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Dates: 01 September 2016 To 31 December 2020
APPrO 2019 "The Inflection Point" - 31st Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre

November 21 & 22, Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto

The APPrO 2019 conference provides high-value strategic insight in the current environment of unprecedented transformation and change. Helping you to identify the necessary "inflection points" we present another strong lineup of thought-leading speakers, and hundreds of top-tier power industry decision makers at Canadian power's most comprehensive annual event.

Join us to tackle the rapid and extensive change and uncover the inflection points key to your business!

Register now for APPrO 2019. Join us and discover the inflection points that will be key to your business interests.

Association partners - contact your Association to find out if you can take advantage of special partner discounts for APPrO 2019!

Dates: 21 November 2019 To 22 November 2019
Contact Name: Soraya Rivera
Contact Number: 416-322-6549 ext. 223
Contact Email:

Current speaker highlights include:

  • Neva Espinoza, Director, Enabling Technologies and Advanced Generation, EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Anouk Kendall, Decentralized Energy Canada
  • Jeff Richardson, Senior Vice-President of Nuclear Projects, Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG). 
  • Dave Butters, Association of Power Producers of Ontario
  • Peter Gregg, CEO of the IESO
  • The Hon. Greg Rickford, (invited) Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs
  • Leonard Kula, VP of Planning, Acquisition and Operations and Chief Operating Officer, IESO
  • Teresa Sarkesian, President and CEO, Electricity Distributors Association
  • Greg Lyle, Innovative Research Group Inc.
  • Mitchell Davidson, Executive Director, StrategyCorp, and former head of policy for Premier Doug Ford
  • Dan Balaban, CEO of Greengate Power
  • Vikram Singh, Head of Utility Partnerships, Microsoft Canada
  • Ron Dizy, Spark Power
  • Kathleen Kauth, Peak Power


  • The DER Ecosystem – parallel conference
  • Virtual Reality of Utility-Scale Wind & Solar (Demo)
  • Annual Canadian Power Banquet & Awards
  • Power Networking Centre
  • Speed Mentoring

... and more!


Stay tuned:

Check the conference website often for ongoing updates to the speaker roster and conference agenda

Power of Water Canada Technical Conference and Trade Show

White Oaks Conference Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Dates: 21 October 2019 To 23 October 2019
Contact Number: 1-866-743-1500 ext. 23

The Power of Water Canada Technical Conference and Trade Show is the largest hydroelectric networking event of its kind. With more than 400 delegates, 60 exhibitors and 50 speakers - this is the must attend conference of the year for the hydropower industry!

GTEN 2019 Symposium

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB

Dates: 21 October 2019 To 23 October 2019

The GTEN Committee is pleased to announce that the 2019 Symposium Program is now online!  Register now – space is limited! We encourage you to also book your hotel accommodations asap before they sell out. Symposium registrations and hotel bookings may be made at anytime through the Welcome Page of the event site as well.

To view the program, register, or access the Welcome Page, please see the link below.

Operational Excellence Week Canada

Old Mill, Toronto

APPro members are entitled to receive a 15% discount* on standard rates when quoting promo code APPRO15.

Dates: 21 October 2019 To 24 October 2019
Contact Name: Leslie Allen
Contact Number: +1 705 707 1301
Contact Email:

Join us at Canada’s only cross-industry event on Operational Excellence – where over 150 operations leaders will help you get aligned and show you how to drive enterprise operational excellence. This year’s program will help you eliminate inefficiencies in your operations, drive customer excellence, harness digital transformation and build a sustainable culture of operational excellence.

We have added all new tracks on Leadership & Culture, Process Excellence, Business Transformation, Lean, Customer Excellence, Digital Excellence and Operations Management Systems.

The global speaker line-up features world class leaders from TD, Hydro One, PepsiCo, Maple Leaf Foods, Air Canada, Sick Kids, Sanofi Pasteur, Duke Energy and many more  – all speaking on this year’s agenda and there to guide you on your business transformation journey.

Digitalization and Modernization of Energy Infrastructure

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, Toronto


The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce will be hosting this one-day conference with a focus on 'Smart (Micro)grids and Off-Grid Systems'. Participants will have the opportunity to highlight technologies and experiences from Canada and Germany to initiate a bilateral dialogue on current and future challenges of smart grids.

This is a unique opportunity to network with industry peers from Germany and Canada. The conference will be offered free of charge and should be attended by all interested parties from industry, policy, media and associations.


Dates: 23 October 2019 To 23 October 2019
Distributed Energy Conference

Gaylord Rockies, Denver, CO


Dates: 30 October 2019 To 01 November 2019
Contact Name: Jill Dean
Contact Number: 1-713-343-1880
Contact Email:

The Distributed Energy Conference is the power generation industry’s foremost event covering distributed generation, bringing together utility executives, power plant operators, grid managers, and power generators to dive into real-life applications of DERs, microgrids, CHP, and the evolving world of distributed energy. Join the energy revolution and register today for this must-attend event.


The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Canada

APPrO Members receive a 15% discount: use code "APPRO15"

Dates: 05 November 2019 To 06 November 2019

At the Decentralised Energy Forum we’ve seen profound changes in the way we create and consume energy. New technologies, climate change policies, and market drivers are all triggering the industry’s largest shakeup in over a century. There’s no doubt in our minds that the global economy is in transition and a new role has emerged for decentralised energy.

It’s time we seize this opportunity and forge our power industry into the 21st century. We’re bringing together like-minded industry experts who are ready to make contemporary energy an integral part of our modern built environment. Where the journey to interactive and automated energy is showcased. Where you meet inspirational business leaders who spark your imagination and can put your business on a clear path to future success. Where innovation integrates into real projects.

Agents of Change 2019: We Rise By Lifting Others

Join us this November 13 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library. This event will provide a solutions-focused and interactive experience to teach about how we can foster more diverse workplaces. We invite female leaders, male

APPrO Members receive a 15% discount using the code APPRO-MEMBERS.

Dates: 13 November 2019 To 13 November 2019
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