Canada Assembly & Dinner

 

30 MAY 2019

Hotel Arts, Calgary

WHERE CANADIAN ENERGY CEOs MEET

What is Canada Assembly & Dinner?

With 32 speakers, 6 topical discussions and 1 Award recipient over a busy 12 hour day – Canada Assembly kept up its reputation as a leading senior meeting place for CEO-level E&Ps, power developers, financiers and investors in Canada.

Did the Camera catch you this year? Have a look at the Photo Gallery to find out!

What was new and exciting in 2018 (May 30)?

 ~ We hosted a lunch roundtable panel focusing on Women in Canadian Energy

 ~ We celebrated the 2018 VIP Awards Dinner – This year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award was John Dielwart the founder of ARC Resources & the Vice Chairman of ARC Financialwatch the video the Energy Council team made in John’s honor. 

 ~ All Dinner Tables in 2018 were SOLD OUT! A packed room of 330 was an unprecedented success and due to be repeated in 2019. Due to a long Waiting List of companies unable to book a table closer to the event you can now Book a table in advance to avoid disappointment!

VIP Awards Dinner 2019

Our Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the triumphs and successes of those individuals who have made a true difference to the Canadian oil and gas industry. These executives are responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, for inspiring others and for achieving growth in challenging markets as well as giving back to the communities. They are those that we should be proud of and that we benchmark industry excellence to.

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Recipient as

 

Rick Grafton, CEO, Grafton Asset Management

2018 at a Glance

Success Stories

“This is my fourth oil council meeting and this year was the most enjoyable.  I thoroughly enjoyed the session on solar and wind energy and how much progress has been made in reducing costs in that space.  The session on increasing women positions was a highlight especially finding about bias that exists in everyones perceptions, this goes for men and women.  The panel for this discussion had such a great discussion in setting up sponsorship to help guide women to more strategic roles in the energy space.  The dinner was a fabulous celebration of John Dielwart career and with a packed house of 300 a great showing of the influence John has had on Calgary. Thanks for an amazing lineup of speakers and discussion.”

Lee Wahl

Country Manager, KUFPEC Canada Inc.

“The Canada Assembly was very informative and valuable to me as I am in the process of building out our global growth strategy. I now have a better sense and confirmation of where to deploy my business development resources. I am definitely interested in participating in future assemblies”

Frank Gannon

VP Sales (Americas), Micotan Software Company Ltd.

“The Canada Assembly was excellent again this year with interesting panels and a lot of interesting people to network with.”

Roger McMechan

CEO & COO, Block Energy Plc

2018 Speakers

Aaron Bishop

Aaron Bishop

COO, Altex Energy

Adam Waterous

Adam Waterous

CEO, Waterous Energy Fund

Brent Gilmour

Brent Gilmour

Executive Director, Quest Canada

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Managing Director, Prudential

Brooks Shughart

Brooks Shughart

Managing Director, First Reserve

Bruce Kolesnik

Bruce Kolesnik

Senior Manager, Development, EDF

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Managing Director, Evaluate Energy

Dan Balaban

Dan Balaban

Founder, President & CEO, Greengate Power

Darren Gee

Darren Gee

President, CEO, Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.

David French

David French

President & CEO, Obsidian Energy Ltd

David Kelly

David Kelly

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SkyFire Energy

Don Dimitrievich

Don Dimitrievich

Managing Director, Head of Energy & Power HPS Investment Partners, LLC

Francois Poirier

Francois Poirier

EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, TransCanada

Geeta Sankappanavar

Geeta Sankappanavar

President & Co-Founder, Grafton Asset Management

George Sierant

George Sierant

Counsel International Capital Markets, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Heather Christie-Burns

Heather Christie-Burns

President & CEO, High Ground Energy

Ian Dundas

Ian Dundas

President & CEO, Enerplus

James Cairns

James Cairns

VP Petroleum & Chemicals, The Canadian National Railway Company (CN)

Jill Angevine

Jill Angevine

Independent Director, Chinook Energy, Tourmaline Oil Corp, & Advantage Oil & Gas

Joel MacLeod

Joel MacLeod

President, CEO and Chairman, Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.

John Dielwart

John Dielwart

Vice Chairman & Director, ARC Financial Corp

John Mercury

John Mercury

Partner, Head – Private Equity & Vice-Chair of Clients & Industries Bennett Jones LLP

Kevin Kynoch

Kevin Kynoch

Managing Director – Energy Group, ATB Financial

Laurance Narbut

Laurance Narbut

Managing Partner, Acceleration Resources

Marnie Smith

Marnie Smith

Senior Client Partner, Industrial Korn Ferry, Calgary

Marty Proctor

Marty Proctor

President & Chief Operating Officer, Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

Michael Binnion

Michael Binnion

President & Founder, Questerre Energy Corporation

Monica Rovers

Monica Rovers

Head - Global Energy, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

Robert Mason

Robert Mason

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Global Energy, Power & Utlities Group TD Securities

Ryan Dunfield

Ryan Dunfield

President & Managing Principal, Stream Asset Financial LP

Samir Kayande

Samir Kayande

Director RS Energy Group

Scott Cochlan

Scott Cochlan

Partner & Co-Head Capital Markets Group, Torys LLP

Susan Riddell Rose

Susan Riddell Rose

President & CEO, Perpetual Energy

Meet Our Speakers

Meet John Dielwart

“Our model wasn’t unique, what was unique was that we stuck to it.”

