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             Champagne Registration Heritage Hall

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

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 – Perry Spitznagel – Co-Founder, Business Forum

10:00 – 11:30 am         Althia Raj, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post Canada

        Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Canada, Facebook

        Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada

Additional speakers to be confirmed

Noon – 1:30 pm            Lunch, presented by the Calgary Stampede Victoria Dining Room

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 and a critic’s choice wine pairing.

 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            Après-ski and Bib Draw 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)

 *subject to revision