The 37th Annual Alaska Resources Conference will be held November 16-17, 2016. 
Sponsorships and exhibitor registration will become available in September. 

36th Annual

November 18-19, 2015
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center

Conference Program (pdf)

Raffle Winners (pdf)


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Platinum Sponsors
BP Alaska
Brilliant Media Strategies
Bristol Bay Industrial
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
Northrim Bank

AFD Petroleum Limited
Alaska Communications
American Marine International
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
ASRC Construction Holding Company
Brooks Range Petroleum
Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC
Calista Corporation
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Cruz Companies
Donlin Gold
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC
Hotel Captain Cook & the Voyager Inn
LRS Corporation

NANA Regional Corporation
Pacific Environmental Corporation
Sealaska Corporation
Shell Exploration & Production
SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.
Van Ness Feldman LLP
Westward Fishing Company
Westward Seafoods, Inc.

General Sponsors
Ahtna Engineering Services
Air Liquide America LP
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Business Monthly
Alaska Frontier Constructors
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska Laborers Union
Alaska National Insurance Company
Aleut Corporation
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Chugach Electric Association
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dowland Bach
Doyon Limited
Fairweather LLC/Edison Chouest Offshore
GCI Industrial Telecom

Hilcorp Alaska LLC
Judy Patrick Photography
K&L Gates LLP
Kinross - Fort Knox
The Lakefront Anchorage
North Slope Borough
North Star Terminal
NovaGold Resources, Inc.
Pebble Partnership
Perkins Coie LLP
Petro 49 Inc/Petro Marine Services
Petroleum News
Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska
PRL Logistics
Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
Teamsters Local 959
TEMSCO Helicopters
Tesoro Alaska Company
Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. 

VIP Reception Host

Centerpiece Sponsor
Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Cargo

Gourmet Break Sponsors
Colville, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
Stoel Rives LLP

Espresso Stand Sponsors
Hecla Greens Creek Mining

Champagne Send Off Toast
CLIA Alaska

Lunch Sponsors
Holland America Line
Northrim Bank

Breakfast Sponsors
BP Alaska
Wells Fargo

Device Charging Station Sponsor
Shell Exploration & Production

Name Tag Sponsor

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Alaska Northern Outfitters
Alaska Railroad Corporation
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Anadarko Petroleum
Anchorage Sand & Gravel
Apache Corporation
Arctic Information Technology
Associated General Contractors of Alaska 
Balanced Accounting Solutions
Beacon OHSS
Brice Companies
Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Coeur Alaska - Kensington Gold Mine
Conam Construction Company
Denali Drilling, Inc.
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
exp Energy Services, Inc. 
First National Bank Alaska
Flowline Alaska, Inc.
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
Golder Associates
Granite Construction Company
Hawk Consultants LLC
IBEW Local 1547
Key Bank
Koncor Forest Products
Last Frontier Aviation Group
McDowell Group, Inc.
Michael Baker International
Millrock Resources, Inc.
N C Machinery/ N C Power Systems
NANA WorleyParsons
North Star Equipment Services
Northrim Benefits Group
Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants, Inc.
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
PacRim Coal, LP

Petro Star Inc.
Price Gregory International
Quantum Spatial, Inc.
Resource Data Inc.
Schlumberger Oilfield Services
SLR International Corporation
Stantec Consulting
STG Incorporated
Swift Worldwide Resources
TerraSond Limited
Tower Hill Mines, Inc.
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
Univar USA
Vitus Energy, LLC
Winchester Alaska, Inc.
The Wilson Agency
Yuit Communications


ABR, Inc.
Afognak Leasing, LLC
Air Liquide America Corp.
AirSide Solutions, Inc.
Alaska Air Cargo
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Business Monthly
Alaska Crane
Alaska Dreams, Inc.
Alaska Enterprise Solutions
Alaska Executive Search
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
Alaska Industrial Hardware
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska Printer's Supply
Alaska Resource Education
Alaska Serigraphics
Alaska Textiles, Inc.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Allied GIS
Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Architects Alaska
Arctic Marine Solutions
ARS International
Association General Contractors of Alaska
ATCO Structures & Logistics
BAC Transportation
Beacon OHSS
Big Ray's
Black Gold Oilfield Services, LLC
Bristol Bay Industrial
Builders Choice
Coastwise Corporation
Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Cruz Companies
Delta Leasing, LLC
Donlin Gold LLC
Dowland Bach
E3 Environmental
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
Egli Air Haul
Equipment Source, Inc.
Fairweather, LLC 
First National Bank Alaska

