PetroChem Canada 2017 spotlights investment opportunities and challenges

Representatives from the chemistry industry, business and government gathered in Sarnia, Ontario on September 27-28 for PetroChem Canada 2017, a conference to share ideas and explore ways to better promote investment and growth in the Canadian petrochemical industry.

Bob Masterson, President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) delivered a strong message during his address to the 120+ delegates, one that is beginning to resonate with government and stakeholders: “Canada has missed many opportunities in the first wave of investments the North American industry has seen in years, that could have brought upwards of $30B in investment to Canada. Let’s not stand by and watch the next wave pass us by”.

In addition to Masterson’s address, CIAC’s Ontario Regional Director Don Fusco moderated a panel on The Future State of the Industry, and the Association’s consultant on chemicals management, Scott Thurlow spoke about navigating Canada’s regulatory landscape.  A number of CIAC member-companies also shared their views, experiences and challenges in growing their company’s business in Canada.

To learn more about CIAC’s positions and recommendations to government on issues affecting our industry’s competitiveness – regulatory burden, market access and trade, rail transportation, electricity costs, — click on the following links.