Canada Assembly & Dinner


30 MAY 2019

Hotel Arts, Calgary


What is Canada Assembly & Dinner?

A half day event starting at 2:30 pm with two of the most popular discussions: Women’s Panel and Capital Raising Panel. The panel discussions will be followed by a high-level networking reception and Dinner for 250+ senior executives. At the 2019 dinner, we will celebrate the achievements of Rick Grafton, CEO, Grafton Asset Management as well as, for the first time, present the Diversity Award after live audience voting.

2019 Agenda

Thursday, May 30 2019

2:30 pm
Welcome Remarks: Alexandra Ashikhmina, MD, Americas, Energy Council

2:40 pm
Keynote Address

3:00 pm
Women’s Energy Council Discussion: Solutions

  • Susan Riddell Rose, President & CEO, Perpetual Energy
  • Gianna Manes, President & CEO, Enmax
  • Celine Gerson, President, Schlumberger Canada Limited

4:00 pm
Financing and Capital Raising

  • Moderator: Kevin Kynoch, Managing Director, ATB Financial
  • Geeta Sankappanavar, President & Co-Founder, Grafton Asset Management
  • Brian Thomas, Managing Director & Head – Energy, Prudential Capital Group

5:00 pm
Networking Drinks Reception

6:30 pm
Call to Dinner

7 pm
Diversity Award Voting Starts

8:15 pm
Diversity Award Announced

8:30 pm
Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Rick Grafton

9:15 pm
End of Dinner   

2019 Speakers

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Managing Director & Head of Energy, Prudential Capital Group

Celine Gerson

Celine Gerson

President, Schlumberger Canada Limited

Geeta Sankappanavar

Geeta Sankappanavar

President & Co-Founder, Grafton Asset Management

Gianna Manes

Gianna Manes

President & CEO ENMAX Corporation

Kevin Kynoch

Kevin Kynoch

Managing Director – Energy Group, ATB Financial

Susan Riddell Rose

Susan Riddell Rose

President & CEO, Perpetual Energy

2019 Tickets

2019 Lead Sponsor

2019 Associate Sponsors

2019 Women's Energy Council Sponsors

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.

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!

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Recipient as Rick Grafton, CEO, Grafton Asset Management

The Diversity Leadership Award celebrates achievements of businesses beyond profit and operational efficiency:

  • Is the company known to have the best equal opportunities and representation practices?
  • Can a representative of a minority group strive and lead in this business?
  • Are there abundant success stories of women in senior positions?

The below companies have been nominated for the award as the industry believes they fit the criteria above. Live voting during Canada Assembly and Dinner will determine the winner on May 30 in real time. Join us for Dinner to witness the results and network with the most progressive and successful energy companies in Canada.

Meet the Previous Award Winners

Meet John Dielwart, our 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Meet Adam Waterous, our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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

Meet Mike Tims, our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


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

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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

Vice President - Corporate Development, Americas

Delegate Enquiries
Tel: +1 512 277 0458

Kate Robey

Kate Robey

Marketing Manager - Americas

Marketing Enquiries
Tel: +27 21 001 3889