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Event Alert - How Can Canada Reach its Full Potential on the World Stage? Can Canada Become an Energy Superpower? Can Big Data Unlock Canada's Future?

– Canadian Business magazine brings together the country’s top business
thinkers for its annual Leadership Forum to address these and other
pressing economic questions October 23 in Toronto

– Speakers include: John M. Lutz, Roger Martin, Mark R. McQueen, Al
, Patricia Mohr, Michal Moore, Rick Waugh –  

– Visit:

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – Canada is on the verge of achieving its potential on the world stage.
With the right leadership, innovation and global involvement, the next
decade can belong to Canada. But there are challenges to be met and
obstacles to be overcome. Now in its 10th year, the Canadian Business Leadership Forum, presented by Canadian Business magazine in partnership with Ryerson
University’s Ted Rogers Leadership Centre, brings together the
country’s top business thinkers to address the issues Canada faces and
to inspire business leaders to take action to achieve global success.
The event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, North Building, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.  

Event Highlights

Panel Discussion: The Future of Canada as an Energy Superpower
Moderator: Brian Segal, Chair, Ted Rogers Leadership Centre
Panel Members: Patricia Mohr, Vice-President, Economic & Commodity,
Market Specialist, Scotiabank; Al Monaco, President & CEO, Enbridge
Inc.; Michal Moore, Professor & Director, Energy & Environmental Policy
University of Calgary

  • Among discussion points: Are we or are we not capable of maintaining or
    achieving the status of energy superpower?
  • What current issues can potentially limit us from achieving that status?
  • Are these issues likely to be resolved, if so how?

Canada—What It Is, What It Can Be
Speaker: Prof. Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto

  • To achieve our true potential on the world stage, Canadian organizations
    can—and must—do more, says Prof. Martin. He emphasizes this clarion by
    calling for greater Canadian innovation, bolstered by more aggressive
    participation in global markets.

Unlocking Canada’s Future with Big Data
Speaker: John M. Lutz, President of IBM Canada Ltd.

  • Lutz will help separate the hype from reality and will share, through
    real client examples, how organizations in Canada are benefiting today
    from Big Data. He will explore how Canada can position itself for
    future growth by investing in Big Data opportunities.

Canada in the Next Decade
Speaker: Rick Waugh, President & CEO, Scotiabank

  • Canada has a wealth of advantages that bode well for its immediate
    future, but it needs to seize specific financial opportunities if it is
    to become an established leader in world markets. Waugh identifies
    future markets that Canadian businesses should focus on, and offers his
    perspective on how they can expand their roles beyond conventional
    restrictions and borders.

Media Must RSVP before October 23 to:
Louise Leger,, 416-764-4125  

Visit:  for more details.

Now in its tenth year, the Canadian Business Leadership Forum is Canada’s premier business event for leaders, sharing first-hand
accounts of successful strategies and new perspectives on the
challenges that face our business community—and our nation.  

About Canadian Business magazine:
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling
and most-trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business
stands alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid
circulation. With a readership of more than one million, the magazine
is published every second Monday, except in January, July and August,
when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian
Business include the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and
Winners and Losers. Visit

SOURCE: Canadian Business Magazine