World Heavy Oil Congress

World Heavy Oil Congress

March 30, 2015 09:00 ET

World Heavy Oil Congress Fosters Conversation and Collaboration from Delegates Across the Globe

Leading Heavy Oil Event Welcomed 1,700 Energy Leaders to the City of Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2015) - World Heavy Oil Congress, the world's largest gathering of heavy oil professionals, has come to a close after welcoming 1,700 registered attendees to the Shaw Conference Centre from March 24 - 26. Over the three days, local and international delegates participated in networking events, industry presentations and world-class exhibits.

Since its inception in 2006, the Congress has been one of the most significant and well-recognized energy gatherings in the world. This year, the Congress welcomed a number of notable guests including Alberta Premier Jim Prentice; Honourable Frank Oberle, Minister of Energy; Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton; and Mark Little, Congress Chairman and Executive Vice President, Upstream, Suncor.

"As a leading platform for international thought leadership in the global heavy oil community, we were very excited to welcome attendees and exhibitors from both emerging and established heavy oil markets," said Miki Reeder, Vice President, Energy, dmg :: events, organizers of World Heavy Oil Congress. "The Congress offered a great platform for exploring this year's theme of 'Producing More With Less.' Delegates were able to network and discuss important issues facing the heavy oil sector today and those that will impact the industry in the future."

The business and technical conference hosted an impressive array of renowned speakers who discussed the worldwide development of heavy oil through keynotes, panels and case studies. The three-day event featured more than 70 exhibiting companies and gathered attendees, exhibitors and delegates from 25 countries including Canada, the United States, China, Kuwait, Peru, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Russia and more.

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