Latest Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Mark Brown
    Fluor Canada
    Mark Brown VP & General Manager
    Fluor Canada
  • Karl Hroza
    North West Redwater Partnership
    Karl Hroza SVP - Engineering & Construction
    North West Redwater Partnership
  • Hon. Deron Bilous
    Alberta Government
    Hon. Deron Bilous Minister Economic Development & Trade
    Alberta Government
  • David Claggett
    David Claggett Senior Vice President
  • Thomas Grell
    Thomas Grell President Downstream & Chemicals
  • Martha Hall Findlay
    Canada West Foundation
    Martha Hall Findlay President & CEO
    Canada West Foundation
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Critical Challenges Addressed...

  • Discover what’s making Canada attractive to downstream investment

    with details on initiatives being made to tackle permitting, policy frameworks, feedstock availability and critical logistics infrastructure

  • Unlock lessons learned specific to current Canadian downstream mega projects

    to ensure you deliver on investment, resource and delivery expectations

  • Improve small-medium capital projects cost efficiency

    with owner insights that pinpoint opportunities in AWP, contractor scope and procurement strategies and more

  • Turn to smart-digital to boost project execution and productivity

    when you receive the latest on the hottest digital tools, innovations and stakeholder management technologies

  • Generate big savings in shutdown and turnaround execution

    when you deploy the latest peer best practice to overcome major, minor and unexpected pitfalls in planning, benchmarking and execution

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Get your copy of the Canada Petrochemical Construction Report now!

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

Bernard Perron
Bernard Perron
VP Project Development

Margaret McCuaig-Boyd
Margaret McCuaig-Boyd
Minister of Energy
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta
David Chappell
Dave Chappell
VP Project Development


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.

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See Why Downstream Executives Come to our Conferences

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 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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See What the Industry Has to Say
About Petrochemical Update Events:

  • Sarens

    "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
  • United Association

    "First time attending. Great venue with very good participation from owners"

    - United Association
  • Dow Chemical

    "Good event for petrochemical suppliers and owners to learn about the current state of the industry and collaborate on best practices"

    - Dow Chemical
  • Airswift

    "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
  • Total Petrochemicals

    "Good overview of the current Construction market and its Challenges"

    - Total Petrochemicals

Got a question? Get in touch below!


Kerr Jeferies

Project Director
Petrochemical Update
(US) +1800 814 3459 x7565
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7565


Joshua Bull

Founder & Head of Sector
Petrochemical Update
(US) +1800 814 3459 x7196
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7196


Edward Cure

Commercial Director
Petrochemical Update
(US) +1800 814 3459 x4306
(Global) +44 (0) 207 422 4306

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors


  • Novaflex

Official Event Partners

  • BIC
  • cscmp
  • For-construction-pros
  • hydrocarbon-engineering
  • oilandgaspeople
  • Oil Sands
  • STO Navigator