2018’s owners included:
Industry leaders who spoke in 2018:
Steve Corbin Executive Project Director
Rocky Vermani VP Olefins Feedstocks
Hon. Deron Bilous Minister Economic Development & Trade
Vernon Strom Engineering Manager PMG
Thomas Grell President Downstream & Chemicals
David Claggett Senior Vice President
Grant Mombourquette Project Director
PCL Industrial Management Inc.
Darcee Adam Director Project Services
Critical challenges addressed in 2019...
Best in Class Case Studies
Engage with pioneering Downstream leaders in Canada to learn how they are developing the latest wave of projects and how you can apply these owner insights to your business model.
Address Labour Shortages
Discover the challenges and trends in Canada’s downstream labour market and work with peers on innovative approaches to ensure you’ve the availability and quality you need to execute world class capital projects
Optimise Project Development
Learn how to streamline the execution phase, reducing waste expenditure and ensuring your facilities are built on time and to budget.
Understand the best practices being deployed by your peers to overcome major, minor and unexpected pitfalls for maximised efficiency.
Innovation in Downstream Construction
Explore which disruptive technologies are set to revolutionise the industry; and how these will strip back expenditure in costly areas such as construction and engineering.
At Downstream Canada 2019 we attract large delegations of owner operators, including the below in 2018:
Downstream Canada 2019 is the undisputed home of the downstream industry in Canada
With 30+ speakers, 20+ booths and 400+ attendees it's Canada’s biggest conference & exhibition dedicated to the Downstream Engineering & Construction industry. Take a look at the Downstream 2018 video - click play on the rightPre-Order the Full Event Brochure
Welcome to the home of 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, 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.
Off the back of a strong 2018 industrial chemical capital expenditures are anticipated to jump by 65% in 2019, according to CIAC. This is due to strong existing business conditions combined with government incentives peaking investment activity in Canada. NOVA Chemicals’ $2 billion expansion in Sarnia Lambton and Inter Pipeline’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and Polypropylene (PP) facility were the first wave of mega projects to begin in Canada. Since then the LNG Canada project and Canada Kuwait Petrochemical’s integrated propylene and PP facility in Sturgeon County near Edmonton have been given the green light, reaching FID. And Nauticol Energy has won up to $80 million in royalty credits towards their $2 billion methanol plant south of Grande Prairie.
The sustained level of mega projects demonstrate 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.
See what the industry had to say about Downstream Canada 2018
"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
"First time attending. Great venue with very good participation from owners"- United Association
"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