While in Texas, Minister Nally will attend several events at the 2023 North American Blockchain Summit to speak with business leaders, blockchain experts and government officials to attract blockchain technologies to Alberta.

Minister Nally will also meet with Alberta and Canadian officials and industry representatives. The focus will be on learning more about the industry, identifying business opportunities for Alberta and promoting the province as a destination of choice for investors.

“Global companies are choosing to invest in Alberta – and for good reason. We have low taxes, less regulatory burden, a lower cost of living, a skilled workforce, abundant resources, a world-class education system and a robust research and development ecosystem. Telling our story to investors and trading partners is just one of the ways our government is working to secure Alberta’s future.”

Dale Nally, Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction

Minister Nally will be accompanied by one staff member. Mission expenses will be posted on the government’s travel and expense disclosure page.

Quick facts

  • Texas is a key economic partner for Alberta. In 2021, Alberta exports to Texas were
    US$8 billion and Alberta imports from Texas were US$2.2 billion.
  • It is estimated that Texas companies supplied goods and services worth US$115.1 million to Alberta’s oil sands in 2019.
  • Alberta’s efforts to cut red tape, modernize regulations and reduce costs have saved Albertans and business more than $2.6 billion since 2019.
  • Alberta continues to be recognized by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business as a top-performing province for red tape reduction.

Itinerary for Minister Nally*

Nov. 13

  • Travel to Austin, Texas

Nov. 14

  • Tour cryptocurrency mining facility
  • Meet with Canadian consul general
  • Meet with industry leaders

Nov. 15

  • Travel to Fort Worth, Texas
  • Tour cryptocurrency mining operation
  • Attend event sponsored by Invest Alberta

Nov. 16

  • Attend meetings with industry officials
  • Participate in blockchain roundtable discussion
  • Attend trade show

Nov. 17

  • Tour aerospace manufacturing facilities
  • Attend trade show and sessions
  • Meet with industry officials

Nov. 18

  • Return to Edmonton

*Subject to change. Additional meetings arranged by Alberta International Office and Invest Alberta may be added.

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