2018 Program Coming Soon!

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!

Check out the 2017 Program - 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.

Johanna Schmidtke

Investment Director

Matt Anstead


J.P. Bauman


Jeremy Gilman


Wally Hunter

Managing Director

Wal van Lierop

President & CEO

Crystal McKellar

Managing Director & General Counsel

Marty Reed


Mark Trevitt

Principal, Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund

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

Elyse Allan

President & CEO

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

In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Canada and Vice President GE, Elyse is a passionate champion for Canada’s competitiveness, advancing the country’s science and technology base and competitive fiscal policy.

Read more on Elyse Allan here.

11:30 - 11:50

Alumni Rapid-Fire Pitch Sesson

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.


Networking Lunch


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.

Kevin Collins


Jeremy Sweek


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.


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.

Kate Easton

Technology & Optimization Manager

Matt Scullin

Founder & CEO

Robert Simmons

Co-Founder & CTO

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

Thursday, March 2, 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.


Heather Campbell

Regional Director


Louis Albanese



Luis Alcoser

Ventures Technology Manager

Ricardo Angel

Managing Director
Energy Ventures

Suzanne West

President & CEO

Tyler Williams

Venture Principal

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.

J.P. Bauman


Jonathan Rhone

President & CEO

Alex Robart

Managing Director

Art Robinson

Founder & Managing Director

9:45 - 10:30

Networking Break

Hosted by:

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.

Steven Koles

President & CEO

Ian MacGregor


Irene Yang

Head of Business Development

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:45

Company Presentations 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.

Jeff Jones

Reporter, Report on Business


Tom Corscadden

Vice-President for Marketing, Engineering and Operations

Judy Fairburn

Executive Vice-President, Business Innovation

Suzanne West

President & CEO

15:00 - 15:05

Closing Remarks