37th Annual

November 16-17, 2016 // Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center // Anchorage, Alaska 

Conference Program • Raffle Prize Winners Presentations

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Platinum Sponsors
BP Alaska

ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.

Northrim Bank

VIP Reception Host

Send-Off Champagne Toast Sponsor

Ahtna, Inc.
Alaska Communications
American Marine International
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
ASRC Energy Services
Calista Corporation
Chugach Alaska Corporation
CLIA Alaska 

Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Cruz Companies Alaska

ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
Hotel Captain Cook & the Voyager Inn 
LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc.
Little Red Services
Pacific Environmental Corporation
Sealaska Corporation

SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
Teck Alaska 
Tesoro Alaska 
Van Ness Feldman LLP

Westward Fishing Company
Westward Seafoods, Inc.

General Sponsors
Alaska Airlines 
Alaska Business Monthly
 Alaska Frontier Constructors

Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska Laborers Union
Alaska National Insurance Company
Alaska Oil and Gas Association
The Aleut Corporation
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
ASRC Construction Holding Company
Bristol Bay Industrial
Caelus Energy Alaska LLC
Chugach Electric Association
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Donlin Gold LLC

Dowland Bach
Doyon Limited
Fairweather LLC/Edison Chouest Offshore 
GCI Industrial Telecom
Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC
Hilcorp Alaska, LLC
Judy Patrick Photography
K&L Gates, LLP

Kinross - Fort Knox
The Lakefront Anchorage

NANA WorleyParsons
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
Schlumberger Oilfield Services
Teamsters Local 959
TEMSCO Helicopters

Trust Land Office

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. 

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

Breakfast Sponsors
BP Alaska
Wells Fargo

Centerpiece Sponsor
Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Cargo 

Lunch Sponsors
Holland America Line

Northrim Bank

Name Tag Sponsor

Espresso Stand Sponsors
Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company

ABR, Inc. 
Air Liquide America LP

Alaska Railroad Corporation
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Anchorage Sand & Gravel
Armstrong Oil and Gas Company
Associated General Contractors of Alaska
Bering Straits Native Corporation
Brice Companies
Brilliant Media Strategies

Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Coeur Alaska - Kensington Gold Mine
Conam Construction Company

Denali Drilling, Inc.
Doyon Associated LLC
exp Energy Services

First National Bank Alaska
Flowline Alaska, Inc.
Glacier Oil and Gas

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
Golder Associates Inc.
Granite Construction Company
Hawk Consultants LLC
IBEW Local 1547
Kenworth Alaska
Key Bank

Koncor Forest Products
The McDowell Group, Inc.
Michael Baker International
Millrock Resources, Inc.
MSI Communications
NC Machinery/NC Power Systems
Northrim Benefits Group
Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants, Inc.
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Petro Star Inc.
Port of Anchorage
Price Gregory International
Quantum Spatial, Inc. 
Resource Data, Inc.
Resources Energy, Inc.
Shell Exploration & Production
SLR International Corporation
Sourdough Express Inc. 
Stantec Consulting
STG Incorporated
Taku Engineering, LLC
TerraSond Limited
Tower Hill Mines
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation  
Univar Alaska
Vitus Energy, LLC
The Wilson Agency
Winchester Alaska, Inc.


Afognak Leasing, LLC
Ahtna Inc.
Air Liquide America LP
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Air Cargo
Alaska Business Monthly
Alaska Crane
Alaska Dreams, Inc.
Alaska Enterprise Solutions
Alaska Executive Search
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
Alaska Industrial Hardware
Alaska Printer's Supply
Alaska Resource Education
Alaska Textiles, Inc. / Korbana Protective Apparel
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
AllPro Alaska
Americans for Prosperity - AK
Architects Alaska
Arctic Marine Solutions
ARS Aleut Analytical, LLC
Aspen Hotels of Alaska
Associated General Contractors of Alaska
ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.
BAC Transportation
Big Ray's
Brenntag Pacific Inc
Builders Choice
Coastwise Corporation

Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Cruz Companies Alaska
Delta Leasing, LLC
Donlin Gold LLC
Dowland Bach
Egli Air Haul
Era Helicopters
Fairweather, LLC
First National Bank Alaska
GEOForce Alaska
Grouse Ridge Shooting Club LLC

