Message from the President

Canadian Global Energy Forum - "Canada's Global Energy Connection"

CGEF's Vision: To be the Canadian networking forum for global energy opportunities, business development, and investment.

CGEF's Mission: To facilitate international opportunities, networking, knowledge-sharing, and the promotion of Canadian energy companies.

As the world hurtles into the future with ever-increasing energy demands and a growing sensitivity to our industry's impact on the world around us, CGEF continues to be a catalyst, connecting Canadian enterprises to the expansive world of international energy opportunities around the globe. Canadian energy companies distinguish themselves with technical prowess, social and environmental sensitivity, and adeptness in navigating diverse political, climatic, and economic landscapes.

CGEF isn't just an organization; it's a vibrant community of industry professionals, volunteers, and companies devoted to propelling Canadian participation in the global energy landscape. As Canada's premier hub for global energy networking, we focus on hydrocarbons, alternative energies, and geo-resource development.

Why be a member of CGEF?

  • Networking Powerhouse: We're the Canadian forum for global energy opportunities, business development, and investment.
  • Advocacy: As the only non-governmental, not-for-profit organization in this role, we actively advocate for Canadian companies operating internationally.
  • Expert Guidance: CGEF, run entirely by volunteers, is committed to promoting Canadian excellence and serving as a critical resource in navigating political, regulatory, fiscal, and cultural differences in all regions around the world.

International Recognition: Canada's leadership in regulatory reporting, anticorruption laws, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is widely acknowledged. CGEF is frequently sought after to assist foreign governments in connecting with the Canadian energy industry. Our cooperation agreements with sister organizations worldwide expedite our members' entry into new geographic areas of interest.

Expanding Horizons: As the global energy landscape evolves, CGEF has broadened its reach to include alternative energy and geo-resources. Whether you're involved in geothermal, hydrogen, helium, lithium, or any geo-resource, CGEF is your ally in exploring opportunities and making vital business connections.

Join Us in Shaping the Future: At CGEF events, connect with global energy innovators and industry leaders. Our members are driving worldwide impact. Engage with experts, gain diverse insights, and play a key role in shaping the industry. Your participation is vital as we expand CGEF's influence and define Canada’s leading role in the international energy landscape."

Diverse and Inclusive: This year, we've taken a significant step to expand and diversify our membership by reducing our corporate and individual fees, making CGEF more accessible than ever. CGEF values the unique contributions of members at every career stage. We welcome the innovative perspectives young and mid-career professionals bring, complementing the wealth of experience from our seasoned members. This blend of expertise and fresh ideas is crucial to our dynamic community.

To join CGEF and advance your professional and organizational growth, visit our website or reach out to me directly at

Thank you to existing members and for everyone else interested in the world of international energy, thank you for considering CGEF as your gateway to global energy opportunities. Let's build a positive, diverse, inclusive, and prosperous future for the Canadian international energy industry, together.

Roger McMechan
CGEF  President