Day 1 - Monday, October 20, 2014

8:00
Registration Opens and Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair
9:15
Keynote Panel: Examining Western Canada as a Place for Investment and Business Opportunities for Major Projects
10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
PANEL:Delivering On-Time & On-Budget: Setting your Project up for Success
11:30
PANEL: EPC vs. EPCM: Deciding the Optimal Risk Strategy for your Project
12:30
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
PANEL:The Pros & Cons of Modularization: Separating Myth from Reality
2:45
Networking Coffee Break
3:00
Critical Strategies for Ensuring Compliance with the Special Import Measures Act
3:45
Case Study: Examining SaskPower’s ‘Alternative Delivery Model’: Could this be the Optimal Risk Management Strategy for Project Execution and Delivery?
4:30
Co-Chairs’ Recap and Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

8:30
Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair
9:15
PANEL: Examining EPC as the New Model of Choice for Alberta
10:15
Defining and Effectively Managing Changes in Scope Management to Ensure Compliance and Avoid Costly Project Delays
10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Effective Cost Certainty Strategies in the Development of Mega Projects
12:00
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:15
Quality Assurance When Outsourcing: Risk Management to Ensure Quality of Overseas Engineering and Fabrication
2:15
PANEL: Expert Advice: Proactive Solutions to Counteract the Skilled Labour Force Shortage
3:15
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks and Conference Concludes

Post-Conference Workshops

EPC 101: A Primer on EPC Frameworks

Oct 22, 2014 1:00pm – 

Speakers

Ashok Kumar
Project Manager
Hatch

EPCM 101: A Primer on EPCM Frameworks

Oct 22, 2014 5:00pm – 

Speakers

Ashok Kumar
Project Manager
Hatch

Day 1 - Monday, October 20, 2014

8:00
Registration Opens and Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair

Peter Guest
Independent Consulting Engineer

9:15
Keynote Panel: Examining Western Canada as a Place for Investment and Business Opportunities for Major Projects

Honourable Tim McMillan
Minister Responsible for Energy and Resources, Tourism Saskatchewan, Trade and SaskEnergy Incorporated
Government of Saskatchewan

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
PANEL:Delivering On-Time & On-Budget: Setting your Project up for Success

Peter Guest
Independent Consulting Engineer

Darryl Metz
Vice President, Project Services
Suncor

Jean Carlos Urdaneta
Supply Chain Leader, Capital Projects
Devon Canada

  • Deciding the optimal construction strategy for your specific project goals
  • Comparing Alberta’s productivity rates to other regions with similar conditions
  • Addressing Alberta’s productivity levels and getting to the root of the problem
  • Examining the role owners can play in increasing productivity for major projects
  • Exploring effective cost controls and scheduling strategies for consistent on-time & on-budget delivery
  • Ensuring the coordination and management of third-party materials and supplies to ensure your project goals are met/li>

11:30
PANEL: EPC vs. EPCM: Deciding the Optimal Risk Strategy for your Project

Les R.W. Anderson
Senior Purchasing Manager
Kiewit Energy

Steve Owens
Vice President, Construction
Capital Power

Mark Narsing
Project Manager
Inter Pipeline Fund

  • Examining and understanding the similarities and differences of each model
  • Assessing the potential risks and benefits inherent in each contractual arrangement
  • Exploring industry’s experience with each model
    • What has worked and why?
    • What hasn’t worked and why?
  • Evaluating EPC’s supposed positive impact on the bottom line
    • Fact or fiction?

12:30
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
PANEL:The Pros & Cons of Modularization: Separating Myth from Reality

Ross Harper
Modularization Manager
Spectra Energy

Wayne Dewstow
Construction Manager – World Wide Projects
Apache

  • Understanding and optimizing modularization to increase productivity
  • Exploring the potential of local resources for modularization
    • What is the actual capacity?
  • Examining and understanding the increasing trend of offshore fabrication
  • Addressing quality control concerns and assessing the impact on overall project success
  • How fast is modularization growing and how will it affect the labour market?
  • Determining the accuracy of modularization’s perceived financial benefits
    • Does on-site fabrication make more economic sense?

