Executive Summit Series

These half-day virtual sessions will dive deep into issues our political leaders need to consider to ensure public policies drive business success.

Our 2022 Executive Summit Series will feature six sectors and will explore how each contributes to our country’s economic success. At each event, participants will benefit from insightful discussions amongst some of Canada’s most influential business leaders and government officials.


The Future of Responsible Artificial Intelligence | June 8

With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming embedded in every sector, there is enormous potential but also risk. Responsible AI aims to create accountability for those who build or use AI systems, with a focus on increased transparency, fairness, reliability, security and interpretability. This Executive Summit will highlight how responsible AI can support the adoption and practice of designing, developing and deploying AI to empower employees and businesses, and fairly affect customers and society in a domestic and global context.

Featured Panel Presentation: Responsibility and Trustworthiness as Intrinsic parts of the AI Journey

As emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology becomes mainstream, key factors such as privacy, fairness, safety, transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability need to be taken into consideration. As we look ahead, one thing becomes clear: AI will be celebrated for its benefits but also scrutinized and, to some degree, feared.  

How can responsible AI support the adoption and practice of designing, developing and deploying AI to empower employees and businesses, and fairly affect customers and society in a domestic and global context? This panel discussion will have a closer look at these issues and how “responsibility and trustworthiness” can be intrinsic parts of the AI journey. 

Guest Panellists:

  • Farshad Abasi, Chief Security Officer, Forward Security
  • Julien Billot, CEO, Scale AI  
  • Nidhi Hegde, Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) 
  • Shahram Tafazoli, Chief of AI, Weir Motion Metrics 

Thank you to our event sponsors


ESG | October 26

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations present opportunities and challenges for companies operating in Canada. Consumers and investors continue to develop non-financial expectations of corporations that change the relationship between businesses and society. This Executive Summit will examine a changing ESG regulatory and financial landscape while highlighting how Canada can capitalize on growing sustainable investment opportunities.


Fostering New Growth in Canada’s Cannabis Industry | November 9

In October 2018, Canada became the first developed country to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Since then, the sector has grown into a multibillion dollar industry including licensed producers, retailers, agriculture companies and many more. Notwithstanding its success, the cannabis industry continues to face regulatory barriers that impede its economic potential. This Executive Summit will explore how the Canadian cannabis industry can overcome those barriers to become a key driver of Canada’s economic success. 

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Past Events

Thank you to those who participated in our events.

Re-Orienting Canada-US Relations Towards Mutual Economic and National Security | May 18

Session recordings will be available on our YouTube channel in the coming days. Check back soon!

Thank you to our event sponsor


The Path to Pandemic-Proof: What the Health and Life Sciences Ecosystem Needs Today | April 13

This event is available on-demand on our YouTube channel.

For more details on our life sciences advocacy work, click here.

Thank you to our event sponsors


Critical Minerals | February 23

This event is available on-demand on our YouTube channel.

For more details on our critical minerals advocacy work, click here.

Thank you to our event sponsor

Thank you to our Excellence Partners