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Argus Canadian NGL and Petrochemical Summit

2018 Speakers
Marg McCuaig Boyd
Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Alberta Minister of Energy

As Minister of Energy, McCuaig-Boyd has helped spearhead key initiatives such as the successful launch of Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework, increasing market access for oil and natural gas, and growing private investment in the value-added sector to help secure Alberta’s future through a more diversified energy economy.

Prior to her election, McCuaig-Boyd served as part of the executive team at Grande Prairie Regional College, where she oversaw aspects of the college’s trades program. She also served as a public school teacher and administrator for more than 20 years and operated a consulting company to support small- and medium-sized businesses.

McCuaig-Boyd graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s Degree in education, and holds a Master’s Degree in administration and leadership from San Diego State University.

Jamie Fisher
Jamie Fisher, Director Energy Exports, Altagas

Jamie Fisher is the Director Energy Exports at AltaGas Ltd., and is currently working as a part of the development team at AltaGas Idemitsu Joint Venture. AIJV was formed to pursue opportunities involving exports of LPG and liquefied natural gas LNG from Canada to Asia. Jamie has extensive experience in the development of wholesale and retail markets for natural gas, and has structured and negotiated a broad range of long-term marketing, sale, and asset management transactions at locations Canada. Companies he has held commercial roles with include Duke Energy, TransCanada Pipelines, and Merrill Lynch.

Jamie started in the energy industry as an engineer, and has a strong background in mechanical engineering, gas processing, and plant construction. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Jamie currently lives in Calgary with his wife and two teenage daughters.
James Cairns
James Cairns,
Vice President Petroleum and Chemicals, CN Rail

James Cairns was appointed Vice-President, Petroleum and Chemicals in February 2010, based in Calgary. He oversees sales and marketing for CN's Petroleum and Chemicals business unit.

Mr. Cairns joined CN in 1988 as a train order operator, before being promoted to rail traffic controller and then to team leader with CN's Customer Service Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He entered the Sales and Marketing world in 1997 as an Intermodal account manager in Toronto, and was promoted to director, Intermodal Sales in 1999. Mr. Cairns then successively held senior positions in Intermodal Wholesale, Petroleum & Plastics Marketing, and IMX operations. Until his promotion to vice-president, he had been assistant vice-president of CN's domestic intermodal since 2007.

Mr. Cairns holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg and an MBA from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Dean Setoguchi Senior Vice President Liquids Business Unit at Keyera Corp
Dean Setoguchi, Senior Vice President Liquids Business Unit, Keyera

Dean Setoguchi is the Senior Vice President, Liquids Business Unit at Keyera Corp and previously held the position of CFO. Mr. Setoguchi has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the oil and gas industry including senior executive positions in several public and private energy companies. Mr. Setoguchi currently serves on the Board of Tamarack Valley Energy and has held other Board positions including the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors. Dean is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the University of Lethbridge.
Steve Weber
Steve Weber, Vice President Petrochemicals, Argus

Steve Weber is Vice President of Petrochemical Consulting for Argus DeWitt. Steve began his career with Fina in 1979 as a Process Engineer and had various other assignments in the 1980s in the Economics and Planning and Marine Transportation Groups for Fina in Dallas. In 1989, he moved to the Port Arthur refinery and later became Operations Manager at the site. Steve was named Plant Manager of the Fina/GE Joint Venture Styrene Plant (Cosmar) in 1995 and Refinery Manager at the Big Spring Texas refinery in 1998. In 2000, he returned to Louisiana to manage both the Styrene JV and the Total Petrochemicals Polystyrene Operation. Steve was named Senior Manager of Aromatics for Total in 2005, relocating to Houston.

Steve joined DeWitt & Company Inc. in 2011 after spending two years with Solomon Associates in the refining and petrochemical consulting area. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. Steve is responsible for single client studies for refining and petrochemicals in the Americas.
Deacon Shorr
Deacon Shorr,
President, Libra Fearnley

Deacon started in the LPG industry with Fearnleys in New York City in 1983 as an international LPG broker. From 1988 thru 1994 Deacon worked as an LPG Trader with Transammonia in London and in 1994 Deacon joined Ferrell International. During his time at Ferrell Deacon developed Ferrell International into one of the largest and most successful LPG trading houses in the world. After Ferrell Deacon had several jobs in the USA including his current position as President of Libra Fearnleys USA located in Santa Barbara, CA. Deacon has a BA from the University of Colorado.
Paige Morse
Paige Morse,
Vice President Propylene, Argus

Paige Morse is responsible for market intelligence and analysis for propylene and related derivatives. She has 25 years in experience in the chemical industry in the US and Europe, and joined Argus in 2016.

