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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 :
Advanced Education and Technology

Name of international mission/travel :

Bio 2009 Conference

Names of participants travelling :
Hon. Doug Horner, Minister
Tim Schultz, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
May 18, 2009 to May 21, 2009

Places visited :
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Purpose of travel :
The annual Bio 2009 International Convention, the largest global biotechnology event, was held in Atlanta from May 18 to 21, 2009. It provided excellent opportunities to meet with senior government officials and representatives of national and global companies. There were 15,000 representatives from 70 different countries in attendance. Alberta stands to benefit greatly from these meetings as they often lead to new and enhanced corporate partnerships, an international reputation as a place for commercially relevant research, and increased funding to Alberta research teams. The convention also provided opportunities to promote Alberta's Pharmaceutical Strategy andto participate in a National Roundtable on the Bio-Based Economy.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
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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 $9,236.94
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 $641.97
Total Costs $9,878.91

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