ASC Connect 2021

ASC Connect 2021

The Alberta Securities Commission was pleased to hold its fifth annual ASC Connect conference virtually on October 21, 2021.

With the conference theme of “For every challenge, there’s opportunity,” attendees heard from The Honourable Travis Toews, Alberta’s Minister of Finance, who outlined the diversified recovery that Alberta’s economy is undergoing amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a global recession. Industry experts shared their perspectives and insights on the opportunities present for Alberta’s energy sector, the capital formation and diversification possible through private and public financing, and the advancements in the investment and fund management sector in Alberta.

The ASC would like to thank the 800 Albertans who registered and joined us for the morning. For those who were unable to attend the conference, or attendees who would like to rewatch panel discussions, please enjoy the recordings of each session below. Additionally, three articles are provided below to capture and summarize the main themes discussed.

ASC Connect 2021: Sizzle reel

Welcome: Opening remarks and Minister Toews' presentation on Alberta's economic recovery plan


First panel presentation: Opportunities in Energy


Second panel presentation: Fostering capital formation and diversification through private and public financing


Third panel presentation: Advancing the investment and fund management sector




ASC Connect 2021 is the premier event to hear from industry experts on Alberta’s economic recovery and the opportunities present within its new market realities. Gain new insights and perspectives from those leading the charge across Alberta’s capital market.

  • The Honourable Travis Toews, President of Treasury Board & Alberta Minister of Finance
  • Judy Fairburn, Co-CEO, Fund Managing Partner, the51
  • Dawn Farrell, former CEO, TransAlta
  • Tristan Goodman, President, Explorers & 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

LEARN from industry experts in a morning of informative and interactive panel discussions covering a variety of Alberta focused opportunities and topics.

EXPLORE how other organizations and the ASC are fostering capital formation and growth in Alberta and encouraging innovation.

ENGAGE with industry experts and ASC leaders with dedicated Q&A sections.