CGA Canada 2019 Annual Meeting

Online registration is now open!

We invite you to join us for the Compressed Gas Association’s Canada Annual Meeting, September 10-11, 2019, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. All those who work for CGA member companies are welcome to attend.

Program Highlights

Time has been scheduled for meetings of each Canadian committee. The program also includes lunch and the banquet on Tuesday, and the CGA Canada Annual Meeting of the Members in conjunction with breakfast on Wednesday.

The Canadian Executive Committee is pleased to announce that at the Lunch on Tuesday, Graeme W. Norval, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, will be the keynote speaker. His topic will be “CSA Z767, Process Safety Management Standard.”

Act Soon – Early Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 9, 2019.

Please use the expanding menus below to view the full meeting program as well as all details on how to register for the meeting and how to make hotel reservations.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Registration Information & Policies

Overview

Everyone attending meetings or events scheduled in conjunction with the CGA Canada Annual Meeting must register for the meeting and pay any applicable fees. Please remember to RSVP through your CGA personal webpage for specific committee meetings you plan to attend. An RSVP to a committee meeting does not automatically register you for this event.

Please review all the meeting and registration information provided on this webpage prior to completing your registration.

Key Dates

  • Early Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 9, 2019. Members who register by the August 9 deadline will not be charged a meeting registration fee.
  • Members who register on August 10 or later will be charged a meeting registration fee of $200 (USD).
  • Online registration closes on August 27, 2019. After this date, registrations will only be accepted onsite at the meeting.
  • Cancellation/Changes Deadline: August 27, 2019

Hotel Reservations: Please note that CGA is no longer making hotel reservations for the CGA Canada Annual Meeting. Click here to make your hotel reservation, or go to the Hotel Information & Reservations section of this webpage to read more about the Canada Annual Meeting facility. 

How to Register

To register online for the meeting, click the event registration link in the announcement section at the top of your personal page on the CGA Member Portal. Please complete the online registration process to the end. No credit card information is needed unless your significant other will accompany you. Online registration must be paid in full by credit card at time of registration.

Alternatively, you may download the registration form (PDF), print and complete it. Then fax the completed form to CGA at 703-961-1831.

You may also mail the registration form with your payment to:

Compressed Gas Association
Attn: CGA Canada Annual Meeting
14501 George Carter Way, Suite 103
Chantilly, Virginia 20151

For payment by check or wire transfer, please print and complete the registration form (PDF). Check must be made payable to Compressed Gas Association in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks drawn on a non-U.S. bank will not be accepted.

To pay by wire transfer, contact CGA for instructions.

**REMEMBER: CGA Member Registration = $0 for registrations received by August 9, 2019**

After the deadline, a meeting registration fee of $200 (USD) will apply. The late registration fee will be assessed if a person attends a committee meeting and does not register.

*All registration fees and prices on this page are quoted in U.S. funds (USD).

What’s Included in Your Meeting Registration

Registration includes access to all meetings (except those marked “committee members only”) and the following group meals held at the meeting hotel:

  • Lunch and the banquet on Tuesday
  • Breakfast with Annual Meeting of the Members on Wednesday

As you complete your registration, please indicate the meals you plan to attend in order for CGA to accurately arrange for seating and food and beverage.

Spouse/Significant Other Registration

A registration fee will be charged for your spouse, significant other, or partner to attend the banquet on Tuesday. This fee covers the estimated food and beverage cost for the function.

This registration category is for a spouse, significant other, or partner who does not work in an industry-related occupation. A significant other who works for a CGA member company may register as a member.

Cancellation/Changes Policy

A written cancellation is required regardless of whether a registration fee is paid or not. All registration cancellations, changes, and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by CGA on or before August 27, 2019. Refunds are subject to a $50 (USD) processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline for any reason.

Refunds are processed after the meeting.

Substitution Policy

If after registering you are unable to attend the meeting, you may send a substitute. Please notify CGA in writing as soon as possible. Substitutions are allowed for full registrations only.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your registration, send an email to Jana Hollis by completing the form below and clicking “Submit.” All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Alternatively, you may call Jana at 703-788-2746 for assistance.

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Hotel Information & Reservations

2019 CGA Canada Annual Meeting Hotel:

Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7
Canada
Telephone: 1-613-238-1122; 1-800-853-8463 (toll-free for Canada and USA)
CGA Canada Annual Meeting reservation webpage

The CGA group rate is $279 CAD (~$210 US as of 6/13/19) single or double occupancy, per Traditional room, per night, plus applicable taxes, currently 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax and 13% Harmonized Sales Tax. There are Deluxe, Executive, and Concierge rooms available for additional charge. The discounted rate includes complimentary in-guestroom high speed Internet.

