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Navigating Alberta's Energy Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges in 2024

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 Join us as we delve into the dynamic landscape of Alberta's energy industry for the year ahead. Hosted by MNP's Government Relations Leader, Lanny Westersund, this event will feature The Honourable Brian Jean ECA MLA, Alberta Minister of Energy and Minerals, and David Yager, Author & Energy Policy Analyst. 

Friday, May 10, 2024
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Together, we’ll navigate a variety of crucial topics pivotal to the industry's trajectory, including:

  • Oil and gas development
  • Carbon capture initiatives
  • Renewables projects
  • Federal emissions regulations
  • Indigenous partnerships
  • Energy security measures
  • Outcomes of COP 28
  • The evolving relationship between Alberta and the Federal Government
Pomeroy Hotel
10108 Manning Ave, Fort McMurray


Lanny Westersund , BA, Partner, Consulting

Lanny is a government and stakeholder relationship advisor with MNP’s Government Affairs and Advocacy Group in Calgary. With more than two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, Lanny provides strategic advice on government policy to all levels of government, with a focus on provincial governments. He also advises a wide range of private sector clients and not-for-profit organizations. He builds high-impact government affairs strategies and out-of-the-box solutions to effectively manage an organization’s needs.

Lanny works with clients to develop and implement government and stakeholder relationship strategies for their organizations. He successfully navigates policy and legislative processes for his clients to help them achieve their goals.

Lanny’s experience encompasses a wide range of sectors, including renewable energy, high-tech, natural resources, tax policies, affordable housing, public-private infrastructure policy, and finance. He has successfully built a government affairs practice for several independent lobbying companies.

Lanny earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Calgary in 2002.

Brian Jean, ECA MLA, Alberta Minister of Energy and Minerals

Brian Jean was sworn in as the Minister of Energy and Minerals on June 9, 2023. He previously served as the Minister of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development.

Prior to his service as an elected official at the provincial level, Mr. Jean was a Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2014 where he served as the Parliamentary Secretary to 3 different Ministers of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. He has also previously dedicated 11 years to private legal practice as partner at a large Northern Alberta law firm, primarily as a litigator, and owned several successful small businesses.

Mr. Jean holds a Bachelor of Laws as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration.

Brian Jean was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort McMurray-Conklin May 5, 2015, and as the Member for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche on March 16, 2022 and was re-elected on May 29, 2023.