SOLD OUT: Sixth Annual Chair's Dinner

  • Location:Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
  • Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 5:30pm - 9:15pm

Event Description

British Columbia’s business success continues to be influenced significantly by economic and political relations between Canada and the United States. While B.C. benefits from a diversity of markets for our exports, the US - Canada relationship is top of mind for B.C.’s business leaders as we consider new capital investments and develop strategies to attract and retain essential talent.

The Sixth Annual Chair's Dinner will feature keynote speaker, David Frum, author, social and political commentator, and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. Join us for Mr. Frum's insights on what the Trump Presidency means for Canada’s relationship with our largest trading partner, the future of NAFTA, Canadian competitiveness in light of U.S. tax reform, opportunities for Canadian political and economic leadership, as well as opportunities for Canadian and BC businesses to grow, innovate, and attract talent in an increasingly complex world.

Following his address, Mr. Frum will sit down with Maryscott Greenwood, Washington, D.C. based Principal with Dentons and CEO of the Canadian American Business Council for a conversation about the issues on the minds of business leaders in both countries.

Join fellow thought leaders in business, academia, First Nations and government to engage in a provocative discussion about the global and national trends impacting the future of our economy and society. Past speakers, including Dominic Barton of McKinsey, Elyse Allan of GE and retired Globe and Mail Columnist, Jeffrey Simpson have all brought global perspectives that inform our thinking and future actions.

David Frum

David Frum

David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic.

From 2014 through 2017, Mr. Frum served as chairman of the board of trustees of the leading UK center-right think tank, Policy Exchange. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush; in 2007-2008, as senior adviser to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaigns.

Frum is the author of nine books, most recently TRUMPOCRACY: The Corruption of the American Republic (HarperCollins, 2018). His first book, Dead Right, won praise from William F. Buckley as “the most refreshing intellectual experience in a generation” and from Frank Rich in the New York Times as “the smartest book written from the inside about the American conservative movement.” In National Review, John Podhoretz hailed Frum’s history of the 1970s, How We Got Here, as “an audacious act of revisionism, written in a voice and style so original it deserves to be called revolutionary.” Arianna Huffington said of Frum’s 2012 novel, Patriots, “David Frum is someone who fearlessly speaks his mind, regardless of where the chips may fall, so it’s no surprise he’s able to convey so much truth in his fiction.” Frum’s memoir of his service in the George W. Bush administration, The Right Man, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

He and his wife Danielle Crittenden Frum live in Washington DC and Wellington, Ontario. They have three children.