The Canadian Energy Marketing Conference is the top networking and educational event for the fuel and energy marketing industry in Canada. Join us April 17 to 19, 2023 at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre for our annual conference presented by CEMA. We have an exciting slate of speakers and educational sessions planned. Check back regularly for information updates.
Conference Schedule
We are excited to showcase a lineup of impressive keynote speakers.
Check back often for updated speakers and schedule.
Monday, April 17
12:00- 5:00 pm
Registration Open
2:00- 3:00  PM
Pre-Conference Seminar | Innovations at the Forecourt and Fueling Alternatives
Presented and hosted by National Energy Equipment (NEE). Limited space 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 | Bill Morneau (in conversation with Catherine Clark)
Canadian businessman, former Minister of Finance, currently serving on the Board of CIBC and author of Where to From Here: A Path to Canadian Prosperity
5:30  PM
Welcome Cocktail Reception
7:00  PM
Dinner (on your own time)
Tuesday, April 18
7:00 - 8:30  AM
Networking Breakfast
7:00 - 8:30  AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 AM
Renewable Fuels and The Canadian Transportation Energy Transition | Andrea Kent, Past President and Board Member, Renewable Industries Canada
9:45 AM
The Road to 2035, Destination Zero Emissions | Brian Kingston, President and CEO, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association
10:45 AM
Networking Break
11:05 AM
Canada's Convenience Channel: The Challenge of Change | Anne Kothawala, President and CEO, Convenience Industry Council of Canada
12:00 - 1:00  pM
1:00  pM
Embracing Canada's On-Road Low-Carbon Transportation Opportunity | Michelle Coates Mather, Executive Director, Canadian Transportation Alliance
2:00  pM
Driving Decisions – Implications of federal/provincial policies on Canada’s downstream sector CFA panel discussion | Bob Larocque, President and CEO, Canadian Fuels Association
2:45  pM
Networking Break
3:00  pM
The Canadian Political Landscape | Don Martin, Veteran Journalist and Former Host of CTV's Power Play
4:00 - 5:30  pM
Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, April 19
7:00 - 8:30  aM
Networking Breakfast | Darryl Sittler
Former National Hockey League player, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players in History’
9:00 - 10:30  aM
Post-Conference Seminar | Advanced Biofuels Canada
Mid-Level Ethanol Blending: Technical and Market Seminar, featuring: Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada; Jake Comer, Vice President of Market Development, Growth Energy; Kristy Moore, expert consultant on motor fuel quality, regulatory, safety and environmental aspects, specializing in renewable and alternative fuels and chemicals
Hon. Bill Morneau
Bill Morneau is an accomplished leader in government, business and philanthropy with proven international experience. Following a successful career building his family firm into the largest Canadian human resources services provider, from 2015 to 2020 he served as Canada's 39th Minister of Finance.
Andrea Kent
Past President and Board Member, Renewable Industries Canada. Andrea works with governments at all levels on policies that empower the low-carbon economy of today and tomorrow. A recognized biofuels industry expert, she often speaks across Canada and worldwide on the importance of renewable fuels and environmental technologies. Andrea's writing has appeared in numerous industry and national publications. 
Brian Kingston
Brian Kingston is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA). The CVMA represents Canada’s leading manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles. Its membership includes Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, General Motors of Canada Company, and Stellantis (FCA Canada).
Anne Kothawala
President & CEO, Convenience Industry Council of Canada
Anne is a seasoned public affairs executive who brings more than 25 years of experience in communications and government relations for several industry associations. She is the founding President & CEO of the Convenience Industry Council of Canada where she represents the interests of Canada’s $54 billion convenience industry.
Michelle Coates Mather
Canadian Transportation Alliance Executive Director. As a former political staffer and public service professional turned private-sector consultant, Michelle brings her political insight and first-hand experience working within government machinery to advance The Canadian Transportation Alliance’s goal to educate government bodies, consumers, and business stakeholders on a variety of issues affecting the Canadian transportation market.
Bob Larocque
Bob Larocque, a native of Hawkesbury, Ontario, joined the Canadian Fuels Association as President and CEO in September 2020. Bob is proud to represent Canada’s innovative fuels sector and the critical role the sector plays to provide reliable, safe and environmentally responsible transportation energy to all Canadians.
Don Marin
Don Martin was the host of CTV News Channel's daily marquee political program, POWER PLAY.
Martin has been covering politics in Canada for 32 years at The National Post and Calgary Herald, before joining CTV.
He has spent the last 30 years covering politics, starting with Calgary city hall and moving to the provincial legislature before heading to the nation's capital.
Darryl Sittler
Darryl Sittler is one of the greatest players to ever wear the Toronto Maple Leaf uniform. An inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and voted by fans as the centreman on the All-Time Leafs Team, Sittler has an incredible wealth of stories to share from the course of his outstanding career, as well as the lessons he’s learned working in charitable endeavors.

