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The PETRONAS International Energy Speaker Series

2018 Speaker Series: The State of World Energy Markets and Canada

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The annual Progress Energy International Speaker Series featured an exclusive speaking engagement with Global Head of Commodity Markets Strategy and Senior Oil Market Strategist at BNP Paribas, Harry Tchilinguirian.

Frequently sought-after as a commentator on Bloomberg and CNBC, he is known as a leading authority on the state of oil and energy commodity markets. Join us to engage with this dynamic speaker to gain his perspective on global oil markets – where they are now and where they are headed.

Harry Tchilinguirian joined BNP Paribas Global Markets in August 2006 and is currently part of the firm's Global Markets Research group. Earlier, he was Global Head of Commodity Markets Strategy with the firm's Commodity Derivatives business line.

Harry previously worked at International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris France for six years, in the oil markets and industry division. As Senior Oil Market Analyst, he was a contributor to the IEA's benchmark monthly Oil Market Report. His responsibilities at the Agency also included regular presentations to various inter-governmental committees, the IEA's office of the Executive Director and oil industry forums. Prior to this, he worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD), in the economic departments. Harry holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the University of Toronto and Paris IX Dauphine.

The Progress Energy International Speaker Series – generously supported by Progress Energy – brings world-renowned international energy experts to Calgary to share their unique insights.

Harry Tchilinguirian

The Q&A session was moderated by Peter Tertzakian, Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute. Peter’s 30-plus years of experience in the business of energy combined with his unique ability to synthesize the world of energy transitions will help facilitate an interesting discussion.

Peter is an economist, investment strategist, advisor, author and public speaker on issues vital to the future of energy.

An accomplished author, Peter’s two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and highly readable examination of economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures.

In 2015 Peter was seconded to the four-person Royalty Review Panel for the province of Alberta – the world’s 8th largest producer of oil and gas – where he led the redesign of the fiscal policy. In 2016 Peter was inducted into the Alberta Petroleum Hall of Fame.

 Peter Tertzakian

2017 Speaker Series: The Current State of Energy: A Global Perspective

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The inaugural Progress Energy International Speaker Series featured an exclusive speaking engagement with the 13th United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz. Known for his bipartisan support and commitment to an “all of the above” energy strategy, Dr. Moniz will share his insight on the global energy ecosystem. 

As Secretary of Energy from 2013 to January 2017, Dr. Moniz advanced energy technology innovation, nuclear security and strategic stability, cutting-edge capabilities for the American scientific research community, and environmental stewardship. He placed energy science and technology innovation at the centre of the global response to climate change and negotiated the Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State.

Dr. Moniz joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty in 1973 and was Founding Director of the MIT Energy Initiative. He is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and Special Advisory to the MIT President. He served on Boards of numerous companies, non-profits and government agencies in the energy and security arenas. 

The Progress Energy International Speaker Series – generously supported by Progress Energy – brings world-renowned international energy experts to Calgary to share their unique insights. 

Dr. Ernest Moniz