'We are a city that's a centre of excellence at energy transition': Gondek goes to Houston petroleum show

Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek is in Houston for the World Petroleum Congress, where she says she'll share the story about the province's excellence at energy transition

Mayor Jyoti Gondek is going on the road to spread the good word about the province's energy sector.

She's going to the World Petroleum Congress in Houston, which Calgary will host in 2023.

"There is a public perception issue," Gondek said, "With how we view ourselves as Albertans versus how the rest of the world views us, so I think it's incredibly important to get out there and talk about the things we have been successful at.

"It's important to talk about the fact that we are a city that's a centre of excellence at energy transition – and focus on the positive."

Gondek said she hopes to attract green investment to Calgary.

Provincial energy minister Sonya Savage is in Houston as well, where she'll be meeting with U.S. government officials and stakeholders.

Appreciated the chance to participate in a Ministerial panel discussion on innovation in the Canadian energy sector at @23WPC2021 with SK Minister of Energy Bronwyn Eyre.

Thank you @CdaRachelM for moderating! #WPC2021 #23WPC2021 pic.twitter.com/ObBoBgYyPy

— Sonya Savage (@sonyasavage) December 7, 2021

Savage will also travel to New Orleans for the Energy Council Conference.