High Tide Environmental, LLC
Judy Patrick Photography
Klondike Advertising, Inc.
The Lakefront Anchorage
Marsh and McLennan Agency LLC
Morris Engineering Group, LLC
North Slope Telecom, Inc.
North Star Terminal 
Northern Air Cargo
Northern Economics, Inc
Northern Industrial Training
Northrim Bank
Northrim Benefits Group
NRC Alaska
Pacific Power Group
Pentair Valves & Controls
Petroleum Club of Anchorage
Petroleum News
Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska
PistenBully / PowerBully Kassbohrer ATVs
PND Engineers, Inc.
Quantum Spatial, Inc. 
Safway Services LLC
Samson Tug & Barge, Inc. 
Security Aviation
SGS North America, Inc.
Shoreside Petroleum, Inc.
Simmons Hospitality Alaska
Sockeye Business Solutions
Sophie Station Suites
Sourdough Express Inc.
Stellar Designs

TerraSond Limited
Tex R Us
TOTE Maritime Alaska
UAF-Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI)
Valley General Energy Services
Waste Management
Weston Solutions Inc.
Williams Scotsman, Inc.


Wednesday, November 16th

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

8:00           Opening Remarks
Eric Fjelstad, RDC President, Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Alaska Economic Trends: 2017 Outlook
Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor video slides

Alaska Industry 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Outlook video
Mining: Karen Matthias, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers
Fisheries: Glenn Reed, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Oil & Gas: Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Forestry: John Sturgeon, President, Koncor Forest Products        
Tourism: Carol Fraser, Regional Director, Sales and Marketing, Aspen Hotels

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

10:30         North Slope Update: Opportunities and Challenges
Scott Jepsen, Vice President, External Affairs and Transportation, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. video slides

Prudhoe Bay: Alaska’s Past, Present, and Future
Janet Weiss, President, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. video 

11:30         Networking Break

Noon          Keynote Luncheon: Sponsored by Northrim Bank
The Science Economy: How The Fusion of Technology and Energy Will Impact Our Future
Gianni Kovacevic, Executive Chairman, Copper Bank, Author of My Electrician Drives A Porsche? video

1:30 p.m.   Exploring A New Path Forward for Alaska LNG
Governor Bill Walker video
Keith Meyer, President, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation video slides

The Booming Business of Cruising: Can Alaska Compete?
Ralph Samuels, Vice President, Government and Community Relations – Alaska, Holland America Group
video slides

3:00           Networking Break – Sponsored by Colville, Inc.

3:30           Arctic OCS: Critical Opportunity for Arctic Communities, Alaska, and America
Rex Rock, Sr., President, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation video
David Holt, President, Consumer Energy Alliance video slides

4:30           VIP Networking Reception – Hosted by ExxonMobil open to conference registrants and speakers

Thursday, November 17th 

7:30 a.m.   Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – BP Alaska

8:00           What Does it Take to Build a Healthy and Sustainable Economy?
Joe Beedle, Chairman of the Board, Northrim Bank video slides

A Rising Tide in Mining – What Alaska Can Do For New Investment video
Andy Cole, Executive Director, U.S. Operations, Barrick Gold Corporation
Larry Radford, Senior Vice President of Operations, Hecla Mining Company
Tom Syer, Director of Government Affairs, Teck Resources

Oil is Now: Alaska’s Opportunity
Commissioner Andy Mack, Alaska Department of Natural Resources video

10:00         Networking Break – Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP

10:30         The Regs Just Keep on Comin’
Ryan Steen, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP video slides
Sara Longan, Executive Director, Office of Project Management and Permitting, Alaska Department of Natural Resources video slides

11:30         Networking Break

Noon          Keynote Luncheon: Sponsored by Holland America Line 
Facing the Future With Confidence video (includes both keynote speakers)
Michelle Anderson, President, Ahtna, Inc. slides
Aaron Schutt, President and CEO, Doyon Limited slides

1:30 p.m.   Light at the End of the Tunnel? New Resource Plays and Activities
Ed Kerr, Director, Armstrong Oil and Gas Company video slides
Pat Galvin, Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel, Great Bear Petroleum video slides
David Wilkins, Senior Vice President for Alaska, Hilcorp Alaska LLC video slides
Pat Foley, Senior Vice President, Alaska Operations, Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC video slides

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