2023 Annual Business Conference

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Name: 2023 Annual Business Conference
Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join us for the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Annual Business Conference. 

As a follow-up to the SCC’s Food, Fuel, and Fertilizer Business Summit, the SCC’s theme for the 2023 Conference is ‘Transportation and Infrastructure: Connecting Saskatchewan to the World’.

While Saskatchewan has what the world needs, delivering products to national and international markets is critical. As an export-driven and land-locked province, Saskatchewan’s reliance on transportation is significant. Through informative presentations and engaging discussions, this year’s conference will address how we can unlock Saskatchewan’s transportation and infrastructure potential to position our province as a global supplier.

*The SCC's AGM will take place from 9:30 - 10:30am, prior to the conference. 

Announcing our 2023 Speakers 
Workshop 1: Building Our Future: A Call to Action
Time: 11:00am
Speaker: Goldy Hyder, President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
Canada’s economy depends on reliable physical infrastructure to connect supply chains, enable people and goods to move freely, support millions of jobs, facilitate the energy transition, and ensure that the economy continues to grow. And yet we’ve made it far too difficult to build new infrastructure in Canada. It doesn’t have to be this way. Governments must work with the private sector to expedite approvals for major,  game-changing, nation-building projects. Learn more about Goldy.

Workshop #2: Transportation: Sharing Saskatchewan’s Food, Fuel and Fertilizer with the World.
Speaker: Hon. Jeremy Cockrill, Minister of Highways, Government of Saskatchewan
Time: 1:00pm
Saskatchewan shares its bounty with the world, exporting to 165 countries around the globe. As a landlocked province in the middle of the Canadian prairies that presents some challenges. A safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation system is essential to our way of life. It’s how we compete in a global marketplace. Highways Minister Jeremy Cockrill will discuss Saskatchewan’s approach to maintaining and enhancing strategic transportation corridors that keep our province competitive. Learn more about Minister Cockrill.

Workshop #3 - Unlocking Sustainable Economic Growth 
Speaker: Jodie Parmar, Head of Project Development, Canadian Infrastructure Bank.
Time: 2:00pm 
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is an impact investor developing the next generation of infrastructure Canadians need, delivering outcomes such as sustainable economic growth, connected communities and climate change action. Its priority sectors include green infrastructure, clean power, public transit, trade and transportation and broadband. In this fireside chat session, you will learn how the CIB can help get infrastructure projects unstuck and be a partner in financing large-scale projects.

Learn more about Jodie.

Workshop #4: Connecting Saskatchewan to the World
Speaker: Angela Avery, Executive Vice-President and Chief People, Corporate & Sustainability Officer, WestJet.
Time: 3:00pm
While Saskatchewan has what the world needs, delivering products to national and international markets is critical. As an export-driven and land-locked province, Saskatchewan’s reliance on transportation is significant, and the aviation industry is essential in connecting Saskatchewan to the world. As Saskatchewan’s largest airline, WestJet is playing a key role in the development of the visitor economy, investment attraction and overall business connectivity. With their growth plan and recent investments, Saskatchewan’s aviation future is looking brighter. 
Learn more about Angela.
Event Sponsors:
The Atlas˚ Hotel
4177 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 3R6

*Travelling from out of town? Contact us to learn how to book a room at our preferred rate at The Atlas˚ Hotel. Limited rooms available.
Date/Time Information:
9:00 AM - Registration and Networking
9:30 AM - AGM Begins
10:30 AM - Conference Registration Begins
10:50 AM - Conference Opening Remarks
11:00 AM - Workshop 1
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Workshop 2
2:00 PM - Workshop 3
3:00 PM - Workshop 4
4:00 PM - Member Networking Reception
6:00 PM - Reception Ends
Contact Information:
Josie Fries
AGM only: (9:00-10:30 AM) - $0 (members only)
All-Day: $75/$90 + taxes (members/non-members)

Ticket Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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