Noia conference: Day 3

Former premiers Tobin and Williams tapped for leadership panel

Ashley Fitzpatrick
Published on June 20, 2014

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.

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