Canada Assembly & Dinner


29 September 2021

Hotel Arts, Calgary


What is the Canada Assembly & Dinner?

Canada Assembly is a half-day packed with post COVID-19 trends, energy transition, D&I and capital raising discussions – the biggest trends driving the Canadian energy industry today. With many companies losing business and worried about balance sheets, finding what makes you stand out is key. Is it ESG practices that help save money long-term? Is it technology adoption? Or is it finding the best creative way to work with investors?



Adam Waterous

Adam Waterous

CEO, Waterous Energy Fund

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Managing Director & Head of Energy, Prudential Capital Group

Dan Balaban

Dan Balaban

Founder, President & CEO, Greengate Power

Heather Culbert

Heather Culbert

Member of the Board,  Whitecap Resources

Ian Dundas

Ian Dundas

President & CEO, Enerplus

Kevin Kynoch

Kevin Kynoch

Managing Director – Energy Group, ATB Financial

Mike Rose

Mike Rose

President & CEO, Tourmaline Oil Corp

Mona Jasinski

Mona Jasinski

Executive Vice President, People and Culture, Vermilion Energy

Peter Tertzakian

Peter Tertzakian

Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

CEO, 360 Energy Liability Management

Thomas McInerney

Thomas McInerney

Partner, Bennett Jones SLP

Agenda at a Glance


12:00 Registration & Networking

12:25 Welcome Remarks

  • Alexandra Ashikhmina, MD – Americas, Energy Council & President, Women’s Energy Council

12:30 Opening Keynote: Looking Forward to the Energy Company of 2025

  • Peter Tertzakian, Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp

12:45 Disruption Breeds Opportunities – Can we Make Canada Competitive Again?
Success stories of technology adoption, sustainable operations and cooperation with renewables companies from oil and gas operators. How can the regulators help? Where are the biggest opportunities in Canada across energy? Is hydrogen excitement overhyped?

13:25 Bridging Oil & Gas and Renewables – How to Work Together towards Lower Carbon Future
How can E&Ps benefit from working with renewables companies? Regulatory hurdles. Top solar/wind opportunities in Canada.

  • Dan Balaban, Founder, President & CEO, Greengate Power
  • Marc Stachiw, President, Alberta Wind Energy Corporation

14:05 ESG in the New World Order
How did the view on ESG change since COVID-19? What can Canadian O&G companies do to manage their abandonment liability, reduce their carbon footprint, and increase the sustainability of their operations? Cost vs Compliance: how to find the balance

  • Moderator: Thomas McInerney, Partner, Bennett Jones SLP
  • Ryan Smith, CEO, 360 Energy Liability Management
  • Meghan Harris-Ngae, Wester Canada Leader-Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

14:45 Networking Break

15:15 The Energy Leader of the Future
What lessons shall the companies take away from COVID-19 to improve D&I situation in Canada? What does it mean to be a successful leader in the energy industry? New trends in D&I. Good to great: becoming a mentor and a sponsor.

  • Heather Culbert, Board of Directors, Whitecap Resources
  • Mona Jasinski, Executive Vice President, People and Culture, Vermilion Energy
  • Ian Dundas, President & CEO, Enerplus

16:05 Financing and Investment Strategies in Canadian O&G and Energy
What new investment mechanisms will be available for the sector in 2021? Who will fill the gap in needed investment over the next 5 years? How will investor criteria change?

  • Moderator: Kevin Kynoch, Managing Director, ATB Corporate Financial Services
  • Adam Waterous, CEO, Waterous Energy Fund
  • Brian Thomas, Managing Director – Oil & Gas, Prudential Capital Group
  • Mike Rose, President & CEO, Tourmaline Oil Corp

17:00 Drinks Reception

18:30 Call to Dinner

19:20 D&I Champion of the Year Award

19:30 Energy Transition Award

20:30 Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Mike Rose

21:15 End of Dinner

Lead Sponsor

Premium Sponsor

Associate Sponsors

Energy Transition Sponsor

Women's Energy Council Sponsors


Awards Dinner

Our Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the triumphs and successes of those who have made a true difference to the Canadian oil and gas industry and local communities. They are responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, inspiring others and achieving growth in challenging markets whilst always giving back to communities. They inspire us.

We’re pleased to announce the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Recipient is Mike Rose, President & CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp

We will also be celebrating the achievements of a winner in each of the following categories. 

D&I Champion of the Year
This award will celebrate an individual who have made a significant positive change to Diversity & Inclusion in the energy industry in Canada, an advocate for change and equality and who have been a driving force for best D&I practices inside and outside their business

Energy Transition Award
This award will celebrate a company that turned energy transition into an opportunity. Criteria includes embracing sustainable operations, innovation, reducing carbon footprint and making a positive impact on local environment/community

Meet the Previous Award Winners

Meet John Dielwart, our 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Meet Adam Waterous, our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Meet Jim Davidson & Brett Wilson, our 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Meet Mike Tims, our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

2020 VIP Table Hosts

2020 Table Plan


Venue for 2018 TBC. The 2017 Canada Assembly and Dinner took place at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Canada

For more information on where to 2018 venue will be, please contact Alexandra Ashikhmina

Hotel Arts

119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8, Canada

Find out more here: https://www.hotelarts.ca/ 

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Contact a member of the team to discuss pricing options and to secure your place.


Tim Pawul

Tim Pawul

SVP, Americas

Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson

Marketing Manager