2:45
Networking Coffee Break
3:00
Critical Strategies for Ensuring Compliance with the Special Import Measures Act

Darrel H. Pearson
Partner and Co-Chair International Trade and Investment Practice Group
Bennett Jones LLP

  • Examining and understanding the Special Import Measures Act
  • How to protect yourself in EPC and EPCM contractual agreements
  • Analyzing the costly risks and penalties associated with non-compliance

3:45
Case Study: Examining SaskPower’s ‘Alternative Delivery Model’: Could this be the Optimal Risk Management Strategy for Project Execution and Delivery?

Benson Thoudsanikone
Senior Business Advisor, Business Development
SaskPower

Dave MacMillan
Principal
KGS Group

This case study presentation will highlight SaskPower’s ‘Alternative Delivery Model’, a unique and innovative construction model that incorporates elements of both, EPC and EPCM frameworks, creating a highly effective hybrid framework that may be the optimal risk strategy for your specific project.

4:30
Co-Chairs’ Recap and Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

8:30
Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair
9:15
PANEL: Examining EPC as the New Model of Choice for Alberta

Tony Cioni
Partner
Torys LLP

Luis Marquez
Extraction Plant Project Manager – Downstream – Josyln North Mine Project
Total E&P Canada

Ashok Kumar
Project Manager
Hatch

  • Examining and understanding the pros and cons of the EPC framework
  • Exploring EPC mega project success stories from Alberta, Asia and other international regions
  • Assessing whether or not EPC is the right model for your project
  • Analyzing safety and quality concerns associated with international EPC houses
    • Do they measure up to Western standards?
    • Where is there room for improvement?
  • Why are local EPC houses outsourcing the engineering phase to offshore locations? Are the outcomes favourable?
  • Taking a hard look at the EPC model’s impact on final project costs

10:15
Defining and Effectively Managing Changes in Scope Management to Ensure Compliance and Avoid Costly Project Delays

Roy Sudipto
Supply Chain Supervisor

Mike Windle
Manager – Procurement & Logistics (International)
United Hydrocarbon International Corp.

Todd Mohr
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

  • Understanding what constitutes a change
  • Examining effective strategies for dealing with a change
    • How to negotiate a change
    • How to properly document a change
  • Defining when a change order is actually a change order and when it is meaningless

10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Effective Cost Certainty Strategies in the Development of Mega Projects

Arthur Kanzaki
Project Director
FortisBC Energy

Daniel Murray
General Manager, Projects & Facilities (Canadian Gas)
Nexen Inc.

Dan Lumma
Senior Vice President
Kiewit Oil, Gas, & Chemical

  • Examining best practices for achieving cost certainty in EPC & EPCM environments
  • Exploring innovative cost certainty strategies for high risk projects in remote areas
  • Analyzing and understanding the role advanced engineering can play in optimizing cost certainty
  • Developing effective risk management and logistics planning initiatives to maximize predictive outcomes
  • Assessing the benefits of automation in day-to-day operations to offset remote area operating costs

12:00
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:15
Quality Assurance When Outsourcing: Risk Management to Ensure Quality of Overseas Engineering and Fabrication

John Zhao
Advisor, Upstream Project Management
Encana Corp.

  • Evaluating the quality of delivered offshore and local engineering
  • Evaluating the quality of delivered offshore and local fabrication
  • Examining and understanding how to properly manage quality in EPC and EPCM environments
  • Developing effective strategies for collaborating with third parties to control and optimize quality

2:15
PANEL: Expert Advice: Proactive Solutions to Counteract the Skilled Labour Force Shortage

Anita ReMartinez
HR Manager Workplace Guidelines and Diversity
Imperial Oil, Ltd.

Mark Narsing
Project Manager
Inter Pipeline Fund

Stephen Cathrea
Turnaround Manager Suncor Site
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

  • Analyzing global competition for skilled labour and understanding Western Canada’s place in the race
  • Examining effective strategies for employing temporary and permanent foreign workers
  • Exploring innovative approaches for sourcing and retaining a skilled labour force
  • Discovering untapped resource pools and assessing their potential
  • Clarifying the participation and involvement needed from all stakeholders

3:15
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks and Conference Concludes