Contemporary Capitalism: Governments and the Markets

What is the role of government in a market economy?

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Internationally prominent economic, political and business leaders will meet at the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum on Friday, November 25, 2011 to discuss how the relationship between governments and the markets and the appropriate economic role of government in a market economy.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
  • Lorraine Mitchelmore, President & Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada Limited
  • Felix Chee, Chief Representative, China Investment Corporation (CIC) Representative Office in Toronto
  • David Dodge, Former Governor, Bank of Canada

"This is a fundamental issue that is particularly relevant in the aftermath of the global financial crisis as world economies struggle with solutions to deliver economic growth," says Perry Spitznagel, Vice-Chair and Managing Partner of Bennett Jones' Calgary office.  "The actions of Industry, market participants and governments have a profound impact on our economic and social well-being.  This year's Business Forum will provide an important platform for business leaders to discuss the complex interplay among these key players in the current global environment."

Now in its ninth year, the annual Business Forum draws more than 100 influential business leaders from around the world. The Forum will be held on Friday, November 25th, at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in conjunction with the first AUDI FIS Men's World Cup Downhill and Super G races of the season, a premier annual legacy event in the sport of alpine skiing.

"This weekend's races are key for Canada's Men's Alpine Ski Team as they may well set the tone for the 2012 racing season," according to Max Gartner, President, Alpine Canada Alpin. "We are thrilled to be a part of this prestigious event and provide Canada's top business leaders with front row seats to the world's elite skiers in their quest for athletic excellence."


Bennett Jones is an internationally recognized Canadian law firm founded and focused on principles of professional excellence, integrity, respect and independent thought. With offices in Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, Bennett Jones includes many of Canada's brightest legal and business minds working across every sector of business, industry and government. For more information about Bennett Jones, visit:

            Friday, November 25, 2011
9:30 a.m. - noon

            The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Heritage Hall
111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0


SOURCE Bennett Jones LLP

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