Canada 2020 & ICD Dinner Event: Business Strategy in Uncertain Times – The Role of the Board of Directors

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Oversight of strategy is one of the most important functions of a Board of Directors.

Never has that been more true than today, with businesses confronting new challenges on multiple fronts – technological disruption, U.S. protectionism, an aging society and skills shortages, and the “rise of the rest” in Asia, Africa and beyond.

On April 16th, Canada 2020 and the Institute of Corporate Directors are hosting a joint-dinner event with leading directors for an evening of discussion on business strategy in an age of uncertainty.

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What do boards need to do to ensure that the business is positioned to capitalize on the opportunities presented by big data and AI, and the opening of new markets abroad? How does the board help ensure that the business remains competitive in the face of trade risks at – and beyond – the border? What new skills do boards need to navigate in an era of such rapid change?

Joining us to answer these questions will be a select:

  • J. Robert S. Prichard OC, OOntChairman of the Board of the Bank of Montreal, Chair of Torys LLP, Director of George Weston Ltd. & Director of Onex Corporation
  • Tiff MacklemDean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada
  • John Hannaford, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Former Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada

 

Tickets: $90 + HST / Processing. 3-course dinner will be served. 5:30 PM, cocktails. 6:30 PM, dinner and panel discussion.

Featured Participants

  • Ailish Campbell
    Canada's Chief Trade Commissioner & Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada Bio
  • J. Robert Prichard
    Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Montreal, Chair of Torys LLP, Director of George Weston Ltd. & Director of Onex Corporation Bio
  • John Hannaford
    Deputy Minister of International Trade, Former Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of CanadaBio
  • Tiff Macklem
    Dean, Rotman School of Management Bio

VenueRideau Club, 99 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario CA