Saskatchewan Forum 2013
Delta Bessborough •
Whitecap Dakota First Nation
University of Saskatchewan
Paul J. Hill
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Hill Group of Companies
Onion Lake Cree Nation
Managing Director, Business Relations
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The world wants what Saskatchewan produces.
Saskatchewan has the strongest economy in Canada, record low unemployment, and population growth higher than that of any other province. A lot has changed in recent years, and it’s clear much more will change in the future.
How can Saskatchewan take full advantage of its good fortune and ensure lasting prosperity for its citizens and businesses? What policy and planning decisions are required now to capitalize on the boom, and what infrastructure is needed and desirable, both during this unprecedented growth period and beyond?
On May 14-15, 2013 in Saskatoon, The Conference Board of Canada will convene the second annual Saskatchewan Forum. The event will draw in Canadian, international, provincial, and Aboriginal thought leaders, decision-makers, and influencers to consider the issues affecting Saskatchewan’s future. Building on the Foundational Themes of developing people, managing growth, and assessing key sectors, this year’s event will focus on two key topics:
- Investing in Cities and Communities
- Managing Connections with China
We will consider these issues holistically, drawing connections and considering interrelationships among top drivers of the economy, key sectors, and the workforce.
Three Questions for Delegates:
The Forum will include peer-to-peer discussion and debate, stimulated by ideas presented in advance of and throughout the conference. Key questions for consideration:
- What is the plan for Saskatchewan’s two major cities, its numerous mid-sized and smaller towns, and its remote and very small communities? How will growth be harnessed to promote both economic and social prosperity in all communities?
- What is the current nature of Saskatchewan’s relationship with China? What is the desirable future course of that relationship?
- What are the top priority action items for leaders in the province?
The Saskatchewan Institute
Supporting the Saskatchewan Forum is the Conference Board’s major, multi-year research initiative—The Saskatchewan Institute. Focused exclusively on issues relevant to Saskatchewan, the Institute brings together the Conference Board's full range of expertise in economic analysis and forecasting, public policy research, and organizational performance to address themes of leadership, governance, innovation, competitiveness, and more.
The Institute works with partners in Saskatchewan to produce research that will help public and private sector leaders sharpen their vision for Saskatchewan's future and find solutions to the challenges they need to address.
The details of this conference are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.