Meet Kevin Kynoch

“In the current state of affairs, we simply can not do enough to promote the positive factors associated with our industry.”

Meet Laurance Narbut

“We position ourselves to be a partner of choice for upstream operators in the low-/midmarket, which tends to be underserved by the larger private equity players.”

Meet Michael Binnion

“I hope we can focus on what industry needs to start doing, keep doing and stop doing to gain back the ground lost to hydrocarbons opponents.”

Meet Joel MacLeod

“Tidewater’s goals for the next 12 months? Execute on our $360 million capital program.”

Meet James Cairns

“We’re investing in new locomotives, hiring people, and expanding our infrastructure to match demand.”

VIP Awards Dinner

Our Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the triumphs and successes of those individuals who have made a true difference to the Canadian oil and gas industry. These executives are responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, for inspiring others and for achieving growth in challenging markets as well as giving back to the communities. They are those that we should be proud of and that we benchmark industry excellence to.

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Recipient as

 

Rick Grafton, CEO, Grafton Asset Management

 

All Dinner Tables in 2018 were SOLD OUT! A packed room of 330 was an unprecedented success and due to be repeated in 2019. Due to a long Waiting List of companies unable to book a table closer to the event you can now Book a table in advance to avoid disappointment!

Learn More

Attending Companies

View the full list of companies in attendance at Canada Assembly 2018

Full Agenda

Download the full agenda for the Canada Assembly 2018

2018 Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, May 30 2018

8 am
Hot Breakfast & Networking Coffee  

08:25 am
Welcome Address

08:30 am
BREAKFAST BRIEFING: MAKING THE CASE FOR GRID SCALE RENEWABLES IN CANADA

9:30 am
KEYNOTE: CANADA’S ENERGY MIX – POLICY & POLITICAL CHANGES AFFECTING THE MARKET & ITS FUTURE

9:45 am 
Networking Coffee Break

10:15 am
EXECUTIVE PANEL: HOW THE STRATEGIES OF KEY MARKET PLAYERS CHANGED  

11:15 am
Networking Lunch & Panel Discussion
LUNCH SESSION – WOMEN IN CANADIAN ENERGY

1 pm
KEYNOTE: 12 MONTHS M&A EVALUATION

1:15 pm
MARKET ACCESS – MIDSTREAM INFRASTRUCTURE & INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

2:15 pm Networking Coffee Break

2:45 pm
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CANADIAN DEBT & EQUITY MARKETS

3 pm
FINANCING STRATEGIES IN THE CANADIAN ENERGY SECTOR

4 pm
PRIVATE EQUITY & INVESTMENT PANEL

5 pm
Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm
Call to Dinner

7 pm
VIP Dinner and Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony 

Success Stories

“This turned out to be an excellent event. The speakers were all C-level and had highly relevant and interesting talk tracks. It’s absolutely the sort of event we should be taking part in. Great event for us to elevate our brand and shape the way we’re viewed in the marketplace.”

 

Luke Guinan

NA Marketing Lead – Oil & Gas, SAP

“Thank you very much for including me in the Canada Assembly event. It was a great event, bringing together executives from leading Canadian companies and financing sources. The panels offered significant insight into how the industry in Canada is adapting, surviving and even thriving despite current commodity prices. Please keep me in mind for future events and panels.”

Rob Johnson

Managing Director, EIG Partners

“The event provided a useful context to catch up with old friends and meet some new people. Attendees included a high ratio of interesting movers and shakers. It allowed a chance to hear the tones the industry is humming with. I enjoyed dinner seated beside an interesting politician, and Adam Waterous provided an entertaining and educational presentation”

Grant Strem

Director, IconOil Group

Meet the Previous Award Winners

Meet Adam Waterous, our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2017

Meet Jim Davidson & Brett Wilson, our 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Meet Mike Tims, our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Venue

Venue for 2018 TBC. The 2017 Canada Assembly and Dinner took place at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Canada

For more information on where to 2018 venue will be, please contact Alexandra Ashikhmina

Hotel Arts

119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8, Canada

Event Name

Contact Us

Alexandra Ashikhimina

Alexandra Ashikhimina

Managing Director, Americas

Speaking Enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7384 7702

Tim Pawul

Tim Pawul

SVP – Corporate Development, Americas

Sponsorship Enquiries
Tel: +1 631-891-8414

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

Manager - Corporate Development, Americas

Delegate Enquiries
Tel: +1 512 277 0458

Kate Robey

Kate Robey

Marketing Manager - Americas

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3889