The hotel will honor the CGA rate two days before and after the meeting dates, subject to room availability at the time of reservation.

Hotel Reservations must be received on or before August 9, 2019, to receive the CGA rate.

Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and at prevailing room rates.

Reservation Instructions

Make your reservation online at the hotel’s CGA Canada Annual Meeting reservation webpage.

If you plan to arrive before September 9 or depart after September 12, you will need to call the hotel directly to make your reservation. Be sure to state that you are attending the CGA Canada Annual Meeting to receive the CGA group rate.

Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or accompanied by a deposit equal to one-night’s room and taxes. Deposits will be refunded by the hotel for cancellations received by 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to your scheduled arrival.

You will be asked to confirm your check-out date when you arrive at the hotel. Please advise the hotel of any changes at check-in.

Hotel Features

  • Complimentary Internet access is available in all guestrooms
  • Smoke-free environment
  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM; check-out time is 12:00 PM
  • Self-parking is $23 daily, plus taxes; valet parking is $29 daily, plus taxes

All hotel rates and prices on this page are quoted in Canadian funds (CAD).

Please Note: CGA has contracted with the meeting hotel to set aside a block of rooms at this rate for meeting registrants. CGA is contractually obligated to fill this room block and may be exposed to significant financial liability should our members fail to support this room block.

Event Schedule

Tuesday

September 10

8:30am-12:30pm CGA Registration Desk
9:00am-12:00pm Canadian Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems Committee
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch with Keynote address

Speaker: Graeme W. Norval and Topic: “CSA Z767, Process Safety Management Standard”

2:30pm – 5:30pm Canadian Transportation Committee

Transport Canada Presentation

Canadian Medical, Food, and Beverage Gases and Equipment Committee
6:30pm-10:30pm Reception and Banquet

Presentation of Morris Gold Award

Wednesday

September 11

7:15am-7:30am CGA Registration Desk
7:30am-9:30am Breakfast and CGA Canada Annual Meeting of Members
9:45am-12:45pm Canadian Cylinder Specifications Committee
Canadian Health, Safety, and Environment Committee
1:00pm-4:00pm Canadian Executive Committee (committee members only)

Committee meetings are open to all registered attendees, except where noted above.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Norval will be the Keynote Speaker during the Lunch on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. His topic: “CSA Z767, Process Safety Management Standard.”

Graeme Norval, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. He has been lecturing in process design since 2004. His prior work experience was in the chlor-alkali industry with Pioneer, formerly CIL, where he was a senior research engineer. He is the principal of GWN Chemical Consulting, Inc., and provides technical and engineering support to various chemical manufacturers and repackagers across North America in support of the use of chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, bleach, and related chemicals.

He has introduced concepts of safety and safety management into the chemical engineering design courses at the University of Toronto. Further, he is actively involved with Minerva Canada in delivering their Summer Institutes, in which the basics of safety and safety management are taught to university professors, in order to boost the teaching of these subjects. Further, he is part of the team that is developing e-modules, which will be freely available to all students in Canada; these will provide the fundamental building blocks of safety education for all students, and will fill the gap between the regular curriculum and the elements that industry desires.

In 2012, he was appointed to the Province of Ontario’s Prevention Council, a group which helps set the direction for the Ministry of Labour’s prevention activities with the goal of improving workplace health and safety. He is chair of the CSA Z-767 Process Safety Management committee; the standard was issued in February 2017, and will be a National Standard of Canada by fall of 2019.

Transportation

Airport Transportation

The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is located approximately 10 miles from the Ottawa Marriott.

Ground Transportation

  • The Ottawa Marriott does not provide shuttle service from or to the airport.
  • All licensed transportation is located on Level 1 “arrivals.”
  • Estimated taxi fare to the hotel is around $35 CAD.
  • Ridesharing is located on Level 1, Pillars 12 and 13 (outer curb).
  • Car rental agencies located at the airport include Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

Canadian Customs and Immigration

A valid passport is required for all visitors at all entry points of access to Canada, and is mandatory for all flights within North America. At designated points of entry, visitors may also have the option of presenting an enhanced driver’s license, NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry, or FAST/EXPRES enrollment card.

For more information, visit the following sites:

General Information

What to Wear

The dress code for CGA committee meetings is business casual, coat and tie are optional.

Business attire is recommended for the reception and banquet on Tuesday evening.

Indoor meetings and events will be in air-conditioned meeting space, so we recommend that you bring a jacket or sweater.

Weather

September temperatures in Ottawa average a high of 20 C (69 F) and a low of 10 C (50 F).

Area Attractions

For information on things to do and places to see in the area, visit Ottawa Tourism at:  https://www.ottawatourism.ca/.