Alberta

ASC Announces Panel Speakers and Agenda for ASC Connect 2017

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ASC Announces Panel Speakers and Agenda for ASC Connect 2017

CALGARY – – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced its external speaker list and agenda for ASC Connect 2017, a unique opportunity for Alberta market participants to discuss issues and trends impacting our capital markets and economy.

New to the ASC’s roster of industry events, ASC Connect includes a full day of informative and interactive plenary sessions led by senior ASC leaders and industry experts, followed by a networking reception. Panel discussions will focus on what’s new and what’s next in navigating today’s capital markets, emerging frontiers in market structure, enforcement in a global environment, and the new entrepreneurism. Confirmed external speakers include:

·         Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial

·         Doug Steiner, CEO, evree

·         James Lochrie, Co-Founder, Wave

·         Irfhan Rawji, Principal, Totem Capital

“We continuously seek opportunities to engage with our stakeholders, as this is a key pillar in the ASC’s Strategic Plan,” said Stan Magidson, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the ASC. “ASC Connect is an ideal platform for us to connect with the industry and discuss current developments and emerging trends, as well as facilitate a broader conversation about the future of Alberta’s capital markets and economy. We look forward to hosting this event.”

ASC Connect 2017 takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Hudson, located on the sixth floor of the historic Hudson Bay’s heritage building, 200 8 Avenue SW, Calgary.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

For media interested in attending the event, please contact ascconnect@asc.ca.

The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province’s securities laws. It is entrusted to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors.  As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada’s capital markets.

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