Edit Content
AEC 2023 Event Report

Safety Track


April 5 & 6, 2023


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Edmonton Expo Centre, Conference Rooms

Track Overview

Home safe, every day. The ultimate goal that we all strive to achieve. The scariest words any manager can hear are, “we’ve always done it this way”.

The AEC 2023 Safety Track looks at leveraging technology and automation, to assist our workers in doing their jobs and taking them out of the potential line of fire. We can’t hurt someone if we don’t put them in the area of the hazard. The sessions will deliver tremendous insights that can be applied throughout your own organization allowing you to get one step closer to the ultimate goal – sending everyone home SAFE at the end of the day.


The identical sessions run on each day in all tracks. Our transferrable conference pass allows attendees to attend one track on Day 1/April 5 and a different track on Day 2/April 6 – or – the option to transfer their pass to someone else on the day they are not planning to attend. 

The cost to attend the conference is $600/ISA Member and $900/Non ISA Member. To become an ISA Member click here. A professional development hours (PDH) certificate will be available to all attendees post event.

Please click the “Register Here!” button (bottom of your screen), choose the “Expo & Conference” registration option, and follow the prompts. 

Track Lineup

Session 1

9:00 - 10:00

Return On Investment on Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Modernization

The 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is rapidly transforming the manufacturing sector. Many organizations are investing in innovative technologies to reap the benefits of this technological evolution.

However, as companies embrace modernization, existing safety systems, such as Emergency Shutdown (ESD), Fire and Gas (F&G), Burner Management (BMS), and High Integrity Pressure Protection (HIPPS), are often overlooked. These critical systems continuously perform vital functions to protect personnel, equipment, and profits, yet they operate silently in the background, and as a result, often go unnoticed. This can make it challenging for safety engineers to secure support and funding for upgrading aging safety systems.

In this presentation, we will discuss the various considerations that go into building a successful case for modernizing safety systems to improve process safety, increase plant uptime and profitability, and ultimately maximize the return on investment in safety system modernization.

Amar Mehta
Process Safety Business Development, Schneider Electric

Session 2

10:30 - 11:30

Connected Workers & Data Driven Decision Making

Ed Burton
Regional Sales Manager, Blackline Safety

Session 3

1:30 - 2:30

Drone Technology & Risk Reduction

Cory Wald Manager SHE&S, Nutrien
Mark Ropchan Safety Specialist, Nutrien

Session 4

3:00 - 4:00

Dynamic Process Hazard Analysis, A Safe Approach For The Changing World

Farshad Hendi
Global Director Functional Safety, Schneider Electric

AEC 2025?

Hello & thanks for stopping by.

We are excited for AEC 2025 too! Our website will be updated for this event closer to…

In the meantime:

The AEC Team