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Saskatchewan Economic Summit 2017

2017 Event

This two-day event convened Saskatchewan’s senior officials from provincial, regional, and local governments, and decision-makers from across the private sector to discuss key issues affecting Saskatchewan now and in the future.

The Summit began with a diagnostic of the economy from Canadian, provincial, and key municipal perspectives from The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander. Through facilitated sessions with industry thought-leaders, participants explored four enablers for strong economic growth: Foreign Direct Investment, Indigenous economic development, clean technologies, and disruptive tech and social trends.


Featured Speakers From the 2017 Event

Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes
Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

 Stewart G. Beck

Stewart G. Beck
President and Chief Executive Officer
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

 Edmund Bellegarde

Edmund Bellegarde
Tribal Chief
File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council

Jordan Boesch

Jordan Boesch
Chief Executive Officer
7shifts

Mike Brennan

Mike Brennan
Chief Financial Officer
Vendasta Technologies Inc.

Bobby Cameron

Bobby Cameron
Chief
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations

Heather Campbell

Heather Campbell
Regional Director
Partnerships Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Karen M. Chovan

Karen M. Chovan
Change Agent, Sustainability
Enviro Integration Strategies

The Hon. Kevin Doherty

The Hon. Kevin Doherty
Minister of Finance
Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance

Dale Anthony Eisler

Dale Anthony Eisler
Senior Policy Fellow
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

 Regan Exner

Regan Exner
Regional Managing Partner
MNP LLP

Roger Francis

Roger Francis
Director, Saskatchewan Institute
The Conference Board of Canada

David Froh

David Froh
Vice-President, Sector Development
Economic Development Regina

Jean Paul Gladu

Jean Paul Gladu
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Council on Aboriginal Business

 Tim Goltz

Tim Goltz
Director
Stonecutters Group

 Clark Grue

Clark Grue
President and Chief Executive Officer
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

 Kendal Hembroff

Kendal Hembroff
Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations, Asia Division
Global Affairs Canada

 Ryley Iverson

Ryley Iverson
Co-Founder
Townfolio

Dr. Abdul Jalil

Dr. Abdul Jalil
Assistant Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Region
Western Economic Diversification

Dr. Dennis Johnson

Dr. Dennis Johnson
Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Kira Judge

Kira Judge
Market Research Manager, Federated Co-Operatives Limited and Treasurer
Saskatchewan Economics Association

Ryan Lejbak

Ryan Lejbak
Chief Executive Officer
Zu

Dawn Martin

Dawn Martin
Manager, Strategy Management
City of Regina

Steve McLellan

Steve McLellan
Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

Laurent Mougeot

Laurent Mougeot
Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association

Aaron Murray

Aaron Murray
Business Analyst, Derek Murray Consulting & Associates and President
Saskatchewan Economics Association

Leah D. Olson

Leah D. Olson
President
Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada

 John Pecman

John Pecman
Commissioner of Competition
Competition Bureau Canada

Paul Pryce

Paul Pryce
Senior Economic and Political Advisor
Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary

 Christopher Ragan

Christopher Ragan
Chair of Ecofiscal Commission, and Professor
McGill University

 Dr. Ken Rasmussen

Dr. Ken Rasmussen
Professor
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Shaun Soonias

Shaun Soonias
Executive Director
Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network

Dr. Vianne A. Timmons

Dr. Vianne A. Timmons
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Regina

 Xinping Wang

Xinping Wang
Consul General
Chinese Consulate General in Calgary


Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic logo

The Mosaic Company logo

Image of Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) logo

Image of Economic Development Regina logo

Marketing Partners

Image of Raj Manek logo

Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce logo

The Saskatchewan Institute

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