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KCBC Energy & Natural Resources Working Group Meeting

  • 16 Nov 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online


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Energy & Natural Resources Working Group Meeting

Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

We are pleased to invite you to join the KCBC Energy and Natural Resources Working Group that will be held on November 16 virtually as part of the 4th KCBC Meeting – Post-pandemic Development of Kazakhstan and Canada Cooperation: Recovery and Development.

Creating the KCBC has been one of the key measures to promote cooperation, trade and investment between companies and organizations of Kazakhstan and Canada. The council is supported by the Canadian and Kazakh Federal Governments and forms a platform to promote a stronger and more multi-faceted relationship between the two countries.

This year, Energy & Natural Resources Working Group will comprise of the Mining, Oil and Gas, and Renewable/Alternative Energy sectors. During the event, the following topics will be included in the program: structural changes in Kazakhstan and Canadian natural resources sector, proactive partnership opportunities, Canadian expertise in the Kazakhstani market and an open discussion of the issues of mutual interest. The Meeting will also convene leading government officials, diplomats, scholars and experts of various fields both from Canada and Kazakhstan.

Working Group is Chaired by:

Norman Storm, General Director, Falcon Oil&Gas; CERBA Kazakhstan Board Chair

Zhandos Temirgali, Advisor to the Chairman, Strategic Investment Projects, "KAZAKH INVEST" National Company" JSC


9:00 AM - Opening remarks by Working Group co-Chairs: 

- Norman Storm, General Director, Falcon Oil&Gas; CERBA Kazakhstan Board Chair

- Zhandos Temirgali, Advisor to the Chairman, Strategic Investment Projects, "KAZAKH INVEST" National Company" JSC

I. Kazakhstan-Canada cooperation in the Mining sector

Moderator: Kanat Skakov, Partner, Dentons, Kazakhstan

9:05 AM - Welcoming remarks

  • Serikkali Brekeshev, Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ruslan Baimishev, Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

9:15 AM - Keynote Speakers

  • Anvar Boranbayev, Chairman of the Board «QazGeology» National Company
  • Kanat Kudaibergen, Chairman of the Board, Tau-Ken Samruk JSC NMC
  • Dilyara Tektigulova, Head of Mining and Metallurgy projects, "KAZAKH INVEST" National Company"
  • Dmitry Barsukov, General Director, Cameco Kazakhstan
  • Emily Kneteman, Regional Director, Invest Canada

9:40 AM - Q&A and Open Discussion

    • Marat Karabayev, Chairman of the Committee for Industrial Development and Industrial Safety, Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Nikolay Radostovets, President of the Republican Association of Legal Entities (ALE) Union of Commodity Producers and Exporters of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Claudia Mueller, Mining Program Director, Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University
    • Rajesh Sharma, ICD.D, Executive Advisor to the Government of Quebec and Investment Quebec on the development of International business and attracting of foreign investments to the Natural resources sector of Quebec province
    • Robert Cormier, Manager, Provincial Mining Recorder; Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
    • Scott Cousineau, Manager, Provincial Mining Recorder; Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

    II. Kazakhstan-Canada cooperation in the Energy sector

    Moderator: Ruslan Zhemkov, Managing Director, Association of Renewable Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    10:05 AM - Welcoming remarks

    • Bolat Akchulakov, Director General, KazEnergy Association
    • Arman Kashkinbekov, Head of Sustainable Development, UNDP 
    • Eyad Qudsi, Area Director, Middle East, Kazakhstan and Africa; International Business Growth Branch, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

    10:20 AM - Keynote speakers

    • Alma Zhukenova, Deputy Director of Renewable Energy department of the Ministry of Energy
    • Aliya Salimzhuarova, Head of Renewable Energy projects, "KAZAKH INVEST" National Company JSC
    • Andrew Judson, Lead Director, Condor Petroleum
    • Mario Krpan, Team Lead, Energy and Clean Technology, Government of Alberta
    • Lora Field, Ph.D., Team Leader, Cleantech, Steel and Chemicals, Industry and Sector Strategy Division, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

    10:45 AM - Q&A and open discussion

    • Baltabek Kuandykov, President of Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists
    • Nurzhan Issenov, Director for Development of the National Power Grid, «KEGOC»
    • Zhenis Dyussenov, Director of the Development and Planning Department of the Settlement and Financial Center for Renewable Energy Support LLP

    11:05 AM - Closing Remarks

    Working Group Program Программа Рабочей Группы


    Additional information on Energy and Natural Resources WG:

    TauKen Samruk Teasers: Click here>>

    List of niche projects in Kazakhstan: Click here >>

    New projects' auctions system in Kazakhstan for Energy sector companies: Click here>>

    Investors' Guide to Renewable Energy projects in Kazakhstan: Click here>>

    Previous KCBC meeting reports:

    Download KCBC 2016 report in pdf

    Download KCBC 2017 report in pdf




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