Enhancing Canadian Competitiveness

  • 2017 Conference Program
  • September 27, 2017
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


While shale production is driving the petrochemical industry in North America, Canada has been fraught in attracting investment in contrast to its competitors. The country can better position itself to become a competitive player by capitalizing on excess propane and methane due to various government initiatives. How else do we attract new investment opportunities and support local regions to secure new projects, create jobs and diversify the energy industry?

This panel will focus on the critical issues that must be considered in the creation of a national petrochemical strategy, and the importance of promoting Canada as a key player in the petrochemical industry globally. Presenters will address the following topics:

  • How does Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania successfully attract investment, and what can we learn from them?
  • What opportunities are there for Canadian companies to do business internationally?
  • How can we achieve critical mass for advanced petrochemical manufacturing in Canadian clusters?
  • How do we promote the Canadian petrochemical industry globally?