She is a strategic thinker with broad experience in business development and corporate planning in chemical and energy markets. Paige has worked in R&D, business development, and marketing at Shell, Dow, Sunoco and Clariant. She has worked on several M&A projects throughout her career, with a focus on acquisition targeting, market and technology assessment, and asset integration. Paige has PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Ohio.
Ajey Chandra
Ajey Chandra, Managing Director, Muse, Stancil & Co.

Mr. Ajey Chandra is a Director of the firm and the Managing Director of the Houston office of Muse, Stancil & Co. where he also leads the Midstream practice area for the firm. Mr. Chandra joined Muse in 2014 after 28 years of experience in various facets of the midstream industry, including operations, engineering, business development, management, and consulting. Mr. Chandra has had a wide variety of assignments covering all aspects of the energy industry during his career, and has had several long term expatriate assignments overseas, including Europe and Southeast Asia. Mr. Chandra’s operating, consulting and management experience includes working at Amoco, Purvin & Gertz, Hess and NextEra Energy Resources prior to joining Muse Stancil. Mr. Chandra has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Chandra has also attended Executive Education classes at Harvard University, and is a Professional Engineer in Texas.
Dave Tulk
Dave Tulk,
Partner, Gas Processing Management Inc. (GPMi)

Dave has over 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical, gas processing and mid-stream value chains of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He has held executive level leadership positions in both the petrochemical and mid-stream sectors.

He became a partner in GPMi with the objective of providing consulting services and expertise related to the commercial operation and development of the mid-stream and petrochemical businesses in western Canada. Dave’s expertise includes buying and selling petrochemical feedstocks and mid-stream assets as well as the development of major projects from concept to operation.

Dave’s career includes 28 years with Nova Chemicals with the majority of that time in a commercial role dealing with feedstocks, the ethylene business or new project development.

Dave took an early retirement package in 2009 when Nova Chemicals was purchased by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He joined AltaGas Ltd two months later as the Divisional Vice President responsible for the Extraction and Transmission businesses. In 2013 Dave left AltaGas and started consulting in May 2014.

Dave holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and served four years as a Combat Engineer Officer prior to joining Nova Chemicals.
Luis Landeros
Luis Landeros, President, LPGas Distributors Association

Luis Landeros serves as the president of the board for the LPGas Distributors Association (ADG) in Mexico. He has more than 25 years of experience with retail and consumer distribution companies, serving in project leadership, sales management, sales development, consulting and marketing management, and chief executive positions. The ADG serves to promote and advocate common interest of the four biggest LPG distribution groups of Mexico, concentrating 250 companies with 45 percent of the total market share, nationwide. The ADG actively participated in the elaboration of the Secondary Laws for the Mexican Energy Reform with the Secretariat of Energy, including its Hydrocarbon Regulation, Administrative Rulings and Official LPGas Standards.
Amy Strahan Editor LPG Petrochemicals Argus
Amy Strahan, 
Editor, Petrochemicals and NGLs, Argus 

Amy Strahan is editor of Argus Media’s daily NGL Americas report and also edits daily and weekly reports on the olefins and aromatics markets. She currently covers the waterborne LPG market in the US and is a regular contributor to LPG World, Argus’ bi-monthly magazine. 
Before joining Argus, Amy worked for seven years for Bloomberg News, where she covered oilfield services and SEC regulation.
Nick Black, Principal LPG, Argus
Nick Black, Principal LPG, Argus

Nick Black is Principal, LPG for Argus, and has 30 years experience in the energy industry, including 18 years as editor of the well-known business intelligence report Argus LPG World, as well as being the launch editor of the Argus International LPG Report. Nick speaks at major LPG conferences across the globe.

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