Pacific Energy Summit 2013

Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era
April 2-4, 2013
Vancouver, Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The National Bureau of Asian Research are proud to host the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit for the first time in North America. Under the theme of “Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era”, this two-day invitation-only event will convene policymakers, industry leaders, and experts to explore market and policy solutions for deepening North America-Asia energy ties and environmental cooperation.

2013 Summit discussion topics include:

  • The Golden Age of Gas: How far can it take us?
  • Finding the Right Price: LNG Markets and the Asian Premium
  • The North American Policy Environment and the Impact on Asia
  • Infrastructure: Building the Energy Framework of the Future

The 2013 Pacific Energy Summit is the premier event in Canada focused on North America-Asia energy trade and co-operation. The conference will include delegates from Canada, the United States and Asia in order to provide diverse viewpoints on energy issues.

For more information, please see the Summit agenda, confirmed participants list and brochure. Media should refer to the list of media roundtables.

Summit History

Since 2009, The National Bureau of Asian Research has hosted the annual Pacific Energy Summit in cities across Asia. Previous Summits have been convened in Hanoi, Vietnam (2012); Jakarta, Indonesia (2011); and Tokyo, Japan (2009).

Summit Report

A report of key findings and policy recommendations from the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit can be downloaded here.

Summit Papers

Acquiring Social License: The Development of Energy Projects in the Asia Pacific
Brian Yates, SNC Lavalin, and Celesa Horvath, Ventus Development Services

Energy Efficiency Policies in the Asia Pacific: Can We Do Better?
Dr. Tilak K. Doshi and Nahim Bin Zahur, National University of Singapore

Investor and Buyer: Asia Seeks to Join the Largest Energy Trade Relationship
Jim Slutz, Global Energy Strategies

Forging a New Trans-Pacific Energy Trade: Opportunities and Challenges
Mikkal E. Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego

2013 Featured Speakers List

Elyse ALLAN, President & CEO, GE Canada

Dennis BLAIR, The National Bureau of Asian Research Board of Directors, United States

Charles W. BOUSTANY, Jr., House of Representatives, United States

Edward FAST, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Canada

Robert D. HORMATS, Department of State, United States

Muhammad Enamul HUQ, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Bangladesh

Ken KOYAMA, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, Japan

Kevin LYNCH, BMO Financial Group, Canada

Tadashi MAEDA, Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Special Advisor to the Cabinet, Japan

WANG Zhen, China University of Petroleum at Beijing, China

Yuen Pau WOO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Canada

Satya YUDHA, Commission VII, House of Representatives, Indonesia

Anthony YUEN, Citi Research, United States

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Jill J. Price, Vice President, Development and Corporate Affairs at or 604-630-1523

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Heather Kincaide
Project Manager
416-597-8040 ext. 202

Media Contact:
Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager