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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 Potsdam and Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland

Names of participants travelling :
Hon. Rob Renner, Minister of the Environment, MLA Medicine Hat
Roger Ramcharita, Minister's Executive Assistant

Dates of travel :
December 05, 2008 to December 13, 2008

Places visited :
Potsdam, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Poznan, Poland

Purpose of travel :
Minister Renner travelled to Poland to promote Alberta's interests and environmental achievements at the 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 14). In Germany, Minister Renner shared information about Alberta's environmental policies and successes with German parliamentarians and climate change policy makers. He was also a guest speaker at Germany's renowned Hertie School of Governance.

News release :
Final report :
(No report available at this time)


Expenditures by Participants
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 $18,672.20
General Mission Expenditures
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 $1,413.88
Total Costs $20,086.08

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