March 13 - 14, 2019
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Mr. Harper created the modern Conservative Party of Canada, won three successive national elections, and was the longest serving Conservative Prime Minister since Canada’s founding Prime Minister in 1891. Under his watch, Canada emerged from the 2008 economic crisis faster and stronger than its peers. Among his many accomplishments in office, Mr. Harper brought federal taxes to their lowest level in 50 years, balanced the budget while making investments in health care and infrastructure, overhauled the criminal justice system, and expanded Canada’s international trade network tenfold. On the international stage Prime Minister Harper oversaw Canada’s involvement in a series of complex conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq, and stood staunchly by besieged allies Israel and Ukraine. As the host leader of the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto, and as an economist by training, Mr. Harper helped shape financial reform frameworks, implemented a sustainable approach to fiscal stimulus, and led the call for open markets and pragmatic, growth-oriented economic policy.
Today, Mr. Harper is Chairman and CEO of Harper & Associates, a global business consulting firm and Chairman of the International Democrat Union, the global alliance of conservative political parties. He is also a Founder-Member of the Friends of Israel Initiative, an association of former high-office holders from around the world steadfastly defending Israel’s right to self determination, security and democracy.
Curtis Stange is the President and CEO of ATB Financial. With assets growing to $55 billion, ATB provides personal, business, agriculture, corporate, and wealth management services to nearly 770,000 customers in 247 Alberta communities.
A seasoned banker with over 30 years experience at one of Canada’s “Big Five” banks and ATB Financial, Curtis has led teams across diverse geographic markets and through various economic cycles. His inaugural role at ATB was to launch a new line of business focused on entrepreneurs all over Alberta. He then played a key role in the transformation of ATB’s banking systems, the company’s biggest tech challenge in a generation. Curtis has also taken strategic planning and operations teams to new places, like the adoption of new tech like Apple Pay and blockchain, and the launch of ATB LendR. More recently he served as ATB’s ﬁrst-ever chief customer oﬃcer.
Hosted by: ACG
Hotel Room Block
We have secured a small room block at The Westin Edmonton at a rate of $199-$219 per night. Rooms are held until Feb 21, 2019. To book your room contact Sandra.Bernal@westin.com or use this link https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1546623456557&key=GRP,