Business Conference Schedule

June 22, 2022

schedule subject to change without notice.

8:00 am - 9:00 am


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Justifying Early Cybersecurity Threat Detection and Response for Control Systems/OT


Now more than ever, businesses are facing increasing cyber threats and vulnerabilities in their environments. Most lack proactive 24/7 cyber threat detection & response capabilities for their OT environments (except for well-funded, mature, or large critical infrastructure). We know visibility and threat detection into OT can be improved, but cybersecurity professionals struggle to justify and obtain funding.


In this presentation, we will share approaches that may help your organization justify early threat detection and incident response for OT. This should be especially useful for organizations with zero capability today! Key takeaways include:

1) Risk-based Justification: How early detection reduces likelihood; rapid response reduces impact.


2) Tabletop Justification: Simulating cyber attacks can expose your weaknesses and justify improvements.

3) Government Intel: CISA, FBI, NSA, and Public Safety Canada have all released urgent alerts in January with priority for detection and response capabilities.

4) Build or partner: what to expect.


The audience will be equipped with insights to better understand and justify OT threat detection & response.


Douglas Morrill, Lead Applications and System Sales Engineer, Honeywell

Marty Israels, Customer Marketing Director, Honeywell

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Remarks



Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament, Sarnia-Lambton

9:10 am - 9:30 am

Opening Remarks


Those of us in the petrochemical industry know well how ubiquitous and essential our products are for life in Canada, but what about the average Canadian? The impressive work to reduce emissions, provide reliable fuels, protect our safety, and more is predominantly unrecognized, while the public's challenges and criticisms pile up. This session will look at the importance of advocacy in ensuring a thriving and resilient future for petrochemicals in Canada.



Lynn Exner, COO, Canada Action

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Roundtable: Driving to 2050 – The Role of Transportation Fuels in Canada’s Low-Carbon Future


The Canadian Fuels Association (CFA) and its members are committed to being part of Canada’s low-carbon solution and contributing significant emission reductions through innovation and collaboration. 


Driving to 2050 is our vision for the future that outlines how the fuels that power our trucks, trains, ships, planes and automobiles will be part of the Canada’s energy mix for generations to come.


Hear how local companies and facilities are contributing to CFA’s Driving to 2050 vision.



Jason Vaillant, Vice President, Communications & Outreach, Canadian Fuels Association


Panel Members:

Claudine Gagnon, Director of Engineering, Sarnia Refinery, Suncor Energy

Sebastien Robert, Sarnia Refinery Production Manager, Shell Canada Limited

Jody Grant, Nanticoke Refinery Manager, Imperial Oil

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

PANEL: Digital and Automation Transformation & Implementation


How do artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and automation potentially change the game?  What are some of the new technologies that show promise for improving operational efficiencies, energy efficiency, lessening environmental impacts and dealing with labour constraints?  This session will provide useful examples of what industry is planning and implementing in the coming years to deliver bottom line results, including automation, IIoT, software, big data, and cybersecurity.


Panel Members:

Ana Khanlari, Industry Marketing Director, Aspen Technology, Inc.

Pete Sharpe, Principal Consultant, Refining & Petrochemical, Emerson Automation Solutions

Vineet Lasrado, Industry leader, Digital for Oil & Gas and Chemicals, Honeywell

Mike Utsal, Country Manager, Claroty

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Networking Break

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Keynote Luncheon - Understanding the GHG Emission Intensity of Propane is key as it is an Increasingly Important Feedstock for the Canadian Petrochemical Industry


Introductions: Katherine Walker, Past Chairperson, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership



Jordan Woloschuk, P.Eng., Principal Research Analyst |Midstream NGL, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Governments, industry, investors, and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in understanding the implications of energy transition on the competitiveness of oil and gas operations. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity, or emissions per unit of output, has become a key metric of interest. In response, oil and gas companies have increased disclosure, academia has produced more research, and various consultancies and non-governmental organizations generate their own estimates. However, there are challenges with consistency which limit the comparability and ultimately use of these data. This presentation will discuss the recently completed study on the life-cycle analysis for emissions for propane produced from Montney gas production. This study encompasses the emissions from each part of the entire, complex value chain from upstream production, natural gas liquids extraction, transportation, fractionation, distribution, and end-use combustion of propane. Understanding the GHG emission intensity of propane is key as it is an increasingly important feedstock for the Canadian petrochemical industry.

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Break

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Feature Presentation - Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers 



Ed Brost, Associate, Bowman Centre for Sustainable Energy

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

PANEL: Hydrogen and its Impact on the Downstream Sector


During this session, we'll explore the impacts of hydrogen as a replacement to carbon intense feedstock, as a displacement to natural gas in energy production, and even a glimpse at hydrogen storage.



Marshall Kern, President, Bowman Centre for Sustainable Energy


Panel Members: 


Kelly Grieves, Sector Lead - Hydrogen Strategy, Atura Power

Samuel McDermott, Technical Manager, Renewable Hydrogen, Enbridge Gas Inc.

Matt Miceli, Managing Director, NGL Assets & Emerging Energy, Plains Midstream Canada

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Cocktails - Reception Floor