Opening Keynote

GeoConvention is excited to welcome Eric Nuttall from Ninepoint Partners and Aaron Foyer from ENERGYminute to help us open GeoConvention 2023 with a dynamic discussion on our current energy space and the direction going forward. The 2023 keynote will be moderated by Shannon Young from PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. and will be delivered May 15, 3:30pm on the Exhibit Hall E stage.

Shannon Young

Shannon Young is the Vice President, Sustainability & External Affairs for PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. At PETRONAS, Shannon leads a team working collaboratively with governments, Indigenous leaders, communities, sustainability leaders, and the broader public to ensure that Canada’s low-carbon and responsibly produced natural gas and LNG continues to play a key role in the global energy transition. In addition to senior leadership roles, Shannon practiced regulatory and environmental law for nearly two decades and has considerable expertise in leading complex public policy and regulatory files and developing and strengthening relationships with multiple and varied stakeholders.

Shannon is actively involved in her local community as a former Board member of YW Calgary and a current member of the WinSport Board of Directors.


Eric Nuttall

Eric Nuttall is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager with Ninepoint Partners LP. He joined the firm in August 2017 and was previously a Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management LP since February 2003.

Eric's views are frequently sought after by the Business News Network (BNN), The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Calgary Herald, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.

Eric graduated with High Honours from Carleton University with an Honours Bachelor of International Business.

Aaron Foyer

Aaron Foyer is a management consultant working for the ARC Energy Research Institute, the research arm of the ARC Financial private equity fund, and is the co-founder and president of ENERGYminute. He has experience working in oil & gas, renewables, clean fuels, blue hydrogen, petrochemicals, mining, and more. Prior to ARC, Aaron worked in investment banking and as a geologist in oil and gas. He has an MBA from HEC Paris, and degrees in both geology and geophysics.