Resource Development Council

RDC’s 35th Annual Conference Presentations

Alaska Resources Conference
November 19-20, 2014
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center

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All available presentations have been posted.

Wednesday – November 19th

7:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Wells Fargo

8:00 Opening Remarks
Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line

Alaskan Economic Trends: 2015 Outlook
Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor pdf video

Alaska Industry 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Outlook
Oil & Gas:
Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association pdf video
Fisheries: Stephanie Madsen, Executive Director, At-Sea Processors Association video
Forestry: Keith Coulter, Lands Manager, Koncor Forest Products, Afognak Island Operations pdf video
Mining: Karen Matthias, Managing Consultant, Council of Alaska Producers pdf video
Tourism: Gideon Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, CIRI Alaska Tourism pdf video

10:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

10:30 Investment in Action
Moderator: Wendy Lindskoog, RDC Executive Committee, and Vice President, Business Management and Corporate Affairs, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Trond-Erik Johansen, President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. pdf video

Investing in Alaska's Future
Janet Weiss, President, Alaska, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. video

11:30 Networking Break

Noon Keynote Luncheon - Sponsored by Northrim Bank
The Arctic: Overcoming Challenges, Harnessing Great Opportunities

Moderator: Ethan Schutt, RDC Secretary, and Senior Vice President, Land and Energy Development, Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Thomas Mack, President and Interim CEO, Aleut Corporation pdf video
Rex Allen Rock, Sr., President and CEO, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation video

1:30 p.m. Remarks by Governor Sean Parnell video

Cook Inlet and Interior Basin Outlook
Moderator: Lisa Parker, RDC Board Member, and Manager, Government Relations, Apache Alaska, Inc.
Greg Lalicker, President, Hilcorp pdf video
David Hall, President, Cook Inlet Energy pdf video
Jim Mery, Vice President, Doyon Ltd. pdf video

3:00 Gourmet Break - Sponsored by Cruise Lines International Association - Alaska

3:30 The Arctic: Alaskan and Circumpolar Perspectives
Moderator: Doug Smith, RDC Board Memeber, and President, LRS Corporation
Drue Pearce, Senior Policy Advisor, Crowell & Moring LLP pdf video

North Slope: New Development and Production Update
Bill Hardham, Alaska Operations Manager, Repsol pdf video
Pat Foley, Senior Vice President, Caelus Energy Alaska LLC pdf video

4:30 VIP Reception – Sponsored by ExxonMobil, open to all conference attendees

Thursday – November 20th

7:00 a.m. Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area
- Sponsored by Geokinetics, Inc.

8:00 Point Thomson: One Step Closer to Production
Moderator: Len Horst, RDC Treasurer, and Fixed Operations Manager, Alaska Sales and Service
Gina Dickerson, Point Thomson Senior Project Manager, ExxonMobil Development Company pdf
*Note: due to technical difficulties, the video for this talk is not availble*

New Federal Regulations and Implications for Alaska Industry – Offshore and Onshore
Eric Fjelstad, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP pdf video

Emerging Energy & Climate Regulations: Impact on Alaska
Commissioner Larry Hartig, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation pdf video

Remarks by Governor-Elect Bill Walker video

10:00 Gourmet Break – Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP

10:30 Celebrating 25 Years of Developing Potential: What's Next?
Moderator: Lorna Shaw, RDC Vice President, and External Affairs Manager, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
Wayne Hall, Manager, Community and Public Relations, Teck (combined with Miller below)
Lance Miller, Vice President, Natural Resources, NANA Regional Corporation pdf video
Mike Satre, Manager of Government and Community Relations, Hecla Greens Creek Mining pdf video

11:30 Networking Break

Noon Keynote Luncheon - Sponsored by Holland America Line
Outlook for Commodities in Alaska Export Markets: From Minerals to LNG
Moderator: Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line
Patricia Mohr, Vice President, Economics and Commodity Markets Specialist, The Scotiabank Group pdf video

Last call for Grand Raffle ticket stubs at conclusion of lunch program

1:30 p.m. Special video message from U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski video

Progress Report on the Alaska LNG Project
Moderator: Kara Moriarty, RDC Executive Committee, and President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects pdf video
Steve Butt, Senior Project Manager, Alaska LNG Project pdf video
Mike Palowski, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources pdf video

3:00 Grand Raffle Drawing

Send-off Toast – Sponsored by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Toast by Janet Weiss, AOGA Board President video