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The Canada Industry Summit builds on the significant success of the Oil and Gas Awards, a unique series that has become a must-attend industry event. The Canada Industry Summit takes place during the day immediately preceding the inaugural gala awards dinner.
The Industry Summit will provide an extended platform to deliver invaluable strategic and operational content of real commercial value, as well as an extended networking opportunity.
Senior leaders from E&P, Midstream and the Vendor community will gather to deliver practical insights on methods for improving best practise and instilling excellence in crucial areas such as health & safety, environmental protection, regulation and community engagement.
Industry Summit Delegate Pass Pricing:
FREE – All companies who submitted into the Oil & Gas Awards are provided 2x Complimentary Delegate Passes
$199 CAD – Early Bird Tickets (Available 29 – 14 days out from event date)
$299 CAD – Standard Tickets (Available 13 days out from event date)
Apache Corporation : APATEQ : Astro Thermal Tec Ltd. : ATK Oilfield Transportation Inc. : Aveda Transportation and Energy Services : Aware360 : Baker Hughes : Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems : Big Guns Energy Services (BGES) : Black Gold Rush Industries : Blackbird Energy Inc. : Blue Spark Energy Inc. : Bonnett’s Energy Corp. : Britespan Building Systems Inc. : Caledonia Solutions Inc. : Calfrac Well Services : Calgary Chamber : Canada North Camps : Canadian Natural Resources Limited : CEDA : CPP Environmental : Crescent Point Energy Corp. : Definitions Health & Wellness : Diversified Transportation : Dresser-Rand : Drilformance Technologies ULC : E-T Energy : Edelman : EIT : Encana : Enersight : Ensign Energy Services Inc. : ENTREC Corporation : Financial Post : Forent Energy Ltd. : G.A.S. Global : Gallagher Energy Risk Services : Galloway Construction Group : Geo-Steering Solutions Inc. : Gibson Energy Inc. : Glori Energy : Goulet Trucking : Green Seal Safety : Husky Energy : Integrated Sustainability : IPAC Services Corporation : ITG Investment Research Inc. : Jets.com : JTL Industries Ltd. : Jupiter Resources : Katch Kan Ltd. : Kenworth Trucks : Kerr Pumps and FlowValve : Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers : Loadstar Dispatchers (1963) Ltd. : Marsh & McLennan Companies : Maverick Oilfield Services Ltd. : Maxxam Analytics : McMillan-McGee Corp. : Monex Europe : Mount Royal University : Mullen Trucking : Murphy Oil : National Post : Nexen Energy ULC : Nexus Engineering & Machine Inc. : Oreco Canada Corp. : Peak Completions : Pitbull Energy Services Inc. : Primco Dene : PVT Performance Vac & Tank Services Ltd. : Rebel Transport : Redcore Ltd. : Redrock Camps : Repsol : Riggertalk.com : Roszko Construction Limited : Seven Generations Energy Ltd. : Shaw Business : SNC-Lavalin : Solaris Management Consultants Inc. : Strobel Starostka Transfer Canada : Tenaris : Themark Corporation : Total Safety : Trican Well Service Ltd : Trimble, Geospatial Division : Trinidad Drilling Ltd : Trucknews.com : U.S. Chamber of Commerce : UKTI : UniversalPegasus International : University of Alberta : Viking Projects Ltd : Vintri Technologies : VZ Environmental : Weatherford : West Oilfield : Whitecap Resources Inc. : Williams Scotsman of Canada Inc. : YPE
Ben Preston – Vice President – Marsh & McLennan Companies
Marsh & McLennan is a global professional services firm with 54,000 employees and US$12 Billion in annual revenue. We are comprised of four global operating companies — Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman — offering capabilities in risk, strategy, and human capital. Our breadth of expertise spans these three disciplines and our global footprint allows us to provide local insight and perspective to clients in more than 100 countries. We partner with clients of all sizes to address their complex challenges in a holistic, coordinated, effective and unique manner.
Bill Platt – HSSE Manager – Gibson Energy Inc.
Gibson Energy Inc. is a large midstream energy company in North America, with operations in some of the most hydrocarbon-rich basins in the world. Our Company’s integrated operations allow us to participate in the full midstream energy value chain, by transporting millions of barrels of energy products each year through our strategically located terminals in Hardisty and Edmonton, Alberta, and our injection stations and small terminals in the U.S. to the refineries of North America and other end users, via pipelines, trucks and rail transport.
