Energizing the Hydrogen Transition in the Edmonton Region

Presented by  

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Edmonton Convention Centre 

Includes attendance, catered lunch, coffee and snacks

An agenda-setting summit for leaders and key stakeholders in transportation, energy, government, policymaking, and beyond

Join us for:  

• Regional and global hydrogen developments: what’s happening and where we can win

• Breakout sessions and conversations on emerging opportunities

• Start-ups and scale-ups: Company spotlights and industry pitch sessions 

• Announcements and vehicle sneak previews

• Networking reception presented by Strathcona County

    The Edmonton region’s hydrogen economy is advancing at an impressive pace. With new technologies hitting the streets and hundreds of millions of dollars invested in hydrogen infrastructure and technology, our vision of a prosperous net-zero future is getting closer by the day.  

    On February 7, 2023, we’re bringing together key decision-makers from industry, government, economic development, and civil society for a one-day summit celebrating the region’s momentum and setting the agenda for the year to come.


    Opening Remarks

    Chief George Arcand Jr.

    Chief George Arcand Jr.

    Chief, Alexander First Nation

    As a proud member of Alexander First Nation Chief George Arcand Jr. is an innovative leader who works tirelessly to ensure the very best for his Nation. Chief Arcand has over 30 years of experience working with First Nation communities and organizations. He has dedicated his professional career to safeguarding Treaty rights and promoting the economic and social prosperity of First Nations people.

    Chief Arcand previously served as the Community Development Officer and Tribal Administrator for the Alexander First Nation. He also served as the Indian and Northern Affairs Regional Director General in Alberta. His time with the federal government afforded him a unique understanding of Crown-First Nation relations.

    Following his tenure as Regional Director General, Chief Arcand served as CEO of Fort Mackay First Nation. After several years of working outside of his Nation, Chief Arcand was determined to utilize the skills and experience that he gained to help his Nation build toward a prosperous future. In the fall of 2020, Chief Arcand was elected Chief of Alexander First Nation.


    The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi

    The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi

    Mayor of Edmonton

    Mayor Amarjeet Sohi came to Canada when he was just 18 years old and had little to his name. But he was lucky. He wasn’t in just any city. He was in Edmonton.

    He learned to speak English in schools and public libraries and found friendship and community by playing sports and performing in the arts. He got to discover the city through the windows of city buses—until one day he got a job driving one.

    Eventually his bus stopped at City Hall when he was elected as city councillor where he served for two terms. He worked hard for a city that invested in him through public services. His passion for Edmonton took him all the way to Ottawa where he served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Minister of Natural Resources, overseeing billions in investments in our economic future.

    From bus driver to city councillor to member of parliament and now Mayor of Edmonton, his experiences have shown him what it takes to bring people together—and build a thriving city for all.


    Hunter Cardinal

    Hunter Cardinal

    Director of Story, Naheyawin

    Hunter Cardinal is a sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree) storyteller and performer from the Sucker Creek Cree First Nation in northern Alberta. In his role as Director of Story at Naheyawin, a storytelling and education social enterprise based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (or Edmonton, Alberta), Hunter endeavours to help all those he works with to understand their place in the vast story of creation in order to realize their personal power.

    In 2018, Hunter was recognized by Vue Weekly as Edmonton’s Best Actor and was awarded a place in Edmonton’s esteemed Top 40 Under 40. In early 2019, his first play, Lake of the Strangers, co-written with his sister and co-produced with Fringe Theatre, premiered to critical and popular acclaim.

    When he isn’t welcoming people into ancient worldviews and ways of being, he can be found baking artisanal bread or adapting his favourite songs to the mandolin.


    We’ve brought together a diverse collection of leaders from industry, government, and civil society to reflect on the achievements of the last year, and to look ahead at the initiatives and innovations on the horizon for 2023. Find out who you’ll be hearing from and mingling with in our full speaker list.


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