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Economic Outlook for US, Canadian and Global Markets

June 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free – $75.00

Please join our guest speaker Pierre Alvarez, Vice Chair, Global Public Affairs, for an economic outlook on the US, Canadian, & Global markets!

Pierre Alvarez will speak to the Association of Financial Professionals about the impact the shifts at both the federal and provincial levels mean for Calgary-based businesses. We look forward to a lively discussion about how investors, project proponents and energy companies can strategically approach governments to shape outcomes in this new and complex paradigm.

For the investment community, these dramatic political and policy swings post both threats and opportunities. It means correctly understanding and responding to government decision-making processes has never been more important.

Pierre Alvarez

Pierre Alvarez is Vice Chair of Global Public Affairs

Pierre Alvarez is Vice Chair of Global Public Affairs, a Canadian firm with global reach, providing integrated government relations, strategic communications and issues management consulting services that enable clients to successfully navigate increasingly complex business, public policy and media environment. Pierre is a seasoned energy executive with over thirty years of senior management experience in the Canadian oil, natural gas, pipeline and electricity sectors. He has been directly involved in many of the most significant policy and project developments in the energy field as an Executive Leadership Team member at Nexen Inc., President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Chairman and CEO of the NWT Power Corporation, Deputy Minister to the Premier of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife and as a political staffer and public affairs consultant in Ottawa.

Pierre joined Global Public Affairs in early 2015. He had previously been Vice President, Corporate Relations with Nexen Energy for five years. In this role, Pierre strengthened Nexen’s reputation as a responsible energy developer and top employer. He was specifically accountable for government relations, communications, and Nexen’s community investment program. He led Nexen’s government approvals process of the CNOOC Limited acquisition of Nexen in 2013, as well as the resulting internal and external communications.

Prior to joining Nexen, Pierre spent nine years as President and Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Over that period, Pierre advocated on behalf of energy producers in provincial capitals, Ottawa and Washington.

For more than a decade, Pierre worked in Canada’s far north in senior executive positions including Deputy Minister to the Premier, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the Government of the Northwest Territories and Chairman and CEO of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. From 1984 to 1988, he worked in Ottawa with the federal Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and then served as a government affairs consultant with Public Affairs International.

Pierre holds a Master of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He also completed the Director’s Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Pierre is bilingual (French and English).

Pierre is active in numerous government, community and charitable organizations including the Board of Directors for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Alberta Economic Development Authority and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He has been a Director in Residence for the Institute of Corporate Directors for the past two years. Pierre is married and has three university-age children.

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June 21, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $75.00


Fairmont Palliser Hotel
139 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3 Canada
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