The CompetitionPolicy Review PanelView Speaker Bio
Ontario Nurses' AssociationView Speaker Bio
If Ontario is experiencing a severe nursing shortage, why are health-care facilities gutting registered nursing positions and care hours, leading the Ontario Nurses’ Association to launch a comprehensive advertising campaign called Cutting Nurses, Cutting Care? Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, will discuss the reasons behind the launch of the campaign th...
I.G. Patel Professor & Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
London School of EconomicsView Speaker Bio
3rd Viscount Monckton of BrenchleyView Speaker Bio
In November 2006, Lord Monckton wrote a science-based article in the London Sunday Telegraph explaining exactly why anthropogenic “global warming” is not a global crisis. Within two hours, the newspaper’s website had received 127,000 hits – more in a short time than any article it has ever published.
Chief Executive Officer
TVOView Speaker Bio
Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics
Boston UniversityView Speaker Bio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Toronto Airports AuthorityView Speaker Bio
Dr. Lloyd McCoomb has over thirty years of experience in transportation management. From March 1994 to the creation of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in December 1996, Dr. McCoomb held the post of Airport General Manager, Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Dr. McCoomb served as Vice President, Airport Planning and Development. On February 1, 2007, Dr. McCoomb was appointed ...
Canada Border Services AgencyView Speaker Bio
Luc Portelance began his career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1979, moving to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service, Quebec Region, in 1982. Mr. Portelance joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984. He held a number of senior positions at CSIS, including Deputy Director General, Counter Intelligence Branch; Director General, Quebec Region; Ass...
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Fellow - Trade Policy
MacDonald Laurier InstituteView Speaker Bio
Laura Dawson is the President of Dawson Strategic and provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on U.S.-Canada economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa and has been a senior associate at the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton University. As a specialist in U.S.-Canada economic relatio...
President & CEO
The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life)View Speaker Bio
Les Herr became President and Chief Executive Officer of Empire Life in April 2008, nine years after he joined the company as Director of Sales, Central Canada. He was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Vice-President, Individual Sales and Distribution in 2001, and to Executive Vice-President, Retail with responsibility for the entire Individual Products business line in 2007. Bo...
Associate Director, Judge Business School
Cambridge UniversityView Speaker Bio
Loretta Napoleoni is an associate lecturer at Cambridge University‘s Judge Business School, as well economist, author, and expert on terrorist financing and money laundering. She is a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky, BBC, and RAI, and has previously been the London correspondent for La Stampa,Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, El País, and Le Monde. Her latest book, Maonomics: Why Chi...
Minister of State for Trade and Investment
UK GovernmentView Speaker Bio
Lord Livingston was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 11 December 2013 and leads on FCO relations with British Business. He is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
FilterBoxx Water & Environmental CorporationView Speaker Bio
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Novachis is a veteran in the Water Business with over 32 years of experience in a variety of roles in both equipment manufacturing and consulting engineering.
Dawson StrategicView Speaker Bio
Dr. Laura Dawson is the President of Dawson Strategic and provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on U.S.-Canada economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa. From 1999 to 2008, she worked as a visiting professor and international trade consultant in CIS States, Latin America and China. She adv...
Senior Vice President, Customer Knowledge and Insights
ScotiabankView Speaker Bio
Lisa Ritchie is responsible for identifying, measuring and reporting on customer knowledge and enhancing the Bank’s insight into each customer’s holdings, attitudes and behaviours for business lines, channels, and key segments. This includes: • Customer Loyalty Measurement • Market and Brand Communication Research • Consumer Insights and Trends • Enterprise Data Warehouse and Informat...
Vice-President of News and Information
Zoomer MediaView Speaker Bio
Libby Znaimer currently serves as Vice-President of News and Information for Zoomer Media. She joined the company when it acquired its first asset, The New Classical 96.3 FM, in 2006, after spending 15 years covering money and business on Citytv, and anchoring on CP24. In addition to her management responsibilities, Libby hosts The Zoomer Report, which airs six times daily, and The Zoomer Week ...
Fedex Express CanadaView Speaker Bio
Lisa Lisson is president of FedEx Express Canada based in Mississauga, ON. She leads a team of 6,000 employees at more than 60 locations coast-to-coast, delivering customer-focused international and domestic shipping solutions. Lisa joined FedEx Express as an associate marketing specialist in 1992. She quickly progressed and, in 2003, was appointed vice president of sales, marketing and c...
