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Operational Excellence Takes Centre Stage

December 10, 2018 | By Mario Cywinski

The Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities conference and workshops took place recently at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Ontario. Over 150 industry professionals attended the event, including representatives from Enbridge, HydroOne, Suncor, SaskPower, Hydro-Québec, Toronto Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, and Irving Oil.

A wide variety of topics were discussed at the event, focusing on the energy and utilities sectors. Highlights from day one included: Understanding the Connection Between Culture, Safety, Environmental & Financial Performance; IoT and Artificial Intelligence: Reducing Downtime in Industrial Operations; Digitizing the Energy Economy, and more. Day two highlight included: Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline; Organizational Effectiveness: Developing the Framework Needed to Reduce Risk and Improve Compliance; From Rock Concerts to Reactors: Using Innovation to Reduce Critical Path Time; to name a few.

Exhibitors were on hand to answer any questions attendees had in the exhibition room, which doubled as the networking/lunch space.

Each day offered a special session, with day one offering a Solution Insight Session that allowed attendees to visit booths in the exhibition room and listen to a seven-minute presentation by each sponsor. Day two offered Interactive Discussion Groups with four different topics for attendees to choose from.


Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals, and Resources will take place in Calgary Alberta on June 4-6, 2019. For more information, visit:








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