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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 :

International Travel for Minister Ken Hughes’ Mission to Korea, China and Japan

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Ken Hughes, Minister of Energy and David Gowland, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister of Energy

Dates of travel :
October 11, 2013 to October 21, 2013

Places visited :
Seoul and Daegu, Korea Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan

Purpose of travel :
In order to expand key markets for Alberta’s energy products, services, and technologies, Minister Hughes spoke on behalf of the province at a number of high level events including: the World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea; the Calgary-China Investment Summit; and the Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum in Beijing, China. In what can be considered a landmark achievement for the Province of Alberta, Minister Hughes signed a Framework Agreement on Sustainable Energy Development with China’s National Energy Administration. The agreement will serve to facilitate increased energy trade between the two jurisdictions and represents a significant step forward in establishing Alberta’s energy sector in the fast growing market. It also helps establish closer ties between China and Alberta’s energy experts, policy makers, and regulators.

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Expenditures by Participants
Alberta's Energy Minister travelled to Asia with Alberta energy executives to develop new markets in China, South Korea and Japan.
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 $19,816.18
General Mission Expenditures
$866.78 – Hosting for CNPC – Alberta Petroleum Centre (CAPC) Dinner in Beijing and $129.45 Non-refundable fee for the planned – Bilateral Meeting during the World Energy Congress on Oct 15, 2013.

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 $996.23
Total Costs $20,812.41

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