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Agenda and Details

2013 Bakken Investor Conference Overview

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


  • Bakken Briefing (Additional pre-conference workshop)
  • Arrival/Registration
  • Social & Entertainment
  • Dinner/Keynote Address
  • Networking & Entertainment   

Thursday, April 25, 2013


  • Oil & Gas Market Updates
  • Oil & Gas Presentations: Publicly Traded and Privately Held
  • Economic Environment and Real Estate Finance Presentations   

Friday, April 26, 2013


  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) Presentation
  • Attendee Connection
  • Real Estate Project Presentations



Conference Agenda


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Arrival and Reception


12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arrival and Registration
Conv. Center

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop (additional)
Bakken Briefing
Jeff Zarling, Owner/President
          Dawa Solutions Group

Conv. Center

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Social & Entertainment
Exhibit Hall

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner/Keynote Address
“Capitalizing on Opportunity”

Dale Brown
          Author, Motivational Speaker and Retired LSU
          Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, and Minot, ND Native

Conv. Center

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Networking & Entertainment
Exhibit Hall





Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Speakers, Panels and Company Presentations


6:45 am – 7:45 am    
Breakfast & Exhibit Hall    
Conv. Center/
Exhibit Hall

8:00 am –  8:30 am
Opening Keynote:
“Survey of the Energy Industry”

 John Felmy, Ph.D.
          American Petroleum Institute

Conv. Center

8:30 am - 9:30 am
“Market Development- Take Away and Value-Add”
  • Justin Kringstad, North Dakota Pipeline Authority
  • Eric Schaeffer, Enbridge
  • Paul Hopfauf, Dakota Plains Refinery

Conv. Center

9:30 am – 10:00 am
“Capital Markets Perspective on the Bakken”
 Matt Dennison, Associate Equity Analyst
         Northland Capital Markets

Conv. Center

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

10:30 am- 12:00 pm
Energy Company Presentations: Publicly Traded and Privately Held
  • Parker Hallam, COO, Breitling Oil & Gas
  • David L. Goodin, President and CEO,  & Doran N. Schwartz Vice President and CFO, MDU Resources Group, Inc.
  • Ken DeCubellis, Black Ridge Oil & Gas
  • Mark Anderson, Mainstream Investors

Conv. Center

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
“Economic Indicators and Forecasts”
Dr. Nancy Hodur and Dean Bangsund
          North Dakota State University
  • Energy Industry Economic Impact
  • Bakken Region Population and Workforce
  • North Dakota Statewide Housing Study: Household Projections

Conv. Center

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
How to Position Your Bakken Project to Get the Attention of Wall Street”
Jon Nelson
         Hegg Development Group

Conv. Center

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Developing Debt Financing in the Bakken
  • Tom Redmann, Commercial Loan Manager,
    Bank of North Dakota
  • Steve Stenehjem, President and CEO,
    First International Bank and Trust
  • Norman Thoreson, Senior Vice President,
    Garrison State Bank
  • Tim Mihalick, President and CEO,
    Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET)
  • John R. Bigovich, AVP/Commercial Loan Officer,
    Stockman Bank

Conv. Center

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund
Jolene Kline, Director Planning and Housing Development Division
          North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

Conv. Center






Friday, April 26, 2013


6:45 am – 7:45 am    
Breakfast & Exhibit Hall    
Conv. Center/
Exhibit Hall

8:00 am – 8:30 am
"Oil and Gas Investment Leads KKR to Real Estate Investments in the Bakken"
  • Michael Friedland, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)
  • Mike Anderson, CP Realty

Conv. Center

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Attendee Connection
Conv. Center

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break & Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Real Estate Project Presentations
Conv. Center

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Estate Project Presentations
Conv. Center

3:00 pm
Conference Adjourns





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