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PECC International Project 2017-2018: Sustainable Development and Circular Economy - Seminar 1: Natural resources industry - Mining, forestry, oil & gas

From September 20, 2017 until September 23, 2017
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PECC International Project 2017 - 2018

 

Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

 

Seminar One: Natural Resource Industries: Mining, Forestry, Oil and Gas

 

September 20 - 23, 2017

Bozeman, MT, USA

 

 

Program

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 0930 - 1200

Tour of Montana Resources Mine and Berkeley Pit

Natural Resources and Sustainable Mining Practices - Successes and Challenges

Hosted by:

  • Rolin Erikson; President, Montana Resources

  • Mike McGivern; Vice President of Human Resources, Montana Reources

A modern open pit copper and molybdenum mine implementing advanced and environmentally sustainable operations

Managed by Montana Resources, the operation comprises of the Continental mine, crushes, and a concentrator facility where tons of raw ore are processed into high-quality metal concentrates for the global market. Executives of Montana Resources will provide an overview of their modern operations and the management of the Berkeley Pit.

1215 - 1400

Luncheon at Montana tech at the University of Montana

Host welcome:

  • Don Blackketer; Chancellor, Montana Tech

Monitoring, Managing and Cleaning Up Mining Waste Water: Innovation and Business Opportunities (download)

  • Jerry Downey; Materials Science Program and Metallurgical Engineering Department

The Energy, Water, and Agriculture Nexus: The Eastern Montana Experience (download)

  • Elizabeth (Liddi) Meredith; Water specialist, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

Q&A with audience

1815 - 2030

Progressive Reception/ Dinner

Exploring Downtown Bozeman (Walking Tour)

City Welcome:

  • Hon. Carlson Taylor; Mayor, City of Bozeman

PECC Welcome:

  • Charles E. Morrison; USAPC; Former President, East West Center

Co-Host Mansfield Welcome:

  • Abraham Kim; Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

Evening Program: Bozeman's Thriving Industries

Montana Microbrewery Tasting

  • Todd Scott; Founder, Bozeman Brewery

How North Face is Promoting the Circular Economy

  • Conrad Anker; World Famous Alpinist, North Face Climbing Team Captain

Advancements in Forest Products: Cross Laminated Timber

  • Brian Caldwell; Founder, Think Tank Design

  • Stephen Nobel; Managing Member, CLT Works, LLC

Municipal Economic Development Strategies: Faster Growing Community in Montana

  • Brit Fontenot; Director of Economic Development, City of Bozeman

 Thursday, September 21, 2017 

0930 - 0935

Introductions / Logistics

  • Abraham Kim; Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

0935 - 0940

Opening Remarks

  • Charles E. Morrison; USAPC; Former President, East-West Center

0940 - 0945

Introduction (download)

Moderator:

  • Stuart Blundell; Director of Business Development, Harris Geospatial Solutions

0945 - 1000

What is the Circular Economy: Concept and Practice (download)

  • Saleem H. Ali; Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware

1000 - 1015

Creating Economic and Environmental Value Through Industrial Symbiosis (download)

  • Suzanne Tilleman; Chair of Marketing and Management; Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Montana

1015 - 1030

Sustainable development and international trade: Natural resource industries

  • Marc Reverdin; Special Adviser/Diplomatic Attaché to Pascal Lamy (former Director General of the WTO)

1030 - 1045

A review of commitments made by European companies on circular economy (download 1, download 2)

  • Jean Luc Le Bideau; Vice Chair, French Pacific Territories Committee for PECC (FPTPEC)

1045 - 1105

Q&A and Open Discussion

1105 - 1120

Networking Break

1120 - 1125

Introductions

Moderator:

  • Lee Spangler; Director, Energy Research Institute, Montana State University

1125 - 1140

Water conservation and management at the mining and oil & gas extraction sites (download)

  • Nicolas Renard; Adviser to the Chairman and CEO, Veolia

1140 - 1155

Integrating renewables and natural resource-based energy: North American view (download)

  • John Hines, Vice President of Supply, Northwestern Energy

1155 - 1210

Managing and regulating hydrocarbon energy production - Alberta, Canada

  • Patricia Johnston; Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Alberta Energy Regulator

1210 - 1235

Q&A and Open Discussions

1235 - 1400

Networking Lunch and Group Pictures

Host welcome:

  • John Hines; Vice President of Supply, Northwestern Energy

1400 - 1405

Introductions

Moderators:

  • Brent Peyton; Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, Montana State University

  • Lisa Kirt; Principal Biogeochemist and President/Owner, Environmin, Inc.

