The Canadian Fuel Marketing Conference is the top networking and educational event for the fuel and energy marketing industry in Canada. Join us April 11 to 13, 2022 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel 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 extremely excited to showcase a lineup of impressive keynote speakers. Check back often for updated speakers and schedules. 
Schedule | Monday, April 11
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
Registration table is located on the CONVENTION FLOOR of the hotel.

2:00-3:00 pm
Pre-Conference Seminar | Advanced Biofuels Canada
Exploring Renewables and Transportation Mix
Ian Thomson, President, Advance Biofuels Canada
LG Tech Room, third floor
 3:00-4:00 pm
Opening Networking & Coffee Break
PARC MONT-ROYAL B & C, Convention Floor
 4:00 pm
Conference Welcome
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
4:15 pm
Keynote Speaker | Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
5:30 pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception, presented by Waleco and Dover Fueling Solutions
SQUARE VICTORIA, Convention Floor
7:00 pm
Dinner (on your own time)
Delegates are welcome to pre-arrange dinner at any one of the many excellent restaurants in the vicinity.
Schedule | Tuesday, April 12
7:00- 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast, presented by Parkland Corporation
8:35 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
8:45 am
Speaker | Daniel Dagenais, VP of Operations, Port of Montreal
A seaport in the heart of North America, The Port of Montreal is a hub of world trade and the economic engine of Greater Montreal. Hear how the Port has weathered COVID, ensured supply chains remained intact, and what is on the horizon.
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
9:45-9:50 am
Five-Minute Bio-break
9:50 am
Speaker | David Adams, President, Global Automakers of Canada
Automotive Manufacturing and Canada’s Green Economy – What the Crystal Ball Tells Us
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
10:45 am
Networking Break, presented by Valero
PARC MONT-ROYAL B & C, Convention Floor
11:00 am
Speaker | Chantal Hébert, National Affairs Writer for The Toronto Star, Weekly Participant on CBC’s At Issue Panel
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
12:15 pm
Lunch, presented by Parkland Corperation
1:45 pm
Speaker | Bob Larocque, President, Canadian Fuels Association 
Driving to 2050 the role of the transportation fuels sector in Canada’s low carbon future
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
2:45 pm
Networking Break, presented by Valero
PARC MONT-ROYAL B & C, Convention Floor
3:15 pm
The Canadian Transportation Alliance – An Innovative Partnership for the Future
Fireside chat with: Jennifer Stewart, President and CEO, CEMA, Andrea Kent, Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, Greenfield Global Inc, Jason Vaillant, Vice President, Communications and Outreach, Canadian Fuels Association – Moderated by Catherine Clark
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
5:30 pm
Gala Cocktail Event, presented by National Energy Equipment Inc & Gilbarco Veeder-Root
SQUARE VICTORIA, Convention Floor
7:00 pm
Dinner (on your own time)
Delegates are welcome to pre-arrange dinner at any one of the many excellent restaurants in the vicinity.
Schedule | Wednesday, April 13
7:00-8:30 am
Networking Breakfast & Speaker

8:00 Speaker | Georges Laraque, former NHL Player, Business Leader, Activist and Humanitarian
9:00-10:00 am

Post-Conference Seminar | National Energy Equipment Inc.
Innovations at the Forecourt
Speakers include: Tiina McCombie, Marketing Director, National Energy Equipment; Brad Bossert, Director of Sales & Marketing, Bulloch Technologies; and Timothy McInerney, Global Director of Marketing, Veeder-Root
Av. DULUTH/VAN-HORNE, Convention Floor
Catherine Clark
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.
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper led Canada through the world’s most complex geopolitical, economic and security challenges as the country’s 22nd Prime Minister for nearly ten years. During his tenure in the world’s top forums such as the G-7 and G-20, NATO, and the United Nations, Mr. Harper was known for a frank, assertive leadership style defined by principled diplomacy, disciplined economic policy, a strong stance on international peace and security, and passionate defence of freedom and human dignity.

Chantal Hebert
 Chantal Hébert began her career in Toronto. She began as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 and moved to work on Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. Ms. Hébert served as the parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. Currently, she is the National Affairs writer for the Toronto Star. and weekly participant on CBC's At Issue Panel
Georges Laraque
Georges Laraque played 13 seasons for different National Hockey League (NHL) teams. He was known as “The Rock”, acting primarily as an enforcer on these teams. His best-selling biography, The Story of The NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy, goes well beyond the stereotype of the tough guy. It is the story of a true humanitarian, an engaged citizen not only in his immediate community, but on the global stage as well. Today, he is involved in many charities.
David Adams
President & ceo
Global automakers of Canada

David Adams is the President & CEO, Global Automakers of Canada. He has more than 30 years experience in the Canadian automotive industry. He brings a unique perspective to Canada’s auto sector, being the only individual to have served in senior executive roles with both of Canada’s leading automotive industry associations.
Bob Larocque
President & ceo
Canadian Fuels Association
A native of Hawkesbury, Ontario, recently joined the Canadian Fuels Association as President and CEO in September 2020. Bob leads the Association in driving policies that improve environmental performance, protect industry competitiveness and strengthen Canada’s critical energy infrastructure. Focusing on maintaining an open dialogue between industry and government, its stakeholders and the public are priorities.
Jason Vaillant
Vice President, Communications & Outreach
Jason Vaillant joined the Canadian Fuels Association (CFA) in February 2020 as Vice President of Communications and Outreach. He leads communications and stakeholder outreach activities on behalf of the CFA and is responsible for telling the story of the transportation fuels sector in Canada.
Andrea Kent
greenfield GLOBAL INC

Andrea joined Greenfield in 2017 as the VP of Government and Public Relations. As the company’s lead communicator and spokesperson, Andrea promotes Greenfield’s mission through public policy, community outreach, advocacy, and media relations.
Jennifer Stewart
President & CEO Canadian energy marketers association
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.

Ian Thomson
Advanced biofuels canada

Ian Thomson is the President of Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés 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. 
Conference Location
 Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec

Hotel Booking
Book your room at special CEMA rates before March 11, 2022

Standard Room - $245/night-single or double, plus applicable taxes.

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

CEMA Rate or Reservations 514.861.3511 or Global Reservations 1.800.441.1414. Refer to: CIPMA2022

Rates are available 3 days pre- and post-conference, subject to availability.

Final date for preferred rates is 5 p.m. ET on March 11. 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 11 on the Conference floor at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.

*Pre-Conference seminar begins at 2 pm on Monday, April 11

Refreshments and networking begin at 3 pm on Monday, April 11.

*Post-Conference seminar ends at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 13.
*Limited space available, details will be provided via email


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 final and no refunds will be issued.

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