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International Travel Expenses

On May 5, 2004 the Alberta government adopted a new policy on the mandatory publication of international travel expenses for Ministers, MLAs and Ministers' office staff.

International Travel Expenses --

International mission/travel:

International Travel Expenses

Ministry of :

Name of international mission/travel :

Mission to New York and Washington, DC for Alberta at the Smithsonian

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy
Glenn Shepherd, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
June 25, 2006 to July 05, 2006

Places visited :
New York and Washington, DC

Purpose of travel :
New York: To participate in an energy investment conference and highlight the tremendous growth in Alberta's energy sector and promote future investment opportunities in the province. Washington: 1) Support and enhance the profile of Alberta Week in Washington (June 26-July 1) and the Alberta exhibit at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 30-July 11). 2) Use the profile Alberta will have in Washington to reinforce our key messages in the U.S. 3) Take advantage of Alberta’s presence in Washington, D.C. to expand the number and quality of contacts with key U.S. decision-makers. 4) Promote a well-rounded view of Alberta, one that accurately portrays the richness and diversity of our geography, culture and economy.

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Expenditures by Participants
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Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes cell phone rental and usage charges, conference/registration fees, fax and internet charges, passport and visa fees, medical and inoculation fees, laundry and dry cleaning, baggage handling, meeting rooms, and other sundry expenditures)
Total $17,875.21
General Mission Expenditures
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Receptions and Hosting (receptions, luncheons, dinners, and events that are hosted by the Government of Alberta (includes reception related costs for room rental, food, beverages, catering staff, service charges, entertainment, flowers))
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
Total $134.50
Total Costs $18,009.71

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