Media Advisory - Oil Sands Symposium - Improving Time to Market and Global Access

CALGARY, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Billions of dollars are expected to be invested in new oil sands projects this year, and despite recent challenges to proposed pipelines, Canada's oil sands producers plan to export to a booming Asian market and beyond. CI Energy Group's 10th Annual Oil Sands Symposium will provide vital information and discuss strategies for improving time to market and global market access, as well as effective methods to reduce project costs and best practices for responsible development.

Program highlights:

  • Update your oil sands strategy with key insights from leaders in industry and  government
  • Learn to make your business more competitive with tips and techniques for project cost reductions
  • Discover how to overcome the challenges in oil sands development to improve time to market
  • Get workable solutions to attracting and retaining skilled labour
  • Gain insight into global oil markets and shape your business strategy while enhancing profitability

Hear directly from those at the forefront of oilsands development at these key sessions:

  • Access to international and Asian markets from Total E & P Canada and Ivanhoe Energy
  • Panel discussion on pipelines and railway networks that will deliver oil sands to the US market
  • Alternative processes to overcome the challenge of cost over-runs to stay globally competitive from E-T Energy
  • Global oil market trends and how oil sands production impacts refining in Canada and the US from Platts
  • The impact of Alberta's updated Land Use Framework on oil sands development from the Government of Alberta
  • Reducing on-site project costs with new building techniques from Aecon Industrial
Conference Title:  10th Annual Oil Sands Symposium
Date:  November 16-17, 2011
Location:   Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta
Program Chair:    Tim Shipton, President, Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG)

Media passes are issued at the discretion of CI Energy Group and must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. Media can register in advance. For media accreditation contact: Sharvan Salooja, 1-877-927-7936 Ext. 7288 or

About CI Energy Group, The Canadian Institute and C5 Group
CI Energy Group is a division of The Canadian Institute and a member of the C5 Group of Companies, an international network of leading conference and business information providers. Staffed by industry experts and lawyers, CI Energy Group produces an extensive portfolio of research driven, timely business conferences for the global energy and commodities sectors. Covering a range of operational, technical and policy issues our market-led forums provide the business intelligence that decision makers need to react effectively to challenges and opportunities in the evolving worldwide energy marketplace.


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For further information:

Sharvan Salooja
CI Energy Group | The Canadian Institute
1-877-927-7936 Ext. 7288

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