Government-Industry Forum

East Convention Level / East Ballroom A
Full Conference Pass
Speaker(s): Brent Murphy Alan Young Stewart Muir
Chair(s): Dr. Robert Stevens, AME Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy

Communities, Government and Industry: Achieving Balanced Resource Development Decisions


Minister Michelle Mungall – BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Natural Resources Canada – (TBC)
Indigenous Leader – (TBC)
Arjun Singh – President of the Union of BC Municipalities and Kamloops City Councillor
Brent Murphy – Vice President Environmental Affairs Seabridge Gold

Lightning Talks:

Aaron Bruce – Partner and Indigenous Lawyer at Ratcliff and Company
Alan Young – Managing Director with the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition and a Sustainability Strategist
Stewart Muir – Executive Director of Resources Works

Mineral exploration and development are an integral part of Canada’s economic landscape and provide significant benefits to rural and urban communities in British Columbia and across the country. Minerals and metals are also critical to a low carbon future. Yet our ability to make balanced, effective and predictable development decisions that benefit communities while ensuring investor confidence is often challenged. This session will examine the issue of balanced resource development decisions through a panel of municipal, provincial, federal and Indigenous government leaders and industry and through thought-provoking lightning talks (Ted-talk style ™).

At the end of the session participants and government will have:

  • An overview of the challenges and opportunities in resource development decision making
  • A suite of leading practices that are working well
  • An outline of measures that will increase predictability and confidence
  • New tips to improve effective dialogue and reduce development conflicts
  • Ideas for government, industry, communities and Indigenous nations on how to effectively reach balanced resource development decisions



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Monday, Jan 28 (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)


East Convention Level
East Ballroom A

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Time Topic Speaker
1:30 pm Welcome & Session Overview
1:40 pm Panelists Opening Comments
2:15 pm Lightning Talks
3:10 Moderated Q&A with the Panel