Milestone conversations on Canada’s backbone industries
As the convener and catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous business community, we bring industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, and academics together for conversations that matter. These summits bring you the content you need to know, and the connections to move you forward.
Join us in-person for these milestone conversations on Canada’s backbone industries.
Elevate: Small Business Summit
Small businesses are the beating heart of our economy, accounting for over 95 per cent of businesses in Calgary. From tech and agriculture to wellness services and restaurants, the diversity of business ventures is vast. But small businesses grapple with many of the same questions: how to market products and services in an increasingly globalized and digital economy? What to do about rising costs and razor thin profit margins? How to attract and keep great people? Elevate unpacks these topics – and more – as we bring together Calgary’s small businesses for key conversations on things that matter to entrepreneurs and start-ups that are integral to our city’s prosperity and vibrancy.
Launch: Finance Summit
Alberta's capital-intensive industries and a growing start-up ecosystem are shaping Calgary as a hub for financial services and venture capital investment. Launch is the platform to connect established and emerging players in Calgary's finance industry, catalyze discussions across the industry's many subsectors, and bring visionary conversations to life that focus on identifying and capitalizing on key opportunities. We will talk about Calgary's promising venture-capital environment, the emergence of home-grown fintech innovation, geopolitical impacts to domestic and foreign investment, and more.
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June 6, 2022
Connect: Transportation and Logistics Summit
Canada’s transportation and logistics industry is the hub of economic exchange and foundational to a healthy economy. From rail and truck to water and airways, the industry moves over $1.2 trillion in goods each year and generates nearly one million jobs nationwide. Connect brings together key players in Canada’s transportation and logistics industry for future-focused conversations. We’ll dive into supply chain evolution, trade regulation, emissions reduction and technology investment. We’ll explore what it will take to stay competitive and how we connect people and industry with commodities, goods, and services.
Canada is a major agricultural hub, producing and shipping nutritious products globally. Producers are leveraging technology to ensure our agriculture industry remains competitive and cutting-edge. As a top exporter of agricultural products in the world, Canada is uniquely positioned to reduce emissions, cultivate more efficient crops, and address the challenge of feeding a growing population through sustainable practices.
Energy has been the driving force behind Alberta’s economy for decades and as the industry transforms, Alberta will continue to lead the way in innovation, emissions reduction, and investment attraction. Transform: Energy Summit will bring together industry leaders, government, academia, and tech to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.