SIMSA’s 2019 GPS Events Provide the Best Procurement and Government Access

June 14, 2019

SIMSA brought its members face-to-face with industry-leading procurement and Government persons – including Premier Scott Moe – during two events at the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) in Calgary, June 12th, 2019.

The first event was a “speed networking” event, where members have 5-minute sessions to make their pitch to, or ask questions of, oil producers, pipeline companies, and Tier 1 suppliers.

Participating companies were:

  • Crescent Point Energy
  • Enbridge
  • Graham Construction
  • Husky Energy
  • Ledcor
  • Schlumberger
  • Stantec
  • TC Energy (formerly known as TransCanada)
  • Worley Parsons

At the event, which lasted 2-hours, the procurement persons were positioned around a room. Members had 5-minutes to make their pitch, ask questions, and then move onto the next company/procurement person.

SIMSA members meet with procurement persons at GPS


SIMSA members meet with Crescent Point procurement

Following the speed networking event at the Hyatt, the “Saskatchewan Business Reception” occurred across the street at the Saltlik – hosted by The Government of Saskatchewan and SIMSA.

At this event, SIMSA members had even further opportunities to network with even more procurement and energy industry persons, as well as senior Government of Saskatchewan persons.

The event was MC’d by SIMSA’s Executive Director Eric Anderson, but more importantly featured remarks by; Saskatchewan’s Premiere Scott Moe, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Energy and Resources Bronwyn Eyre, and the President and CEO of CAPP Tim McMillan.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe addresses the audience

Premier Moe continued his support for the resource sector and spoke in detail about Bills C69 and C48, as well as pipeline approvals.

His growing support was exemplified by Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Mines – Greg Rickford – also attending.

Invitees listen to various addresses before networking begins

SIMSA’s Executive Director noted that SIMSA’s membership has grown by 170% over the past 2-years.  SIMSA now represents 197 companies whose annual revenues from Saskatchewan total over 10-billion dollars and represent 20,000 employees in the province.

He went on to explain that, “This growth is largely due to the co-operation of companies like Crescent Point, Enbridge, Husky, TransCanada, Graham, Ledcor, Schlumberger and Worley Parsons.    We also have great support from the Government of Saskatchewan!”


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About the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA):

SIMSA is the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association, representing Saskatchewan based companies who provide goods and services to mining, energy, and industrial projects.  SIMSA’s membership of over 190 companies, represents over $10-billion in annual revenues and 20,000 employees in the province.  SIMSA’s mandate is to represent the interests and concerns of Saskatchewan industrial equipment and service suppliers, through promotion of its members and the creation of partnerships with industry and other associations.

For more information, contact:

Eric Anderson, Executive Director

Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA)

811 – 56th Street East

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 5Y9

O: 306.343.0019

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