Noia conference: Day 3

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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Former premiers Tobin and Williams tapped for leadership panel

Federal minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford opens the final day of scheduled oil and gas industry-related presentations at the 2014 Noia conference.

He will be followed to the stage by Nalcor Energy vice-president and oil and gas lead Jim Keating, who will speak to prospectivity offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

In a schedule change, Derek Scott, vice-president of program development with Provincial Aerospace, will be stepping in to a slot set for former Statoil senior vice-president Willy Olsen, who was to speak on the importance of local content, but was ultimately unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, according to organizers.

Scott’s talk will come from a company accepted as one of the success stories of the local supply and service sector. It is titled: “Expanding horizons: Experience in local oil and gas industry leads to international success.”

The lead of the not-for-profit research and development company C-CORE, president and CEO Charles Randell, will follow Scott, speaking to: “Imagineering Canada’s east coast 50 years after first oil.”

Conference attendees are then set for talk of personal development and leadership roles, with a luncheon address from Silken Laumann and then a special leaders panel with two former premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador, Brian Tobin and Danny Williams.

The Telegram is carrying full conference coverage and will have more from the convention centre floor later today.

Follow our coverage on Twitter at #Noia or @StJohnsTelegram and through reporter @TeleFitz.

Organizations: Nalcor Energy, Provincial Aerospace, Statoil

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Marshall Art
    June 21, 2014 - 01:56

    Brian Tobin said, ' I've spent my time with the captains on Wall Street'. Not bad for a guy who's a high school grad, a university dropout, a former disc jockey and a gopher for Bill Rowe. Danny Williams, an Oxford educated lawyer , must feel honoured to be in the presence of someone who can actually talk the legs off a chair.

  • Cod Cheeky & Muskrat Moxy take the Roxy
    June 20, 2014 - 11:39

    Brylcreem slicked to the right and tight-knotted gaudy late-90s ties. I knew a couple of wild and crazy guys like these once upon a time in New York...Steve and Doug Butabi. I bet they even like the same music as my buddies. Make That Money (Remix) "undeniably pathetic but strangely lovable", according to Anita Grates. Rotten Tomatoes gives 11% fresh. Just bob your head Newfoundland. Live from Newfie John's, it's Saturday night!

  • Cod Cheeky & Muskrat Moxy go to the Roxy
    June 20, 2014 - 11:06

    Brylcreemed up and parted to the right. *Check. Gaudy Conservative Ties Knotted. *Check The Turbot Defender and Celtic Daniel Tiger, good luck to these Newfoundland Heroes. Thank you for imagineering our future of plenty Cod, and pristine Riverrun, and for acting harder than J-Roc on Ottawa, BOOYYE! You cats are so cool. I hope all the money details just fall into place for this highly respected cabal of intelligent cartoon characters. ;P

  • james
    June 20, 2014 - 10:08

    the cons need to move on drop the baggage

  • Brad
    June 20, 2014 - 10:07

    Yeah 2 quitters that's what you want on a leaders panel. How about putting someone there who knows how to actually finish a job.

  • Malcolm
    June 20, 2014 - 08:29

    Will Danny Williams tell the conference the price he paid for the Crown Land for the Galway project that was purchased from the Tobin government during today's panel discussion?

    • Yo mama
      June 21, 2014 - 12:02

      What's it to you? Galway will provide income. Are you for or against this province?