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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 13-15, 2023
BMO Centre at Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

2022 Strategic Program Speakers

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Wes Jickling


Jickling comes to COSIA from his current role as CEO of Innovation Saskatchewan and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in Saskatchewan. During his career, he has held senior roles in government, corporate, and international organizations, including with the United Nations in Brazil, Swaziland, Ukraine and Sudan. 

Jickling said, “I am very pleased and excited to take on the Chief Executive role with COSIA. People in this country, and around the world, should know that COSIA represents Canadian innovation at work and environmental leadership in action. COSIA members have already achieved a great deal since being founded in 2012. I look forward to building on COSIA’s track record of enabling the responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands.”

Jickling takes on his new role on August 6, 2019. 

“On behalf of the COSIA member companies, I’d also like to thank John Brogly who stepped up to act as our interim Chief Executive during the executive search process,” added Trudell. “Over the last six months, John continued to direct COSIA’s water environmental performance area while also leading the organization to progress our refreshed strategic plan and delivering a successful Oil Sands Innovation Summit and collaborative partnership with INVENTURE$ in June.” 

COSIA’s portfolio of projects has delivered more than 1,000 technologies valued at over $1.4 billion, which has resulted in meaningful progress to reduce impacts to water, air and land. COSIA members have also created a comprehensive infrastructure of testing facilities and collaborations that positions the sector to further accelerate performance.