Speakers

In recent years, amongst our Guests of Honour/speakers, we have been pleased to welcome world leaders, government officials, prominent businessmen and renowned individuals. Below is a list of previous speakers we have hosted:

 
World Leaders
 
Stephen Harper
 
The Rt Hon
Stephen Harper
Prime Minister
of Canada
(2006, 2008 & 2012)

Brian Mulroney
 
The Rt Hon
Brian Mulroney
Former Prime Minister
of Canada
Prince Andrew
 
HRH Prince Andrew
Duke of York
(2012) 
David Johnston 
 
H.E. David Johnston
Governor General of
Canada
(2012)
 
Boris Johnson 
 
The Rt Hon Boris Johnson
Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs &
Former
Mayor of London
(2010 & 2016)
Tony Blair

The Rt Hon Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
(2006)
William Jefferson Clinton
  
William Jefferson Clinton
42nd President of
the United States
(2005)
Kim Campbell
 
The Rt Hon Kim Campbell
Former
Prime Minister
of Canada
(2005)
 
 

 

High Commissioners

 
Janice Charette 
 
H.E. Janice Charette
Canada's
High Commissioner
to the UK
Gordon Campbell 
 
H.E. Gordon Campbell
Canada's
High Commissioner
to the UK
(2011 - 2015 annually) 
James Wright 
 
H.E. James Wright
Canada's
High Commissoner
to the UK
(2006 - 2011 annually)
 
Alexander Downer
 
H.E. Alexander Downer 
Australia's
High Commissioner
to the UK
(2017

 

Business Leaders

 
 Stephen S Poloz
 
Stephen S. Poloz
Governor of the
Bank of Canada
 Mark Carney
 
Mark Carney
Governor of the
Bank of Canada &
Chair Financial
Stability Board
(2008 & 2011)
 Elizabeth Denham
 
Elizabeth Denham
Information Commissioner
for the UK, ICO
 Jean Boivin
 
Jean Boivin
Managing Director,
BlackRock &
Former Deputy
Governor of the
Bank of Canada
 

 

Canadian Federal Ministers

 
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Mr Timothy Sargent
Deputy Minister of International Trade
(2018)
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The Hon Ahmed Hussen
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship   (2018)
 
Francois Philippe Champagne
 
The Hon Francois Philippe
Champagne
Minister of
International Trade
(2017)
Peter MacKay
 
Peter MacKay PC QC
Former
Attorney General & 
Minister of Justice,
Defense & 
Foreign Affairs 
(2006 & 2017)
Chrystia Freeland
 
The Hon Chrystia Freeland
Minister of International Trade
(2016)
Lisa Raitt

The Hon Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
(2014)
 
James Flaherty
 
The Hon James Flaherty
Finance Minister
(2006, 2007, 2009 & 2010)
Lawrence Cannon
 
The Hon Lawrence
Cannon
Foreign Affairs Minister
(2010) 
 
Jason KenneyThe Hon Jason Kenney
Minister of
Citizenship,Immigration
& Multiculturalism
(2010)
     

 

Canadian Provincial Premiers

 
Stephen McNeil
 
The Hon Stephen McNeil
Premier of Nova Scotia
Brian Gallant
 
The Hon Brian Gallant
Premier of New Brunswick
Philippe Couillard
 
The Rt Hon Philippe Couillard
Premier of Québec
 
Pauline Marois 
The Rt Hon Pauline Marois
Premier of Québec
 
Brad Wall
 
The Rt Hon Brad Wall
Premier of Saskatchewan
(2011 & 2012)
Alison Redford
 
The Rt Hon Alison Redford
Premier of Alberta
 
Jean Charest
 
The Rt Hon Jean Charest
Premier of Québec
(2008 & 2011)
Ed Stelmach
 
The Rt Hon Ed Stelmach
Premier of Alberta
(2008)
Dalton McGuinty
 
The Rt Hon Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario
(2008)
     

 

Canadian Provincial Ministers

 
Deron Bilous
 
The Hon Deron Bilous
Alberta's Minister of
Economic Development
& Trade
 Pierre Arcand
 
The Hon Pierre Arcand
Quebec's Minister of
Natural Resources
Michael Chan
 
The Hon Michael Chan
Ontario's Minister of
International Trade
Charles Sousa
 
The Hon Charles Sousa
Ontario's
Minister of Finance
 
 
Mike de Jong
 
The Hon Mike de Jong
British Columbia's
Minister of Finance
Michael Gravelle
 
The Hon Michael Gravelle
Ontario's Minister of
Northern Development &
Mines
 
Andrew Younger
 
The Hon Andrew Younger
Nova Scotia's
Minister of Energy
Thomas Lukaszuk
 
The Hon Thomas Lukaszuk
Deputy Premier of Alberta

 

Canadian Municipal Mayors

 
Denis Coderre
 
The Hon Denis Coderre
Mayor of Montreal
(2016)
John Tory
 
The Hon John Tory
Mayor of Toronto
(2015)
 
 
 

 

                                        

UK and Canada Government and Opposition

 
Andrew Scheer
  `
The Hon Andrew Scheer PC MP 
Leader of the Conservative
Party of Canada
(2018)
 David King
 
Sir David King
Former
Special Representative
for Climate Change
 Martin Donnelly
 
Mr. Martin Donnelly
Permanent Secretary
of the UK's Department
of Business, Innovation
& Skills
Ian Caplan
 
Mr. Ian Caplan
Head of
Cyber Crime Unit
UK's Home Office
(2013
Stephen Green 
 
Lord Stephen Green
Minister of State for
Trade & Investment
(2011 & 2012)
 
 
 

 

 

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