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Spark the Future Series

Bringing together all sectors to discuss the most pressing challenges facing our economy and our business community.

The Calgary Chamber’s Spark the Future series brings together all sectors – including energy, agriculture and technology – to talk about the most pressing challenges facing our economy and our business community. Throughout this three-part series, we’ll delve into emerging issues, highlight best practices and bring subject matter experts to break down the trends likely to impact your business in the months and years to come. Bringing together bright minds and thought leaders from across Calgary’s entrepreneurial and business communities, this series will help you spark conversations and collaborations with people who will help you think differently and prepare for the future of your business.

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Upcoming events

April 17, 2023

Innovation and the Future of ESG

As the world seeks solutions to decrease emissions, one thing is clear: the only way it happens is through collaboration – within industry, amongst different sectors and including academia. Additionally, as a province that is tied to a global market and therefore are price takers, this topic will explore how we fit into the global energy market.

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September 21, 2023

Finance, Economy, and the Future of Capital

Our economy is rapidly diversifying, greening and globalizing, and with that comes both uncertainty and opportunity for our financial system and businesses' ability to access capital. Our second event in the Spark the Future series will dive into how we can brace for economic changes, access capital needed to drive innovation, and adapt to changes in how money moves within our economy.

November 15, 2023

Talent, Labour, and the Future of Work

Talent is limiting the growth of companies from all sectors of the Calgary business community. The next few years will determine how we address these issues in this province, with possible solutions in immigration, childcare, technology adoption and more. This topic will look at the role of productivity amidst a shortage, collaboration between governments, work-integrated learning and skill-building, and strategies to attract the best and brightest minds to Alberta.

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