Bradley Huber – General Manager HSE – Trinidad Drilling
Bradley Huber is the General Manager, Health, Safety & Environment of Trinidad Drilling (Canadian Drilling). Trinidad operates in the drilling and barge-drilling sectors of the North American oil and natural gas industry with operations in Canada and the United States. In addition, through a joint venture, Trinidad has the opportunity to operate drilling rigs in other international markets such as Saudi Arabia and Mexico. Trinidad is focused on providing modern, reliable, expertly designed equipment operated by well-trained and experienced personnel. Trinidad’s drilling fleet is one of the most adaptable, technologically advanced and competitive in the industry.
Christopher Guith – SVP Policy – Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Christopher Guith is senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). He is responsible for developing the Institute’s policies and initiatives as they apply to the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of the federal and state governments. Specifically, Guith leads the development of the Energy Institute’s policies and messaging relating to oil and natural gas and nuclear energy. He led the Chamber’s Shale Works for US campaign, which analyzed and promoted the widespread benefits of shale energy development in America.
Claudia Cattaneo – Western Business Columnist – National Post
Claudia Cattaneo is the Western Business Columnist at the National Post, where she covers business and policy issues shaping enterprise across the West. Claudia previously served as the Financial Post’s Calgary Bureau Chief, specializing in energy coverage, and has worked at the Calgary Herald, the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Star. Born and raised in the Valle d’Aosta region of northern Italy, Claudia has an undergraduate degree in journalism from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, a Master of Science (Political Science) from the Université de Montréal and has taken the Canadian Securities Course.
Daniel Creasey – Chairman – Oil & Gas Awards
Daniel is the Founder and Chairman of the Oil & Gas Awards and over the last 4 years has developed an in depth knowledge of the the North American Oil & Gas Industry. Daniel has worked in face-to-face media for over 15 years, delivering market leading conferences, exhibitions and industry awards in a range of sectors; including Energy, Insurance, Healthcare and Finance for firms such as Informa PLC, American Business Conferences, Campden Health and Incisive Media.
Dr. Bruce C. McGee PhD, PEng – President & CEO – E-T Energy
Founder and current President and CEO of McMillan-McGee Creator of ET-DSPTM Technology 20+ years experience in the energy and environmental industries, with focus on soil remediation using electrothermal stimulation Extensive experience with thermal recovery of heavy oil through senior technical positions with Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA), British Petroleum, EOR International, Next Energy, and Wascana Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary.
Dr. Wenran Jiang – Mactaggart Research Chair – University of Alberta
Dr. Wenran Jiang is Director of Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum and its annual conference since 2004. He is also a Political Science Professor at the University of Alberta, Wilson Centre Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC, and Special Advisor on China to the US and Canada based Energy Council. Dr. Jiang was partially seconded to Alberta Department of Energy as a special advisor on Asian market diversification from 2012 to 2014. Before taking a partial leave from his tenure at the U of A, Dr. Jiang was the Founding Director (2005-08) and Inaugural Mactaggart Research Chair (2008-11) of the University’s China Institute. Alberta Venture magazine named Dr. Jiang as one of the 50 most influential people in Alberta for 2014.
Ephimios “George” Sgouromitis – Corporate Manager, HSS&E – Gibson Energy Inc.
Ephimios “George“ Sgouromitis, CRSP joined Gibson’s Energy Inc. in 2010 and holds the role of Corporate Manager, HSSE. Gibson Energy is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in Canada, and an integrated service provider for the oil and gas industry in the USA. George sits on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP); a certifying partner for Certificate of Recognition (COR) programs. He has been a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) since 2010. As a committee member within the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), George also supports the creation and publication of the now published consensus based CAN/CSA-Z246.2-14 – Emergency preparedness and response for petroleum and natural gas industry systems standard, and has recently joined the CAN/CSA-Z246.1-13 – Security management for petroleum and natural gas industry systems committee as well. Previous to his time with Gibson’s, George was responsible for HSSE with Baker Hughes Canada as their Northern HSSE-Safety Professional for all business units in their service portfolio. George moved into HSSE fulltime during his tenure with Hexion Chemicals (formerly Borden Chemicals) where he carried portfolios that included Technical Sales/Service, Canadian Accounts Manager, Canadian Research and Development Manager and Canadian-Product Steward Industrial Hygiene.
