2018 Conference Message:
The 2018 CAPL conference committee, under the leadership and guidance of Chairman Wayne Ellis, are deep into the planning of our 2018 annual conference in Regina Saskatchewan. Building on the success of the 2017 conference in Calgary this past September, the committee is focusing its efforts on delivering a conference packed full of quality program, engaging speakers, and ample networking opportunities. The membership was very impressed with the program provided at the 2017 conference and it is our goal to deliver a premier suite of learning opportunities for our delegates regardless of if they work for Saskatchewan based companies or not. Our theme of Growing Possibilities will percolate into every element of the 2018 conference with an emphasis and a focus on providing delegates with unique and non-traditional hands on educational opportunities.
Our Western Canadian energy business is deep rooted in the city of Regina. It is a bustling hub of oil and gas administration and operations, but with its humble population of just over 200,000 people, the city still maintains a small town feel. Regina has a phenomenal hospitality scene full of great places to eat, drink, and be entertained, and the people of Regina are some of the friendliest you will meet. Our host hotel, The Hotel Saskatchewan, boasts a level of quality that is second to none. In 2016, the “CP style” hotel underwent a $12MM, top to bottom renovation, and the staff at the hotel are thrilled to be welcoming our Association in just over 10 months’ time. The layout and location of the hotel provide the perfect combination for our program. This hotel, built in the late 1920’s, is sure to offer a memorable backdrop for our first conference in the province of Saskatchewan since 1984. For reference Larry Buzan says he remembers hearing about this Conference in his 3rd year in industry but Wayne Ellis says he was 2 years old then!