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Details of Alberta Economic Summit officially announced
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:17AM MST
Two weeks after Alberta’s premier first referred to an upcoming summit, meant to discuss the province’s economic future – the official details of the day-long event were announced.
The province said it’s expected nearly 300 people will attend the Alberta Economic Summit, to be held at Mount Royal University in Calgary on Feb. 9.
A number of leading industry experts, leaders in the business and not-for-profit sectors and academics will sit down and discuss Alberta’s financial future – in the face of the so-called “bitumen bubble.”
In a press release, the province said the summit will not take place behind closed doors – as the event will be webcast live.
“Our government wants to hear a broad range of opinions and ideas,” Premier Alison Redford said in a press release. “I’m confident the group of participants that is coming together will provide that.
“We’re also using technology to open the doors of the summit to all Albertans, and I’m looking forward to hearing from everyone.”
Four moderated panels will discuss the province’s financial challenges as a result of falling oil revenues – focusing on the province’s economy, revenue mix and spending, while balancing the expectations for services.