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120+ Confirmed Owners Include:

  • Husky-Energy
  • Suncor-Energy
  • CKPC
  • LNG-Canada
  • Methanex
  • Parkland
  • Dow
  • shell
  • Chevron
  • Co-op
  • nova
  • orica
  • NextDecade
  • NW-Refining
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Speaking to more than 300+ of North America’s most influential operators, refiners and EPCs, these expert speakers will deliver the very latest case studies allowing you to develop world class projects in Canada right now.

  • Steve Corbin
    LNG Canada
    Steve Corbin Executive Project Director
    LNG Canada
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    Steve is the Executive Project Director for LNG Canada – a Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Kogas joint venture – which proposes to build BC’s largest LNG export facility. A Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Registered Project Professional, Steve has over 35 years of progressive experience in ensuring successful development and execution of complex, multi-billion dollar projects in the Oil & Gas industry.

    Steve joined Shell in 1990 following 10 years in the Nuclear Industry. His early years in Shell at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in the UK, included Project Engineering and Maintenance Management positions in both the refinery and chemicals areas of the plant.

    He moved to his first international assignment in 1999 as Construction Manager on the Kralupy refinery expansion in the Czech Republic. A six- year spell with the central projects group in The Hague included work on projects in Cyprus, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Canada and Saudi Arabia as well as leading the implementation of a new global project execution process for Downstream projects.

    Steve was Project Director on the development of a $10Bn Greenfield refinery complex and then for the execution of a $10Bn Heavy Oil Upgrader project in Alberta, Canada which started up in 2011. He moved to his role as VP Downstream Projects in 2011 where he was responsible for the development and execution of Shell’s global Downstream project portfolio.

    Steve is married and has one daughter, aged 27. Outside work he enjoys golf, skiing, football, motorcycle riding, cinema, attending music concerts and travel.

     
  • Rocky Vermani
    NOVA Chemicals
    Rocky Vermani VP Olefins Feedstocks, NOVA Chemicals
    NOVA Chemicals
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  • Hon. Deron Bilous
    Legislative Assembly of Alberta
    Hon. Deron Bilous Minister of Economic Development & Trade
    Legislative Assembly of Alberta
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    Born and raised in Edmonton, Deron Bilous knows the incredible contribution Alberta workers have made to our province and our country. Growing-up in a proudly Ukrainian home he also appreciates the strength and beauty of our province’s diversity.

    Between 1995 and 2005, Mr. Bilous worked in Quebec, Tunisia and China on a number of projects with Canada World Youth, a volunteer youth program focusing on international development.

    After graduating from the University of Alberta with an education degree in 2001, he taught and mentored students at Edmonton’s Inner City High School, where he learned to see potential where others might see hardship. He also began working in neighbourhood and community development.

    The voters of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview first elected him as their Member of the Legislative Assembly on April 23, 2012, and again on May 5, 2015.

    A dedicated champion for Alberta workers and Alberta business, Deron Bilous was sworn in as Minister of Economic Development and Trade on October 22, 2015. Prior to this, he served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and as Minister of Service Alberta.

     
  • Thomas Grell
    Wood
    Thomas Grell President Downstream & Chemicals
    Wood
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  • David Claggett
    Kiewit
    David Claggett Senior Vice President, OGC Markets and Strategy
    Kiewit
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    Dave Claggett is a Senior Vice President with Kiewit based in Houston. His current responsibilities are to lead the company’s market development and strategies in the Oil Gas and Chemical sectors for both the US and Canada.

    Born in British Columbia, he graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1987 in Business Management and joined Kiewit in 1991. His 27 year career with Kiewit has spanned both the eastern and western parts of Canada. He spent the first 12 years of his career on a variety of civil, transit, mining and hydroelectric projects where his responsibilities grew from field supervision, to estimating and eventually construction management of large design-build infrastructure work.
    Starting in 2002 Dave led Kiewit’s entry into the P3, or Public-Private-Partnership, market in Canada on notable projects such as Sea to Sky Highway, A25 Toll Bridge, VIVA Transit, and the Port Mann Bridge. In 2007 Dave was asked to change his focus and moved to Calgary to grow Kiewit’s oil and gas market in the Oil Sands, executing over $5B of work in 8 years, managing a team of 600 salaried staff and over 2000 direct hire craft workers.

    Dave has held various positions over his 27 year career including President of Kiewit Development, President of Kiewit Energy Canada, Executive Vice President of Kiewit’s Canadian parent company, and now Senior Vice President of Kiewit Corporation. Dave has served on various industry boards including the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships and Chair of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada.

