Fortis Inc. is pleased to host The Fortis Energy Exchange, a North American Energy Leadership Forum.

This executive thought leadership forum has been developed to foster dialogue on the most important issues facing our sector.

The Fortis Energy Exchange, in partnership with the Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, and American Gas Association will provide you with access to some of North America’s most senior leaders in the electricity and gas sector. Industry associations, investor-owned utilities, crown utilities and regulators are expected to attend.

Driving Energy: Important Perspectives on the Gas and Electric Sectors in North America

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
One King West Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

This event is by invitation only.

For additional information, or questions about The Fortis Energy Exchange, please contact us at


7:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Official Opening

8:20 a.m.

Barry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer
Fortis Inc.

8:30 a.m.

Cross-Border Partnerships and Opportunities
Jeff Lyash, President and CEO, Ontario Power Generation
Linda Apsey, President and CEO, ITC
Paul Dobson, Acting President and CEO, Hydro One
Chris O’Riley, President and COO, BC Hydro

9:30 a.m.

The Role of Utilities in Socio-Economic Development of Rural Indigenous Communities
Margaret Kenequanash, CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power
Gary Smith, EVP Eastern Canadian and Caribbean Operations, Fortis Inc.
Jean Paul (JP) Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

10:00 a.m.

Sustainability: Getting Down to Business – Safety and reliability, diversity and cleaner energy
Nora Duke, EVP, Sustainability & CHRO, Fortis Inc.

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

The Role of Natural Gas in a Balanced Energy Portfolio
Kimberly Harris, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy
Bret Lane, President and COO, SoCal Gas
Roger Dall’Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC
John Hester, President and CEO, Southwest Gas
Jim Sanders, President and CEO, Enbridge Gas Distribution

12:00 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

Canada’s Vision for the Energy Sector

1:30 p.m.

Regulation: Meeting Emerging Challenges in the Energy Sector
Cynthia Chaplin, Executive Director, CAMPUT
David Morton, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, BC Utilities Commission

2:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity Priorities in the Energy Sector
Sergio Caltagerone, Vice President of Threat Intelligence, Dragos

3:00 p.m.

Our Collective Energy Vision
Panel Moderator: Barry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Inc.

Thomas Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute
Francis Bradley, Interim President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association
Timothy Egan, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Lori Traweek, Chief Operating Officer, American Gas Association

4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks