News Release

ASC Connect 2021 to provide insight on trends and opportunities in Alberta’s capital market

Oct 20, 2021

CALGARY – Oct. 20, 2021 – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is bringing together government and industry leaders to discuss opportunities and evolving trends in Alberta’s capital market at its annual signature event, ASC Connect, which will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

The fifth annual conference, themed For every challenge there is opportunity, will include remarks from the Honourable Travis Toews, Minister of Finance about how Alberta’s economic recovery plan is unfolding. Following this, there will be three panel discussions with experts who will share their perspectives on the opportunities in energy, what is possible through private and public financing in Alberta, and how Alberta is advancing in the investment and fund management sector.

“ASC Connect will provide guests with timely first-hand information from government and industry leaders about our critical industries and what we can do, together, to strengthen our economy,” said Stan Magidson, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the ASC. “Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business leader, market participant, or other stakeholder, you will benefit from the insightful conversations about the opportunities available in Alberta’s capital market”.

When: Thursday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Zoom - Free registration available here.


  • Judy Fairburn, Co-CEO, Fund Managing Partner, the51
  • Dawn Farrell, Chancellor, Mount Royal University and former CEO, TransAlta
  • Tristan Goodman, President, Explorers and Producers Association of Canada
  • Jon Horsman, CEO, ATB Capital Markets
  • Darcy Hulston, President & CEO, Canoe Financial
  • Kevin Krausert, CEO & Co-Founder, Avatar Innovations
  • Patrick Lor, Managing Partner, Panache Ventures
  • Irfhan Rawji, Founder & CEO, Mobsquad
  • Craig Senyk, President & Vice Chair, Mawer

For more information, including speaker biographies, visit

Media interested in attending should contact

The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

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Theresa Schroder
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