  • Grant Mombourquette
    PCL Industrial Management
    Grant Mombourquette Project Director
    PCL Industrial Management Inc.
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  • Jose Diaz
    Suncor Energy
    Jose Diaz Construction Site Director
    Suncor Energy
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  • Vernon Strom
    NOVA Chemicals
    Vernon Strom Engineering Manager PMO
    NOVA Chemicals
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  • Darcee Adam
    Husky Energy
    Darcee Adam Director Project Services
    Husky Energy
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  • Daniel Canning
    Wood
    Daniel Canning VP Construction & Commissioning
    Wood
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  • Jeanette Patell
    Alberta’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee
    Jeanette Patell Co-Chair
    Alberta’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee
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    Jeanette is the Government Affairs and Policy Leader (Energy) for General Electric (GE) in Canada. In this role she provides strategic insight and guidance on policies affecting the electricity, oil and gas sectors and trade and economic policy.

    Before joining GE, Jeanette was a diplomat with Global Affairs Canada.

     
  • Martha Hall Findlay
    Canada West Foundation
    Martha Hall FindlayPresident & CEO
    Canada West Foundation
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  • Brian Ahearn
    Canadian Fuel Association
    Brian Ahearn VP Western Canada
    Canadian Fuel Association
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  • Brian Ahearn
    Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
    Greg Moffatt Senior Director, Business & Economics
    Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
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  • Garret Matteotti
    Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
    Garret Matteotti Director Business Development
    Alberta’s Industrial Heartland
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  • Stephen Cabano
    Pathfinder LLC
    Stephen Cabano President & COO
    Pathfinder LLC
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  • Don Bari
    IHS Chemical
    Don Bari VP Technology & Analytics Group
    IHS Chemical
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  • Nicholas Petrola
    Canadian Natural Resources
    Nicholas Petrola Project Engineer Upstream Resources
    Canadian Natural Resources
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  • Brian Purnell
    Dacro Industries
    Brian Purnell Business Development
    Dacro Industries
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  • Todd Collister
    Supreme Group
    Todd Collister Director Client Services
    Supreme Group
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  • Wendy Ell
    JWN Energy
    Wendy Ell Director Strategic Partnerships
    JWN Energy
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  • Bemal Mehta
    JWN Energy
    Bemal Mehta Senior Vice President - Energy Intelligence
    JWN Energy
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  • John-Roy Vosloo
    Wood
    John-Roy Vosloo Project Manager - Suncor Energy Life Extension Project
    Wood
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  • Michael Powell
    Alberta Steel Manufacturers
    Michael Powell Senior Advisor
    Alberta Steel Manufacturers
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    Collins Steel
    Rob Wright VP Operations
    Collins Steel
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  • Jason Klusky
    Black Powder Solutions
    Jason Klusky Chief Business Development Officer
    Black Powder Solutions
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    Jason is acting Chief Business Development Officer at Black Powder Solutions, where he is focused on customer relationships, sales, marketing and various corporate development activities. He is also currently Vice President, Business Development at Catalyst Midstream, an Alberta-based company focused on petrochemical facility development. His career spans 25 years of energy midstream business development activity, including Plains Midstream, Niska/EnCana Gas Storage, TransCanada Pipelines and Northridge Petroleum Marketing. Jason currently resides in Calgary with his family.

     
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    Advisian
    Jason Klusky Principal Engineer
    Advisian
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Major stakeholders already
confirmed to attend

Downstream Engineering & Construction Canada 2018 provides you with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 400+ downstream, petchem, refining, LNG and supply chain industry professionals, including:

  • Transcanada Pipelines
    Transcanada Pipelines
    Senior Contracts Administrator
  • Nova Chemicals
    Nova Chemicals
    Project Manager
  • Dow Chemicals
    Dow Chemicals
    MEGA Projects Construction Manager
  • Suncor Energy
    Suncor Energy
    Director of Front End Execution
  • Suncor Energy
    Suncor Energy
    Director of Finance Major Projects
  • CKPC
    CKPC
    Senior Manager Petrochemicals
  • Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation
    Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation
    Major Contracts - PDH/PP Project
  • Husky Energy
    Husky Energy
    Director of Construction
  • Dow Chemicals
    Dow Chemicals
    MEGA Projects Construction Manager
  • Trans Canada
    Trans Canada
    Senior Project Advisor
  • Nova Chemicals
    Nova Chemicals
    Snr. Project Manager
  • Dow Chemical
    Dow Chemical
    Operations Leader - Alberta
  • Pembina Pipeline
    Pembina Pipeline
    PMO - Operations Engineering
  • shell
    Shell
    Scotford Projects Manager
  • NextDecade
    NextDecade
    Senior Project Engineer
  • Covestro
    Covestro
    Project Coordinator
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