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Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit 2019 Agenda Announced! LNG Canada, Suncor, HydroOne, Chevron, CNRL, and ENMAX confirmed to speak in Calgary this June

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Over 250 operations leaders will gather in Calgary at the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit this June, 4-6 to share best practice and discuss the latest strategies and tools to enhance efficiency, reliability, safety, and drive Operational Excellence to the frontline.

More than 60 industry innovators are confirmed to speak at this year’s conference, including:

  • Joy Romero, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, CNRL
  • Vinit Verma, Senior Technology Advisor, Technology Scouting & Ventures, ExxonMobil
  • Jose Pires, Former Vice President of Enterprise Business Improvement & Productivity, Andeavor
  • Steve Corbin, Executive Project Director, LNG Canada
  • Stephane Demers, Director, Operations – Montreal Refinery, Suncor
  • Cristian Matei, Head of Business Transformation, Veolia
  • Peter Medlam, Director, Asset Integrity, Repsol
  • Jim Claunch, Vice President, Business Efficiency, Equinor
  • Kathy McCrum, Vice President, HR & Safety, SaskPower
  • Brent Thesen, Director, Transmission & Distribution Asset Management, ENMAX
  • John Gorman, VP, Canada, Halliburton
  • Kai Johansen, Director, Operational Excellence, Glencore Nikkelverk
  • Martin Huang, Vice President, System Operations, HydroOne
  • Troy Geertson, Vice President, Health, Environment, Safety, Chevron
  • Walter Kresic, Vice President, Pipeline Integrity, Enbridge
  • Kathy McCrum, Vice President, HR & Safety, SaskPower
  • Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager, BP
  • Gerard Lachance, Senior Manager, Performance Quality & Management Systems, Hydro Quebec
  • Paul Clark, Vice President, Bruce Power
  • Arun Narayanan, Chief Data Officer, Anglo American
  • Philippe Gauthier, General Manager, Alberta Unconventionals, Shell


Alberto Windmuller, Director of Technical Services from Husky Energy said: “You gather talented and knowledgeable people to participate in the event. The event is very valuable and all of the IQPC team members are extraordinary.”

New for 2019:

  • 12 brand new sessions on Digital Transformation including “Accelerating your Digital Strategy”, “Leveraging AI and RPA” and “Building a Strong Digital Culture”
  • Human Centered Operational Excellence including new, creative, proven ways to build a culture of OE and make culture your greatest competitive advantage
  • Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline: Tried and tested strategies for engaging your frontline workers to improve productivity, reduce risk and massively enhance operational efficiency

Plus, with roundtables, panels, case studies and workshops on Process Optimization, Leadership & Culture, Asset Performance Optimization, Digital Transformation, Next Generation Operational Excellence, Next Generation Environment & Safety, Operational Risk Management and much more, delegates have a unique opportunity to learn how to unlock new sources of value and achieve dramatic improvements in productivity, flexibility, and speed.

“I attended last year and this year I brought an additional 6 people from our company based on how impressed I was with last year’s conference. Great to see you’ve again exceeded my expectations!” – Brian Kilbreath, Director of Operations, Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals

Find out more about the event by downloading the 2019 agenda >>



Media contact:

Angeliki Vayanos | Marketing Manager

IQPC | Operational Excellence in High Risk Industries

+44 (0) 207 368 9512 |


Press are invited to attend this important industry summit. If you would like to apply for a complimentary press pass, please email or call +44 (0) 207 368 9512.

Ticket & full event program are available online at

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