Speaker Bios

Perry Spitznagel
Vice-Chairman & 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.

Perry is a corporate lawyer with extensive national and cross-border experience. He has acted for clients in some of the largest transactions in Canada, including many of Canada’s and North America’s largest national and cross-border mergers. Continue reading


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 – 9:00 am             Registration Heritage Hall

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

9:30 – 12:00 pm            Keynote Speakers

  • David Dodge | Canada & International Economic Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Kevin Chan | Head of Policy, Canada, Facebook
  • Hon. John Manley | President & Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Canada
  • Ian Anderson | President, Kinder Morgan Canada
  • Hon. Rona Ambrose | Interim Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition
  • Rex Murphy | Broadcaster & Author

12:00 – 1:30 pm           Calgary Stampede Lunch, presented by Willow Park Wines & Spirits Victoria Dining

1:30 – 4:00 pm             Open Roundtable

4:00 – 4:30 pm             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

 *subject to revision