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2017 Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Ottawa, ON, Canada | September 18 - 21, 2017

The 2017 HTRI Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held September 18 – 21 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This conference and training event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest HTRI technology and products, converse directly with our researchers and developers, and exchange ideas with your peers. Conference attendees experience two exciting days filled with

  • Informative presentations and posters
  • Demonstrations of new software
  • Interactive panel discussions
  • Numerous networking opportunities

Those attendees wanting to expand their understanding of Heat Exchanger Design and Costing as well as Thermosiphon Reboilers can attend two days of on-site training following the conference.

View the Global Conference microsite for conference, dining, transportation, and attraction information.

Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 AM.

    Conference Materials (US$399)
    Global Conference and Annual Meeting of Stockholders (US$475)
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Annual Meeting of Stockholders
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Research Poster Session & Happy Hour Day 1
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Technical Presentations Day 2
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Break
    • Lunch
    Panel - CFD for heat exchanger troubleshooting and improvement
    1:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    Panel - Heat transfer surface modifications: Coatings, treatments and structures
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Research Poster Session & Happy Hour Day 2
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Topics listed above are not necessarily the title of the final presentation.

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Courses run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

Course fees include arrival tea/coffee, lunches and snacks at breaks and training materials (workbooks, solutions booklets, and electronic copies of the case files). Computers with Xchanger Suite are available for use during the training event. Computers may be shared with other attendees.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Heat Exchanger Design and Costing Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: S. Greg Starks and David Frankum

    If you design, specify, or troubleshoot heat exchangers, then this course is for you! Focused on issues that EPCs and processors face, this short course will discuss the importance of heat exchanger economics and use Exchanger Optimizer, a heat exchanger costing tool, to help you evaluate your exchanger designs from a total cost of ownership perspective. Hands-on and using industry-based case studies, you will discuss important design aspects and their impact on cost.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Thermosiphon Reboilers Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: S. Greg Starks and David Frankum

    This short course is dedicated to the discussion of thermosiphon reboilers. While working through four checklists (vertical tubeside, vertical shellside, horizontal tubeside, and horizontal shellside) developed by HTRI’s Engineering Services team, you will learn more about HTRI guidelines, recommendations and the use of Xist to investigate design issues in thermosiphon reboilers.

Samantha Elliott
Coordinator, Corporate Conferences & Travel
+1.979.690.5050 office
+1.979.690.3250 fax

Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 1390 | Navasota, TX 77868 USA (For all correspondence)
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David Frankum
David frankum

Senior Engineer, Technical Support, provides technical support and training for HTRI. He earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Before joining HTRI, Frankum worked for Aspentech as a Team Leader in technical support. He also has experience with UKAEA as a technical/quality manager in the separation processes service. Frankum’s research experience, along with his knowledge of a wide range of heat exchanger-type equipment and design software packages (EDR, HTC, B-JAC, HYSYS, Aspen plus, and Xchanger Suite), gives him a broad-based skill set for his role at HTRI.

S. Greg Starks
S greg starks

Regional Sales Manager, USA/Canada, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While working at the Shuttle Support Thermal Control Systems Analysis Group of Rockwell International, Houston, Texas, he performed thermal analyses for the space shuttle and developed geometry models for the shuttle/space station. From 1994 – 1999, Starks was employed at HTRI, developing calculation engines for our software as well as a quality control database to track program changes. He then moved to Austin, Texas, to work as the Software Engineering Manager for Tanisys Technology, Inc., a supplier of automated test equipment for semiconductor memory technologies. When he rejoined HTRI, Starks was responsible for enhancements to the Xist calculation engine. He now leads sales efforts in the United States and Canada and assists with HTRI’s training initiatives.


Fairmont Château Laurier

1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 8S7


Hotel Information

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 8S7

Welcome to Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa                       

Fairmont Château Laurier  is located in the center of Downtown Ottawa, and is minutes away from its biggest attractions including: The Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Shaw Center, and the National Arts Centre.

We've recently completed a multi-million dollar guestroom revitalization. These newly re-designed rooms are a fresh, modern addition to the regal elegance that is synonymous with the hotel including upgraded HDTV’s and WIFI. Our updates include the newly updated Fairmont Gold, which further solidifies Fairmont Château Laurier as Ottawa’s best luxury hotel. Fairmont Gold has been completely re-imagined and renewed. We have expanded to 69 rooms and suites, all of which are newly renovated, complete with modern details. The luxurious Fairmont Gold Lounge has been updated to provide our guests with a level of service that will help you make the most of every moment, ensuring a stay that is nothing short of unforgettable.

Hotel Parking

The hotel's parking is accessible from Rideau Street (in front of the hotel) or MacKenzie Street (in back of the hotel).

  • Overnight self-parking costs $30 CAD, plus applicable tax, per day
  • Valet parking costs $43 CAD, plus applicable tax, per day

Mobile Services

Charging stations for your mobile devices are being generously provided each day of the conference by our sponsor SHECO Services. Also, Wi-Fi and a fully equipped business center are available at the hotel.

Getting There

Canadian Entry Requirements

Non-Canadian citizens and residents will need a current passport to enter Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals also need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, travelers with a valid Canadian visa, Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents.

Learn more about the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and Visa requirements for Canadian entry.

Air Travel

The closest airport to the Fairmont Chàteau Laurier is Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW).

If booking on Air Canada and traveling between September 14 and 29, use coupon code V9VBGAA1 for a discount. Book early – discounts are limited, and there are no discounts for Tango bookings within Canada or between Canada and the USA.

Ground Transportation

Rental car agencies are available at the airport. Contact agencies directly or reserve through the hotel’s Concierge (+ 1 613 241 1414).

The Ottawa Via Rail Station is located 3 miles (6 km) from the hotel. Taxi service from the station to the hotel is approximately $20 each way via Capital Taxi. More train information is available on the Via Rail website.

You will find ground transportation options on the airport website.

Driving directions from the airport for those bringing or renting a car

  • Follow the Airport Parkway (79) which becomes Bronson Avenue in the city
  • Turn right onto Colonel By Drive before the Rideau Canal
  • Follow Colonel By Drive to Rideau Street (34)
  • Turn left onto Rideau Street, toward the canal
  • Fairmont Chàteau Laurier is immediately on the right

Use Your Delegate Badge for Area Discounts

Ottawa Tourism’s Flash Your Badge Program entitles Delegates and a guest to discounts for selected attractions, tours, and restaurant. Present your Delegate Badge at participating attractions to make reservations or check availability.

Additional Travel Information

Non-Canadian travelers, including those from the USA, will require an up-to-date passport. More travel information:

  1. What you need to come to Canada temporarily on business?
  2. What you need to visit Canada as a tourist?
  3. Canada Border Services Agency Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Ottawa Destination Guide
  5. Flash Your Badge Program