The Canadian Energy Marketing Conference brought to you by CEMA is the top networking and educational event for the fuel and energy marketing industry in Canada. Join us April 8 to 10, 2024 at the Westin Montreal for our annual conference. We have an exciting slate of speakers and educational sessions planned. Check back regularly for information updates.
Speakers & Schedule
We are excited to showcase a lineup of impressive speakers.
Check back often for updated speakers and schedule.
Subject to change and speakers to be announced
Monday, April 8
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration Open
2:00 - 3:00  PM
Pre-Conference Seminar presented by CEMA | Jake Enwright, CEMA Government Affairs
Update on political landscape and CEMA advocacy updates. Limited seating available.
3:00 - 4:00  PM
Opening Networking & Coffee Break
4:00  PM
Opening Remarks | Jennifer Stewart, CEMA President and CEO
4:15  PM
Keynote Speaker | The Honourable Peter MacKay
5:30  PM
Welcome Cocktail Reception
7:00  PM
Dinner (on your own time)
Tuesday, April 9
7:00 - 8:30  AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 AM
Bob Espey | President and CEO, Parkland Corporation
Parkland’s journey from small-town Alberta to the international stage.
9:45 AM
Bob Larocque | President and CEO, Canadian Fuels Association
Fueling Canada Forward – Canada’s Transportation Fuels Today and Tomorrow
10:45 AM
Networking Break
11:05 AM
Chantal Hébert | Iconic Canadian Journalist| National Affairs Writer for the Toronto Star| Weekly Participant on CBC’s At Issue Panel
12:00 - 1:15  pM
1:15  pM
John Eichberger | Executive Director, Transportation Energy Institute 
Separating Hype from Reality – An Objective View of the Transportation Energy Transition
2:15  pM
Ihor Korbabicz | President, Abacus Data
The Road to 2025: Underdogs, Frontrunners, & Canada’s New Political Status Quo
3:15  pM
Networking Break
3:30  pM
Andrea Kent | VP Industry and Government Affairs, Greenfield Global and Kristy Moore | Principal Scientist KMoore Consulting LLC
Fuel School: Charting the Course for Clean Liquid Transportation Fuels in Canada and the U.S.
4:15  pM
End of Plenary Sessions
4:30  pM
Breakout Session: Forecourt Innovation | John Morris, Senior Director, Product Innovation, Dover Fueling Solutions (Limited seating available)
5:30 - 7:00  pM
Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, April 10
7:00 - 8:30  aM
Networking Breakfast | Anthony Calvillo, CFL Legend
Canadian Football League icon, and current quarterback coach of Grey Cup champions, the Montreal Alouettes, Calvillo is the all-time professional football passing yards leader and first in all-time CFL passing yards with the Montreal Alouettes.
9:00 - 10:30  aM
Post-Conference Seminar, presented by National Energy Equipment Inc. and Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Media Revenue and Sales Lift, Ismael Alaoui, NEO Out of Home
Financing Alternatives, Chris Santy, Patriot Capital Canada
Next Gen. Outdoor Payment Terminal, Roberto Napoli, Invenco by GVR
Compliance Updates, Tiina McCombie, National Energy Equipment
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | The Honourable Peter MacKay

The Honourable Peter MacKay served in the Parliament of Canada for over 18 years as a Member of Parliament, including as a Cabinet Minister in the Harper Government for 10 years. In that time, he served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defense, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Mr. MacKay chaired the Government National Security Committee for almost 10 years and served on numerous other inter-parliamentary committees. Prior to politics he served as a Crown Attorney in the Central Region of Nova Scotia. He worked in private practice and prior to joining Deloitte was a Partner with the global law firm Baker McKenzie in their Toronto office. He is now working as a Strategic Advisor with Deloitte Canada and Counsel with McInnes Cooper, an Atlantic Canadian law firm. He works nationally and internationally in areas such as aerospace and defense, procurement, infrastructure, and justice reform, financial crimes, anti-corruption & compliance.

Peter serves as a Board Member for Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. and on numerous volunteer boards including Wounded Warriors Canada, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Integrity Initiatives International, the Canada United States Law Institute and the Stanfield Conversations, Dalhousie University and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
He has been active in Special Olympics, children’s aide, the ship Hector foundation, the Campaign for Acadia. He and his wife Nazanin, who is a human rights activist and author, have three children and live in Pictou Co. Nova Scotia.
Chantal Hebert
Canadian Journalist and Broadcaster
John Eichberger
Executive Director, Transportation Energy Institute

Bob Espey
President and CEO, Parkland Corporation
Ihor Korbabicz
President, Abacus Data
Bob Larocque
President and CEO, Canadian Fuels Association
Anthony Calvillo
CFL Legend
Andrea Kent
VP, Industry & Government Affairs, Greenfield Global
Kristy Moore
Fuel Scientist and Consultant

Tiina McCombie
Marketing Director - Petroleum,
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Ismael Alaoui
Executive Vice President & Partner, NEO Out of Home
Chris Santy
President, and Founder, Patriot Capital
Roberto Napoli
 Country Manager, Canada, Invenco by GVR 
John Morris
Senior Director, Product Innovation, Dover Fueling Solutions
Catherine Clark
Host and Moderator, President of Catherine Clark Communications, and co-founder of The Honest Talk
Conference Location
Le Westin Montreal

Hotel Booking
Book your room at special CEMA rates before March 7, 2024

Conference attendees are required to book their rooms directly as follows:

Visit this link to book online.

Reservations can also be made by communicating with Westin Central by phone at 1-866-837-4262. The special group rate is 249 CAD per night. There are a limited number of rooms at this rate. Book early to get the discounted rate.

Final date for preferred rates is 5 p.m. ET on March 7. After this time rooms are based on availability at prevailing rates.

CEMA is not responsible for booking guest rooms or for cancellations.
There are a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to help you showcase your brand, build a stronger presence within the industry, and broker new business with prospective partners. For sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What time does the conference on-site check-in begin?
Answer: Pick up your conference badges beginning at noon on Monday, April 8 on the conference floor.

Question: When will the speakers and agenda be announced?
Answer: Speaker and agenda information are updated as details are confirmed. Check back often for updates.

Question: Who can I contact if I have any additional questions?
Answer: You can contact [email protected]

Question: I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
Answer: Registration is transferrable, but no refunds will be issued.

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