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The Venture 250 Luncheon was TRANSFORMING!

On behalf of Alberta Venture and our sponsors — Canadian Western Bank, Davies Park Executive Search, DHL, Lane Caputo Compensation, NAIT – JR Shaw School of Business and TEC Canada — we would like to congratulate all of the companies that made the Venture 250. Executives from the top 250 companies in Alberta were in attendance at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton and the Hyatt Regency in Calgary to honour the list-makers and hear Ungad Chadda’s keynote address: The Perils and Promise of the Public Market.




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.


LISTEN to the Venture 250 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

VIEW our Venture 250 video below:


Gain insight from his keynote speech
The Perils and Promise of the Public Markets

Ungad will share his insight into when and why companies should consider going public, offer his best tips for successfully raising capital, and discuss why good governance matters.

Keynote Speaker: Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange

Ungad Chadda is Senior Vice President of Toronto Stock Exchange, responsible for all aspects of Toronto Stock Exchange’s listings business. Mr. Chadda joined the Canadian Dealing Network (CDN), the over-the-counter market previously owned by the Toronto Stock Exchange, in 1997 in Corporate Finance. Since that time, he has held progressively senior roles, including: Director of Listings for TSX Venture Exchange; Chief Operating Officer; TSX Venture Exchange; and Vice President, Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Chadda assumed his current role in May of 2009. Mr. Chadda attended McMaster University, where he received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in 1994 and he received his Chartered Accountancy designation while working with Ernst and Young LLP in 1996.


  • 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 public markets


Event Details

Edmonton: September 24, 2014 at Sutton Place

Calgary: September 25, 2014 at Hyatt Regency

Audience: Senior executives from Alberta’s top corporations

Tickets: $95 + GST

Table of 8: $760 + GST

All companies on The Venture 250 list receive one free ticket to the luncheon to be used by senior management. Contact Natalie Butts to register over the phone or with any questions you may have. 1-780-990-0839 ext 244 or email

Event Schedule

  • Registration & Networking Reception: 11:00 am
  • Opening Remarks & Lunch: Noon
  • Keynote Speech: 12:45 -1:30pm

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring The Venture 250 program, please contact Allyson Kurian at 1-866-227-4276 ext. 242 , or email

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