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Includes events offered by others where noted. Details will be updated as events approach.

Please note that these events are subject to change.

Past events, including summaries of speakers' presentations, are recorded in Archives newsletters.

March 28, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Short Board Meeting
at the Calgary Petroleum Club, Shaunavon Room


March 28, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting of Members
and presentation of PHS Awards for 2017
at the Calgary Petroleum Club

Speaker Bob Brawn - Veteran Oilman Reflects on the National Energy Program

Bob Brawn was president of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada - IPAC - and president of Turbo Resources when the Liberal government in Ottawa announced the National Energy Program in 1980. During his talk Bob will review his career and set the stage for his reflections on how the NEP affected the independent producers in Canada. He had a frontline seat on energy policy at the time, watching as Ottawa and Alberta battled for control over natural resource development and revenue. He will explain how the NEP affected Turbo Resources and looking back almost 40 years will provide wise perspective on the role of oil policy, a topic that is much in the news today and as important as ever.

Bob Brawn is a chemical engineer and has been active in the Canadian petroleum industry since 1958. He has served as president of many companies and also as a leader of the Calgary Economic Development Authority and the Calgary Winter Festival Foundation. He served as a director of the Calgary Olympic Organizing Committee, as a past president of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and is currently a director and chairman of the Van Horne Institute, a member of the Alberta Economic Development Authority, and a director of ATB Financial.

March 28, 2018
4:00 p.m.

Calgary Petroleum Club
McMurray Room
319 - 5 Ave SW

4:00-4:45 Annual Meeting
4:45 2017 P.H.S. Awards
5:15 Speaker: Bob Brawn
5:45 Questions, Answers and Discussion
6:00 Mix and Mingle with snacks and cash bar

Business casual dress

Please reply if you wish to attend
no later than noon, Monday, March 26, if not sooner
to: Micky Gulless 403-283-9268

$20 each PHS Member, or Student Member, or Guest (most welcome)
Cash or cheque only at the door

Advance payment options:
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Those who RSVP but do not come, or cancel after the deadline, will be invoiced.
Those who do not RSVP by the deadline may not get lunch or a seat.
May 2, 2018


Lunch with speaker Kevin Taft on Oil's Deep State
at the Calgary Petroleum Club

Alberta's relationship with the petroleum industry has always been close and symbiotic. Kevin Taft's new book Oil's Deep State examines oil and democracy in our province. His presentation promises to be challenging, insightful and thought-provoking. 

Kevin Taft  began his career working for Premier Peter Lougheed on the Alberta Health Facilities Review Committee. He eventually became a critic of Premier Ralph Klein's policies and entered politics, where he served for more than a decade as the leader of the Alberta Liberals. He holds degrees in political science, community development and a  doctorate in business.

June 13, 2018

Lunch with speaker
at the Calgary Petroleum Club
July - August Summer hiatus

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