Canada West Foundation Webinar | Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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Japan and South Korea, both important trade partners for Canada, are looking to secure supplies of energy that are stable and can help them meet environmental targets.

Canada has an abundance of natural gas, the potential to become a key supplier of hydrogen and an innovative cleantech sector. But it’s a competitive global landscape and both Japan and Korea are starting to lock in choices that will shape energy markets over the long term.

In this webinar, we talk to experts on the ground in Japan and South Korea and ask them to assess their markets and their suppliers.  What are they looking for in partners? Are we viewed as a reliable source of energy? What will it take for Canada to become the preferred supplier?

Join us for this insightful webinar as we hear experts tell us how Canada is viewed by these two critical markets and what actions we should take to become suppliers of choice.


Introductory Remarks

His Excellency Yamanouchi Kanji, Ambassador of Japan to Canada
His Excellency Lim Woongsoon, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada


Kenryo Mizutani, Deputy Director & Legal Counsel, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)

Karl Pires, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP and Governor, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Dulles Wang, Research Director, Americas Gas and LNG Research, Wood Mackenzie

Won Cho, Project Development, Korea Gas Corporation, (KOGAS)

Closing remarks

Patrick T. Maguire KC, Vice Chair and Calgary Managing Partner, Bennett Jones


Marla Orenstein, Director, Natural Resources Centre, Canada West Foundation