The reach of Davies Park has grown from a single office in Edmonton to offices across Canada, with the sole focus of providing a seamless and human-centric approach to executive search. Davies Park takes particular pride that the Partners have been working together as a cohesive team in executive search longer than any other firm in Canada. Aside from their national presence, Davies Park has also built strong alliances with international partners to give them access to superior candidates globally. Anurag Shourie, Partner at Davies Park Executive Search, sits down with Ray Pisani, President and CEO at Alberta Blue Cross, to discuss the resilience of Alberta businesses and what it takes to keep Alberta Strong. Alberta Blue Cross ranks #37 on the 2015 V250 list.
On behalf of Alberta Venture and our sponsors Davies Park Executive Search, Lane Caputo Compensation, Lawson Lundell, NAIT – JR Shaw School of Business and PwC – we would like to congratulate all of the companies that made the Venture 250 list. Executives from the top 250 companies in Alberta were in attendance at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton and the BMO Centre in Calgary to honour the list-makers and hear William Robson’s keynote address: Oil, Cars and Aging: Securing Canadian Living Standards in the Years Ahead.
For a complete look at the 2015 V250 list, please click here.
Alberta Venture would also like to thank everyone who attended the luncheon and its sponsors for their support in making this year’s event a great success. To see all of the event photos, please visit our Facebook page here.
Keynote speaker 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.
ENHANCE YOUR NETWORK and directly engage with key players from Alberta’s largest and most dynamic companies
REACH BUSINESS LEADERS and strengthen your position in the marketplace
EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE on Canada’s long-term prospects
Edmonton: September 30, 2015 at Sutton Place
Calgary: October 1, 2015 at BMO Centre, Stampede Grounds
Audience: Senior executives from Alberta’s top corporations
Tickets: $95 + GST
Table of 8: $760 + GST
Contact us to register over the phone or with any questions you may have. 1-780-990-0839 ext 244 or email
Registration & Networking Reception: 11:00 am
Opening Remarks & Lunch: Noon
Keynote Speech: 12:45 -1:30pm
If you are interested in sponsoring The Venture 250 program, please contact Allyson Kurian at 1-866-227-4276 ext. 242 , or email