The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to "Priorities for a Prosperous Alberta", a Business Interchange on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie Conference Centre.
Guest speakers will be Ken Kobly, President and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), and Tim McMillan, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Mr. Kobly will be sharing the ACC's Vote Prosperity platform which is designed to provide voters with an outline of priorities that will enable Albertans to leverage the province's economic advantages and strengthen Alberta's global competitiveness.
Mr. McMillan will discuss CAPP's Oil and Natural Gas Priorities for a Prosperous Alberta report which calls on all political parties to engage with the oil and natural gas industry to commit to policy solutions and actions that are critical to positioning Alberta as a leading global energy provider.
Doors open at 11:15 AM for networking with lunch at 11:50 AM followed by the presentation at 12:10 PM and ending with a question period.
The cost is $30 + GST for Chamber Members and $40 for prospective members.
Register by clicking the button above or by contacting our office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken Kobly has been the President and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) since February 2005. Over the past thirteen years speaking for the federation of chambers of commerce which represent over 25,000 businesses in Alberta, Ken has developed the ACC’s profile as a strong, consistent voice for Alberta business. Provincial, national and international media regularly turn to the ACC for comment on business-related issues. Ken has a background in accounting, serving as a member of the provincial board of the Certified General Accountants Association of Alberta and as President in 1988-89. In recognition of his service, Ken was honoured as one of 100 CGAs who have made a difference. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal and was recognized as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people in 2016 by Alberta Venture Magazine. Ken spent two decades on the municipal council of the Town of Beaumont and was mayor of the town for 12 years. He continues to live in Beaumont with his wife, Peggy and has four children and five grandchildren.
Tim McMillan was appointed President and incoming CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) on October 1, 2014. The Saskatchewan native is responsible for leading activities in education and communications as well as policy and regulatory advocacy on behalf of CAPP member companies, which represent over 90 per cent of Canada’s upstream oil and gas production. Tim grew up on a family farm near Lloydminster, where the McMillan family first homesteaded more than a century ago. After earning an economics degree from the University of Victoria, he traveled and worked overseas as an Information Technology professional. He later returned to the family farm and founded and operated an oilfield services company. His solid understanding of the oil and gas industry from both a business and landowner perspective, coupled with his background in economics, propelled his desire to seek a seat within the Saskatchewan Legislature. In 2007, Tim was elected as a Saskatchewan Party MLA in the riding of Lloydminster. From 2010 until his appointment as President of CAPP, Tim held several strategic cabinet portfolios in the Government of Saskatchewan, including minister of energy and resources and minister of rural health. Tim recently moved to Calgary where he lives with his wife and their two daughters.