Northern Energy Development Leaders Gather in Calgary at North America's Premier Arctic Gas Conference

CALGARY, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Each year, this event gathers leading industry players, community leaders and government regulators involved in northern projects. The Arctic Gas Symposium provides delegates with cutting edge updates on the latest policies, projects, challenges and opportunities impacting Canadian and U.S. arctic gas development.

The Mackenzie Gas Project received its 'green light' from the National Energy Board on December 16, 2010 and a cabinet approval is anticipated any day now. Come March there will be much to talk about! Join us at the 11th Annual Arctic Gas Symposium on March 2 & 3 and be part of the discussions at this integral time for the future of Arctic gas.

Hear from an outstanding line-up of speakers representing the thought leaders on Northern development issues including:

    -   2 keynote sessions: Senator Lesil McGuire, Alaska State Legislature,
        United States and Thomas R. Berger, Berger & Company
    -   Bob Reid, President, Aboriginal Pipeline Group (APG)
    -   Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator, Office of the Federal
        Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects
    -   Richard Nerysoo, President, Gwich'in Tribal Council
    -   Grand Chief Sam Gargan, Dehcho First Nations
    -   Chief Liard McMillan, Liard First Nation
    -   John Hogg, Vice President, Exploration and Operations, MGM Energy
    -   Dr. David J. Scott, Director, Geological Survey of Canada, Northern
        Canada Division
    -   Scott Gedak, Project Manager, Arctic Review, National Energy Board
    -   Stephen Traynor, Director, Resource Policy and Programs, Indian and
        Northern Affairs Canada

Visit to hear key player thoughts on the NEB decision and check out our free downloads of top-ranked sessions from Arctic Gas Symposium 2010.

    Conference:  11th Annual Arctic Gas Symposium
    Date:        March 2 & 3, 2011
    Location:    Hyatt Regency Calgary

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