Chief Executive Officer
Crohn’s and Colitis CanadaView Speaker Bio
Lindee David assumed leadership of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada on June 2, 2014 as its new Chief Executive Officer. She is a strategic, innovative healthcare executive with blended leadership experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. As CEO of ALS Canada she has led recent transformational change resulting in a financially sustainable organization. Previously, Lindee held senio...
Startup Canada Task ForceView Speaker Bio
Laura O’Blenis is the founder of Stiletto Consulting, a national firm focused on the transition and growth of knowledge-based businesses and associations. Since Stiletto’s founding in 2010, Ms. O’Blenis has secured more than $100 million in grants, contracts and funding for Stiletto clients across the country. Ms. O’Blenis is a registered lobbyist under the Federal Lobbying Act and works on ...
Financial Consumer Agency of CanadaView Speaker Bio
Ms. Tedesco was named Commissioner on September 4, 2013 for a term of up to five years. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Tedesco was Deputy Commissioner, a post she has held since June 2008. A member of the Ontario Bar, Ms. Tedesco is an experienced leader and a Canadian financial institutions' professional, having held roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of law, operations, strate...
Public Affairs Columnist
Globe and MailView Speaker Bio
Lawrence Martin is a public affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail and author of ten books, including several critically-acclaimed national bestsellers. He served as correspondent for The Globe and Mail in Washington, Moscow and Montreal and is now based in Ottawa.
Vice-President, Public Policy
The Conference Board of CandaView Speaker Bio
Louis Thériault is the Vice-President, Public Policy for the Conference Board of Canada specializing in product development and economic analysis. He is currently responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health (including Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care), energy, environment and transportation policy and the Centre for the Nort...
President & CEO
Parachute CanadaView Speaker Bio
Louise Logan is the President and CEO of Parachute, a national charity focused on stopping the clock on preventable injuries – the leading cause of death for Canadians age 1-44. Parachute is creating a movement and building awareness of the issue of injury. A strategic and innovative leader, Louise has been involved in injury prevention and social change at the provincial, national and intern...
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)View Speaker Bio
Leah Lawrence has held a wide range of senior leadership positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Most recently, she was the president of Clean Energy Capitalists Inc. and she is the past chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Leah’s deep experience in sustainable technology development in the oil and gas and electricity industries has been recognized by both industry and ...
Chair - Board of Directors
Canadian Centre on Substance AbuseView Speaker Bio
Leanne Lewis is a passionate community advocate for parents, families and youth affected by substance abuse. She brings significant governance and community experience and has studied not-for-profit governance at the Institute of Corporate Directors and the fundamentals of governance at Queen's School of Business.
AccentureView Speaker Bio
Lauren Rooney is a Business Strategy Consultant at Accenture, based out of the Calgary office. She works with clients in the energy, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and insurance sectors. Her project experience involves operating model design, strategy development, organizational effectiveness, environmental auditing, and process excellence. In addition to her client work she co-leads the Accent...
President & CEO
Mental Health Commission of CanadaView Speaker Bio
Louise Bradley started her career as a registered nurse in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, where she discovered an immediate passion for mental health. Louise’s work has taken her across Canada, where she has held a range of positions across the health sector. From front-line nursing, to forensic and corrections care, to research, teaching, and large-scale hospital administration, Louise...
Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV National NewsView Speaker Bio
As Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME since 2011, Lisa LaFlamme leads the country’s #1 newscast where she has cemented her role as the face of news in Canada. In June 2016, LaFlamme won the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) President’s Award, recognizing her decades of distinguished service reporting on Canadian airwaves. In March 2015,...
Vice-President, Public Policy
Conference Board of CanadaView Speaker Bio
Louis Thériault is the Vice-President, Public Policy for the Conference Board of Canada. Louis joined the Conference Board of Canada in 1997, where he specializes in product development and economic analysis. He is currently responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health (including Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care), energy, environ...
Founder, Cancer Coaching
President & CEO, Ottawa Regional Cancer FoundationView Speaker Bio
Linda Eagen is a dynamic, results oriented community leader who has a strong track record of performance in the not-for-profit sector. Linda began her career as a student of psychology and emergency medical care. Her passion for helping others then led her to the fundraising profession. Over 25 years, she has raised more than $250 million for social, arts, health and educational organizations. ...
Managing Partner Daisy Consulting GroupView Speaker Bio
Lisa Kinsella is the managing partner of Daisy Consulting Group. Originally from Canada’s west coast, Lisa spent more than a decade working for government and the public sector before joining Daisy in 2012. On Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, she rose quickly through the ranks, having held senior positions in many political offices, including for a former opposition party leader. Well known for her po...