Fred Hutchings – Senior Vice President – Maxxam Analytics
Fred’s mandate is to identify opportunities and evaluate growth strategies that will allow Maxxam to expand its services to meet the emerging needs of our customers in petroleum, oil sands and related fields. He is a strategic leader with success in international business operations for large and mid-sized corporations, with a unique and complementary background in venture capital financing and private equity investing. His career has included international assignments in the U.S. and West Africa.
Garth Braun – CEO/President and Director – Blackbird Energy
Mr. Braun brings to Blackbird more than 30 years of diversified business experience in oil and gas, finance and real estate. Over the past several years, Mr. Braun has led Blackbird through the successful acquisitions of Ruger Energy Inc. and Pennant Energy Inc., the divestiture of Blackbird’s Bigstone Montney asset for proceeds of $8.9 million, the accumulation of a significant 81 section Elmworth Montney land position and the drilling of Blackbird’s first two Elmworth Montney wells. In addition, Mr. Braun was instrumental in Blackbird raising over $50 million of capital. Mr. Braun was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of an international oil and gas company and a principal of a private real estate development company that completed over $1 billion in development.
Hilary McMeekin – Account Director – Edelman
Hilary is a senior communications practitioner with over 20 years of experience in a broad range of sectors and disciplines and a passion for organizational story telling. At Edelman Calgary, Hilary is a member of the management team and is supporting efforts to build Canada West’s energy sector business. In the past 12 years, Hilary has led communications teams within the oil and gas, electricity, agriculture and health care sectors. As a communications generalist, Hilary enjoys working with clients to create communications programs that support business strategies. She has experience in building, implementing and measuring integrated communications programs that include employee engagement and change management, investor relations and financial communications, community and stakeholder relations, community investment, digital communications, advertising and collateral development, issues management and crisis preparation and management. Hilary’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies from the University of Calgary, a two year specialty diploma in public relations from Mount Royal University, and the Canadian Securities Course. Additionally, she has won a “Gold Quill Award of Excellence” and the “Jake Whittmer Award” for effective use of communications research from the International Association of Business Communicators. Hilary is an avid reader and skier and loves spending time outdoors with her family.
John Fleming – VP Business Development – Canada North Camps Inc.
Canada North Group Inc. is your fully-integrated remote workforce housing specialist. In addition to our own fleet of equipment we design, construct and renovate relocatable structures to any spec. As an industrial camp caterer we have open lodges and contract camps across northern Canada. Our reputation is built on superior food quality, exceptional service and competitive pricing.
Joshua McHaffie – General Manager – PVT Performance Vac & Tank Ltd.
Josh grew up on a ranch in Penticton, BC. His family relocated to Southern Alberta in 1996 and sold their operation in 2000. Josh pursued a diploma of Agriculture majoring in animal science and graduated from Lethbridge Community College.
Josh started his oil & gas career in Grande Prairie in 2010 as a Swamper for Radium Industrial Solutions. He quickly moved up as an Operator of steam, vacuum, combination, pressure and hot oil units. Josh became an employee of Performance Vac & Tank as a Hot Oiler Operator. He ran the company’s first twin heater unit in 2011-2012, prior to moving into a Dispatcher role. He later became an Assistant Manager.
In 2013 Josh accepted the position of General Manager. Josh continues to thrive in a leadership position focusing on internal promotion. This belief has helped to build a safety conscious culture that collectively believes in quality.
Leo Sullivan – Corporate Sales Account Manager – Total Safety
Total Safety is the world’s leading provider of safety for Service Solutions to the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Refinery, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation and Industrial markets. Our goal is to provide high-quality safety solutions and products in a measurable, cost-effective manner, without compromise. We stand behind the promise we make to each of our customers – providing safety service that works while helping our clients protect lives, property and the environment
Lou Smyrlis – Publisher and Editorial Director – Trucknews.com
Truck News is a newspaper for Canada’s trucking industry with particular emphasis on small fleets and owner/operators.
Dedicated to being the industry’s best source, Truck News maintains a special focus on the breed of truckers and entrepreneurs known as owner/operators, offering features covering everything from their business needs to personal interests.
Each monthly issue features industry news reports, case studies, industry profiles and specific market analysis…covering the world of trucking.
