Past Speakers

Keynote speakers presented below include their title at the time of presentation.

2015 – The Future of Energy:  Innovation and Competitiveness

Peter Tertzakian, Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.
Tim McMillan, President & CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Andrew Swart, Partner, Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Canadian Mining Consulting Leader
Peter Istvanffy, President & CEO, Centre for Educational Research Applications

2014 – Water: The New Oil?

Marq de Villiers, Journalist and Author
Nancy C. Southern, Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer ATCO Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Limited.
Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair and United Nations Water for Life Decade, Canada
Kim Sturgess, Founder & CEO, Alberta WaterSMART
Dr. Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive, COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance)

2013 – North American Energy: Market Access

Premier Alison Redford, Government of Alberta
Premier David Alward, Government of New Brunswick
Miles Richardson, Former President of the Haida Nation and Former Chief Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission
Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada
Douglas Bloom, President, Canadian LNG, Spectra Energy
Paul Browning, President & CEO, Irving Oil Limited
Russell Girling, President & CEO, TransCanada Corporation
Al Monaco, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.
Rex Murphy, Writer & Broadcaster

2012 – Global Energy: The Canadian Challenge

David Dodge, O.C. – Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP and Former Governor, Bank of Canada
N. Murray Edwards – Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Honourable Jim Prentice P.C., Q.C. – Senior Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, CIBC
Peter Tertzakian – Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director, ARC Financial Corporation

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2011 – Contemporary Capitalism: Governments and the Markets

Dominic Barton – Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Felix Chee – China Investment Corporation (CIC), Representative Office in Toronto
Lorraine Mitchelmore – Vice-Chair, President & Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada Limited
David Dodge, O.C. – Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP

2010 – Canada Rising: Our Future as a Global Economic Leader

David Dodge, O.C. – Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
Dr. Wenran Jiang – Mactaggart Research Chair, China Institute at the University of Alberta
Hal Kvisle – Retired President & CEO, TransCanada Corporation
The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C. – Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group
Jiang Shan – Minister Counsellor of Commercial Affairs, Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Canada

2009 – The Great Reckoning: Shaping the New Economic Order

Douglas Porter – Managing Director & Deputy Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets
Christopher Burnham – Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Deutsche Asset Management
Claudio X. González – Chairman of the Board & CEO, Kimberly-Clark de México, S.A.B.
David Dodge, O.C. – Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP

2008 – The Business of Climate Change

The Honourable Jim Prentice – Minister of Environment
Nancy Southern – President & CEO, ATCO Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Limited
Pete Wilson – Former Governor of California, US Senator, Mayor of San Diego
Gray Taylor – Partner & Chair of Climate Change and Emissions Trading Practice, Bennett Jones LLP

2007 – The Business of Climate Change

Dr. David Keith – Director, ISEEE Energy & Environmental Systems Group, Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, University of Calgary, Adjunct Professor Department of EPP, Carnegie Mellon
The Honourable Maxime Bernier – Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable Jim Prentice – Minister of Industry
Jeff Rubin – Chief Economist & Chief Strategist, CIBC World Markets Inc.

2006 – Global Security and its Impact on the North American Economy

The Honourable Thomas J. Ridge – Former Governor of Pennsylvania, the nations first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
Gwynne Dyer – noted Canadian authority on global events
Dr. Richard Reiner – Chief Security & Technology Officer, Telus Information Security Solutions

2005 – Energy – Canada’s Role in the 21st Century

Pierre Alvarez – President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Hal Kvisle – President & CEO, TransCanada Corporation
The Honourable Richard Neufeld – Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, BC

2004 – North American Free Trade

Peter Watson – Former member of the National Security Council under President Bush Sr., current Chairman, President & CEO, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Peter Lougheed – Former Premier of Alberta, Co-Chair of the Canadian Alliance for Trade and Job Opportunities, member of the Privy Council of Canada and is a current Companion of the Order of Canada and Chancellor, Emeritus of Queen’s University

2003 – Corporate Governance

Stephen Sibold – Chairman of the Alberta Securities Commission, Chairman of the Canadian Securities Administrators
Michael Phelps – Chairman of the Wisepersons Committee on Securities Law Reform in Canada

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