Critical Minerals Agenda

March 2, 2023

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As global demand for critical minerals continues to increase, Canada has launched its first nationwide Critical Minerals Strategy. Canada can provide mineral inputs to international markets while at the same time sustaining its own domestic manufacturing and green energy sectors. This Executive Summit will examine Canada’s strategy for developing its mineral resources and will provide private sector perspectives on next steps in advancing Canada’s brand as a sustainable supplier of critical minerals.   

12:30 to 1:00 p.m. ETArrival and Networking
1:00 to 1:05 p.m. ETIntroductory Remarks with John Dorward, CEO and Managing Director, Vital Metals Ltd.
1:05 to 1:45 p.m. ETKeynote Address and Fireside Chat with the United States Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency David Cohen
1:45 to 2:00 p.m. ETOne-on-One Spotlight Video
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ETPanel Discussion

Our critical minerals panel will bring together leaders from upstream mineral extraction sectors and downstream end-users to discuss Canada’s recently deployed Critical Minerals Strategy. Panelists will discuss strengths and opportunities to expand upon the plan – and will provide insights on their own corporate approach to critical minerals extraction and sourcing.      

Panel Moderator:

Photinie Koutsavlis, Vice President, Economic Affairs and Climate Change, Mining Association of Canada 


Marcella Munro, Head, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Teck Resources Limited

Scott MacKenzie, Director, Corporate & External Affairs, Toyota Canada Inc.

Chris Doornbos, President, CEO & Director, E3 Lithium

Saga Williams, Senior Advisor, External Relations, First Nations Major Projects Coalition 
3:00 to 3:45 p.m.Networking and Refreshments
In-person only

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