1405 - 1420

Responsible and sustainable mining, a review of international and local initiatives (download)

  • Jean Claude Guillaneau; Director Georesources, Bureau des Ressources Géologiques et Miniès, France

1420 - 1435

Environmental impact of mining operations (download)

  • Alain Liger; Ingénieur and Général des Mines, former member of the French Mining Commission for the Ministry of Economy and Finance, France

1435 - 1450

Energy, Mining and the Circular economy in New Caledonia (download)

  • Victor Alonso; Director of Bureau of Industry, Ministry of Energy, New Caledonia

1450 - 1505

A Case Study from Chinese Taipei (download)

  • Chen-Sheng Ho; Director of the International Affairs Dept, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

1505 - 1530

Q&A and Open Discussion

1530 - 1545

Networking Break

1545 - 1550

Introductions

Moderator:

  • Tom DeLuca; Dean of Franke College of Forestry, University of Montana

1550 - 1605

Forestry Management, regulations and standards in the US and the world: Comparative overview

  • Bob Harrington; Former Administrator, Forestry Division, Deparment of Natural Resources and Conversation, State of Montana

1605 - 1620

European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan: Innovation, Cooperaton, and Outlook for the Asia-Pacific Region (download)

  • Giuliana Torta; Counsellor (Environment, Climate, Maritime) Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

1620 - 1635

Innovations in Forestry: Biofuels / CLT (download)

  • Michael Wolcott; Regents Professor; Director, Institute for Sustainable Design (ISD), Washington State University

1635 - 1650

Value-Added Bio products from Agriculture Residues (download)

  • Cecily Ryan; Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Montana State University

1650 - 1710

Q&A and Open Discussion

1710 - 1730

Closing Remarks

1830 - 2030

VIP Reception / Dinner

  • Abraham Kim; Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

 Friday, September 22, 2017 

0845 - 0900

Welcome / Introductions

  • Abraham Kim; Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

  • Charles E. Morrison; USAPC; Former President, East-West Center

0900 - 0905

Introduction (download)

Moderator:

  • Bill Whitsitt; Executive in Residence, University of Montana; Former Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Devon Energy Corporation

0905 - 0920

Technological and Regulatory Innovation in Oil and Gas

  • C. Michael Smith, Executive Director, Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission

0920 - 0935

Integrated gas combined cycle power plants in Japan: Sustainability goals and economic development (download)

  • Kenji Ushimaru, President, Infra Innovations Inc.; Senior Adviser, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

0935 - 0950

Research, challenges and opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in O&G: Carbon sequestration, EOR, algae growth and other innovations (download)

  • Lee Spangler; Director, Energy Research Institute, Montana State University

0950 - 1015

Q&A and Open Discussion

1015 - 1030

Networking Break

1030 - 1035

Introduction (download)

Moderator:

  • Alex Philip; Senior Research Fellow, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

1035 - 1050

Innovations in Sensors, Drones and Energy Management

  • Tim Sheehy, CEO, Ascent Vision and Bridger Aerospace

1050 - 1105

Big Data, GIS and Energy (download)

  • SJ Camarata; Director, ESRI

1105 - 1120

Bioscience Innovation in cleaning water in major urban development (download)

  • Jordan Lind; CEO, Clearas

1120 - 1200

Q&A and Open Discussion

1200 - 1345

Networking Lunch

1345 - 1350

Introductions

Moderator:

  • John Etgen; Vice President, Project Wet

1350 - 1405

Innovation in mining: Best practices for mining operations (download)

  • Alain Liger; Ingénieur and Général des Mines, former member of the French Mining Commission for the Ministry of Economy and Finance, France

1405 - 1420

Management of the impact of mining on safety and the environment (download)

  • Christophe Didier; Scientific Director, Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERES)

1420 - 1435

People and Social Responsibility

  • Saleem H. Ali, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware

1435 - 1505

Q&A and Open Discussion

1505 - 1520

Networking Break

1520 - 1630

Panel Conversation - Leadership Reflection

Moderator:

  • Charles E. Morrison; USAPC; Former President, East-West Center

Kickoff Panelist:

  • Jim Geringer; Former Governor of Wyonming; Policy Director, ESRI

1630 - 1645

Closing Remarks

1845 - 2030

Closing Dinner

MSU welcome:

  • Tracy Ellig; Executive Director of University Communications, Montana State University

Keynote Speaker:

  • Hon. Jon Tester; U.S. Senator, Montana

Next steps and wrap-up

  • Charles E. Morrison; USAPC; Former President, East-West Center

  • Jean Luc Le Bideau; Vice Chair, French Pacific Territories Committee for PECC (FPTPEC)

 Saturday, September 23, 2017

0930 - 1630

Yellowstone Overview: Forest Management & Economic Development (Site Visit)

Special Guest & Tour Guide:

  • Comm'r. Jeff Krauss; Former Mayor and Commissioner, City of Bozeman

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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)


The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)


Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC


After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC