Events

Eric Geddes Lectures

About the Series 

The Geddes Lecture Series features leaders from both the private and public sectors, in addition to bringing some of Alberta's world-class researchers and their findings to the community, with the goal of promoting awareness and discussion on timely, impactful, and relevant business topics. The Eric Geddes Breakfast Lectures are an excellent networking opportunity and the Q&A session following the presentation is wide open for learning and discussion.



Lectures

Edmonton 

 


November 14, 2017

Topic: Canada-US Trade in the Era of Trump

Speakers:
Dennis McConnaghy, Former Executive Vice President TransCanada
Blaine LaBonte, Executive Director, Cougar Drilling Solutions
Barry Scholnick, Professor, Marketing, Business Economics, and Law, University of Alberta School of Business.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: 
Matrix Hotel, Edmonton

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February 13, 2018

Topic: “The Business of Legalizing Cannabis”


Speakers:
Allan Cleiren , '90 BCom, COO, Aurora
Alison McMahon, CEO, Cannabis at Work
Everett Knight, Analyst,  MATCO Financial
Kamil  Nemec, Oakfield Global Services and CEO, GreenGreen

Moderator: John Radostits , President, Radco Group of Companies 

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: TBA

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 4, 2017

 April 21, 2017

Speakers:
Janet Wood, ’92 BCom
, Global Head, Talent and Leadership, SAP
Linda Cochrane, ’97 MBA, City Manager, City of Edmonton
Jen Panteluk, ’14 MBA, ’03 BCom, President and  CEO, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories

Moderator:
Karen Hughes, ’88 MA, ’80 BA, Professor of Strategic Management and Organization, Alberta School of Business and Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

 Topic: Are We Leading on Women’s Leadership?  Taking Stock & Looking Ahead

Time: 11:30 AM- 1:15 PM
Location: Matrix

 

 

October 24, 2017

Topic: The Changing Face of Responsible Investment

Speakers:
Alison Schneider, ’11 MBA, Director, Responsible Investment, AIMCo
Stan Magidson, Chair and CEO, Alberta Securities Commission
Arlene Strom, Vice President, Sustainability and Communications, Suncor Energy Inc.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: 
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton

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November 16, 2016  

Speakers: William Polushin, ’89 BCom
, Founder and President of AMAXIS Inc, Founding Director of the Program for International Competitiveness: Trade and Innovation at McGill University, Doug McNeill, Executive Vice-President Business Development, Stream-Flo, Matthew Machielse, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Economic Development, Government of Alberta.

Topic: Market Expansion for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Time: 
7:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: 
Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton  

February 28, 2017

Speakers:
Roberta MacGillivray, ’99 BCom, President, The Filter Shop
Marshall Sadd, CEO, Lloyd Sadd Insurance
Blaine Macmillan, President, Cowan Imaging Group
Brent Hesje, CEO, Fountain Tire

Topic: It Is Tough To Downsize When Everyone In The Company Has The Same Last Name!!!

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: 
Matrix Hotel, Edmonton

May 10, 2016

Panel Speakers: Verna Yiu, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Health Services, Kristina Williams, ’05 MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Enterprise, and Robert Burrell, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Biomaterials, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, moderated by Dean Doucet

Topic: "Managing Healthcare in Alberta: Innovation, Delivery and Diversification" 

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
LocationMatrix Hotel

October 4, 2016 

Speaker: Craig Patterson, ’98 BCom
, Editor in Chief of Retail Insider and Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing

Topic:
 What's on the Horizon for the Retail Real Estate industry in Canada?

Time: 
7:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: 
Matrix Hotel, Edmonton

January 21, 2016

Panel Speakers: Kevin Uebelein, Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Blaine LaBonte, Executive Director, Cougar Drilling Solutions and Barry Scholnick, Alex Hamilton Professor of Business, Winspear Senior Faculty Fellow at the University of Alberta School of Business

Topic: “Global Economic Trends: What does it mean for Alberta?”

Time: 
7:00 – 8:30 AM
LocationMatrix Hotel

February 10, 2016 

Panel SpeakersAndrew Leach, Associate Professor,
University of Alberta School of Business, Chair, Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel, Ben Brunnen, Manager, Fiscal and Economic Policy, CAPP, Simon Dyer, Associate Regional Director, Alberta and the North, Pembina Institute

TopicClimate Leadership Plan: What does it mean for Alberta, our province, our economy and our industry?

Time: 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Location: Matrix

 

  Calgary


 

 June 6, 2017

Speaker: Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge Inc. 

Topic: 
“North America’s Energy Future: Seeing the Potential”

Time: 11:30 AM- 1:15 PM

LocationRanchmen’s Club, 710 – 13th Avenue SW, Calgary

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February 6, 2015

Panel Speakers: Bruce Rigal, '84 BCom, Former Global COO of Deutsche Bank’s Human Resources Division in London, UK
David Tims, '87 MBA, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Moderated by Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist, Calgary Herald


Topic: "Unprecedented Times: Real Time Perspectives" 

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
LocationCalgary Petroleum Club, 319 5 Ave SW, Calgary

March 4, 2014

Speaker: Barry ScholnickAlex Hamilton Professor of Business Economics, University of Alberta School of Business


Topic: "Globalization, Competitiveness and Inequality"

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: University of Alberta Calgary Centre, 120, 333 Fifth Avenue SW

Past Lectures

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Kokic at jkokic@ualberta.ca or call directly to 780.492.6705 or toll free at 1.877.362.3222, press 0.