Economic Summit

The annual Economic Summit is a gathering of world-renowned business leaders and government officials, bringing together some of the best minds in Canadian business to one venue. Stay tuned for more information regarding the third annual Economic Summit in May 2017.

2016 | Economic Summit 2.0:

  • Keynote: Dr. Sherry CooperChief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres
  • CEO Panel:
    • Dave Lanphear, President, Envision Financial
    • Gary Mauris, CEO, Mortgage Centre Canada and President & CEO, Dominion Lending Centres
    • Rex Sheehy, President, Earth’s Own Food Division
    • Faye Wightman, Former President & CEO, Vancouver Foundation
  • Energy Panel:
    • Chris O’Riley, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, BC Hydro
      Stewart Muir, Executive Director, Resource Works
      Doug Stout, VP Market Development & External Relations, Fortis BC
      Ben Themens, Director, Lonsdale Energy Corporation
  • Technology Panel:
    • Wilkins Chung, Co-Founder, A Thinking Ape Software
      Michael van Hemmen, Public Policy Manager, Uber
      Greg Malpass, CEO & Founder, Traction on Demand
      Trent Shumay, Co-Founder & CTO, Finger Food Studios


2015 | Economic Summit 2016:

  • Keynote: James Moore, Minister of Industry
  • Keynote: Colin Hansen, President & CEO, AdvantageBC
  • CEO Panel:
    • Rod Baker, CEO, Great Canadian Gaming
      Jean-Pierre LeBlanc, Co-Founder & Chief Wellness Officer, Saje Natural
      Darrell Jones, CEO, Overwaitea Food Group
      Dr. Debbie Samsom, President, Back in Motion
  • Tech & Innovation Panel:
    • Ryan Benn, President, Teldon Media & Alive Publishing Group Inc
      Wade Larson, President & COO, UrtheCast
      Ryan Peterson, CEO, Finger Food Studios
      Thorsten Wesse, CEO, Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation
  • Federal MP Panel:
    • MP Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada
      MP James Moore, Minister of Industry
      MP Joyce Murray, Critic for National Defence and Western Diversification
      MP Kennedy Stewart, Official Opposition Critic for Science & Technology