Thank you to all who attended the 2018 AIHA Stakeholder Event. We look forward to seeing you next year!
About The Event
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region and a key contributor to the provincial and national economy.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Stakeholder Event, which has evolved from a local luncheon to a globally attended conference. The 2018 Stakeholder Event will focus on the past, present, and future of diversification and investment in the Heartland region.
The AIHA Annual Stakeholder Event is a full-day networking conference offering attendees an opportunity to engage with industry experts and elected officials. The program is designed to highlight the successes of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region and to provide information on opportunities for investment in the Industrial Heartland. With over 600 attendees and a world-class line up of speakers, the event delivers industry insight and sector expertise in a comprehensive, comfortable format.
Who Attends Our Event
- Federal, provincial and municipal elected officials
- Industry experts and company CEOs
- Senior staff from government and industry, including AB Economic Development and Trade, Municipal Affairs, Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Environment and Parks
- Representatives from industry partners, like Northeast Capital Industrial Association, Strathcona Industrial Association and Leduc/Nisku Economic Development Association
- Associated industry partners, like Chemical Industry Association of Canada, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, and the Canadian Heavy Oil Association
- Individuals, associations and consulting firms invested in the Industrial Heartland
Keynote Speaker: Rex Murphy
Rex MurphyCanadian’s are treated to weekly commentary from Rex on CBC’s The National along with his Saturday column in the National Post. He’s also acted as an editorial contributor to CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera. For over 20 years he was the host and moderator of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup. The show brought over 1 million listeners and at times 15,000 callers wanting to join in discussions.
As a speaker, Rex radiates intelligence and trustworthiness. His endearing style brings forth a sarcastic intellect and deep insight into issues affecting individuals and businesses. Audiences can expect to be simultaneously informed and entertained by Rex’s provocative commentary. He knows what makes Canadians tick, and what drives our political and social affairs. Rex makes us important, reminds us we have culture beyond hockey. His thought-provoking, sometimes stinging commentary and original insights are delivered through a vocabulary to make Webster’s consider updating.
A Rhodes scholar, Rex was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University. In 1968, he went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Rex later ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?
Featured Speakers: Honourable James Moore and Bob Masterson
Honourable James Moore
Honourable James Moore
James Moore is a Senior Business Advisor at the multinational law firm, Dentons, and a Public Policy Advisor at the global firm, Edelman. He also serves as Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia, is the national vice-chair of the Canadian Cancer Society, a member of the NAFTA Council for the Government of Canada and a corporate director.
Previously, he served as Canada’s Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, and Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics. He was chair of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Prosperity and Vice Chair of the Operations and Social Affairs Cabinet Committees and served as the Senior Regional Minister for the province of British Columbia.
A Member of Parliament for 15 years, James is the youngest Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister in British Columbia’s history, the youngest Regional Minister in Canadian history and the third youngest Cabinet Minister in Canadian history.
He is a past member of the Trilateral Commission and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Fluently bilingual in french & english, James holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern B.C. and a Master’s Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Bob Masterson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). Reporting to the Boards of Directors, he is fully responsibility for executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations of the Association, and for directing staff to accomplish organizational priorities as they create value for member-companies and partners.
Bob joined CIAC in 2010. He is the former Vice President of Responsible Care®, the industry’s globally recognized sustainability initiative. Under his leadership, Responsible Care enacted a new set of sustainability principles and guidelines for Canada’s chemistry industry.
He is former Director, Regulatory Affairs with the Cement Association of Canada and, and for 15 years was a consultant on environment and sustainability issues in a number of industry sectors including forest products, electricity, cement, mining and energy.
Bob holds an engineering degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Public Policy from Carleton University. He is extremely proud of the three years he spent as a volunteer teacher in Nigeria. Bob lives in Alymer, Quebec, on the shores of the Ottawa River, with his wife and two children. When not at the office he’s often found pursuing his outdoor passions of canoeing, hiking and wilderness camping.