Global Business Forum

Global Business Forum

September 16, 2011 10:00 ET

Business, Government and Academic Leaders Gather in Banff, Alberta at the Global Business Forum

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2011) - The eleventh annual Global Business Forum will host approximately 200 business executives, academia and government leaders from around the world on September 22 and 23, 2011 to discuss and debate crucial global economic issues at The Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Douglas H. Mitchell, National Co‐Chairman, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Hal Kvisle, immediate past CEO of TransCanada Corporation, will join together once again to co‐chair this important, blue-ribbon conference themed Building Foundations in Shifting Sands.

This year's event includes more than 20 distinguished speakers and moderators, including Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico; David Mondragon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd; Robert B. Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Chamber of Commerce; and Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, CNN

Forum sessions and keynote addresses are open to the media. The themes of the sessions are:

  • Emerging Economies – Fuelling the Economic Drivers
  • The Race is on for 2012 – Will There Be a Tea Party in the Rose Garden?
  • North America – The Globe's New "Banana Republic": Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything (or Anyone)
  • Water and Food – Feeding the Planet With Less
  • Social Media – Impacts on Business and Politics
  • Energy – Key Trends in Energy Supply and Demand

There will also be a special tribute reception and buffet dinner for the Hon. Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta.

Media feeds and a media workroom are available; however, all news media representatives must register prior to attending the Global Business Forum. To register, please submit your name, media outlet and contact information to David Heyman at (403) 536-3415, (866) 284-9189 or by email at

About the Global Business Forum

The Global Business Forum is an independent, not‐for‐profit Corporation, funded by the contributions of major Canadian corporations, which provides an opportunity for invited prominent international business executives, academia and government leaders to actively discuss and debate critical global economic issues. Founded in 2000, the Global Business Forum is held annually in Banff, Alberta, in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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