The Fairmont Palliser

Calgary, Alberta
February 7 & 8, 2018


We’re hard at work putting together another amazing program for 2018. If you are looking for an idea of what to expect, check out some of the amazing speakers from #PROPEL2017 below!

2017 Full Program of Events

Day One - Wednesday, March 1, 2017



07:00 - 08:30

Exhibition Display Setup

07:00 - 08:00 

 Registration & Continental Breakfast

07:45 - 08:00 

Welcome & Opening Remarks

08:00 - 09:00 

Panel Session:Meet the Investors 

Looking to fuel the momentum of your venture? These investors have the knowledge and capital to propel your business to the next level. Listen in to a diverse group of bold venture capitalists as they tell you exactly what types of investments they are looking for at the 2017 PROPEL Energy Tech Forum.

09:00 - 09:15

Coffee Break

09:15 - 10:15 

ERA Special Presentation & Technology Panel Session 

10:15 - 10:45 

Networking Break

10:45 - 11:30 

Keynote Speaker 

The Digital Revolution is Happening – Business needs to embrace it or risk being left behind.

11:30 - 11:50 

Alumni Rapid-Fire Pitch Session 

Since last pitching at PROPEL, these outstanding Alumni Companies take the stage again to showcase their latest achievements and key updates. Don't miss the inaugural Alumni Rapid-Fire Pitch Session, which highlights some of our most promising Alumni, as they navigate the road to commercialization.

11:50 - 12:45

Networking Lunch

12:45 - 13:30 

Tech Talks: Digital Oilfield

Through a series of mini-talks, join us as we explore the digital revolution that is rattling the very foundation of the Energy industry! Listen in as experts dissect the new applications of internet and computing technology as it relates to the energy sector, and discover how digital oilfield implementation is already separating the winners from the losers.


 13:30 - 14:30

Company Presentations X 6

Digital Oilfield

Bring on the game-changers! High potential Digital Oilfield technologies are showcased, along with their plans to deliver stunning ROI for adopters and generate lucrative returns for investors.   

14:30 - 15:00 

Networking Break

15:00 - 16:00 

Tech Talks: Resource Recovery & Management

Through a series of mini-talks, delve into the minds of industry experts as they unveil the “ground-breaking” technology shifts that are taking place in the physical recovery, upgrading and transportation of hydrocarbon fuels. 

16:00 - 16:15

Networking Break

16:15 - 17:00

Company Presentations X 5

Resource Recovery & Management

Bring on the game-changers! High potential Resource Recovery and Management technologies are showcased, along with their plans to deliver stunning ROI for adopters and generate lucrative returns for investors.

17:00 - 17:05

Closing Remarks


The Official PROPEL Networking Reception

Day Two - Thursday, March 2nd, 2017



07:15 - 08:15

Networking Breakfast

07:50 - 08:00

Opening Remarks 

08:00 - 09:00 

Panel Session: Corporate Dealmakers

Major energy businesses and industry leaders share elements of their strategic agendas for partnering with and acquiring emerging technology companies, and the integration process.

09:00 - 09:45

Panel Session: A Roadmap to Navigating US Market Entry

The US energy technology market is large and potentially lucrative; however, a thoughtful market entry approach is essential. Although on the surface not much separates the US and Canadian markets, the historical landscape is littered with successful Canadian companies that have tried and failed to successfully cross the border. Gain valuable insight from a few of the professionals that have been successful as they probe into the differences between the markets, how customer needs can differ, mistakes that can be made and avoided, risks and rewards, resources needed, and overall what to expect as you lead your enterprise into the US.

9:45 - 10:30

Networking Break

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10:30 - 11:30 

Tech Talks: Environmental Stewardship & Advanced Materials

Through a series of mini-talks, submerge yourself in the world of energy waste, water, greenhouse gases and the role that materials science plays in the Oil and Gas technology ecosystem. Listen in to a diverse group of experts as they navigate the cleantech landscape and innovations in advanced materials and nanotechnology. 

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:45

Presenting Companies X 5

Environmental Stewardship & Advanced Materials

Bring on the game-changers! High potential Environmental Stewardship and Advanced Materials technologies are showcased, along with their plans to deliver stunning ROI for adopters and generate lucrative returns for investors.

12:45 - 13:45 

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Best Presenting Companies Award Ceremony

14:00 - 15:00

Keynote Panel

Clean Hydrocarbons: A Great Idea or the New Business Model?

Join us as these O&G heavyweights discuss their respective company mandates for adopting and developing clean hydrocarbon technologies. The global market for a cleaner hydrocarbon is ever growing. These companies are tasked with minimizing energy inputs to maximize output, in a low carbon economy. The answers lie in tech-driven innovation.

Hear it straight from these Titans of Technology as they share their new solutions, creative methods, and tangible approaches to clean hydrocarbons.

15:00 - 15:05

Closing Remarks