2013 Annual Inuvik Petroleum Show


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Welcome to the Annual Inuvik Petroleum Show

Now in its second decade, the Inuvik Petroleum Show or “IPS” takes place every June in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  Host to over 500 participants including delegates and exhibitors from across Canada and beyond , this three day tradeshow and conference is a must-attend event for the oil and gas sector.

From interactive panel sessions, to poignant key note addresses, the Inuvik Petroleum Show is pleased to have a long history of attracting key industry experts and high-level politicians that choose the IPS as a forum to discuss pertinent issues in the oil and gas industry.

IPS brings together industry, government, and regional stakeholders to discuss key issues and best practices relating to natural resource development in the Arctic. Attendees count on the opportunity for strategic networking, relevant conference sessions, engaging key note presentations from leading political and media personalities.

With every good conference, comes some great entertainment. With a long history of notable performances from comedic legends such as Rick Mercer, Ron James, and Shaun Majumder, we look forward on continuing the tradition of mixing business with pleasure at the Inuvik Petroleum Show.



With over a decade experience, the Inuvik Petroleum Show is the premier networking and tradeshow event North of 60 for the oil and gas sector in Canada and beyond. Every June more than 500 participants including government, industry, and regional stakeholders, gather in Inuvik, Northwest Territories to discuss the pertinent issues facing the industry.

From interactive panel sessions, to poignant key note addresses, to industry expert updates, the Inuvik Petroleum Show is a not to be missed event focusing on natural resource development in the Arctic.

Join us under the midnight sun and gain strategic networking time with those influencing the future of the Canadian oil, gas, & development sectors.



Delegates at the Inuvik Petroleum Show are able to participate in conference panel sessions, receive industry updates from experts in the field, as well as network with exhibiting organizations on the tradeshow floor. In addition, our delegates are encouraged to join their colleagues at each evening meal and entertainment functions. 

Each delegate is also provided with an exclusive complimentary conference jacket, sure to be the envy of all your non-attending colleagues!



10 Jun 2013
1:00 - 6:00


1:00 - 6:00

Tradeshow Move - In

6:00 - 8:00

Welcome BBQ


11 Jun 2013

7:00 - 8:30

Stampede Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30

Opening Ceremonies

Mayor Floyd Roland - Town of Inuvik

Premier Bob McLeod - GNWT

Ms. Nellie Cournoyea - Chair, IRC

Mr. Robert Alexie - President, GTC

Mr. Bob Reid - Conference Co-Moderator

9:30 - 10:00

National Energy Board Update

Roland George - National Energy Board Member


Tradeshow Opens

10:00 - 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:45

Keynote "The Energy Economy"

Peter Tertzakian

11:45 - 12:00

Keynote: "Devolution & Development: What it means for the North"

Dr. Janet King - Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada

12:00 - 1:30


1:30 - 2:15

Keynote: "Industry Energy Update: Gas Markets Are Growing"

Bill Gwozd, Senior Vice President, Gas Services, Ziff Energy Group

2:15 - 3:15

Session 1: Industry Perspectives on the Sahtu


3:15 - 3:45

Networking Break

3:45 - 5:00

Session 2 - Navigating the Sahtu Boom


5:00 - 5:15

Moderator Address

Mr. Bob Reid - Conference Co-Moderator


Tradeshow Closes

6:00 - Midnight

Evening Event


12 Jun 2013
7:30 - 8:30


8:30 - 9:00

The Road to Resources: From Dreams to Reality

A Minister's Update on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk All Weather Highway

Mr. David Ramsay, Minister Department of Transportation, GNWT

9:00 - 10:00

Session 3 - Building the Road to the Arctic


Tradeshow Opens

10:00 - 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 - 10:45

A Link to Prosperity & Renewal

A Minister's Update on the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Optic Link

Mr. Michael Miltenberger, Minister Department of Finance, GNWT

10:45 - 12:00

Session 4 - Charting Offshore Development in the Beaufort Sea

12:00 - 1:30


1:30 - 2:15

Session 5 - Community Energy Challenges

2:15 - 3:15

Keynote: "Getting Down to Business"

Chief Clarence Louie

3:15 - 3:45

Networking Break

3:45 - 4:30

The Future of Northern Development & Investment

Ms. Anja Jeffrey, Conference Board of Canada

Ms. Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

4:30 - 5:30

Closing Keynote Speaker

Rex Murphy


Tradeshow Closes

6:00 - Midnight


Pre-Post Events


We know that traveling all the way to Canada's Arctic for a conference is for some, a trip you may only take once year or even once in a lifetime.

At the Inuvik Petroleum Show we like to make sure that not only do you have a fantastic conference and tradeshow to attend, but that there is plenty for you to do while you are here.

Whether participating in pre-event networking events, or getting out and exploring the Mackenzie Delta, we are sure your trip here to Inuvik will be one to remember.

Check out the various tabs listed under Pre-Post Events for a complete listing of scheduled or offered activities.


Vehicle Rentals

Arctic Chalet
Minivans, 4x4 Trucks, Tracker, & Jeep Rentals
25 Carn Road, Inuvik

Driving Force
Crew cabs, Suburban’s, and SUV’s
170 Airport Road, Inuvik

Taxi Service

Delta Cabs

United Taxi


Contact Us

Jackie Challis
Economic Development & Tourism
Town of Inuvik
Tel: 867.777.8632


Info for Exhibitors


Exhibitors at the Inuvik Petroleum Show can expect a fantastic show experience. With generous networking breaks and specific tradeshow exposure times, exhibiting organizations can expect high-traffic from hundreds of key industry decision makers over the 2-day tradeshow.

With the purchase of a tradeshow booth, each organization receives 2 exhibitor passes which allow access not only to the tradeshow floor, but also to the evening meal and entertainment events.