September Chamber Lunch Meeting
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 13:45
THE NEXT CHAMBER LUNCH MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 On Thursday, September 19, the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce’slunch meeting will take place at the Pioneer Place Activity Centre, 4018Mountainview Drive (beside Walnut Park School and behind Coast Mountain GM)
In order toincrease energy literacy and educate British Columbians about the natural gassupply chain and the many benefits natural gas brings to our lives, SpectraEnergy Transmission West and FortisBC are partnering to deliver a new naturalgas education program, Natural Gas: Benefits for B.C.
On Thursday,September 19 the natural gas education program will be visiting theSmithers District Chamber of Commerce. Robert Whitwham, Vice President,Canadian LNG for Spectra Energy, will be giving a presentation on theprogram. This presentation will illustrate how B.C.’s natural gas industry is… a critical component of our economy a key revenue source creating jobs innovative a clean energy solution.
Rob Whitwham is vice president of Canadian LNG, thecompany’s business focused on developing significant liquefied natural gas(LNG) infrastructure opportunities in Western Canada. In that capacity, he isresponsible for all commercial and non-technical matters related to thecompany’s joint venture with BG Group to develop a multi-billion dollar naturalgas system to serve a new LNG facility on Canada’s west coast, and the pursuitof other LNG opportunities. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013,Whitwham served as vice president of pipelines for Spectra Energy TransmissionWest, responsible for the commercial aspects of the company’s transmissionpipeline assets in Western Canada. He previously served as general manager ofmarketing and regulatory affairs for Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, ajoint venture of Spectra Energy, Emera Inc., and ExxonMobil Corporation.Whitwham joined Spectra Energy’s Union Gas in 1982 and held various management positions in operations, engineering andlabour relations. In 1998, Whitwham led a group pursuing gastransmission and distribution business opportunities in Mexico for WestcoastEnergy’s international division. In 1999, he joined Maritimes & NortheastPipeline as lead of the company’s business development group. Whitwham is a professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciencedegree in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master ofBusiness Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo,Ontario. Whitwham also holds a master’s certificate in project management fromSaint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Whitwham serves on the board ofdirectors of the Western Energy Institute, a regional association that servesthe electric and gas industries in the western United States and Canada. He isa past director and vice chair of the Offshore/Onshore Technologies Associationof Nova Scotia. Following the presentation, Rob Whitwham willbe available for questions.
Advanceregistration only for the this and all monthly lunch meetings so please callthe office at 250-847-5072 or email
to reserve your seat at this luncheon.
Please RSVPby 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013 $20.00 for members, $30.00 forpotential new members.
Please know that the Chamber isresponsible for paying spaces for registered guests who end up not attending,so we ask that you inform us a day in advance of not being able to attend so wecan change booking numbers.