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Conference Bonus Session 2D: Let's Make a Pitch

  • April 10, 2014
  • 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Delta Kananaskis, Explorer Room
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Back again this year, this fun, interactive session, based on the hit television show “Dragon’s Den,” will teach you how to “pitch” your project to corporate partners. Learn what they look for in a partner, and how you raise your profile. Come with your creativity, innovation and best “pitching” skills so you are ready to participate in this session.

  • John Rossall, Senior Vice President, Canada, Talisman Energy Inc.- Mr. Rossall holds a BASc in Chemical Engineering (1984) from the University of Waterloo, and subsequently completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. John is currently the Senior VP for Canada at Talisman and oversees all operations across Talisman’s Canadian assets including drilling, completions, external relations and more. Prior to joining Talisman, Mr. Rossall was President and CEO of ProspEx Resources, a TSX listed junior oil and gas company from 2004 to 2011. 
  • Heather Morley, Vice President of Development and Community Relations - Western Canada, Canadian Women’s Foundation- Heather Morley is the Vice President of Development and Community Relations - Western Canada with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and is responsible for positioning the Canadian Women’s Foundation for continued growth and development across Western Canada.  Heather has over twenty-three years of progressive experience in the human services field. Prior to joining the Canadian Women’s Foundation in 2012 Heather worked for several community- based and government organizations across Canada and the United States in front line and leadership capacities.    Most recently Heather was the Director of Programs at Discovery House in Calgary.  The focus of her work has always been women and children.  Heather holds a MA degree from the University of San Francisco.
  • Reagh Burgess, Senior Partner, BDLS International Group Ltd.- Reagh has over 30 years of experience in the field of international business development and government consultation. His expertise has been gained through extensive work within government and the private sector and includes assignments in North Africa and the former Soviet Union.   Reagh provides organizational development expertise to clients, coordinates environmental, training and social responsibility assessments as well as strategic planning to amplify positive social impacts.  Reagh has developed and implemented projects for the provincial and federal governments, corporations in the energy, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, environment, information technology and other sectors to successfully expand and re-position for competition and growth in the emerging global market.

Sponsored by Talisman Energy Inc.

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