DAY ONE

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

  • 8:30 AM – Welcome
  • 9:00 AM – KEYNOTE: Alberta Economy 2021 – Todd Hirsch (ATB Financial)
  • 10:00 AM – Networking Break
  • 10:30 AM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Stream 1 – The Future: Retail and Leasing – Michael Kehoe (Fairfield Commercial Real Estate) and Kieron Hunt (ICSC)
  • Stream 2 – Leadership: Leading Through Change – Making Hard Decisions – Dr. Robert Murray (GPRC)
  • Stream 3 – Innovation/Entrepreneurship – Opportunities in a Low Carbon Economy – Nathan Ashcroft (Stantec)
  • 11:15 AM – Networking Break
  • 11:45 AM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Stream 1 – Hydrogen Opportunities for Alberta – Maggie Hanna (Energy Futures Lab)
  • Stream 2 – Leadership: Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships – Alberta Perspectives Platform – Ken Kobly (Alberta Chambers of Commerce)
  • Stream 3 – Innovation/Entrepreneurship – Value/Supply Chain Development – Jefferson Gardner (Inbridge)
  • 12:30 PM – Networking Break
  • 1:00 PM – PLENARY: Resilience and Mental Health – Dr. Jody Carrington
  • 2:00 PM – CLOSE

Day 2

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

  • 8:30 AM – Welcome
  • 9:00 AM – KEYNOTE: Master Your Disaster – Leann Hackman-Carty (Economic Developers of Alberta)
  • 10:00 AM – Networking Break
  • 10:30 AM – PLENARY: Government of Alberta – Premier Jason Kenney, Minister of Transportation and Municipal Affairs Ric McIver and Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen
  • 11:15 AM – Networking Break
  • 11:45 AM – PLENARY: Government of Alberta – Minister of Energy Sonya Savage and Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer and Minister of Finance Travis Toews
  • 12:30 PM – Networking Break
  • 1:00 PM – KEYNOTE: Be it resolved that The Debaters Live & Streaming will be on your screen for the Growing the North Conference. Comics will go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and where you – the audience – picks the winner! This special live, digital event features host Steve Patterson and two of his favourite comics, Howie Miller and Paul Myrehaug perform a hilarious debate, in a format familiar to hundreds of thousands of loyal Canadian fans of the radio show.
  • 2:00 PM – CLOSE

Day 3

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

  • 8:30 AM – Welcome
  • 9:00 AM – KEYNOTE: Disruption and Innovation – Alfredo Tan (Rogers Sports)
  • 10:00 AM – BREAK
  • 10:30 AM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Stream 1 – The Future: Workplace – Humans Wanted – Trent Waughtal (RBC)
  • Stream 2 – Leadership: Rural Recovery To Resilience: “It’s Your Pool, Don’t Pee In It!” – Janice Otremba
  • Stream 3 – Innovation/Entrepreneurship – Fostering Innovators – Craig Elias (Bow Valley College)
  • 11:15 AM – BREAK
  • 11:45 AM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Stream 1 – The Future: Rural Winter/Shoulder Season Tourism – Greg Klassen (Twenty31 on behalf of Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
  • Stream 2 – Leadership: Collaborating with Indigenous Communities – Carol Anne Hilton
  • Stream 3 – Innovation/Entrepreneurship: Ag Tech – Joy Agnew (Olds College)
  • 12:30 PM – BREAK
  • 1:00 PM – KEYNOTE: The Crystal Ball – Daniel Lerner
  • 2:00 PM – CLOSE

Schedule subject to change. The cost to attend this year’s all-virtual conference is $199 + GST. You can register via the link at the top of this page, or for more information please contact the Chamber of Commerce by phone 780-532-5340 or email info@gpchamber.com.