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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 :
Energy

Name of international mission/travel :

Energy Minister travels to U.S. Midwest to speak about oil sands, Minister to affirm Alberta's position as a secure, responsible supplier of energy

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

Dates of travel :
June 18, 2008 to June 20, 2008

Places visited :
Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois in the United States

Purpose of travel :
In June 2008, the Minister of Energy was invited to attend and provide keynote addresses to two key audiences in the U.S. Midwest—the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Wisconsin Manufacturers, and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. These events were scheduled during a two-day mission to the United States where the Minister promoted the province, provided an update on oil sands development, outlined Alberta’s environmental protection and climate change efforts, and provided an overview of Alberta’s role in securing North America’s energy future. Mission Objectives • Long-term advocacy and promotion of Alberta’s interests as a major energy supplier to the U.S. • Strengthening the image of Alberta in the United States as one of the leaders in addressing environmental issues surrounding resource development. • Networking with key energy industry representatives in the Midwest as well as manufacturers and suppliers that provide equipment for development in Alberta’s oil sands.

News release :
Final report :

 

Expenditures by Participants
The Minister of Energy was invited to attend and provide keynote addresses to two key audiences in the U.S. Midwest—the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and Wisconsin Manufacturers, and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
Amount
Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
$1,880.96
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
$1,524.09
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
$73.61
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)
$161.46
Total $3,640.12
General Mission Expenditures
Midwest event
Amount
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))
$394.13
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
$0.00
Total $394.13
Total Costs $4,034.25





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