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All roads lead to Calgary for the Global Petroleum Show


June 12, 2018  


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Thousands are gathering for the Global Petroleum Show, June 12-14 at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alta., and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Showcasing some of North America’s leading energy industry players, the three-day event includes more than 1,000 exhibitors and thousands and thousands more attendees.

Here is a rundown of what to look out for at this year’s show:

Day 1 Global Market Access

This year’s opening keynote takes a look at the state of the industry today, followed by an in-depth analysis of the politics of energy in Canada.

The keynote luncheon is on meaningful Indigenous engagement with Yogendra Chaudhry of ECO Canada and Jim Boucher, Chief of Fort McKay First Nation and Chairman of Fort McKay Group of Companies.

The day wraps up early in the afternoon with the mid-year forecast update.

Day 2 The Global Energy Mix

Bob Dixon of Siemens Industry Inc. delivers the Day 2 keynote tomorrow, followed by a discussion on Leaders in Sustainability from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The keynote luncheon features Michelle Moore of LHH Knightsbridge talking about how to accelerate transformation.

The day wraps up with a discussion on the diversification of the oil and gas industry.

Day 3 The Digital Revolution

Following the opening keynote, the final day Thursday has James Graham of GuildOne speaking on Blockchain: the digital disruption of the oil and gas industry.

This is followed up by Lou Lutostanski of Avnet delivering the keynote luncheon on the Industrial Internet of Things, followed by an afternoon discussion on the digital revolution.

GPS Awards Gala

One of the highlights during the three-day show is the Global Petroleum Show Awards.

The awards recognize the leading companies, individuals, initiatives, projects and technologies which have displayed exceptional levels of excellence on an international scale. Companies are given the opportunity to be recognized and awarded for their accomplishments within the areas of research, technological innovation, digital transformation, performance efficiencies, social contributions, personal achievement and business progression.

The winner for each of this year’s eight categories – which has more than 150 awards submissions – will be awarded amongst hundreds of energy leaders on the evening of the opening day, June 12, at the GPS Awards Gala, in the Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary.

Some of last year’s winners have included GHGSat Global Emissions Monitoring, and the winner for the Indigenous Engagement category, Seven Lakes Oilfield Services Corporation.

For a hard copy of the show’s events, look for the latest copy of ProcessWest magazine.