Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

June 16, 2011 11:00 ET

Oil Sands: What's Really Going On?

Top government and industry pros inform the public about oil sands

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2011) - Media are invited to attend an education session with chief executives from the energy industry. Aimed at non-energy industry, business, and community leaders, government representatives, and associations, this half-day non-technical overview of the oil sands features top names from government and industry. Topics include oil sands production, environmental efforts, Alberta's place in the world, and the future of the industry.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hall D, Shaw Conference Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue

Registrants will hear from Rick George, CEO of Suncor Energy, and Ron Liepert, Minister of Energy.

Meeting Agenda:

8:00Introductory remarks from conference chairperson - John Ferguson, chairman of the board, Suncor Energy Inc.
8:15World oil and gas markets – Peter Tertzakian, chief energy economist and managing director at ARC Financial (http://www.arcfinancial.com/)
8:45Oil sands in Alberta – panel presentation and discussion
Greg Stringham, vice president, markets and oil sands, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
John Rhind, chief operating officer, Shell Albian Sands
Cal Watson, general manager, Thermal Heavy Oil, Devon Energy
10:00Ron Liepert, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta
10:20Heavy oil refining, upgrading and infrastructure – panel
Ian MacGregor, chairman of the board, North West Upgrading Inc.
Kent Cornelius, vice president, Woodland Pipeline, oil sands project management and administration, major projects, Enbridge
11:00Value-add sectors
Justin Reimer, assistant deputy minister, Alberta Finance and Enterprise
David Chappell, regional vice president, Williams Energy in Canada
12:45Luncheon keynote - Rick George, chief executive officer, Suncor Energy Inc.

Note: Some presenters will be available for comment in the lobby of hall D following their presentations.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca

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