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Exploring Opportunities in the Oilsands: National Buyer-Seller Forum

Published by Stephanie Brooks on September 07, 2012

Investment levels in the Canadian oilsands have reached unprecedented levels over the last couple years, with projections estimating a total of $2.07 trillion in spending over the next 25 years. This makes the Canadian oilsands one of the largest-known free market resource supply chains in the world.

A director on the forum's Alberta advisory board says it's time for you to explore these opportunities at the annual National Buyer-Seller Forum (NBSF).

"In the past, it's been open to let other companies recognize the opportunities in the oilsands," says Daryl Friesen, VP of operations at Metal Fabrications and Welding. "Where those companies were located didn't seem to matter much. Now, the focus is changing to a more direct approach to allowing the oilsands companies, themselves, to understand the capabilities of manufacturing in Alberta and in Canada, rather than just leaving it open to companies from all over the world to find out how to get in on the action."

Friesen, who is taking an even more active role in it this year than in his past 10 years of working with the forum, says the focus this year is changing. "Instead of manufacturers going in to learn about the kinds of opportunities that are available, we now want manufacturers to tell their story of what they're capable of doing."

The 2012 NBSF is the place to realize these opportunities and network with companies across the oilsands supply chain to work on expanding and improving the effectiveness of the supply chain.

The forum is happening October 23-25, 2012 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. Find out more here.

"This year, we're taking a more proactive approach to promoting the availability of manufacturing in Alberta and Canada." For more information, click here

See you there!

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