Getting to Know Industry Leaders
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When: June 6-2019
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Bank and Baron Pub
125 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 1B4
Contact: Jill Sugars

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Getting to Know John Festival - An intimate networking event for developing professionals

June 6th marks the launch of the CHOA’s event series- “Getting to Know Industry Leaders”

This is an intimate yet informal networking event where developing professionals are welcome to meet and ask authentic questions to industry leaders. The event is targeted to developing professionals in the first ten years of their career.  To ensure that the discussions are as authentic and constructive as possible, tickets are only available for 11 attendees.

We are very fortunate to host our first event with industry leader John Festival. John is the President & CEO of Broadview Energy and has over 30 years of business and management experience in heavy oil. He was President and CEO of BlackPearl Resources Inc prior to the merger with International Petroleum in December 2018. He was previously the President of Alberta-based heavy oil company BlackRock Ventures Inc., that was sold to Shell Canada for $2.4 billion in 2006.

Outside of his current role as president, John sits on the board for various Oil and Gas companies and is an avid golfer, winning the Alberta Senior Men’s Golf Championship in 2018.  John is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

Tickets are $30 and include wine and appetizers. 


Canadian Heavy Oil Association
#100 221 10th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0V9