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Tuesday, December 2

Global risk and security: Doing business in a dangerous world

Location: Delta Bow Valley
Address: 209 - 4 Ave SE
Time: 7:30am to 9:30am

The global business landscape is evolving, as companies are increasingly growing their global footprint and expanding their business into emerging markets and developing countries. With this, companies face new and often complex risks. Global risks change quickly. Companies need to anticipate the risks of tomorrow today. From energy security to climate change, to terrorism to liability, companies must anticipate and understand emerging risks to successfully lead their companies into the future.

Join the Calgary Chamber as their panel of global risk experts discuss how to protect your company when doing business in unstable environments, ways to vamp up corporate security and how to protect your company from cyber risk.

Panelists include:

Cost: Member Ticket: $59  |  Non-member Ticket: $79  |  Member Table (8): $472  |  Non-member Table (8): $632



Saturday, November 29

Meet an Innovator: Baran Faber, BassBus

Location: TELUS Spark
Address: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Time: 10am-4pm

The Meet an Innovator series brings TELUS Spark visitors together with incredible people in our community who are solving problems in creative ways. Come experience a combination of intricate design elements, including a tree stump that acts as an audio input jack, full interior LED lighting, and cutting-edge technology projecting visual landscapes.

Cost: Included with Membership or Admission. Individual rates: Adult (18-64) $19.95 | Senior (65+) $17.95 | Youth (13-17) $15.95 | Child (3-12) $12.95 | Children under 3 are free | All Prices + GST

For further information contact: 403.817.6800 |

Tuesday, December 2

A Conversation with Conrad Black

Location: Sheraton Calgary Eau Claire
Address: 255 Barclay Street SW
Time: 4:00 pm General Reception
          4:30 pm Program and Q&A
          5:30 pm General Reception
          5:30 pm VIP Photo Reception

The witty and erudite founder of the National Post will explain why he believes Canada is coming into its own on the world stage.

Cost: General Ticket - $125
VIP Ticket - $250
(Optional) Private Dinner - $750


For further information contact: Kyal Irvine - or 587-355-9959 ext. 103

Tuesday - Thursday, December 2 - 4

BizStart Webinar Series 6: Social Media Step-by-Step

Location: online/webinar
Time: 2:00-3:00pm each day (except Dec 2: 2:00-3:30pm)

As a small business owner, social media marketing can be a cost-effective way of reaching customers. In this three-part series, you will walk through a live demonstration of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and learn practical tips to apply right away so you make the best use of your time online!

Cost: $129 for series

For further information contact: Business Link, 1-800-272-9675,  

Tuesday - Wednesday, December 2 - 3

Strategic Decision Making

Location: University of Calgary Downtown Campus
 Address: 906 – 8th Ave SW
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Strategic Decision Making will teach you key decision making skills to be a more effective leader. Learn how to hone your intuition and cut through information overload and ‘analysis paralysis’ to make better and faster decisions.

Cost: $1375


For further information contact: Haskayne School of Business, Executive Education, 403-220-6600,

Wednesday, December 3

Green Jobs Forum

Location: Calgary Telus Convention Centre, South Building
Address: 120 9th Ave SE
Time: 11am – 7pm

The Green Jobs Forum offers professionals, students and the general public an in-depth exploration of career options and industry trends in the ever-expanding Green Economy. Expect to:

Cost: Free


Contact: Yana Jay,

Wednesday, December 3

ClubNetwork: A New Business Network & Referrals Group

Location:  Waves Coffee Shop, Upstairs Board Room
Address:  602 - 17 Ave SW
Time:  8:00 - 9:30 AM

Need a head start to grow your business in 2015? Get in on the ground floor of a new business network and referral group. Help others while you grow with a sales team that you don't have to pay. We still need a few people from key businesses.

Cost: $5


For further information contact:  Al Gibson, 403-473-2350,

Wednesday, December 3

Employee To Entrepreneur Intensive 3-Hour Workshop

Location: The Meeting Space
Address: 200A Haddon Rd SW
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Engaging Workshop on how to transition from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur.  Topics covered: Is life as an entrepreneur a good fit for your personality? Developing an “Entrepreneurial Mindset”. The different types of entrepreneurial avenues. From idea generation to making your first $ - the steps and most important questions to ask.

Cost: $60


For further information contact: Ryan Clements, 403-619-1173, 

Thursday, December 4

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre Open House

Location: The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre
Address: 2nd Floor, 315 10th Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB
Time: Drop in between 2 – 4 p.m.

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) will be hosting an open house, and you’re invited! This interactive opportunity is for local employers, community agencies, and parents of youth ages 15-24 to learn more about YEC programs and services.

Cost: FREE


For further information contact: Susan Yuen, 403-268-4767,

Thursday, December 4

KPMG Law Breakfast Seminar - Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Location: The Fairmont Palliser, Leduc Room
Address: 133 - 9th Ave SW
Time: 7:30 am - 8:00 am | Registration and breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am | Seminar
9:30 am - 9:45 am | Question Forum

KPMG Law LLP will discuss important changes to the use of Foreign Workers in Canada.
•         Labour Market Impact Assessments
•         Expedited Processing of the LMIA
•         Administrative Monetary Penalties
•         New proposals barring employers from using the Programs
•         Intra-company Transfers
•         Immigration Compliance and Training Tools
•         Applications for permanent residence by December 31, 2014

Cost: Free to attend

For further information contact: Carmen Neville, 403-691-8488