Ken Hughes
Minister of Energy
Province of Alberta


David Calvert
Vice President
Kitimat LNG, Apache Corporation


Paul Jeakins
Commissioner and CEO
BC Oil & Gas Commission


Gary G. Mar
Q.C., Alberta Representative in Asia
Government of Alberta

Gary Mar was appointed by Premier Alison Redford on October 14, 2011 as the Province of Alberta's Representative in Asia. He leads the province's strategic outreach efforts from his post in Hong Kong. Gary most recently served as the Official Representative (Minister-Counselor) of the Province of Alberta to the United States of America in Washington D.C., from 2007 – 2011. Prior to this, Gary served 14 years as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Alberta, Canada. During his time as an elected official, Gary held several Cabinet portfolios – Community Development; Health and Wellness; Education; Environment; and International and Intergovernmental Relations.

Wenran Jiang
Special Advisor on Asian Market Diversification
Department of Energy, Government of Alberta

Dr. Wenran Jiang is the Director of Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum and its annual conference since 2004. Currently, he is a Special Advisor to the Alberta Department of Energy on Asian market diversification, a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Special Advisor on China to the US and Canada based Energy Council, and President of Wenya Group Inc. Before taking a leave from his tenure at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jiang was the Founding Director (2005-08) and Inaugural Mactaggart Research Chair (2008-11) of the China Institute. Traveling to all continents with field research, Dr. Jiang has written extensively on the rise of China and its impact on the Chinese political economy and the rest of the world, with a major focus on the shifting balance of power in the global economy, international finance and energy and resource sectors. The author of The Dragon Returns: Canada in China's Quest for Energy Security, Dr. Jiang is currently completing a book on energy security and Chinese foreign policy.

Songning Shen
Co-Chairman of the Board
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Mr. Shen obtained his B. Sc. in 1986 from TongJi University in 1986 and his M.Sc. from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1998. He is a professional geologist registered in Alberta, Canada. Mr. Shen has been Co-Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. since October 6, 2008, a title which he shares with Mr. Michael Hibberd. Mr. Shen was a founder of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. and held the title of President and Co-CEO from February 2007 to October 6, 2008. Mr. Shen is President and CEO of 1226591 Alberta Inc, an upstream oil and gas industry consulting and investment Company established in 2005.

John Gravelle
Mining Industry Leader for the Americas & Partner

John Gravelle is PricewaterhouseCoopers's mining industry leader for Canada and for the West Cluster (North and South America). John is also a partner in the Tax group in Toronto with over twenty years experience in advising both domestic and foreign multinational mining clients on a full range of tax matters.

Wei Shao
Partner, National Practice Group Co-Leader for China
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP


George Gao
Chief Representative,China
The Toronto Stock Exchange and Tsx Venture Exchange

Mr. George Gao is the Chief Representative of TSX Inc. Beijing Representative Office. He is responsible for business development activities and strategy in Asia for Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.Mr. Gao brings more than 15 years of experience in the finance and international business sectors to his work in guiding companies and investors through investing and listing on Canada's preeminent stock exchanges. He has been the Head, Business Development, Asia at the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Prior to joining the TMX Group, Mr. Gao worked as financing manager for an international mining company based in Toronto. Whilst in China, Mr. Gao worked for the Chinese government and also held managerial position at a large state-owned enterprise in China. Mr. Gao holds an Honours B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Lingjie Ma
Head of Research
BMO Global Asset Management


Fuchang Liu
Executive Secretary-General
Potash Branch of China inorganic Salts Industry Association


Michael Melanson
Bennett Jones LLP


Past Speakers

Jionghui Wang
Assistant President
China Minmetals Corp.


Patricia Mohr
Vice-President & Commodity Market Specialist


Donald R. Leitch
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP


Robert McIntyr
YGMA Chair
Yukon Gold Mining Alliance


Horris Leung
Business Development Director


Ian Pringle
Managing Director
Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd.


Amir Adnani
Chief Executive Officer, President, Director
Uranium Energy Corp.


Jon Hykawy
Head of Global Research
Byron Capital Markets


Gianni Kovacevic
Principal of Kovacevic Consult


Rob Chang
Research Analyst
Cantor Fitzgerald


Luisa Moreno
Metals and Mining Analyst
Euro Pacific Canada Inc.


Lawrence Roulston
Resource Opportunities & CIS, Metallica Development Fund


Franky Chung
Special Representative
Southern China - HKEx


Ken Su
National Leader of the Mining Industry Practice and the Advisory Leader of the Energy Industry Practice, China


Robert Kwauk
Chief Representative & Managing Partner,Beijing
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Stephen D. Wortley
Chair of the Hong Kong office and Chair of the China Practice Group
McMillan LLP


Joseph Lougheed
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP


Devinder Randhawa
Chairman & CEO
Fission Energy Corp.


Jim Paterson
Director & CEO
Kivalliq Energy Corp.


Jeff Ward
Kivalliq Energy Corp.


Guy Hébert
President & CEO
Strateco Energy Corp.


Mike Burke
Chief Geologist
Golden Predator Corp.


Gary Billingsley
Executive Chairman, Director
Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.


Gregory Beischer
President & CEO, Director
Millrock Resources Inc.


Graham Thody
President & CEO
UEX Corp.


Gilles Dessureau
Redtail Metals Corp.


Anthony Tse
Executive Director
Galaxy Resources Ltd.


Richard Shao
Agent for China
Majestic Gold Corp.


Ken Bond
Corporate Development
Passport Potash Inc.


Stephen Walters
CEO & Managing Director
One Asia Resources Ltd.


George Liszicasz
Director , Chairman and Chief Executive Officerr
NXT Energy Solution Inc.


Susan O'Rourke
Senior Partner
McCullough Robertson


James W. Surbey
Vice President, Corporate Development
Birchliff Energy Ltd.


Jeremy Peters
Principal Consultant


Annie Lin Tao
Strategic Advisor
McMillan LLP