Information sharing and collaboration at Alberta Chemistry Day 2018
November 15, 2018
November 7, CIAC welcomed 85 delegates in Edmonton for our 19th Alberta Chemistry Day. Our annual event for all chemistry industry stakeholders to discuss common issues, better understand industry and government positions and get to know new participants in the sector.
The day opened with a keynote address by the Honorable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Alberta Minister of Energy, in which she discussed the vital importance, opportunities and challenges of the chemistry sector in the province. The Minister also acknowledged and thanked David Podruzny, soon to be retired CIAC Vice-President of Business and Economics, for nearly 25 years of service to the chemistry sector in Alberta and across Canada. Key issues at the event this year included plastic waste, competitiveness of air quality regulation in Alberta, and transportation infrastructure.
Karen Wronko, Executive Director of the Land Policy Branch of Alberta Environment and Parks, David Lynch, General Manager of Research and Development at Enerkem, and Naushad Jamani, Senior Vice President of Nova Chemicals participated in the panel, Innovations in Plastics Design, Recycling, and Recovery, with Bob Masterson, President and CEO of CIAC, moderating.
Valerie Beyer, Senior Development Officer for Let’s Talk Science, presented a lunchtime keynote address on their mission and mandate to improve awareness on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in our nation’s youth.
Allan Fogwill, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy
Research Institute (CERI) presented on Natural Gas Production, Supply Costs, Economic Impacts and Emissions Outlook (2018-2038).
A big thank you to our sponsor, NOVA Chemicals, and to all who participated this year. See you next fall for our 20th annual Alberta Chemistry Day.