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Now in its 31st year, Slugging It Out connects professionals from all sectors in heavy oil to discuss, share, collaborate and challenge one another on issues relevant to the industry. The conference aims to address the future of heavy oil and its place in a macroeconomic environment that continues to evolve towards addressing environmental and social concerns while providing energy security and a sustainable energy future. 

This industry is built on innovation and has always risen to overcome challenges by advancing technology. Speakers will discuss the direction of investment in the industry under the broader macroeconomic environment for oil and gas, updates on current projects and technical innovations that will propel heavy oil into a future of lower costs and lower emissions intensive production.