Fantastic range of topics. Answered my questions and gave me food for thought.
- Antrim Energy
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Canadian Frac Sand and Proppant Logistics

Solve Logistical Problems, Get Project and Market Updates, and Build Relationships with Stakeholders

March 3 - 4, 2015  ·  Calgary, Alberta
Featuring These Industry Experts and More!

Rossana Cárcamo, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing - Industrial Products, CN

Rossana Cárcamo has over 13 years of successful work experience in the Industrial Products Marketing group. Her current role includes leading a Sales and Marketing team to develop and implement the strategic agenda for energy consumables commodities for CN Rail. Prior to joining CN, Rossana ran her family's trucking business for 8 years in Peru. Rossana immigrated to Canada 15 years ago to pursue her MBA at McGill University in Montréal. During her studies she participated in an exchange program at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, including a stage at Arvato AG - a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG.

Jerry Charaska, Director, Field Services, Alltranstek

Jerry Charaska brings many years of railcar industry experience to the AllTranstek consulting practice, including the Plant Manager positions at Rescar, Inc.'s Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Hudson, Colorado repair facilities. His background includes the management of third-party client car inspection projects, startup operations, M-1002 and M-1003 certification and implementation, extensive knowledge of the Association of American Railroads standards and Federal Railroad Administration regulations, facility permitting requirements, procedure development, inventory purchasing and management, and the preparation of operating budgets. In addition to his other consulting activities, Jerry is responsible for organizing and managing all of AllTranstek's independent car inspection services.

Jackie Forrest, Vice-President, Energy Research, ARC Financial Corp.

is responsible for actively investigating emerging strategic trends related to Canadian oil and gas at ARC Financial Corp., Canada's leading energy-focused private equity manager. An accomplished professional with more than 15 years of experience, Jackie has a vast knowledge of the energy industry and strong communication skills, which makes her a sought after speaker at industry conferences and has her frequently quoted in the press. She has written numerous blogs and columns on energy issues, and was a regular contributor to Alberta Oil Magazine in 2012. Prior to joining ARC, she was the leader of North American crude oil research for IHS CERA and responsible for analyzing the implications of surging US oil supply. Among her many roles, In 2011 she led the National Petroleum Council team that developed unconventional oil outlooks for North America, and provided recommendations for U.S. policy makers.

Chris Gall, Vice-President, Global Supply Chain, Calfrac Well Services

has spent the past 20 years in all aspects of Supply Chain Management such as manufacturing, mining and oil and gas and has used this background to consult globally for Bearing Point. Chris joined Calfrac Well Services in 2010 and previously worked for Suncor, Total, Chevron and Shell. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, Advanced Degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University (Center for Innovative Management). He has taught senior level Supply Chain courses for the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.

Tony Little, President and CEO, Fortress Proppants

Tony Little has spent more than thirty years in the oil and gas industry working with Halliburton, Momentive, Baker Hughes, and Fores in North America and internationally. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mining from McGill University in addition to a number of graduate level courses in Business Administration at Concordia University.

Scott Moros, Manager, Regional Sales, Preferred Sands

In his role at Preferred Sands, Scott Moros focuses on introducing new and innovative technologies to the market place as well as working with service companies on their silica sand needs. Prior to his role at Preferred Sands, Scott worked in the Information Technology industry specializing in automated controls and data acquisition systems as well strategic sourcing and recruitment. He is a graduate of McMaster University, with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and has four years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas sector.

Ian Renkes, Manager, Operations and Business Development, PropTester Inc.

Ian Renkes has 10 years' experience working in the oil and gas industry. His work experience includes resin research, new product development, engineering, field services, new procedure development, and quality management. In his current responsibilities at PropTester, Mr. Renkes oversees the properties testing lab and the conductivity testing lab for proppants and fluids.

Dale Stewart, Managing Director, Merchandise, CP

Dale Stewart is responsible for all marketing and sales activities covering metals and minerals, forest products and automotive lines of business at CP. Joining CP in 1986, he has held previous roles in customer service and the transportation service centre before moving into automotive sales in 1999. Prior to his current position, Dale served as Director of Sales for Metals and Minerals and Forest Projects.

John Young, Vice-President, Sales, Smart Sand

John Young has been with Smart Sand the company since its inception. Mr. Young brings over 20 years of experience in the mining, commercial telecommunication and broadband industries. In his current role with Smart Sand, Mr. Young is responsible for all sales, customer service and logistics activities. Prior to joining Smart Sand, Mr. Young was Director of Sales for Comcast Corporation.

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Demand for frac sand in Canada has continued to skyrocket through 2014. By 2016, analysts are expecting demand to increase by another 300%. Despite this dramatic increase in demand, frac sand supply and shipping infrastructure has been unable to keep up. In order for the supply and infrastructure to meet the demand, Canada's frac sand industry needs to radically rethink how it deals with frac sand logistics.

INFONEX Energy's Canadian Frac Sand and Proppant Logistics 2015 will be the forum for the frac sand industry to accomplish this. This will be the opportunity for stakeholders in the industry to build relationships and find solutions. The conference will bring together players from every link in the frac sand supply chain to discuss their logistical challenges. Our faculty of industry leaders will also look at how the market is evolving, and review new projects and infrastructure developments.

End-users will discuss their frac sand preferences and requirements. Industry experts examine Canadian shale plays and forecast the market's future demands. Frac sand suppliers and proppant manufacturers will provide production forecasts. They'll also discuss what they're doing to keep up with Canadian demand. You'll hear from logistics providers, railway operators, transloaders, and storage facility operators who will give you a clear picture of the supply chain and new developments.

The goal of this conference is to change the way that the industry talks about frac sand logistics. Join us in Calgary and build relationships with stakeholders from across the industry to solve supply and logistical challenges. Register today!

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