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Eric Newell

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Board Chair
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation

Eric Newell is Chair of the board for the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation.

Eric is a retired Alberta business executive with a stellar history of corporate leadership, and an exemplary record of service to industry and community.

Newell served as Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s Chief Executive Officer for 14 years and for nine years as Chairman. He also served as President from 1989 to 1997.

Under his leadership, Syncrude became a key player in the western Canadian economy, an increasingly significant source of energy for the entire nation and a model of a reliably operated, environmentally efficient, socially responsible corporation. During Newell’s tenure, Syncrude surpassed the billion-barrel production benchmark and embarked on an ambitious multi-billion dollar expansion program that continues today.

Newell still plays an active role promoting and creating opportunity for the wider community. He is well-known for his efforts to strengthen partnerships between education and business, and for championing corporate social responsibility. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence and has had honourary Doctorates conferred on him by several universities.




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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

The Shaw Conference Centre is a partner in FRESH, an innovative program that supports conference and meeting planners in creating unique Edmonton experiences that are environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

For more information on the Shaw Conference Centre, please click here.



Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility


Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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