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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?

Oct 18, 2012

- 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 Monaco, Patricia Mohr, Michal Moore, Rick Waugh -  

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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  

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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

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Louise Leger, Canadian Business,, 416-764-4125

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