Business Conference Schedule

PetroChem Canada connects professionals from the petrochemical, biochemical and chemical industries with their North American counterparts, governments, academia, and the supply chain to meet, share knowledge and forge long-term relationships. Our audience is plant managers, sustainability managers, maintenance, and engineering managers, as well as government representatives, and their supply chain.


The theme for 2022 is centred around: “Developing Canada’s downstream sector is key to maximizing the value of our natural resources, whilst meeting aggressive environmental targets.

schedule subject to change without notice.

June 20, 2022

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

PetroChem Canada Golf Outing

  Indian Hills Golf Club

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12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Facility Site Driving Tour

  hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Economic Development

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VIP Reception for Speakers, Sponsors and Invited Guests

hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

June 21, 2022

8:00 am - 8:30 am

 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

Shauna Carr, Economic Development Officer, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

8:40 am - 9:00 am

Opening Address

Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament: Sarnia-Lambton, Government of Canada

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Introductory Remarks and Conference Opening

Bob Masterson, President & CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Apala Mukherjee, President, BASF Canada

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:45 am

ROUNDTABLE - Renewal and Transformation of the PetroChemical Industry


Where the market heading, where are the opportunities, and where the risks?  And perhaps most importantly how is Canada positioned on the global stage?


The chemistry sector is embarking on two simultaneous transformations – the transformation to a circular economy for plastics and the transformation to carbon-neutral chemistry production. Getting investment conditions right in Ontario will ensure the sector can attract the capital to renew and participate in these foundational transformations.




Don Fusco, Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Ontario, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Panel Members:


Ben Scott, Director of Technology

GreenMantra Technologies


 W. Scott Thurlow, Senior Advisor, Government Affairs, Dow Chemicals Canada


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Keynote Lunch Presentation

Kimberly Haas, Vice President, Imperial Oil Chemical and Sarnia Complex Plant Manager

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Networking Break

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

PANEL: Creating Petrochemical Sustainability


With the world population projecting to be nearly ten billion people by 2050, and billions of being lifted out of poverty around the world, we find ourselves at an interesting crossroad of requiring limitless amounts of refined fuels, plastics, chemicals and other refined products versus creating a sustainable world we wish to pass along to future generations.  How is industry facing these sustainability challenges?  And what is the role of biochemistry in meeting our global needs?

Panel Members:


Paige-Marie Morse, Sustainability Solutions Advisor, Aspen Technology, Inc.


Sarah Marshall, Vice President, Sustainability, NOVA Chemicals Corporation


Courtenay Boyda, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) Regulatory Manager, Alberta Operations

Responsible Care Code Coordinator,

Dow Chemical Canada ULC


2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Sustainable Practices for Post-Consumer Plastics



Elena Mantagaris

Vice President, Plastics Division, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Panel Members:


David Lynch, General Manager Research and Development, Enerkem


Oleta (Leta) LaRush, Director, Business Development & Innovation – Canada Growth Team, BASF Canada


Mark Stumpf, Senior Advisor of Project Sourcing and Development, Alliance to End Plastic Waste


Christa Seaman, Director, Plastics Division, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

4:15 pm - 4:20 pm

Day One Wrap up Remarks

Bob Masterson, President & CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

4:20 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception - Exhibition Floor