Minister Savage will attend the World Petroleum Congress (WPC), a premier global oil and gas conference taking place in Houston, Texas. The minister will also attend the Energy Council Conference in New Orleans, La. The Energy Council is an organization of elected legislators from 14 energy-producing states in the U.S. and two Canadian provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

“I am looking forward to promoting Alberta and our energy sector in the United States. Being a secure and stable source of energy, Alberta has a key role in supplying affordable, responsible and reliable energy for North America and the world. I will be highlighting Alberta’s innovative and world-leading oil and gas industry and our province’s plan to pursue new and emerging sources of energy."

Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy

Participation at both the WPC and Energy Council Conference provides opportunities to promote Alberta as a supplier of responsible, secure, reliable and affordable energy. Minister Savage will meet with U.S. and other government officials, as well as energy industry executives. The minister will encourage conference delegates to attend the 24th World Petroleum Congress, scheduled to take place in Calgary in 2023.

The minister will be accompanied by her chief of staff and the deputy minister of Alberta Energy. MLA for Grande Prairie Tracy Allard will attend the Energy Council Conference. MLA Allard sits on the board of directors for the council’s Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research.

Mission expenses will be posted on the travel and expense disclosure page.

The Alberta government is committed to working with its national and international partners to advance shared interests that can lead to new opportunities for people and businesses in Alberta and around the world.

Itinerary for Minister Savage*

Dec. 5

  • Travel to Houston
  • Meet with Consul General of Canada in Dallas

Dec. 6

  • Meet with stakeholders
  • Meet with foreign energy ministers

Dec. 7

  • Speaking opportunities at World Petroleum Congress

Dec. 8

  • Meet with U.S. and other government officials
  • Meet with stakeholders
  • Speaking opportunity at World Petroleum Congress

Dec. 9

  • Travel to New Orleans

Dec. 10

  • Attend the Energy Council Conference
  • Meet with U.S. state legislators

Dec. 11

  • Keynote presentation at the Energy Council Conference
  • Meet with Honourary Consul to Canada in Louisiana

Dec. 12

  • Travel to Edmonton

*Subject to change.