Mark Stanley – President & CEO – Themark Corporation
Mark E. Stanley has worked in the oil industry as a hydraulic fracturing expert for 37 years. He started with Arco right out of college where he studied Chemical Engineering. He went back to college to get his MBA in 1987 and went to work as a partner with Clear Water in 1989. Working at the partner level gave him a more hands-on relationship with the industry and he learned to use his knowledge and background to fine-tune products to meet the specific needs of customers. During this phase of his work he developed patents for several products that are still used in the industry today. To the extent possible he wanted to focus on products that would not harm the environment and that would reduce customer’s need to meet EPA standards in handling them. He believed that ultimately the ability to reduce costs by reducing hazardous waste constrictions would serve the interest of both sides of any argument.
Michael Olinek – Vice President of Finance – Calfrac Well Services Corp.
Mike Olinek is the Vice President, Finance at Calfrac Well Services Ltd., an independent provider of fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing services in Canada, the United States, Russia, Mexico and Argentina. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience within corporate finance teams at global multi-billion dollar public companies. Mike has been with Calfrac for over eight years and oversees a team responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting as well as treasury and financial risk management.
Pat Carlson – CEO – Seven Generations Energy
Seven Generations Energy Ltd. is an independent petroleum company focused on the acquisition, development and value optimization of high quality tight and shale hydrocarbon resource plays. Presently, the Company has a single focus area, the Kakwa River Project, a large-scale, tight, liquids- rich natural gas property located in the Kakwa area of northwest Alberta. 7G has a corporate headquarters in Calgary, Alberta and an operations headquarters in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Seven Generations shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VII.
Pete Arrigoni – Vocational Fleet Sales Manager – Kenworth Trucks
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth was founded in 1923 and is based in Kirkland, Wash. Kenworth Class 8 truck models used by fleets in oil and gas drilling fields in the United States and Canada include the Kenworth T880, C500, T800 and W900. The Kenworth T880 is the flagship of Kenworth’s outstanding vocational trucks. The T880 is especially suited for vocational customers who demand a durable and reliable truck. The Kenworth T880 features a panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, quiet cab with triple-sealed and robust doors, 5-piece Metton® hood for easier repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles. The T880’s 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab has a comfortable 23 inches of room between the seats.
Peter Kujawanski – Consul General – United States of America for Alberta
Peter Kujawinski arrived in Calgary on August 23rd 2012 to take up his post as Consul General for Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories for a three-year term. Peter is a career diplomat who joined the U.S. State Department in 1998. His previous assignments include postings to U.S. Embassies in France and Israel. He also was posted to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Security Council in New York. In his most recent assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, he worked as political counselor and coordinator of U.S. assistance promoting governance and rule of law.
Professor Barry Cooper – University of Calgary
Barry Cooper, a fourth generation Albertan, was educated at Shawnigan Lake School, the University of British Columbia and Duke University, where he received his doctorate in 1969. He taught at Bishop’s University, McGill, and York University before coming to the University of Calgary in 1981. For the past twenty-five years he has studied western political philosophy, both classical and contemporary. Much of his teaching has focused on Greek political philosophy whereas his publications have been chiefly in the area of contemporary French and German political philosophy. Over the years he has spent considerable time in both countries, teaching and doing research.
Professor Duane Bratt, PhD – Department Chair Department of Policy Studies – Mount Royal University
Duane Bratt is Chair and Professor in the Department of Policy Studies at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta). He was educated at the Universities of Windsor (BA 1991, MA 1992) and Alberta (Ph.D 1996). He teaches in the area of international relations and Canadian public policy, with specialty in the sub-field of Canadian foreign policy. His primary research interest is in the area of Canadian nuclear policy. Recent publications include: Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival (McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston, 2012) and co-editor, Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas 2nd edition (Oxford University Press: Toronto, 2011). Duane is also a regular commentator on political events.
