Presented by Government Finance Officers Association Alberta

“Energizing the Future”

October 16 – 19, 2022  |  Hyatt Regency Calgary

What’s Happening?

GFOA Alberta 2022 Annual Conference Schedule

Check back here for continued updates to our Annual Conference Schedule. It’s going to be great!

Sunday, October 16 | 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Wood Gundy
Held at The Pioneer On 8th Event Venue
117 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Sunday, October 16 | 9:00PM - Midnight

Hospitality Suite

Hosted by Rob Gray Asset Management, Scotia Wealth

Monday, October 17 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibitor Displays in Imperial 1/2/3

Come and browse the Exhibit Hall, meet some of our sponsors and exhibitors and learn about the most up to date offerings in the industry!

Monday, October 17 | 8:00AM - 8:45AM

Breakfast & Registration

Join us for breakfast and sign in to pick up your Attendee Passes and Conference Materials.

 

Monday, October 17 | 8:45AM - 9:10AM

Welcome & Opening

Conference Hosts GFOA Alberta

 

Monday, October 17 | 9:10AM - 9:30AM

Remarks 

Gary Sandburg, ADM Municipal Affairs

 

Monday, October 17 | 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Opening Keynote: Jody Wilson-Raybould

Jody Wilson-Raybould on Indigenous rights and reconciliation, democracy and governance, and leadership

 

Monday, October 17 | 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Comfort Break

Get up, stretch your legs, grab some coffee and get ready for the next great session!

 

Monday, October 17 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

GFOA US & Canada Address

Speaker Chris Morrill, Executive Director & CEO of the Government Finance Officers’ Association, US & Canada

 

Monday, October 17 | 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Lunch

15 Minutes with Lowell Epp
Alberta Treasury

 

 

Monday, October 17 | 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Lunch

15 Minutes with Lowell Epp
Alberta Treasury

Monday, October 17 | 1:15PM - 4:15PM

Breakout Sessions

Choose your preferred sessions and enjoy!

 

Monday, October 17 | 1:15AM - 2:30PM

Human Resources

Speaker: Kelsey L. Becker Brookes, & Sean Ward RRMF
Where:  Imperial 5/7/9

 

Monday, October 17 | 2:30PM - 3:00PM

Comfort Break

 

Monday, October 17 | 3:00PM - 4:15PM

Organizational Excellence

Speaker: Tracey Polowich of Contigo
Where: Imperial 5/7/9

 

Monday, October 17 | 1:15PM - 4:15PM

Breakout Sessions

Choose your preferred sessions and enjoy!

 

Monday, October 17 | 1:15PM - 2:30PM

Asset Retirement Obligations

Speakers: Colin Mitchell & Bailey Church of KPMG
Where: Stephen Room AB

 

Monday, October 17 | 2:30PM - 3:00PM

Comfort Break

 

Monday, October 17 | 3:00PM - 4:15PM

Ethics

Speakers: Larry Brownoff & Randy Nicholls of CPA
Where: Stephen Room AB

 

Monday, October 17 | 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Open Reception at One18 Empire

Sponsored by CIBC Wood Gundy
Held at One18 Empire
820 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB

 

Monday, October 17 | 9:00PM

Hospitality Suite

Hosted by Rob Gray Asset Management, Scotia Wealth

 

What’s Happening?

Tuesday October 18

Tuesday, October 18 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibitor Display in Imperial 1/2/3

Come and browse the Exhibit Hall, meet some of our sponsors and exhibitors and learn about the most up to date offerings in the industry!

Tuesday, October 18 | 8:00AM - 8:45AM

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and networking with your colleagues and new friends from Day 1!

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 8:30AM - 8:45AM

Remarks from Laura Barta, MFOA President

Enjoy our Opening and Welcome to the Second Day of the Conference

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 8:45AM - 9:45AM

Featured Speaker: Ruthann Weeks

Ruthann Weeks speaking on Psychological Safety in the Workplace

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 9:45AM - 10:15AM

Comfort Break

Get up, stretch your legs, grab some coffee and get ready for the next great session!

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 10:15AM - 11:00AM

Investing in Uncertain Times

Speaker: Chief Investment Officer Andy Nasr, Scotia Wealth

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00AM - 4:15PM

Breakout Sessions

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Asset Management

Speaker: Nicole Allen, NAMS
Where: Imperial 5/7/9

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00AM - 4:15PM

Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Muncipalities’ Role in Truth & Reconciliation

Speaker: Roy Pogorzelski, RWP Consulting
Where: Stephen Room AB

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Lunch

15 Minutes with Tracey Polowich

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Lunch

15 Minutes with Tracey Polowich

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 1:15PM - 2:30PM

Managing Costs in an Inflationary Market

Speakers: Jesse Patenaude & Tyler Hannemann
Canoe Procurement RMA
Where: Imperial 5/7/9

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 2:30PM - 3:00PM

Comfort Break

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 3:00PM - 4:15PM

ESG

Speakers: Laura Gaede & Craig Alport
Deloitte
Where: Imperial 5/7/9

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 1:15PM - 2:30PM

Digital Transformation 

Speaker: Wendy Gnenz
MNP
Where: Stephen Room AB

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 2:30PM - 3:00PM

Comfort Break

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 3:00PM - 4:15PM

Online Crime: Fun Facts & Useful Tips

Speaker: Jakob Mamos
SERVUS Credit Union
Where: Stephen Room AB

 

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Exhibitor & Sponsor Reception

A private gathering for our Exhibitors and Sponsors to get together and enjoy a cocktail before the Gala!

Tuesday, October 18 | 6:00PM - 11:45PM

GFOA Gala Dinner & Entertainment

Hosted by GFOA Alberta
Featuring: The Magic of Sean Watson

 

Tuesday, October 18 | 9:00PM

Hospitality Suite

Hosted by Rob Gray Asset Management, Scotia Wealth

 

What’s Happening?

Wednesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 19 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Exhibitor Display in Imperial 1/2/3

Last chance to browse the Exhibit Hall, meet some of our sponsors and exhibitors and learn about the most up to date offerings in the industry!

Wednesday, October 19 | 8:30AM - 9:15AM

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and networking with your colleagues and new friends from Day 2!

 

Wednesday, October 19 | 9:15AM - 10:00AM

Economics & Capital Markets

Andrew Grantham
Executive Director & Senior Economist

 

Wednesday, October 19 | 10:00AM - 10:15AM

Comfort Break

Have a stretch and keep an eye out for prizes being awarded!

 

Wednesday, October 19 | 10:15AM - 11:15AM

Featured Speaker: Chris Turner

Hear Chris Turner speak on Sustainability, Climate Change, Cleantech and the Global Energy Transition

 

Wednesday, October 19 | 10:00AM - 10:15AM

Comfort Break

Have a stretch and keep an eye out for prizes being awarded!

Wednesday, October 19 | 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Organizational Update

GFOA’s annual meeting recap, state of the organization update and overview of the upcoming year.

Wednesday, October 19 | 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Organizational Update

GFOA’s annual meeting recap, state of the organization update and overview of the upcoming year.

Wednesday, October 19 | Noon

GFOA 2022 Annual Conference Concludes

Thanks to everyone for coming!

 

Wednesday, October 19 | Noon

GFOA 2022 Annual Conference Concludes

Thanks to everyone for coming!