-Chair Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Hon. Patrick Binns, Canadian Consul General to New England Keynote Speaker - Honourable Jim Prentice, Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

10:10 – 10:25 a.m. 10:25 – 11:40 a.m.

Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity Welcome Back - Sessions 1 and 2 - Leo Desjardins, Conference Co-Chair Session 1: Multi-Sector Executive Overview, Outlook and Perspectives The moderator and senior American and Canadian representatives from the private and public sectors will provide their unique “big picture” perspectives

5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Pre-Conference Reception and Networking Opportunity Welcome from NECBC and Reception Sponsor - Leo Desjardins, Conference Co-Chair - Executive, Capital Power

2:45 p.m.

Closing Comments - W. Robert Keating, Conference Co-Chair

North American Energy:

Reliability and Affordability in an Interdependent Market –

Challenges and Opportunities
Conference Registration register online at
Accommodations: A limited number of rooms are reserved for the Energy Conference. Reservations must be made by October 16, 2011. Seaport Hotel (ask for the NECBC block) (877) 732-7678 or (617) 385-4000 Conference Fees (USD): Members: Non-Members: Government / Academia: $360 $460 $210

Note: Refunds will be honored up to three business days prior to the conference; otherwise, registration fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after October 28, 2011.

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This conference is the place to network with leading Canadian and American business and government leaders and learn more about ways to strengthen the energy and environmental future of the Northeast U.S. and Canada.

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