Canada Seeks Energy Investment at 20th World Petroleum Congress

CALGARY, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian representatives are putting Canada's energy sector on display in Doha, Qatar where the largest international gathering of energy industry executives meets Dec. 4-8. Here, at the 20th World Petroleum Congress (WPC), industry members of the Canadian Association World Petroleum Council (CAWPC), along with Canadian research institutes, governments and political leaders will be ambassadors for Canada's oil, gas, and alternative energy sector.

Canada's purpose in attending the 20th World Petroleum Congress is fourfold: promotion, cooperation, innovation and investment.

  • Promotion: Representatives will present Canada as a great place to do business with its stable government, security, welcoming regulatory and business environment, rich resources and industry hub, extrapolation technologies, peaceful nation, high quality of life, educated labour force, easy transportation network, convenient access to global markets, and its increasing role as an emerging superpower in energy;
  • Cooperation: Executives will be learning how others approach common challenges and collaborating in solving issues;
  • Innovation: Industry members will be learning about what new technologies, approaches, and resources are being presented at the Congress to solve common challenges;
  • Investment: Most importantly, Canada seeks to secure commitments and interest by other countries and industry partners to invest in the nation's growing energy sector.

What does Canada's energy sector hope to achieve by attending the 20th World Petroleum Congress? Industry members hope to:

  • Educate other nations and industry players to the fact that Canada is open for business;
  • Secure future commitments from international sources that will see Canada as a corporate home base, source for exploration, project partner and investment base;
  • Underscore Canada's prominent place in the world of petroleum producers;
  • Learn about and exchange information about new technologies, expand resource networks and discover business process innovations;
  • Sell products and present new processes and technologies;
  • Co-operate with others to achieve overall industry objectives.

As one of 60 member countries, Canada actively participates in organizing the triennial World Petroleum Congress through the members of the Canadian Association World Petroleum Council (CAWPC).  Sending a delegation, mounting international calibre exhibitions and creating hospitable events to attract additional discussion all involve considerable cost, planning and on-site representation to present Canada abroad. This year's CAWPC event Sponsors include federal and provincial governments, research agencies, as well as private and publicly-traded enterprises.

To learn more about what industry members will be talking about and what they hope to achieve at the 20th World Petroleum Congress, contact any of these CAWPC Sponsors directly:

Gold Sponsors:

Government of Alberta, Contact: (Energy), (IIAR)
Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP, Contact: Caroline Cody,
Government of Canada, Contact: (DFAIT) Media Relations T: (613)996-2000     
   (NRCan): Media Relations Unit, T: (613)992-4447
Nexen Inc., Contact: (Calgary) Davis Sheremata,
SNC-Lavalin, Contact :
TD Securities, Contact:

Silver Sponsors:

Bennett Jones LLP, Contact: David Silver
Macleod Dixon LLP, Contact: T: (403)267-8177
Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd, Contact: Robin Greschner, T: (403)750-4400

Bronze Sponsors:

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures, Contact: Allan Tesorio,
Barrick Energy Inc., Contact: David Boone,
ERCB - Energy Resources Conservation Board, Contact:, T: (403) 297-3392 C: (403) 613-5554
Golder Associates Ltd, Contact: Lea Chambers,
Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Energy, Contact: Nancy Watson,, Phone: (902) 424-1195
Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Contact:, T: +1 403 265 3221 ext. 2246.
National Research Council, Contact:, T: (613)990-7480 
PwC Canada, Contact:
Suncor Energy Inc., Contact:  T: (403)296-4000

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SOURCE Canadian Association World Petroleum Council

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For more information about CAWPC, its members and sponsors, and the 20th World Petroleum Congress, please contact: 

Lea Chambers, Marketing and Communications Officer
Email:  or
Canadian Association World Petroleum Council
1000 - 250 5th St. S.W., Centennial Place, West Tower
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 Canada
Tel.: +1 (403) 218-2000

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