Latest Confirmed Speakers Include:
Mark Brown VP & General Manager
Karl Hroza SVP - Engineering & Construction
North West Redwater Partnership
Hon. Deron Bilous Minister Economic Development & Trade
David Claggett Senior Vice President
Thomas Grell President Downstream & Chemicals
Martha Hall Findlay President & CEO
Canada West Foundation
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As you know, Inter Pipeline dropped the big news in December that it would commence construction on their major new Alberta PDH project.
However, what real opportunities will this create within the burgeoning Canadian downstream, petrochemical and LNG spaces? What lessons learned will there be from this new mega project that can be applied to the next?
To find out, we spoke to the major stakeholders involved at Inter Pipeline, along with Alberta’s Minister of Energy. Download the full interviews here
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DEC Canada 2018 Will Be the Undisputed Home of the Downstream Industry in Canada
With 25+ speakers, 20+ booths and 300+ attendees it's Canada’s biggest conference & exhibition dedicated to the Downstream Engineering & Construction industry. Take a look at the DEC 2017 video - click play on the right.Download The 2018 Event Brochure
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Downstream Projects in Canada
The Downstream Engineering & Construction Canada Conference & Exhibition is positioned at the forefront of the burgeoning downstream industry in Canada. This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for Downstream engineering & construction professionals working at the heart of the region’s most important Petrochemical, Chemical, LNG & Refining projects, where they meet to do business.
Canada is becoming an even more attractive area in North America for chemical-related investments because of a highly skilled and educated workforce, a competitive tax system and government subsidies for chemical investments, and cheap and plentiful feedstocks. There are 4-6 active projects being proposed and researched for Canada, valued at more than $12 billion, according to the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), with many more on the horizon as a result of the Petrochemical Diversification Program, Feedstock Infrastructure Program and various partial upgrading project creating an invaluable opportunity for all elements of the supply chain.
Industrial chemical capital expenditures in 2017 grew by 7% to just under $1 billion, according to the CIAC, but there is room for more growth. NOVA Chemicals announced a $2 billion expansion in December in Sarnia Lambton. Shortly after, Inter Pipeline authorized plans for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and Polypropylene (PP) facility. Canada Kuwait Petrochemical is in the front-end engineering design phase of its proposed integrated propylene and PP facility in Sturgeon County near Edmonton. And Methanex is looking at either Geismar, Louisiana, U.S. or Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada as a location for its next brownfield $1.0 to $1.6 billion methanol expansion.
These mega projects show that Canada remains high on the list of world class destinations for chemical sector investment. If you’re looking to take advantage of this huge opportunity, then this event will provide you with a leading platform to meet and do business with senior level project executives working at the heart of the region’s most important downstream projects.
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"I was able to have more valuable discussions with quality persons in these 2 days of conference, than in the entire 1st and 2nd quarter of this year"- Sarens
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"Good event for petrochemical suppliers and owners to learn about the current state of the industry and collaborate on best practices"- Dow Chemical
"It was the first time I had attended an event like this as I’d never seen the benefit to me. I had low expectation but am happy to eat my words. Relevant topics, fantastic sessions and an unrivaled list of industry names"- Airswift
"Good overview of the current Construction market and its Challenges"- Total Petrochemicals