2013 Annual Inuvik Petroleum Show

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Arctic Development Expo

Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
June 10-12, 2019
For more information visit the Arctic Development Expo website: www.arcticdevelopmentexpo.com .

After over a decade of hosting the Inuvik Petroleum Show, the Town of Inuvik is now pleased to present the Arctic Development Expo to take place every June in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. We are pleased to put together this new event where people from government and industry can come together to learn, network and make knowledgeable decisions to enhance circumpolar life as the world embraces new research, discoveries & technologies.

The Arctic Development Expo takes place in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada located 2 degrees above the Arctic Circle. The Expo focuses on the development of Arctic countries, as it helps us to make knowledgeable decisions to enhance circumpolar life as the world embraces new research, discoveries & technologies.

The Arctic Development Expo welcomes all researchers, Indigenous leaders, circumpolar governments, scientists, industry experts and passionate individuals with an interest in energy and resources who are dedicated to innovative solutions to our northern realities. We look to develop the Arctic through sustainable means and will do so by concentrating on the following themes: Natural Resource Development, Climate and Energy Innovations, Indigenous Leadership and Circumpolar Governance and Knowledge Economy.


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!


Note this: Having attended the Inuvik Petroleum Show for over a decade, I am still trying to get use to the name change to the Arctic Development Expo. No matter the name, I look forward to seeing "old" friends and networking with new faces. Since my birthday falls during the conference, its become a tradition for a bunch of us to go out and celebrate. Needless to say the people who work in the field are one tough bunch. The people of the oil and gas industry when you get out of the corporate offices, are hard working and harding playing people for the most part. Which leads me to an incident at last year's conference.

One of the fellows whom I have hung out with for years surprised me by his all of a sudden alcohol cessation. I straight out asked "What's up with your drinking?" Now here was a fellow who could drink all of us under the table, and did so on many an occassion. Apparently he had some liver issues the previous year and his doctor told him if he didn't cut way down on his drinking he would end up with cirrhosis. I inquired about he had tried rehab or joined AA, but he said while in Europe he had heard that doctors there were prescribing a drug called baclofen as the primary treatment for excessive alcohol use. Clinical trials in Europe have shown 65% success allowing treatment-resistant alcoholics to return to low-risk drinking levels or abstinence when using the Ameisen method of titrated dosage. Those studies also showed that 92% of patients had a noticeable reduction in cravings while approximately 50% of those who were successful on baclofen decided to quit entirely. Back in the states he had found a website called LifeBac that advocates for combining medication (baclofen) to remove cravings along with behavior changes added by a "coach" to rewire one's habits. He said their program completely changed his relationship with alcohol. He has a beer now and then, but no longer has the craving to drink more and more. I was impressed. And the lack of alcohol consumption hadn't changed his ebullient personality. he was still as irrepressible as ever.

I think this next year will be my last attending the Inuvik Petroleum Show, I mean, Arctic Development Expo. I am retiring in 2020.




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.