Oil Sands Trade Show showcases green technologies

    World's largest gathering of Oil Sands professionals to experience
    first-rate innovation and education in latest industry developments

    CALGARY, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - The renowned Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference
taking place on September 23 & 24 in Edmonton at Northlands AgriCom will
underscore the importance of greener technologies in industry, with the
addition of the GO GREEN Environmental Pavilion, according to dmg world media,
host of the premier event.
    Bringing together hundreds of heavy oil and oil sands professionals from
around the world, this year's Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference is comprised
of world-class features and presentations, such as the GO GREEN Environmental
Pavilion; the Welding & Cutting Automation Forum; "Sand Trapped" Golf
Tournament; Global Petroleum Career Exposition; Mine Site Tour of Fort
McMurray; Heavy Oil 101 seminar; 8th Annual Athabasca Oil Sands Conference;
Oil Sands Grand Reception, and 110,000 square-feet of exhibition space
featuring the latest technologies, products and services in the oil sands
    "With the recent visit of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates and U.S. investment
magnate Warren Buffett to one of Alberta's northeastern oil sands site, it is
apparent that Alberta's oil sands are one of few oil basins in the world where
production is slated to grow in coming years and the massive play has been the
focus of global attention," said Wes Scott, Event Director, dmg world media.
"This year's event will see nearly 10,000 registered visitors, and showcase
technologies across the board for industry. We are excited to spotlight the GO
GREEN Pavilion as an added feature to this important event."
    "We are delighted Edmonton is the host-city for the Oil Sands Trade Show
and Conference," says Mayor Stephen Mandel. "Given Edmonton's proximity to the
oil sands, and our region's aspirations to be a world class petrochemical
centre, we are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase and explore
business opportunities with these industry leaders. We are especially
interested this year, given the focus on building an environmentally
sustainable industry, which is something that our region is strongly committed
to build."
    The GO GREEN Environmental Pavilion is a dedicated venue for exhibitors
to promote products and services focused on improving the environmental
effects of extraction, upgrading, refining, and transportation of bitumen.
    The Global Petroleum Career Exposition will see companies such as
Canadian Natural Resources, Ltd., Husky Energy Inc., Mammoet Canada Western
Ltd., Shell Canada Products and Total E & P Canada Ltd.
    The event will host the renowned 8th annual Athabasca Oil Sands
Conference on Tuesday, September 23 - presented in the conjunction with the
Canadian Heavy Oil Association. This conference attracts over 300 delegates
attending to hear presentations on technology advances, project updates, and
research and development.
    FREE EXHIBITION PASSES are still available to qualified oil sands
industry professionals - all visitors wishing to attend the Exhibition are
encouraged to register online at www.petroleumshow.com prior to September 22.
Onsite registration fee without pre-registration is $50.00 + GST.

    Exhibition Hours:

    Tuesday, September 23:    10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 24:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    For more information on the events surrounding the Oil Sands Trade Show,
please visit www.petroleumshow.com.

    The Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference is the most significant oil sands
industry event in the world and the second largest oil show in Canada. It is
renowned for its first-rate presentations of the latest technology in the
industry, including SAGD, project updates and its exhibition of oil
sands-related equipment. The event expanded exhibit space from 50,000 net
square feet to 110,000 net square feet, marking a record year for the event.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Shauna MacDonald, Brookline
Public Relations, Inc., (P) (403) 538-5645, (C) (403) 585-4570, (E)
smacdonald@brooklinepr.com; Arlene Worsley, Brookline Public Relations, Inc.,
(P) (403) 538-5641, ext. 106, (C) (403) 650-7086, (E)

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