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Premier Notley’s Texas mission: Statement

Premier Rachel Notley has issued the following statement regarding her mission to Houston, Texas:

Premier Rachel Notley speaks at CERAWeek 2017

Premier Rachel Notley speaks at CERAWeek 2017 in Houston, Texas on March 6, during a panel entitled “The new equation for energy and the environment”. (Credit: CERAWeek / IHS Markit)

“This week, I had the pleasure of representing and advocating Alberta’s trade and energy interests on a mission to Texas, accompanied by Minister McCuaig-Boyd.

“My focus for this trip builds on the work from last week’s mission to Washington, D.C., where I promoted the importance of the Alberta-U.S. relationship for our economies and good jobs on both sides of the border.

“Beyond trade, Alberta and the U.S. share an important energy partnership, which I highlighted during a panel discussion on energy and the environment at CERA Week. This mission also focused on learning more about new research and innovation best practices in order to help shape a more diversified Alberta economy.

“The relationships our government is developing here in the U.S. can protect jobs and grow trade relations between our two jurisdictions. This will ensure a more diversified economy, create new jobs and continue to make life better for Albertans.”

Premier's meetings in Houston – March 7, 2017

Lunch roundtable hosted by CAPP

  • Tim McMillan, CEO, CAPP
  • Terry Abel, Executive VP, CAPP
  • Arlene Strom, VP, Sustainability & Communications, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Judy Fairburn, EVP, Business Innovation, Cenovus
  • Lloyd Visser, VP, Environment & Sustainability ConocoPhillips
  • Andrew Lundquist, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, ConocoPhillips
  • John Rossall, Senior Vice-President, Canada, Talisman Energy
  • Stephen Willis, President and Chairman, BP Canada Energy Group

One-on-one meetings

  • Mr. Keisuke Kuroki, President, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
  • Mr. Hiroshi Okabe, Director, Planning Division, JOGMEC
  • Mr. Doug May, Business President for Olefins, DOW Chemical Company
  • Mr. Joe Kaeser, CEO, Siemens AG
  • Ms. Lisa Davis, CEO Global Energy and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
  • Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada in Dallas

Premier's meetings in Austin – March 8, 2017

Roundtable on innovation and economic diversification

  • Dr. Cindy Walker Peach, Director, Health/Biosciences, Austin Technology Incubator, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Mark Sanders, Assistant Director, Clean Energy and Water Incubators, Austin Technology Incubator
  • Dr. David Altounian, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, St. Edwards University
  • Joshua Baer, Executive Director, Capital Factory business accelerator

Lunch roundtable on innovation, culture and Canadian perspectives

  • Dr. Peter Nicholson, inaugural President Council of Canadian Academies
  • Jane Nicholson
  • Nancy Harris, Executive Vice President and Interim CEO North America, Sage Software

One-on-one meetings

  • Honourable Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

Media inquiries

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