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Governor Sean Parnell and NEB Chairman Gaétan Caron: Resource Development Council for Alaska Releases "Who's Who In Northern Energy/Resources" Agenda


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With Governor Sean Parnell and National Energy Board Chairman Gaétan Caron,  RDC Conference Features Energy Who's Who.    

RDC's 30th Annual Conference Agenda (as of 10/20/09)
Alaska Resources 2010

November 18-19
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
Wednesday - November 18th
8:00 Opening Remarks
Governor Sean Parnell The North Slope: 2010 Forecast
John Mingé, President, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
Ken Sheffield, President, Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska (NGP Photo-r)
Helene Harding, Vice President, North Slope Operations, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
David Moles, Vice President Operations and Development, Eni Petroleum
Lee Bruce, Senior Project Manager, Point Thomson, ExxonMobil Alaska OCS 2010
Peter Slaiby, General Manager, Shell Exploration Alaska  

10:30 Emerging Energy Policy: Where Does Alaska Stand?
Kim Elton, Senior Advisor for Alaska Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Tom Irwin, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Common Sense Energy Policy: Short-term Needs, Long-term Solutions
David Holt, President, Consumer Energy Alliance

Noon Keynote Luncheon: Alaska Native Corporations: 2009 in Review and a Look at the Year Ahead
Matthew Nicolai, President, Calista Corporation
Margie Brown, President, Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Marie Greene, President, NANA Regional Corporation

2:00 p.m. Climate Change Regulation, Legislation and Litigation: Implications for Alaska
Jeff Leppo, Senior Attorney, Stoel Rives, LLP
Lynn Westfall, Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Economist, Tesoro Corporation
Commissioner Larry Hartig, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation  

3:30 Going on the Offensive: Debunking Myths and Misinformation
Dennis Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
John Shively, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Limited Partnership
Eric Fjelstad, Attorney at Law, Perkins Coie LLP
Ralph Samuels, Vice President Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line

5:00 VIP Networking Reception: Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
Hosted by Government of Canada, open to all conference attendees

Thursday - November 19th
8:00 Opening Remarks
Mayor Dan Sullivan, Municipality of Anchorage  

Federal and State Perspectives on Alaska Gas Pipeline Projects:
Drue Pearce
, Federal Coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects
Dr. Mark Myers, AGIA Coordinator, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

The TransCanada-ExxonMobil Pipeline Project
Tony Palmer, Vice President Alaska Development, TransCanada

The Denali Pipeline Project
Bud Fackrell, President, Denali: The Alaska Gas Pipeline

Addressing Alaska's Energy Needs: Exploring Options for In-State Gas  
Gene Therriault
, In-State Gas Coordinator, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska        

10:30 Tourism: Industry in Crisis
Steve Hites, President, Skagway Street Car Company, Inc.
Bob Berto,
Chief Executive Officer, Cruise Lines Agencies of Alaska
John Litten,
President, Sitka Tours   Noon Keynote Luncheon:
Gaétan Caron, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Board Canada  

1:30 p.m. Arctic Policy and Alaska's Natural Resources
Mayor Edward Itta, North Slope Borough
Rear Admiral Christopher Colvin, Alaska Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (Invited)
Chris Olive
r, Executive Director, North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Invited)

The Great Recession and Outlook for Alaska Resource Industries in 2010
Bill Popp, President, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor
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