Fountainhead Hotels

GCI/Network Business Systems

Grouse Ridge Shooting Club LLC
Hart Crowser
Judy Patrick Photography
Kenworth Alaska
Klondike Advertising, Inc.
The Lakefront Anchorage
Mapmakers Alaska
Marsh and McLennan Agency, LLC
Morris Engineering Group, LLC
NANA WorleyParsons
North Star Equipment Services
Northern Air Cargo
Northern Economics, Inc.
Northern Industrial Training
Northrim Bank
Northrim Benefits Group
NRC Alaska
Pentair Valves and Controls
Petroleum News
PistenBully/PowerBully ATVs
PND Engineers, Inc.
PRL Logistics
ProComm AK
Quantum Spatial, Inc.
Safway Services, LLC
Samson Tug & Barge Co
Schramm, Inc.
Security Aviation
Senco Alaska
Shoreside Petroleum Inc.
Sockeye Business Solutions
Sophie Station
Spill Shield Inc.
Stellar Designs
Summit ESP
Super Structures Worldwide and Camp Facilities, LLC
SWCA Environmental Consultants
TecPro Ltd
TEMSCO Helicopters
TerraSond Limited
Tex R Us, LLC
Tioga Air Heaters
TOTE Maritime Alaska
UAF-Rural Alaska Honors Institute
Waste Management
Weston Solutions Inc.
Williams Scotsman, Inc.



Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Opening Remarks
Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations – Alaska, Holland America Group

State of Alaska Update: From Alaska LNG Project to State Fiscal Plan
Governor Bill Walker video

Alaska Economic Trends: 2016 Outlook
Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor video

Alaska Industry 2015 Year in Review and 2016 Outlook
Oil & Gas: Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association video
Fisheries: Ricky Gease, Executive Director, Kenai Sportfishing Association pdf video
Forestry: John Sturgeon, President, Koncor Forest Products video
Mining: Karen Matthias, Managing Consultant, Council of Alaska Producers pdf video
Tourism: Scott Habberstad, Director of Sales and Community Marketing, Alaska Airlines pdf video

Gourmet Break – Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. ConocoPhillips Alaska: Positioning for the Future
Joe Marushack, President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. pdf video

Global LNG Market Update and Framing the Opportunity for Alaska
Damian Bilbao, Director, Business Development, Alaska LNG, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. pdf video

Networking Break

Keynote Luncheon: Sponsored by Northrim Bank
It’s Still North to the Future: Moving Ahead in the Arctic
Wayne Westlake, President and CEO, NANA Regional Corporation pdf video
Rex Rock Sr., Chairman and President, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation video

Alaska Can’t Quit Now: Why the Arctic Still Matters
Randall Luthi, President, National Ocean Industries Association video

Marine Freight Transportation: Safety and Environmental Stewardship
Lynn Muench, Senior Vice President for Regional Advocacy Pacific Region, American Waterways Operators pdf

What Alaskans Need to Know About Federal Overreach
William Kovacs, Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce pdf video

Gourmet Break – Sponsored by Colville, Inc.

Pebble vs. EPA: Finally Some Real Progress

Tom Collier, CEO, Pebble Partnership video

Point Thomson: Dawn of a New Era
Gina Dickerson, Point Thomson Project Manager, ExxonMobil pdf video


Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by BP

Real Solutions to Alaska’s Budget Crunch
Moderator: Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations – Alaska, Holland America Group
Cheryl Frasca, Former Director State of Alaska Office of Management and Budget, 2002-2006 pdf video
Mike Navarre, Mayor, Kenai Peninsula Borough pdf video

Give the State Some Credit: How Oil Tax Credits Are Changing Alaska’s Investment Game 
Moderator: Kara Moriarty, RDC Executive Committee, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association Benjamin Johnson, President, BlueCrest Energy, Inc. pdf video
Casey Sullivan, Director, State Public Affairs, Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC pdf video 

Hilcorp: Boosting Efficiency and Production in Alaska 
Greg Lalicker, President, Hilcorp pdf video

Gourmet Break – Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP 

10:30 Communities and Mining: Why it Works
Moderator: Lorna Shaw, RDC Vice President, External Affairs Manager, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
Eric Hill, General Manager, Kinross – Fort Knox Mine pdf video
Jan Trigg, Manager, Community Relations and Government Affairs, Coeur Alaska – Kensington Gold Mine pdf video
Wayne Hall, Manager, Community and Public Relations, Teck pdf video
Rosie Barr, Vice President, Lands, NANA Regional Corporation pdf video

11:30 Networking Break 

Noon Keynote Luncheon: Sponsored by Holland America Line Navigating Alaska’s Inside Passage and Policy
Moderator: Ralph Samuels, RDC President, Vice President, Government and Community Relations – Alaska, Holland America Group
Linda Springmann, Vice President, Deployment and Tour Marketing, Holland America Line pdf video

1:30 p.m. Progress Report on the Alaska LNG Project
Moderator: Jeanine St. John, RDC Executive Committee, Vice President, Lynden
Steve Butt, Senior Project Manager, Alaska LNG Project pdf video
Dan Fauske, President, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation pdf video
Mike Navarre, Mayor, Kenai Peninsula Borough video

3:00 Grand Raffle Drawing Send-off Champagne Toast – Sponsored by CLIA Alaska

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