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Downstream 2020 Exhibition & Conference now virtual!
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day

This is now a VIRTUAL event

Message from the organizers:

Although our ability to hold Downstream 2020 in person has been impacted, we have decided not to cancel, but to reinvent Downstream 2020 as a virtual event. Insight has never been more critically needed, so we are going to deliver it right to your fingertips.

Check out the full, comprehensive free virtual offering of Downstream Virtual 2020 (June 9-11th) here.

Including 40+ sessions to choose from and 150+ downstream executive speakers providing real time case studies, lessons learned and future outlooks across our 3 core verticals – Engineering & Construction, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds and Supply Chain & Logistics. Available live and on-demand!

There are so many reasons why you and your team should tune in. Here is what you can expect from Downstream Virtual 2020

  • Free to attend – We understand times are tough. The Downstream community has given us a lot over the years and we think it is time to give back. This year you can attend the virtual event for free to continue your learning and virtual networking in 2020.
  • Business Critical Insight – We are bringing you the power of Downstream 2020 to your fingertips. With 150+ world-class presentations, panels, interviews and exclusive COVID-19 and Oil Price Crash updates, our content is unparalleled in scope and expertise.
  • Maximised Interactivity – It is the interactions that make events special. That is why we are ensuring that all presentations, fireside chats, panels and everything else you can think of will have full interactive capability, including live Q&A, audience polls and much more!
  • Live AND on-demand – We know that time is at a premium for you and your team right now and so we have decided to deliver the most salient insights across the industry’s 3 core verticals available live and on-demand. Access the full event agenda for 4 weeks after the event at a time that suits you best.
  • Continued 1-2-1 Networking – Connect with your fellow attendees and potential new partners through a dedicated virtual meeting platform. You will be to message, schedule meetings and use virtual meeting rooms to ensure even in isolation you are not isolated from new connections, ideas and partnerships.
  • A Brand-New Virtual Exhibition – Search through 50+ exhibitors from your own desk. Whether you are work in construction, operations, or supply chain, you’ll be able to find the latest services and technology solutions across your entire plant lifecycle.

“As a one-stop-shop it’s evolving, and has become the premier event for the Downstream industry” Stuart Bradie, CEO, KBR

Check out Downstream Virtual 2020 here!

Wood Products Safety Summit CANCELLED
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been cancelled, and postponed to 2021.

Canadian Shale Production 2020
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
Canadian Well Site Automation 2020
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day
REFRAC Wells 2020
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
The premier forum for refracturing existing wells in North America

Welcome to the North American REFRAC WELLS 2020 Exhibition & Conference where shale operators and upstream service companies will meet with refracturing experts and technology providers in Houston to share the latest results and explore new methods for refracturing wells.

New developments and techniques have prompted a movement towards refracturing depleted or low producing wells to combat against the current challenges in the North American shale market. Producers are now looking at techniques already being used in tight rock and vertical wells to revive a large number of existing shale wells with lower costs of production.

Over time most horizontal wells will produce at a fraction of their initial rates and large volumes of oil and gas will remain trapped within the rocks which could now be extracted through a refracturing process. While the total cost of developing a horizontal well could reach as much as $8 million, the cost of a refracturing project could be as low as 25 per cent of this at around $2 million. In principle the technique appears to be logical, however as low oil prices have presented the challenges of keeping well production up and operating costs down, this conference will have a unique and timely emphasis on de-risking refracturing operations with overall cost reduction in mind.

With developments in technical know-how, refracturing methods offer new hope for shale operators looking to maintain economic margins in the current low-price environment. This year’s REFRAC WELLS 2020 conference is set to become North America’s leading event exclusively for shale operators and a large array of service providers to explore the opportunities in refracturing existing wells to accelerate production and enhance ultimate recovery.

Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
Automation Expo & Conference 2020
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day


The health, safety and well-being of humanity is taken very seriously by the ISA Edmonton Section Automation Expo & Conference (AEC). Due to universal concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and the Alberta Government’s Public Health Restrictions (mass gatherings), AEC 2020 will now take place in the fall.

AEC 2020 is rescheduled for October 27 & 28, 2020 (the set-up day will be October 26). Please mark these dates in your calendar!

Anyone involved in AEC 2020 (exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, registered attendees, etc.) will be contacted by March 31. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in autumn.

The AEC Team

BCWWA 48th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day