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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 Mel Knight travels to Madrid, Spain to speak at the World Petroleum Congress

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

Dates of travel :
June 26, 2008 to July 09, 2008

Places visited :
Madrid, Spain London, England Outer Moray Firth, central North Sea (100 km NE Aberdeen, Scotland)

Purpose of travel :
Mission Objectives: • To promote Alberta and to educate attendees at the World Petroleum Congress about our energy resources and commitment to environmentally sustainable development. • To increase general awareness of Alberta’s ownership and jurisdiction over our energy resources and of the need for Alberta to be engaged in international energy discussions. • To meet with key government energy officials, both in Spain and the UK, as well as those attending the Congress from around the world. • To foster a dialogue with European-based energy companies active in Alberta, as well as Alberta-based companies active in Europe.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Minister Mel Knight highlighted Alberta's work to ensure the sustainable development of our resources at the World Petroleum Congress June 29 - July 3 in Madrid, Spain. Knight presented a keynote address at the congress on July 3 and traveled to London, England to speak to the business community at the Canada-U.K. Chamber of Commerce on July 7.
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 $27,739.32
General Mission Expenditures
World Petroleum Congress in Spain
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 $27,739.32

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