Growing societal and government pressures regarding areas such as health, environment and energy represent major challenges and opportunities to the corporate sector. Public concerns regarding Canadian oil pipeline proposals, chemical spills, global warming and extreme weather are regularly highlighted in the news. Chemical scientists and engineers are poised to play a major role in addressing these challenges as they affect oil-sands, pulp and paper, mining and chemical production companies as well as emerging industries such as bio-based chemicals. Solutions that fit the needs of business and the economy need to be aligned with societal goals of limiting adverse effects on health and environment. How companies and other organizations achieve this as well as human resources forecasting, will be discussed, highlighting important challenges and opportunities today and in the next 5-10 years.
A complimentary lunch will be served.
Rui Resendes, CSC Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc.
Philip Jessop, Technical Director, GreenCentre Canada
Allan Rey, CSC Director Industrial Liaisons, Senior Manager, Apotex Pharmachem Inc.
Jaroslav Kralovec, Senior Director, Chemistry, DSM Nutritional Products