Speaker Date Topic
Kristine Archibald, CEO, River Valley Alliance Jan 31, 2022 12:00 PM
River Valley Alliance
River Valley Alliance

River Valley Alliance https://rivervalley.ab.ca/

chair of the day: Scott Montgomery

Click here to register.   In person registration due the Thursday prior to the meeting.   Online registration due on Sunday night.

This is a hybrid meeting at the Chateau Lacombe and online thru Zoom. Registration required.

Note you need to register in order to receive the link for the Zoom Meeting.   There is a $10 fee for those connecting online.

Michael Brennan, Pres & CEO Great Western Brewing Feb 07, 2022 12:00 PM
“Beans, Rum & Beer”
“Beans, Rum & Beer”

Mike will provide a brief history on how he went from an audit firm, to the largest privately held spirits company in the world, to a small but mighty brewery in Saskatoon.  Saskatchewan.  He will provide insight into the  Western Canadian beer industry, how Great Western Brewery started and the evolution of both the industry and brewery over the past five years.  Competition, changes in the retail environment and the impact of the legalization of cannabis on alcohol sales.

Saskatoon-raised Michael Brennan is currently President and CEO of Great Western Brewing Company.  Michael started his career in the audit and accounting field working with both Deloitte and Ernst & Young. From this base Michael has continued to build his career in a variety of roles, including as a former senior executive with Bacardi Limited (CEO – Bacardi International Limited and VP Finance, Treasurer and Controller – Bacardi Limited) and as Chief Financial Officer of Vendasta Technologies Inc. in Saskatoon (2014 – 2018). Michael served on the Board of Directors of Great Western Brewing Company for two years prior to taking the helm as President in 2018.  Michael is also currently a Board Member of the Saskatchewan Blue Cross.

His career path has allowed Michael to gain a solid understanding of many industries, including the investment, insurance and consumer packaged goods sectors. His over twenty years of executive experience in North America and Europe involved leading key transformational business initiatives while delivering consistent growth.

In person registration due the Thursday prior to the meeting.   Online registration due on Sunday night.

This is a hybrid meeting at the Chateau Lacombe and online thru Zoom. Registration required. Click here to register!

Note you need to register in order to receive the link for the Zoom Meeting.   There is a $10 fee for those connecting online.

Stan Blade, Dean, Faculty Agriculture Feb 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Future of Farming
Future of Farming

Stan Blade speaking on The future of farming      Chair of the day is Jim Saunderson

Dr. Blade is Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences ( ALES )
University of Alberta

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NO MEETING Feb 21, 2022
Family Day
Jason Krips Feb 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Alberta Forest Products Association
Alberta Forest Products Association

Jason Krips                                           Chair of the Day is Jim Saunderson

President and CEO
Alberta Forest Products Association

https://albertaforestproducts.ca/