CERI 2020 Petrochemical Conference

Event Date: September 23, 2020
Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

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Petrochemicals and the Energy Evolution
September 23 - 25, 2020

CERI is pleased to offer the conference virtually using GoToWebinar. 
  • Access to two full days of conference programming as well as Wednesday and Thursday evening fireside chats
  • No delay streaming
  • Real-time conference participation including live question and answer periods
  • Recorded sessions, including transcribed question and answer periods

Virtual Registration Fee:  $625.00 (CDN) - register online


Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy is moving to stage 2 June 12, 2020. The following stage 2 measures apply to the CERI 2020 Petrochemical Conference:
  • Enhanced infection prevention and control measures, including physical distancing requirements of at least 2 metres, remain in place.
  • Events and gatherings can be larger in stage 2 with a maximum of 100 people for indoor seated/audience events.
  • Indoor social gatherings, including both cocktail receptions at the conference, are limited to a maximum of 50 people.
  • Outdoor events are limited to a maximum of 100 people.

CERI continues to adapt conference logistics as need be and we are investigating options to safely host the greatest number of in-person delegates we can. We appreciate your patience as we adjust conference offerings to meet government requirements. The goal is to keep delegates, speakers and our staff safe while continuing to provide a high value, enjoyable experience.


The world's energy systems are changing but the consensus is that the world will continue to rely on fossil fuels for decades to come because they are low-cost, reliable sources of feedstocks, process energy and power.

Technological advancements with drilling and completion techniques have unlocked tremendous liquids-rich natural gas resources in North America, flooding domestic and international markets with natural gas and the associated liquids. Petrochemical feedstock accounts for 12% of global oil demand, a share that is expected to continue to grow driven by increasing demand for plastics, fertilizers and other products.

If we consider the alternative, a phase-out of coal with growth in non-hydro renewables such as wind, solar and geothermal coupled with electricity storage, will these new sources of power become affordable enough to displace natural gas? If so, what will the impact to the petrochemical sector be?

In this time of energy evolution, what role will the Canadian petrochemical sector play in global markets? Can Canada expand its market share by exporting affordable and reliable petrochemical feedstocks to meet growing demand? What might the impact to Canadian natural gas production and associated liquids be, and, would an increase in feedstock exports impact the potential for Canada to see continued development of large petrochemical facilities here in Canada? Are current policies helping or hindering Canada’s petrochemical sector?

How will growing LNG production impact the sector? Where are the natural gas liquids going?


Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
1 Centennial Drive
Kananaskis Village, Alberta

A block of rooms has been booked at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Alberta, Canada for participants of the CERI 2020 Petrochemical Conference. Reserve your accommodations online by August 27  to receive the group rate of $286.00 (CA) plus applicable taxes. You can also call the hotel’s Reservations Department at 1 (866) 432-4322. If calling in, please identify yourself as being with the CERI 2020 Petrochemical Conference group.

GOLF - Wednesday, September 23

Kananaskis Country Golf Course
1 Lorette Drive
Kananaskis, Alberta

Brunch: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
First tee time:  11:06 am

Kananaskis Country Golf Course is a 36-hole course in Kananaskis Valley, Alberta, consisting of two course layouts: Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette. When registering for the conference please indicate if you will be participating in the golf tournament. Please note that registering for the conference does not automatically register you for the golf tournament. The tournament is only available to conference attendees ... others will be admitted based on the availability of space. If you have any questions please email

COVID-19 Update at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course

The Kananaskis Country Golf Course is open for business and the CERI golf tournament is proceeding with space for 80 golfers. Please visit to learn more about the COVID-19 measures in place. Prior to registering for golf, please consider the following:

  • While restrictions at Kananaskis Country Golf Course have been lifted, it is still recommended that while sharing a golf cart, the person who begins as the driver should remain the driver throughout the round. It is also recommended that carts be shared amongst residents of the same household, cohorts or social contacts, otherwise, masks are encouraged. CERI will provide disposable masks in your cart. Each foursome will be allocated 2 carts. If a guest is not comfortable sharing a cart, please inquire at the check-in area to see if an additional cart is available for your use.
  • Please note that if you are planning on using a pull cart, Kananaskis Country Golf Course has a limited inventory of 15 pull carts available to rent. Please note when registering for golf if you will require a pull cart.


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Media Accreditation

To qualify for a complimentary media pass, you must be a reporter, editor or photographer with an accredited media outlet. Please email for more information to obtain a media pass.

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