Message from Sarnia-Lambton Economic Development:

Sarnia-Lambton is pleased to be the host of PetroChem Canada 2017, which will take place September 27-28 at the Holiday Inn. The area is being recognized globally for its advancement as a Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster.

Building on the success of last year’s event, we are excited to host the speakers, company executives, and government officials who understand and influence the Canadian petrochemical landscape, as we gather to learn how we can enhance industry competitiveness both locally and nationally.

Sarnia-Lambton is home to the first commercial oil well in Canada, founded in 1858, and subsequently became the country’s first petrochemical and refining centre. Today, Sarnia-Lambton has a diverse range of industries and is growing through the continued development of its traditional oil and petrochemical refining complex, and new developments including natural gas and biobased feedstock operations. This is all built upon the area’s established knowledge and existing infrastructure.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sarnia-Lambton!

Visit for all you need to know about Sarnia-Lambton and why the community makes Discoveries That Matter.

Venue: Holiday Inn Sarnia

Nestled among the marinas & the comforts of home, you can expect a relaxing stay at the Holiday Inn Sarnia Hotel & Conference Centre.

Holiday Inn Sarnia Hotel & Conf Centre, Venetian Boulevard, Point Edward, ON, Canada

Nestled among the marinas & the comforts of home, you can expect a relaxing stay at the Holiday Inn Sarnia Hotel & Conference Centre. As the official venue for PetroChem Canada 2017, we bring you the comforts of home, such as our on-site Bridges Bistro & Freightor's Lounge, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna & fitness centre. Our Sarnia hotel rooms feature work areas with free high-speed Internet access, large TVs, spacious layouts & beautiful views.Room rates start at $110.00 CND, mention PetroChem Canada when booking. Complimentary daily self-parking is available.

Flights & Shuttles

Fly to Toronto – Connect to Sarnia 

From Toronto

  • Option A: Fly to Sarnia – Air Canada has 4 daily flights on weekdays from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Sarnia (YZR). Visit the Air Canada website for more information, prices and availability.
  • Option B: Car Rental (2h 30m driving time)
  • Option C: Train to London + shuttle – Via Rail Canada

Fly to London – Take a shuttle or rent a car

From London

London International Airport (YXU) is the closest international airport from Sarnia.

  • Option A: Robert Q Airbus Shuttle Service to Best Western Guildwood Inn (1-minute walking time to Holiday Inn). Reference promo code 5443 when booking online to receive at 15% discount for PetroCanada delegates. Please book early as space is limited. Offer may not be used with any other discount.
  • Option B: Car rental (1hr driving time)

Fly to Detroit – Take a shuttle or rent a car

From Detroit

Please make sure you have a valid passport and applicable visas if crossing the border.

  • Option A: Detroit Metro Shuttle Service.
  • Option B: Car rental (1h driving time)


If coming from the USA or another country, please ensure you meet all the requirements to enter Canada. For more information visit If you need a Visa Letter, please contact us.