ITA 2023 Conference Information

The International Tar Association (ITA) 2023 Annual Conference will be held in Montreal, Canada from Sunday, September 17th, through Tuesday, September 19th. The Annual Conference will be hosted at The InterContinental Hotel Montreal, located at 360 Rue Saint-Antoine Quest, Montreal. Conference delegates will enjoy this downtown location at the gateway between new and old Montreal. Conference registration and hotel reservations are available through the ITA website. The International Tar Association looks forward to welcoming association members and conference delegates to Montreal.

Conference Itinerary and Information:

The 2023 ITA Annual Conference will begin on Sunday, September 17th with the traditional Sunday Outing to local area sites and attractions – TBD. The tour is open to all conference delegates and registered spouses.

The Annual Conference Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday at 18:30 PM. This Reception is a great opportunity for our Member Company and Conference Delegates to join together ahead of the two day intensive conference. The Reception will be held in Les Voutes at the InterContinental Hotel. The ITA warmly invites and encourages all conference delegates to attend the reception.

On Monday, September 18th, all conference delegates are invited to join for breakfast beginning at 8:00 AM, with breakfast being included in your registration. At 9:00 AM, the International Tar Association Member Companies meet for a morning ITA General Assembly meeting beginning in the Sherwood/C.S. Stratton meeting room. The ITA Membership Committee will hold a 30 minute informational presentation for Prospective New Members starting at 11:00 AM followed by the Conference Lunch for all conference delegates.

The Annual Conference commences on Monday afternoon at 13:30 PM in the Sandra Berhardt Meeting Room with a speaker program designed to focus on a variety of industry related topics including Coal Tar, Coal Tar Pitch, Carbon Black, Naphthalene, Coke, Steel, Aluminum and related products. Conference speakers come from diverse backgrounds providing expert insight and content relative to the past, current and future markets. The ITA encourages questions and participation from the audience to create a dialogue with our invited speakers.

On Monday evening, the ITA will host the Conference Dinner for all delegates and spouses to enjoy. As our annual conference moves around the globe each year, the Conference Dinner typically captures the uniqueness of the conference city, providing a very memorable experience.

The Annual Conference resumes on Tuesday, September 19th, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 AM and the continuation of the speaker program on industry related topics from 8:30 AM in the Sandra Berhardt Meeting Room.

The Conference session concludes with a mid-day Conference Lunch.

By design, the ITA keeps Tuesday afternoon unscheduled to allow our Members and Delegates to arrange meetings for further networking opportunities.

The Speaker Program for the 2023 Annual Conference is currently being planned. We will post information on the website as speakers are confirmed.

The International Tar Association looks forward to welcoming you to Montreal and the 2023 Annual Conference.

Summary of Scheduled Events:

  • Sunday Outing – 9/17
  • Welcome Reception – 9/17
  • Conference – 9/18 & 9/19
  • Conference Breakfasts –9/18 & 9/19 (open to conference delegates)
  • Conference Lunches – 9/18 & 9/19
  • Conference Dinner – 9/18
  • Spouses’ Tour – 9/18

Annual Conference Sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities are open to all registered delegates and ITA member companies. Please contact Mr. Tim Bart, President, at Thank you for your consideration.

Spouses’ Program

Registered spouses/accompanying persons will join the ITA social program, including the Sunday Outing tour, the Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner and the Conference lunch on Tuesday. In addition, the Spouses’ program will include a tour & luncheon on Monday, September 19. We warmly welcome all attending spouses and accompany persons to join us in Montreal!!

Note: Information on the Sunday Outing and Monday Spouses’ Tour will be announced through the ITA website soonest. In addition, the conference breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday are open to registered conference delegates, excluding spouses/accompanying persons. The hotel serves breakfast in the hotel restaurant called Osco.