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The Venture 250 Program

Every year in September, Alberta Venture ranks the 250 largest companies in The Venture 250 feature. Available exclusively through Alberta Venture magazine, this definitive list recognizes Alberta’s largest corporations, reflecting the province’s evolving business community. The print content is accompanied by a comprehensive online package, including searchable data by metrics such as revenue and assets. Also featured on AlbertaVenture.com is the best of our editorial insights into the companies and trends that stand out from year to year. Check out this year’s list.

In addition to the exclusive print and online content, Alberta Venture produces The Venture 250 Luncheons. Taking place in Calgary and Edmonton, the luncheons celebrate the list-makers and provide a unique opportunity to network with key players in Alberta’s business community. To view photos from the 2015 event, please visit our Facebook page here.

Event Details

September 28 – The Westin Edmonton
September 30 – The Westin Calgary

Registration & Networking Reception: 11:00 am
Opening Remarks & Lunch: Noon
Event Close: 1:30pm

Online registration is closed. Click here to be notified about next year’s program.

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations will be accepted at the door if space is available. Any changes to existing registrations will be dealt with at the registration desk.

Questions?  Call 1-866-227-4276 ext. 244 or email

Program Schedule

Submission Launch: April 1, 2016
Submission Deadline Extended: June 24, 2016
List-Makers Notified: July 2016
List Released in Print and Online: September 1, 2016

Submissions are now closed. Click here to be notified about next year’s program

Questions?  Call 1-866-227-4276 ext. 243 or email

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring The Venture 250 program, please contact Sue Timanson at 1-866-227-4276 ext. 251 or email

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  • The Venture 250 Luncheon ǀ The Westin Edmonton ǀ September 28
  • The Venture 250 Luncheon ǀ The Westin Edmonton ǀ September 28
  • Networking Reception in Edmonton
  • Networking Reception in Edmonton
  • Tracey Scarlett, Dean of NAIT's JR Shaw School of Business speaks at The Venture 250 Luncheon in Edmonton
  • The Venture 250 Luncheon ǀ The Westin Edmonton ǀ September 28
  • Anna Sereda, Senior Manager at PwC speaks at the Venture 250 Luncheon in Edmonton
  • Panel disucssion in Edmonton moderated by Mike Ganley, Editor of Alberta Venture
  • Panel members in Edmonton: Mark Ward, CEO of Syncrude, Paul Douglas, CEO of PCL Construction, Bill Robinson, CEO of AGLC
  • Attentive audience at the Venture 250 Luncheon in Edmonton
  • Paul Douglas, CEO of PCL Construction and Bill Robinson, CEO of AGLC
  • Ardyce Kouri, Partner at Davies Park thanks Mark Ward, CEO of Syncrude
  • The Venture 250 Luncheon ǀ The Westin Calgary ǀ September 30
  • Networking Reception in Calgary
  • Rick Tiedemann, Senior Director Business Development of Copeman Healthcare Centre speaks at the Venture 250 Luncheon in Calgary
  • Gregg Saretsky, CEO of WestJet and David LeMay, CEO of Stuart Olson speak at the Venture 250 Luncheon in Calgary
  • Attentive audience at the Venture 250 Luncheon in Calgary
  • Gregg Saretsky, CEO of WestJet and David LeMay, CEO of Stuart Olson
  • Mike Kerr, Partner at Davies Park thanks David LeMay, CEO of Stuart Olson
  • Closing remarks by Anita McGillis, Vice President of Sales at Venture Publishing
  • Gregg Saretsky of WestJet and Byron Bergren of PwC

On behalf of Alberta Venture and our sponsors Davies Park Executive Search, GE Capital, NAIT – JR Shaw School of Business and PwC, congratulations to all the companies that made the Venture 250 list. For the complete list and to search company data, click here.

Alberta Venture would like to thank the speakers, sponsors and everyone who attended the luncheons for their support in making it such a success. Your generous contributions make it possible for us to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Alberta’s top corporations.

Keynote Speaker 2015

William B.P. Robson
President & CEO,
CD Howe Institute

Gain insight from his keynote speech:
Oil, cars, and aging: securing Canadian living standards in the years ahead

As a natural-resource-rich country going through a major demographic transition, Canada is subject to medium and long-term economic cycles. Bill Robson will describe the challenges that changing terms of trade and ensuring long-term growth of living standards create for Canadians in the years ahead.

Bill Robson took office as President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute in July 2006, after serving as the Institute’s Senior Vice President since 2003 and Director of Research since 2000. He has written more than 200 monographs, articles, chapters and books on such subjects as government budgets, pensions, healthcare financing, inflation and currency issues. His work has won awards from the Policy Research Secretariat, the Canadian Economics Association, and the Donner Canadian Foundation. He is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a member of the Big Picture Panel on the CBC’s The Exchange. Bill taught public finance and public policy at the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2003, and currently teaches a Master’s level course in public finance at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance.

Listen to the 2014 Podcast Series

Michael Caputo – Lane Caputo Compensation
In this interview, Lane Caputo Compensation managing partner Michael Caputo discusses the main challenges facing Boards of Directors today, the challenges of getting executive compensation right and why hiring a consulting firm can help you focus on what’s really important: your business

Elizabeth Hurley & Allan Nelson – Davies Park Executive Search
In this interview, Davies Park’s Elizabeth Hurley & Allan Nelson talk about being in business for 25 years and the importance of finding executives that fit your company culture

Tad Drinkwater – JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT
In this interview, JR Shaw School of Business interim dean Tad Drinkwater discusses the current economic climate in Alberta and talks about NAIT’s new Trades to Degrees initiative

Doug Ayotte – TEC Canada
In this interview, TEC Canada’s Doug Ayotte lets you know what sets that organization apart, what the benefits of being a member are and describes the “TEC Advantage”

Andrew Paul – DHL Express Canada
In this interview, DHL Express Canada’s Andrew Paul tells you all about the company’s new Edmonton-Calgary route and what that means for smaller businesses in Alberta

Promo Video

2015 Event Photos

 

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