February Dinner Meeting

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Where: Delta Hotel Calgary Downtown
Address: 209 4 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada, Calgary

Date: 21/02/2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Maximum Seats: 60
Available Seats: 32
Registered Seats: 28

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  • Bruce Predham
  • Chris Elyea
  • Brandi Davis
  • David Williams
  • Kim Jacques
  • Carmen Salazar
  • Jiaan Pacunana
  • Hudson Chen
  • Joven Pacunana
  • Yong Shi
  • Patrick Massicotte
  • Enrique Palacios
  • Yan Wang
  • Atoosa Janjani
  • Adam Said
  • Waheed Sabur
  • Gregory Sillak
  • Valery Syrytsia
  • Veronica Tafich Canales
  • George Varghese
  • Maryam Sattari
  • roy baxter
  • Daniele Martai
  • Ginette Basak
  • Frank Gutowski


Innovation & Technology


Gary Bunio, GM OS Strategic Technology

Presentation Topic:

Innovation is a hot topic in today’s economy.  But what is innovation, and how can we really encourage it?

In a wide ranging conversation, Gary will review the history of innovation, with a focus on the oil sands, leading to methods we can use today to spur innovation in our industry, schools and country.

Presenters Bio:

Gary Bunio is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in the upstream petroleum industry in Canada and internationally.  He obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada (1980) and then a Masters of Quality Management from Loyola University, New Orleans, U.S.A. (1998).

Mr. Bunio has held senior technical and management roles in oil sands research and development, operations, and project management at Imperial Oil, PanCanadian (EnCana), Paramount (MGM Energy) and Suncor.  He has been involved in many innovations in the production of extra heavy oil including gravity drainage and infill wells as a follow-up thermal process, solvent injection, partial upgrading, and CO2 sequestration for enhanced gas recovery.

Mr. Bunio is currently Suncor’s General Manager, Oil Sands Strategic Technology.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and Manitoba, the NWT Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and CHOA.  All of you who have met him before know he is an enthusiastic evangelist of innovation, oil sands development and related emerging technologies.

As always, Gary is here with the permission of his two children, Sian and Lyndon.


Location & Time

Delta Hotel Calgary Downtown (209 4 Ave SE, Calgary)

Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6:00, Meeting 6:45 pm




$35 for members, $40 for non-members, $15 for students.


Please register online at our website: www.aaceicalgary.org through PayPal System, no later than

Mid-day Tuesday February 20, 2018. If you cannot register through PayPal, email to (memberships@aaceicalgary.org)


Cost analysts, cost engineers, estimators, planners & schedulers and project managers. Also, practitioners or professionals of any and all levels with an active interest in project costs, execution, construction management, contracts management, estimates, schedules and project management.


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
February Dinner Meeting - Non Member $40.00
February Dinner Meeting - Member $35.00
February Dinner Meeting - Student $15.00