Day 1 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:00
Registration and Refreshments Available
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Jean-Francois Tremblay
Project Manager
BL Energy/JFT Camp Operations

9:15
LNG and Pipeline Project Forecasts and Expected Workforce Requirements

Bob Collins
Economist
BuildForce Canada

  • Gaging economic growth and projected construction growth in British Columbia
  • Evaluating areas of growth in construction employment across Canada and regions where activity is expected to recede
  • Highlighting the challenge of aging demographics over the next decade
  • Assessing what is required to sustain a skilled labour force now and in the future

9:45
Analyzing Trends, Next Gen Accommodations and Employee Expectations

Rob Wilson
General Manager, Operations
Black Diamond Group

  • Assessing the trends and expected amenities for remote accommodation
  • What is available to enhance accommodation and allow for more livability and workforce retention?
  • What are the latest trends in building materials and pros and cons of each? How do they improve efficiency and bottom-line costs?

10:15
INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE ROTATION #1 (40 MINUTES)

10:50
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Find the Power: Eking Out Energy Efficiencies for Your Site

Myron Ramage
Vice President
GLP

  • Evaluating power-saving technologies and automation; surveying lighting, heating and cooling to determine best fit for modular accommodation

11:30
The Future of the Connected Camp

Chris McKerrall
Sales Manager, Key Accounts
Shaw Business

This session will focus on using technology to not only enhance the guest experience for camp residences but also as a tool for operational efficiencies, cost savings and onsite analytics

12:00
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:00
Tech Talk: Incorporating New Technology and Tools for Optimal Logistics and Cost Management

Ross Purdie
Vice President, Corporate Development & Finance
Gemstone Logistics

  • Optimizing existing software systems for greater efficiency
  • Evaluating systems for reservations, food and meal counts, travel needs
  • How to bring new technologies into the remote workforce industry to enhance lifestyle

1:30
NETWORKING ROUND TABLE ROTATION #2 (40 MINUTES)
2:05
Networking Refreshment Break
2:25
Case Study: Lessons Learned from Wood Buffalo

Shafak Sajid
Policy Analyst
Oil Sands Community Alliance

Rotational work and project accommodations are not new to Canada. In Wood Buffalo, given the location, nature and magnitude of development, project accommodations have been, and remain, a constant feature of oil sands activity.

The Wood Buffalo experience, through a growth period and more recently an economic downturn, has numerous lessons for other projects, as they engage with communities and try to align with long-term community plans.

3:00
NETWORKING ROUND TABLE ROTATION #3 (40 MINUTES)
3:40
PANEL: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for the Future of Workforce Accommodation
4:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Day 1 Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:30
Registration and Refreshments Available
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Jean-Francois Tremblay
Project Manager
BL Energy/JFT Camp Operations

9:15
How the Hoteling Practice Can Maximize Operational Performance

Grant Lee
Manager Operations & Integration- Syncrude & Projects
Suncor Energy

  • Collaborating regionally with industry counterparts on lodging availability through re-marketing third-party rooms and reducing dependence on suppliers
  • Boosting room utilization and cost savings by adopting a hotel accommodation style
  • Assessing the efficiencies and advantages of hoteling with the apartment model
  • What are the future trends in hoteling and where is the industry headed?

10:00
NETWORKING ROUND TABLE ROTATION #4 (40 MINUTES)
10:40
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Ensuring Workforce Safety and Health in Remote Locations

Bill Anderson
Executive Vice President Quality, Health, Safety and Environment
Horizon North Logistics

  • Creating strategies to stay ahead of environmental and health-related concerns
  • Ensuring action plans are in place in the event of an emergency
  • Raising awareness of wildfire hazards associated with remote camp accommodation and mitigating associated risks

11:30
Balancing Healthy Food Options and Satisfying Budgetary Constraints

Gavin Hamilton
Vice President, Op Ex and Lean Management
ESS Support Services Worldwide, a division of Compass Group

  • How to provide well-stocked camp kitchens through a robust supply-chain
  • Ensuring diet and food diversity considerations are well-managed
  • What steps can be taken to trim expenses, ensure less waste and add variety?

12:15
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Concludes