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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 :

Energy Minister showcases Alberta's resources in the U.K.

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Jason Ennis, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
January 13, 2008 to January 19, 2008

Places visited :
London, England

Purpose of travel :
Energy Minister Mel Knight traveled to London, England to strengthen Alberta’s relationships with the international investment community and the energy industry and legislators in the U.K. The Minister met with elected officials, energy industry representatives and investors. He provided an overview of Alberta’s oil sands development and highlighted investment opportunities at the London Oil Sands Forum 2008 and at a Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Minister trip to the London Oil Sands Forum 2008 will highlight Alberta's oil sands and focus on energy resources and investment opportunities to an audience of industry representatives and investors and will speak to the coporate community.
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 $15,054.28
General Mission Expenditures
London Working Sessions
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 $459.13
Total Costs $15,513.41

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