Panel conversation to follow.
Building Canada’s future through Infrastructure
In partnership with The Pearson Centre, the Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) is pleased to present the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, at a luncheon at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre on Thursday, November 10th.
Minister Sohi will discuss the Trudeau government’s priorities for the infrastructure development and growth.
He will then be joined by Edmonton City Mayor Don Iveson and Stantec Vice President Simon O’Byrne in a panel discussion moderated by Iris Evans – where they will discuss Edmonton’s unprecedented growth, and its role in the knowledge and energy economies as they come together.
Luncheon with Minister Amarjeet Sohi
Where: Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Salons 8 & 9
When: Thursday, November 10th
Program: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Program from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
AEG & Pearson Centre Members: $75 plus GST, $600 per table of eight
Non-members: $95 plus GST, $760 per table of eight
For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Josh Bilyk at (780) 481-7205
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, is the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Prior to being elected Member of Parliament Amarjeet Sohi was a three-term Edmonton City Councillor first elected in 2007 and then re-elected in 2010 and 2013.
Dedicated to improving Edmonton’s infrastructure and livability, Amarjeet represented the city on the Canadian Urban Transit Association, and is a strong advocate for Light Rail Transit. Amarjeet also advocated municipal interests to other orders of government through his delegation to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. He therefore understands the importance of building strong relationships between governments in order to build strong, vibrant and resilient communities. He has been a prominent leader on city and provincial issues, volunteering with Public Interest Alberta, the Centre for International Alternatives, and the Canadian Labour Congress.
Amarjeet works tirelessly to promote learning and cooperation among cultural communities. While on council he led City Council’s Immigration, Multiculturalism and Racism Free Edmonton initiatives. Amarjeet has received the Edmonton Interfaith Advocate award and John Humphrey Centre’s Human Rights Advocate award for promoting welcoming and socially inclusive communities, the Man of Honour Leadership Award from the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation and the Recognizing Immigrant Success in Edmonton Life Time Achievement Award.
As a former member of the Edmonton Police Commission, Amarjeet believes in building safe and strong communities. Amarjeet also took a leadership role to create the Police Chief’s Indo-Canadian Liaison Committee, the Punjabi Cultural Association, and the Punjabi Arts Association.
Minister Sohi grew up in the Indian state of Punjab and immigrated to Edmonton in 1981.
Mayor Don Iveson
Elected as Edmonton’s 35th Mayor in 2013, Mayor Iveson has set his sights on transforming Edmonton into a one of Canada’s very best places to build something great.
He has earned a reputation as a pragmatic, creative, collaborative and compassionate in his approach to building Edmonton. Harnessing a renewed confidence among Edmontonians, he is focused on driving progress in four priority areas: building a more uplifting and inclusive city, building a more resilient and green city, building a more prosperous and competitive region, and leading an effective and open local government.
Prior to his election, Mayor Iveson served two terms as a City Councillor before running for Mayor. He and his remarkable partner Sarah Chan serve the community together while raising two young children.
Mr. O’Byrne is an award winning urban designer and planner and is Vice President of Stantec’s Urban Planning and the Sector Leader for Community Development in Canada. As a planning expert in North America, Simon has led multi-disciplinary design teams in the planning and successful delivery of large, complex and politically charged projects. His experience ranges from intensive urban revitalization redevelopments, to the Downtown Arena and Entertainment District, to redevelopment of the Alberta Legislature Grounds, to the Saskatoon City Centre Plan, Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, Alberta and Manitoba Capital Region Land Use Plans and the Hunts Point Plan, Bronx, New York. Simon has also been the principal planner on the creation of many master planned communities, brownfield and transit-oriented developments.
In 2015, Simon was selected as the Allard Chair in Business for MacEwan University, was named as one of Edmonton’s Power 30 by The Edmonton Journal. In 2012, he was one of Alberta Venture‘s 50 Most Influential People and one of the Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009. Simon is a community leader who has been heavily involved as a volunteers with numerous charities, community and task force initiatives.
Iris Evans currently provides advice to management teams on effective political strategies through her company, You First Inc. She is a Director on both the Board of Servus Credit Union and Alberta Central. Iris is also a member of the Climate Change Emission Management Board and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.
With over 30 years as a policy maker in Strathcona County and the Government of Alberta, 15 years. She was Minister for six departments including Finance and Enterprise and International and Intergovernmental Relations. Ms. Evans has been actively involved in searching for solutions to our evolving energy challenges and describes herself as a passionate Albertan!