The Global Petroleum Show Awards (GPS Awards) will serve to recognize and celebrate the leaders who drive change and evolution in the energy industry through technology, corporate social responsibility and excellence.

If you have any questions, please contact Conference Producer, Amanda Bazant


Preliminary Review

March 6, 2017 – April 14, 2017

Preliminary stage of the evaluation process, in which the Judging Panel will produce a shortlist of nominees for each award. Each member of the Judging Panel will independently assess the entries and score the criteria on a scale of 1‐5 (1 = excellent, 5 = poor). The scores of the Judging Panel will be submitted to the Official Independent Advisor, Ernst & Young, to do a tally of the scores to produce the shortlist of final nominees. The shortlist will be announced on April 11, 2017. Shortlisted nominees may be required to submit addition information prior to April 14, 2017.


Final Review

April 14, 2017 – June 13, 2017

Each member of the Judging Panel will be invited to discuss the shortlist of nominees at the official meeting in Calgary, AB. The Judges will meet to choose a winner in each category, which will later be announced at the GPS Awards Breakfast during Global Petroleum Show, June 13, 2017.

2017 Judging Panel

Abdel Zellou

Director of Market Development at TD Williamson

Allan Fogwill

President & CEO at Canadian Energy Research Institute

Amanda Bazant

Conference Producer at dmg::events


Carolyn Preston

Principal Consultant at CKP & Associates Consulting

Cesar Vera Mendez

Area Manager at Siemens

Cheryl Cardinal

President& CEO at Indigenous Center of Energy

Dwijen Banerjee

Sr. Advisor, Special Projects at University of Tulsa

Heather Campbell

Regional Director at Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Ian Moffat

Director at Canadian Global Exploration Forum

Lorna Harron

Sr. Manager, Technology Advancement, Pipeline Integrity at Enbridge Pipelines

Mark Salkeld

President and CEO

Max Skudra

Senior Manager, Research at Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Michael Kerr

Technology Development Advisor at Alberta Innovates

Michael Welch

Industry Marketing Manager at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery

Paul Paynter

Business Development Director

Roxanna Benoit

Vice President Public, Government and Aboriginal Affairs at Enbridge Pipelines

Ruth Klinkhammer

Senior Manager, Communications & Engagement at CMC Research Institutes

Sarah Campbell

Conference Manager at dmg::events

Scott Fawcett

Global Director, GE O&G Digital

Sochi Iwuoha

Doctoral Researcher at University of Calgary