Canada's global energy centre awarded important event

CALGARY, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - WADE Canada, dmg events and Calgary Economic Development (CED) announced today that the inaugural Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition has been awarded to Calgary. The event will be held at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from November 1 - 3, 2011. Calgary, Alberta was chosen to host this event because it is home to many of the largest headquarters for oil and gas companies in North America, and its strength in facilitation of emerging clean energy practices, research and development, application and integration of technologies.

Calgary Economic Development will have a major role in attracting the expected 4,000 attendees from around the world and over 500 congress delegates from 200 exhibiting companies. This important event will explore the latest innovations in clean energy technology from a global perspective, and includes a three-day congress and exhibition with international leaders in clean energy.

"The announcement that Calgary will host the Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition supports the goal put forth in the ten-year Calgary Economic Development Strategy to make Calgary THE global energy centre," said Bruce Graham, President & CEO of Calgary Economic Development. "We look forward to hosting this landmark industry congress and exhibition that will allow Calgary's business community to showcase its continued efforts to strengthen and diversify the energy sector."

"We are experiencing unprecedented global shifts in the way we produce and consume energy," said Anouk Kendall, President of WADE Canada. "Canada, and in particular Calgary, is poised to bring together world leaders to showcase their clean energy projects, technologies, and practices that will build on Alberta's reputation as an energy leader. We are looking to create a dynamic venue to match those looking for clean energy solutions with the providers of advanced and efficient technology options."

In addition to high-profile keynote speakers, the three-day conference will cover topics such as:

  • Supply and Demand - past present and future
  • Fuels and Generation - past present and future
  • Infrastructure & Supply Chain Optimization - monitoring and optimizing energy delivery
  • Health and Environment - quantifying the benefits
  • Market Transformation - policy mechanisms, growth strategies, risk management
  • Investment and Financing  - investing in innovation and financing commercialization

The Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition will showcase a number of unique elements from the smallest inventor in the Innovation Stations to the larger exhibitor showcasing real-world applications and integrated technologies in the Technology Zone. 

"Attendees, both from oil and gas companies and the community, will be able to have a hands-on look at working clean energy technologies and projects that are paving the way to more responsible energy production and consumption at the Global Clean Energy Congress," said Wes Scott, Vice President - Energy for dmg events. "The exhibition is built with the attendee in mind and will showcase what's working with respect to clean energy and what can be accomplished in the future."

Details of the conference topics, exhibiters and stakeholders for the Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition can be found at the official website:


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