Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources 2023 Summit

June 6-8, 2023- Calgary, AB, Canada

Join 200+ industry trailblazers, visionaries and game changers.

The Calgary Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit is the most inspiring showcase of industry innovation in Canada. Now in its 10th year, the summit brings together over 200 senior level executives to share use cases and showcase trailblazing technologies that will transform your operations.

It's the best place to discover powerful solutions - from innovations in AI and robotics, to hands-on site tours, to use cases from operations leaders paving a new way forward. Hear from industry titans during must-see keynote speeches.

The 2023 event agenda will show you how to:

  • Enhance operational resilience and build a culture of Operational Excellence
  • Plan for the operational and organizational impact of decarbonization
  • Leverage connected worker tools to keep your frontline workers safe, mobile and efficient
  • Unlock new value fast by zeroing in on the most promising operational innovation opportunities
  • Build future-proofed organizations and take steps towards a more sustainable operational infrastructure
  • Use remote operations to track production performance
  • Link your Operational Excellence plan to business needs and changing objectives

Why wait? Make your move today.

The event was great, the organizing was fantastic - great job you all!

Cenovus Energy

I always enjoy the event and the networking and the staff make it easy to be there and participate!

National Energy Board

Great experience, learned a lot.


Great selection of speakers. I had a great experience at my first OPEX and will certainly look to attend another.


Meet the Speakers

  • Dennis Lee Banks Sr, Senior Vice President, Operations Services, Suncor
  • Edmond Thompson, Vice President, Engineering, Technology and Capital, Nitrogen and Phosphate, Nutrien
  • Jan Shumate, Director Worldwide Engineering & Construction Solutions and Corporate Manufacturing Automation Transformation, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Ron Norris, Director, Operations Innovation, Georgia-Pacific
  • Jon Mitchell, Vice President, Sustainability, Suncor
  • Sarah Shortreed, Chief Technology Officer, ATCO
  • Dave Turner, Business Development Leader - Asset Management Solutions, IBM Sustainability Software
  • Grigor Bambekov, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, Delek
  • Mark Hodson, Vice President, Manufacturing West, NOVA Chemicals
  • Vineeta Maguire, Former Vice President Supply Management, Ovintiv
  • Eric Wakley, Vice President, Health & Safety, Cenovus Energy
  • Julie Thyne, Global Improvement Director, Dow, Inc.
  • Jeremy van Loon, Director, Sustainability, Parkland
  • Stephane Demers, General Manager, Operations, Fixed Plant Fort Hills, Suncor
  • Craig Dirk, President and Chief Executive Officer, KMC Mining
  • Troy Geertsen, Senior Manager, Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory, Chevron
  • Quoc Hao Mach, Operational Excellence Manager, Vale
  • Kelly Ogle, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • Cristian Matei, Ph.D, LSS, MBB, Head of Business Transformation Veolia - Apa Nova & CEO of Advanced Thinking, Veolia
  • Marvin Wong, Vice President - Business Intelligence, Technology & Security, Secure Energy
  • Brian Engbers, Specialist, Operations Technology, Plains Midstream Canada
  • Sheldon Wall, Manager Advanced Analytics, Suncor
  • Wendy Cukier, Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Joe Vornbrock, Manager, Corporate Applications, Information Services, Plains Midstream Canada
  • Robin Gardiner, Founder and Director, Leading Safety Partners
  • Shannon Ouellette, Global Process Owner, Shell
  • Mark Hodson, Vice President, Manufacturing West, NOVA Chemicals
  • Greg Pollack, Business Automation Sales Leader, IBM

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Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
136 8 Ave SE, T2P 0K6
Calgary, AB, Canada

Calgary Marriott Downtown
110 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 5A6

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies; regrettably a number of our speakers and sponsors have recently been targeted by companies claiming to beat the prices offered but this is simply a fraudulent attempt to secure your credit card details.