Procurement Management (Sep 25-27)

Successful supply chain management relies on a well-developed infrastructure, appropriate tactical resources, and thorough analysis. This process is multi-faceted and involves solid relationships within the utility, as well as strategic relationships with vendors to mitigate risk to the overall supply chain. This forum offers an opportunity for supply chain procurement managers and specialists to come together with their industry partners and suppliers for roundtable discussions and expert presentations. Topics include KPIs, supplier relationship management, sustainability, and best practices in purchasing and contracting. CEHs are offered for CPSMs through the Institute for Supply Management.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Emily Huynh, SCM Manager, Sourcing and Controls, ENMAX Corporation

    • Program Location
    • Hyatt Regency Calgary
    • 700 Centre Street SE
      Calgary, AB T2G 5P6
    • Who Should Attend
      • Procurement managers
      • Buyers
      • Sourcing managers
      • Purchasing Managers
      • Contract administrators/agents
      • Supply chain managers
      • Supply chain analysts
      • Materials managers
      • Inventory and salvage managers
      • Suppliers and service companies
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $699 USD
    Regular: $1,299 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after September 4, 2019. Registration includes meeting materials, networking reception, Thursday dinner, all food events, and refreshments throughout the program. Guest tickets are available for $150 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Christopher Lee, Senior Program Manager at (971) 255-4967.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tour of Shepard Energy Center (Optional)

ENMAX is offering a tour of its Shepard Energy Center on Wednesday before registration. The combined cycle natural gas plant was completed about 4 years ago and is the company’s flagship generating station located within the city limits of Calgary. Tentatively planning 11:00am – 1:30pm and will include transportation and lunch. Cost TBD. More tour details will be available soon. Please contact Christopher Lee ( if you have questions about the tour.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch on your own

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Welcome to ENMAX

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Introductions and Roundtable Discussion on Current Issues

Ever wonder if there are others in the industry facing the same challenges you are or if they have already found answers to those challenges? This session allows an opportunity to “break the ice” with other procurement professionals in the utility industry and explore these challenges. Come prepared to share your current procurement challenges as well as what your company is doing well. It’s a great way to find out what everyone hopes to get out of the conference and identify who may have similar challenges that you can further discuss during the networking time.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Continue discussions from earlier in the day or catch up with new and old contacts. Dinner is on your own.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Procurement Topic 1

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Procurement Topic 2

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch + Optional Presentation

Lunch is provided for all attendees. There will be an optional presentation and roundtable discussion offered during this time for those that want to participate. Presentation will begin at approximately 12:00pm.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Procurement Breakout Session 1

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Procurement Breakout Session 2

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Procurement Topic 3

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

WEI Hosted Networking Dinner

Location TBD

Friday, September 27, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Procurement Topic 4

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Procurement Topic 5

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Closing Roundtable and Wrap Up

This roundtable will be an opportunity to follow up on topics needing further discussion or address issues that have not yet been covered.

Hotel + Travel

  • Hyatt Regency Calgary
  • 700 Centre Street SE
  • Calgary, Alberta T2G 5P6
  • Phone: 403 717 1234

  • Click here to make your reservation now.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 233-1234 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $269 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 10, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.