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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 Beijing, China to attend the World Heavy Oil Conference

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

Dates of travel :
November 08, 2006 to November 15, 2006

Places visited :
Beijing, China

Purpose of travel :
Minister Melchin attended the 1st World Heavy Oil Conference on behalf of the Honourable Clint Dunford, Minister of Alberta Economic Development and First Vice Chairman. The Alberta Government and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) partnered to organize the Conference and Exhibition in Beijing, November 12-15, 2006. Themed as "Heavy Oil - The Future of Global Energy?" the conference’s discussions focused on how to expand the development and utilization of world heavy oil resources, promote international cooperation in the heavy oil sector and to exchange information.

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Expenditures by Participants
World Heavy Oil Conference, Beijing, China, November 8 to 15, 2006
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 $15,322.86
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 $0.00
Total Costs $15,322.86

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