Quinn Holtby – Founder, President & CEO – Katch Kan
Quinn Holtby is the Founder, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Katch Kan Limited, a company that has an impressive track record of successful innovation to facilitate protecting lives and Mother Earth. Quinn Holtby began working on drilling rigs in the late 1970’s as a roughneck. He quickly worked his way up to a drilling position and drilled for several years on a wide variety of rigs. In 1986, after witnessing many near fatal accidents, mostly as a result of the slippery work conditions due to uncontrolled fluid discharge on the drill floor, Quinn decided to do something about it. Giving up a successful career in drilling, he decided to pursue his ideas of minimizing accidents on the drill floor while at the same time protecting the environment. Since then, Quinn has pioneered – and continues to pioneer – an extensive array of leading-edge products and services that are fast becoming recognized industry standards by improving safety and environmental responsibility while minimizing risk and maximizing performance. Quinn was the recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award 2014
Ranko Berich – Head of Market Analysis – Monex Europe
Ranko Berich is Head of Market Analysis at Monex Europe, one of the world’s leading commercial foreign exchange specialists. He is a respected macroeconomic commentator, combining incisive market insight with a deep understanding of global economic and political events. His analysis appears regularly in national and international news, including the Financial Times, the Guardian and the BBC. Ranko also has a background in treasury consulting and currency risk and is a trusted advisor on FX strategy for Monex’s client base of FTSE-listed companies, financial institutions, SMEs, Governments and NGOs.
Ryan Groot – HSE Manager – Murphy Oil
Ryan is accountable for ensuring HSE risks are mitigated for staff and contractors of Murphy Oil through development and implementation of the HSE MS. Ryan is is also responsible for Murphy’s compliance with environmental regulatory laws and requirements, through implementation of related environmental policies and practices, whilst monitoring and report Murphy’s HSE compliance with legislation, industry guidelines and practices, as well as internal operational policies and procedures.
Tammy Charland-McLaughlin – VP Operations – Primco Dene
Primco Dene is a wholly owned company of Cold Lake First Nations. Our group of companies encompass many services including Camp Catering, Janitorial, EMS and Security Services in Northeast Alberta. Our people are our greatest asset and the reason why Primco Dene is a model for First Nations business.
TJ Thomas – Director of Marketing & Customer Solutions, Controls – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, air brake charging, and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 2,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle performance, safety, and overall operating cost.
**Please note that this is a suggested agenda, the topics will be finalized once we have consulted the finalist companies in May. If you have any comments on what should be discussed please contact us.**
|08.00 – 08.50||
Registration and Coffee
|08.50 – 09.00||
Opening Remarks: Daniel Creasey, Chairman, Oil & Gas Awards
|09.00 – 09.20||Keynote Address: Christopher Guith, SVP Policy, US Chamber of Commerce – Institute for 21st Century Energy|
|09.20 – 10.20||
Panel Discussion: Leadership.
|10.20 – 10.40||
Coffee and Networking
|10.40 – 11.20||
Panel Discussion: Safety Systems in the Commercial Vehicle Industry
|11.20 – 11.40||
Technology Spotlight: Water Management
Speaker: Mark Stanley – CEO – Themark Corporation
|11.40 – 12.00||
Keynote Presentation – Building Meaningful Relationships in Aboriginal Business Engagement; A Perspective and Case Study
Speaker: John Fleming – VP Business Development – Canada North Camps Inc.
|12.00 – 1.00||
Lunch and Networking
|1.00 – 1.40||
Panel Discussion: New government, new business?
|1.40 – 2.20||
Panel discussion: A volatile future for Canadian importers and exporters?
|2.20 – 2.40||
Coffee and Networking
|2.40 – 3.20||
Panel Discussion: Health & Safety Best Practice
|3.20 – 4.00||
Panel Discussion: Corporate Social Responsibility
|4.00 – 4.05||
Closing Remarks: Daniel Creasey, Chairman, Oil & Gas Awards
|4.05 – 4.30||
Drinks Reception and Close of Industry Summit – Sponsored by Monex Europe
**Oil & Gas Awards reserves the right to amend the program and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. Oil & Gas Awards accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any of its speakers at its conferences. In addition, Oil & Gas Awards is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statement.**
Keynote Presentation: Christopher Guith, SVP Policy, US Chamber of Commerce – Institute for 21st Century Energy
Panel Discussion: Leadership
Panel Discussion: Safety Systems In The Commercial Vehicle Industry
Technology Spotlight: Water Management
Keynote Presentation: Building Meaningful Relationships in Aboriginal Business
Panel Discussion: New Government, New Business?
Panel Discussion: A Volatile Future For Canadian Importers and Exporters
Panel Discussion: Health & Safety Best Practises
Panel Discussion: Corporate Social Responsibility
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