The Van Horne Institute in partnership with Capmunda, The City of Calgary and Calgary Economic Development, invites you to join us to engage with policymakers, local businesses and leading U.S. academics on the future of electric vehicles in Calgary. Discuss emerging business opportunities, learn about how electric vehicles have been integrated into other North American jurisdictions, and discover the latest Calgary-specific research on the potential for our own EV market.
Levi Tillemann, Jeff and Cal Leonard Fellow at New America and author of "The Great Race: Global Quest for the Car of the Future" (Remote)
Ian Neville, Climate Policy Analyst, City of Vancouver and/or Malcolm Shield, Climate Policy Manager, City of Vancouver
Kent Rathwell, President and Founder, Sun Country Highway
Claire Beckstead, Community Environmental Specialist, City of Calgary
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8 a.m.: Speaker presentations
9 a.m.: Q & A
Global Business Centre Terrace View Room
120 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2K 0K6
For more information about this event, contact Megan Zimmerman at 403-221-7830
Please join us on October 1, 2015 for Trudy Fahie, President & CEO Walmart Canada Bank & EVP Financial Services.
Finding the Courage to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Some of the best career opportunities result from having the confidence to apply proven skills in new and unfamiliar ways. Find out how Trudy Fahie, Walmart Canada Bank CEO, navigated uncharted territories along her career journey in Retail and Financial Services.
Trudy Fahie is the president and chief executive officer of Walmart Canada Bank. In this role, she oversees the company's growing catalogue of financial services offerings. Trudy was responsible for developing the strategy for Walmart Canada to expand into the financial services space, including creating and gaining regulatory approval for Walmart Canada Bank.
Trudy began her career at Walmart Canada in 2006 as vice-president, financial services. Prior to this, she served as vice-president, financial services at American Express. Trudy's executive experience also includes 10 years with the wealth management division at CIBC. Her last role there was as president, CIBC Trust and head of global private banking where she led a global team across Canada, the Caribbean and Asia.
Prior to her time in the Financial Services industry, Trudy held various management roles in retail with Hudson's Bay.
Trudy currently sits on the Board of Directors for Walmart Canada Bank.
She is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation.
The dinner will be held at the Safari Lodge at the Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta. Registration for the dinner will begin at 4:45.
October 15, 2015 - 8:00 am to October 16, 2015 - 3:00 pm
The Van Horne Institute is pleased to announce that its next Digital Futures symposium will be held October 15 and 16, 2015 in Olds, Alberta. Launched in the fall of 2013, Digital Future meetings and symposia have become must-attend events in Canada for rural municipal leaders and decision makers responsible for broadband enablement in their communities.
Representatives of the Alberta government – including SuperNet, Agriculture, and Innovation and Advanced Education – are confirmed attendees. NWT/Alberta Commissioner Dr. Linda Vennard be a guest speaker and a timely respondent to recent Commission rulings and undertakings regarding broadband in Canada.
Topics to be covered
Get communities up to speed – in learning about broadband opportunities and experiences, with special presentations and a guided tour of O-NET in Olds.
Assessing broadband development/deployment on a regional basis – the emerging importance of REDAs in guiding and enabling broadband development.
The evolving role of the provincial government – cross-ministry GOA supports in the areas of financial, technical and informational/leadership capacities; where broadband fits in emerging areas of strategic importance, including economic diversification, environmental sustainability, and innovation/ICT strategy
Policy issues – addressing the urban-rural divide, including strategies for overcoming limitations to regions and distant rural communities; recent CRTC hearings/rulings and their impact on and import for rural communities specifically.
Communication strategies – lessons from Olds and the United States on creating momentum and the conditions for coordinated and sustainable change at all levels of community engagement.
The symposium will take place in Olds, Alberta. Additional details will be released shortly.
November 26, 2015 - 10:45 am to November 27, 2015 - 1:45 pm
Efficiency, Productivity, and Sustainability are common expressions that we use in our corporate discussions across all industries. Our conference on Sustainable Supply Chains and Transportation Conference is designed to move past the words and provide real life examples of the four pillars of productive businesses: Social, Economic, Environmental, and Culture.
Leading experts from industry and academia will present on how companies have been able to manage people, planet, and profit to improve not only their company's bottom line, but the environment around them as well. This conference will also offer a chance to participate in a site visit to an internationally acclaimed cold shortage logistics distribution centre.
Sustainable Supply Chains and Transportation Conference: Four Pillars to Sustainable Business promises to be a not-to-miss event for practitioners in all modes of supply chain, logistics, and transportation who want to expand their knowledge of sustainability, productivity, and efficiency.