- Best Western – 250-782-6226
- Pomeroy Inn & Suites – 250-782-3700
- Days Inn – 250-782-8887
- Holiday Express Inn – 250-782-7700
- George Dawson Inn – 250-782-9151
- Comfort Inn – 250-782-1222
- Super 8 – 250-782-8899
- Inn on the Creek - 250-782-8136
You can now download the Conference Program in PDF format. The program will change as we get closer to the conference, so check back for future updates!
Founder, Publisher and Global Visionary for
The Oil and Gas Magazine
Twenty Years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference in the energy sector. 6 Years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination.
With her pioneering spirit Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain readers around the world. A magazine, that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately become the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world.
Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also Calgary across the US and as far as the Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Partnered with over 40 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero’s role as a Global Visionary, is to unite energy nations of the world to “create a new energy future”.
Ruthlessly pursuing her passion for sustainability, Ms. Olivero brings a strong message around the globe. Tina says, “New energy regimes and results are a product of our creativity. Creativity in our corporations must be architected into a culture. The culture of our corporations will create our future sustainability. Sustainability is a very personal mindset and one that each of us should hold as a top priority – on par with safety. Everyone is capable of creative and sustainable solutions that will make a difference and support a powerful future for our kids. I care about our world today and my children’s world in the future. So while I have the chance, I’m going to do everything in my power to leave this world in even better shape than we originally found it. I’m inspired by that mission, because in the process of creating sustainable cultures, people will come to realize how powerful, innovative, creative and inventive we really are!”
Michael Smyth is one of British Columbia’s most popular political commentators. Known for his fierce and funny take on B.C. politics, Smyth brings a fresh, informative and entertaining approach in public-speaking engagements.
Smyth has prowled the halls of the B.C. legislature for nearly 20 years. First, as Victoria correspondent for The Canadian Press, Canada’s national news agency, and for the last 15 years as political columnist at The Vancouver Province newspaper.
He is also a regular on radio and television. Smyth was the host of Nightline B.C. and The Mike Smyth Show at CKNW AM-980. He is now a regular back-up host at the station, where he’s known for combining a wicked sense of humor and tough interviewing style.
Before locating in Victoria, Michael Smyth worked for The Canadian Press in Toronto, and several newspapers in southern Ontario. He attended the University of Toronto, and the journalism program at Ryerson University. He lives in Victoria with his wife and two young sons.”