Brad Bossert
Director of Sales and Marketing
Bulloch Technologies

Bio to come
Mike MacKay
Pre- conference SPEAKER
As EV Charging Specialist for National Energy Equipment Inc., Michael provides senior technical support to their national team of EV Charger Service Technicians and sales staff. An electrician by trade, he has over 15 years of experience ranging from upstream oil and gas distribution to food and beverage, but his passion lies in emerging technologies. This passion has given him the opportunity to take on roles in the rapidly evolving clean energy industry for net-zero and low-carbon transportation.
Tiina McCombie
pRE- conference SPEAKER
As a Marketing Director for National Energy Equipment, specializing in fuel handling systems and technical services from pipeline to forecourt, Tiina has a vast perspective into the multifaceted transportation fuels and energy delivery industry in Canada from an infrastructure and service support outlook.
Holly Damude
pRE-conference SPEAKER
As a business development representative for National Energy Equipment Inc., Holly seeks out new business opportunities that are a good fit for both the potential clients and National Energy Equipment.  She has over 15 years of experience within the oil and gas sector, allowing her to establish long term meaningful relationships with clients. Her passion lies in renewable fuels and helping clients achieve their carbon intensity reduction requirements.

Ian Thomson
post-conference speaker
Ian Thomson is the President of Advanced Biofuels Canada, the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels and renewable synthetic fuels. The association’s members operate over 15 billion litres of installed production capacity worldwide, and supply the clean fuels used to meet North American and EU low carbon fuel standards. Ian has been a leading advocate for low-carbon transportation solutions since 2005, and co-developed Canada’s largest advanced biofuels refinery in 2013.
Kristy Taylor
Post- conference SPEAKER
Kristy Moore is a leading authority on motor fuel quality, regulatory, safety and environmental aspects, specializing in renewable and alternative fuels and chemicals. She has served as the VP of Technical Services for the Renewable Fuels Association. In this role she was the industry lead on the multi-year work towards EPA approval of E15 blends in the US.

Jake Comer
post- conference SPEAKER
Jake Comer is Growth Energy’s Vice President of Market Development, specializing in helping U.S. retailers bring higher ethanol blends to market. Comer has over a decade of retail fuel experience spanning multiple retailers. Most recently, he served as the Director of Retail Fuels for Casey’s with responsibilities including expanding E15 availability, fuel marketing & pricing, and ensuring overall fuel profitability goals were met.
Catherine Clark
Catherine Clark is a nationally respected broadcaster, writer, emcee and the co-founder of the popular podcast The Honest Talk. She is the president of Catherine Clark Communications, a consultancy which provides strategic communications advice and support to institutions, corporations, and individuals.

Jennifer Stewart
Jennifer is the President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Marketers Association (CEMA). She is a proven leader in her field, having twice been named one of the ‘Top 25 Influencers’ by Ottawa Life Magazine, is a Forty under 40 recipient, and a finalist for Ottawa’s Businesswoman of the Year.
Jennifer is also a leader in the energy sector, having co-founded the Canadian Transportation Alliance and led the creation and development of many advocacy campaigns and initiatives for CEMA.
Conference Location
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2L2

Hotel Booking
Book your room at special CEMA rates before March 20, 2023

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

Visiting this link to book online.

Over the phone by calling the hotel reservation line at 1-800-905-0667 and mentioning to the agent either the Group Name “CEMA Conference” or the Mini Hotel Code “CEM”.

Final date for preferred rates is 5 p.m. ET on March 20. After this time rooms are based on availability at prevailing rates.

CEMA is not responsible for booking guest rooms or for cancellations.
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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 17 on the Conference floor at the Marriott Downtown at Toronto CF Eaton Centre.

Question: When will speakers and agenda be announced?
Answer: Speakers 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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