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Top 10 barriers to Canadian competitiveness

Taking on the top 10 barriers to Canadian competitiveness

Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Alberta Room
133 - 9th Ave SW
Thursday, March 15, 2012

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, will discuss how to break down the top 10 barriers preventing Canadian business from competing in the global marketplace.

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Unlocking the potential of First Nation economies

Unlocking the potential of First Nation economies

The Westin 
320 - 4th Ave SW
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

John Duncan, minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will discuss the importance of increasing economic development and economic participation on and off reserves for Aboriginal peoples. 

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The road to Asia - Shawn Atleo

Shawn Atleo

Speaking at a Calgary Chamber event last week, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo pointed towards a path of getting business and Aboriginal communities to work together. Atleo encouraged oilpatch businesses to go beyond the consultation legally required in Canada’s regulatory review processes and to build stronger business partnerships with Aboriginal communities, based on respect, recognition of rights and the cultivation of long-term relationships.

Read more about what Atleo said.

The tipping point - iF day 3

Jag Johal, Michael Green, Toni Polchies

To help make this city a better place to live, the Calgary Chamber started the iF series last year. The iF series is based on the idea that change always starts by wondering “what if…?” What if the way we are doing things isn’t the best way? What if there is a better way? From these initial “if” questions people then go on to challenge old, ineffective ways of thinking and pursuing courses of action that can result in incredibly cool and innovative change.

Read more about iF Day 3.

Of interest to members

It’s Everybody’s Business: Alberta Communities Take Action to Reduce Suicide

Hotel Arts
119 - 12th Ave SW  

Wednesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Bill Wilkerson co-founder, chairman and CEO of the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health, will share ideas on how to focus suicide prevention efforts in the workplace. Wilkerson will launch the suicide prevention recommendations from the Mental Health Roundtable report at the Symposium.

Register for the two-day symposium.

Nominate a Leader of Tomorrow for 2012

Every year Business in Calgary magazine recognizes people in the business community who have contributed to making Calgary the great city that it is, through their personal integrity, business initiatives, community involvement and philanthropic activities. These individuals are owners and managers of successful private and public companies based in Calgary, and are the primary people responsible for the performance of their employees and company direction.

If you know someone who fits this profile, nominate them today as a Leader of Tomorrow. The winners will be profiled in the July issue of Business in Calgary.

Nominate someone today

Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project

The Ministry of Finance and the Japan Mint is calling for entries to a competition to design coins for the new 10,000 yen gold coins and 1,000 yen silver coins which will be issued to commemorate the Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction project.

Learn more.