The Canadian Institute's 10th Annual Arctic Gas Symposium

Key Players Gather in Calgary at North America's Premier Arctic Gas Conference

CALGARY, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - The Arctic Gas Symposium is the gathering place for those involved in northern projects. Now in its 10th year, this annual event continues to bring together the who's who of the northern gas delivery world, and the communities involved.

The 2010 conference covers a broad range of important issues, including new hot spots for Arctic exploration, pipeline project updates, northern infrastructure, and community partnership best practices.

This year's speaker faculty features over 20 high level decision makers, community leaders and government officials, including:

    -   Admiral Tom Barrett, Deputy Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas
        Transportation Projects

    -   Tim Coleman, Director, Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Office, Government
        of Northwest Territories

    -   Richard Edjericon, Chair, Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact
        Review Board

    -   Bob Bleaney, General Manager, Denali Canada

    -   Tony Palmer, Vice President Alaska Development, TransCanada

    -   Kimberly Fairman, Regional Director, Canadian Northern Economic
        Development Agency (CanNor)

    -   Dr. Martin Fowler, Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals, Energy
        Component Program Manager, Natural Resources Canada

    -   Bob Reid, President, Aboriginal Pipeline Group (APG)

    -   Ron Sumanik, Oil & Gas Resources, Ministry of Energy, Mines and
        Resources, Yukon Government

    2010 Conference Co-Chairs:

    -   Benoit Beauchamp, Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North
        America, University of Calgary

    -   Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

For a full list of speakers and conference agenda, visit

    Conference Title:  The Canadian Institute's 10th Annual Arctic Gas
    Date:              March 2 & 3, 2010
    Location:          Hyatt Regency, Calgary

About The Canadian Institute

For over 20 years, The Canadian Institute's conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit

Media passes are issued at the discretion of The Canadian Institute and must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. For media accreditation contact: Jessika Hunt, 416-927-0718 Ext. 324 or

SOURCE Canadian Institute

For further information: For further information: Jessika Hunt, The Canadian Institute, 1329 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2C4, (416) 927-0718 Ext. 324,

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