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Speaker Bios

Perry Spitznagel
Vice-Chairman and Managing Partner (Calgary), Bennett Jones LLP

Perry Spitznagel is vice-chairman of Bennett Jones, managing partner of the Calgary office and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board.

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, friendly and hostile takeover bids, corporate reorganizations, divestitures, initial public offerings and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
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2016 Event Agenda

Business of Politics: The Changing Nature of Democracy

All functions are held at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Thursday, November 24 | Registration and Welcome Reception – Heritage Hall

5:00 – 8:00 pm             Taittinger Champagne Registration

6:00 – 8:00 pm             CIBC Welcome Reception, presented by Willow Park Wine & Spirits

Friday, November 25 | Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum – Mount Temple Ballroom

8:00 – 9:30 am            Registration Heritage Hall

9:30 – 10:00 am          Welcome and Opening remarks | Perry Spitznagel, Chairman

10:00 – 11:30 am         Keynote Speakers

  • Rex Murphy | Broadcaster & Author
  • Hon. Rona Ambrose | Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Opposition
  • John Manley | President & CEO, Business Council of Canada and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  • David Dodge | Former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Ian Anderson | President, Kinder Morgan Canada
  • Kirstine Stewart | Chief Strategy Officer, Diply
  • Kevin Chan | Head of Policy, Canada, Facebook

Noon – 1:30 pm            Calgary Stampede Lunch, presented by Willow Park Wines & Spirits Victoria Dining
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1:30 – 4:00 pm             Open Roundtable

4:00 – 4:30 pm             World Cup Report and Closing Remarks

Join us in the Victoria Dining Room for an evening featuring fine food, a critic’s choice wine pairing and entertainment.

 6:00 – 9:00 pm            Deloitte Dinner Mingle, presented by Willow Park Wines & Spirits by invitation only

 Saturday, November 26 | Audi FIS Ski World Cup – Men’s Downhill – Lake Louise Ski Resort

10:30 am – 2:30 pm    VIP Tent and Preferred Viewing – accreditation required

11:30 am                        Audi FIS Ski World Cup

2:00 pm                        Awards (following end of race)

5:00 – 7:00 pm            Bib Draw & Silent Auction Mount Temple Ballroom

 Sunday, November 27 | Audi FIS Ski World Cup – Men’s Super-G – Lake Louise Ski Resort

10:00 am – 2:00 pm   VIP Tent and Preferred Viewing – accreditation required

11:00 am                      Audi FIS Ski World Cup

1:30 pm                       Awards (following end of race)

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