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2019 International Pipeline Security Forum

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When: October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019

Where: Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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International Pipeline Security Forum

Final Program

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is pleased to announce the 2019 Pipeline Security Forum to be held October 16 and 17 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, IL. Since 2004 the Forum has been sponsored by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This annual Forum alternates between Canada and the United States. The purpose of the Forum is to bring together policy experts, energy and utilities infrastructure owners/operators, academics, researchers and intelligence practitioners to address issues of common interest regarding pipeline security. The organizers are expecting to draw a significant number of senior energy industry and government participants. API will be hosting the Forum this year with the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) as co-sponsoring partners.


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Keynote Speakers

Timothy M. Egan

Timothy M. Egan

Timothy M. Egan became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Gas Association in September 2010. 

Prior to his appointment he was President of High Park Group (HPG), a public affairs consulting firm. He has an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Ottawa, and common and civil law degrees from McGill University. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1995.  

Mr. Egan is publisher of the Energy Regulation Quarterly, and editor of the magazine Energy.  He also serves as Canada’s representative on the International Gas Union (IGU), sitting on the Executive Committee and serving as North American Regional Coordinator. 

He is married to Patricia (nee Armstrong) and they have five daughters.

Chris Bloomer

Chris Bloomer

With more than 30 years of experience in the domestic and international energy business, Chris Bloomer leads the industry association that represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies, which operate 134,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and the United States. 

Prior to being appointed President and CEO of CEPA in 2015, Chris spent three years as CEO and Director at Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. Before that, he was an executive with Petrobank Energy and Resources for 10 years, providing leadership throughout the company’s corporate evolution. 

Chris began his career at Shell Canada and moved with increasing responsibility from exploration to economics and corporate planning, oil sands development, oil sands operations and marketing. By the time he left Shell, he was Director, Liquids Business Centre, responsible for crude oil and NGL marketing and business development. Chris has also held other senior executive roles across a range of domestic and international energy businesses, including Castle Energy, Talon Resources and Korn/Ferry. Throughout his career, pipelines have been an integral aspect of Chris’ business activities, both with regard to existing pipelines and those to access new markets. Chris has a degree in Geoscience and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

2019 Platinum Sponsors

Canadian Gas Association

2019 Gold Sponsors

American Gas Association

2019 Silver Sponsors

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Online Reservations
Call: 800-445-8667 
Room Rate: $259 Single or Double Occupancy, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: September 24, 2019 or until room block is sold out

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Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

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