Oil Sands Supply Chain 101: What Ontario Companies Need to Know

Businesses in the Sarnia-Lambton area will learn what is happening in the Alberta Oil Sands market, and the opportunities that exist for them. On November 28th, Sarnia-Lambton will host an Alberta Oil Sands Update 20/20 SMART Session at the Village Inn.

This half-day session will include:
• Oil Sands Intelligence: an update on the current economic climate in Alberta, where it’s going and why it’s headed there, and the necessary background information in order to talk with other major players in the supply chain.
• Marketing to the Oil Sands Industry: how to apply the intelligence learned to their business development activities.

Those sectors in which opportunities in Alberta have been particularly strong include structural steel, pressure vessels and heat exchangers, machining, fabricated metal products, plastics, automation systems, environmental and construction services, and plant and machine maintenance. Alberta manufacturers and service businesses are looking for partnerships outside the oil sands themselves.

“With the continuing decline in the US dollar, Ontario’s manufacturing sector is struggling to compete in the US market. Alberta offers an alternative potential opportunity,” says George Mallay, General Manager of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.

“Companies will learn what is happening on the ground in the Alberta oil sands market today and the opportunities that exist for Ontario companies. They will also discover the challenges associated with entering the Alberta oil sands market and how to overcome them,” says Stephen Rach, CME’s Ontario Director of oil sands partnerships.

The session will be held in Sarnia (Pt. Edward) at the Village Inn, 751 Christina Street on Wednesday, November 28th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To register, please contact: marie.morden@cme-mec.ca or visit www.manufacturingourfuture.ca.

Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is a session partner with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Royal Bank Canada and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

For more information
Media contact(s):
George Mallay
Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
Tel: (519) 332-1820
Stephen Rach
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Tel: (647) 300-3911

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