Speakers

Dean Amhaus

Dean Amhaus

Executive Director, Milwaukee Water Council
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George Anderson

George Anderson

Former Deputy Minister of Natural Resources
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William Anderson

William Anderson

Director, Cross-Border Transportation Centre
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John Austin

John Austin

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
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Karim Bardeesy

Karim Bardeesy

Editorial Writer, The Globe and Mail
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Sandy Baruah

Sandy Baruah

President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
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James Blanchard

James Blanchard

Partner DLA Piper, Co-chair Government Affairs Practice Group
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Joel Brammeier

Joel Brammeier

President and CEO, Alliance for the Great Lakes
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Alan Broadbent

Alan Broadbent

Chairman, The Maytree Foundation
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David Bolduc

David Bolduc

Executive Director, Green Marine
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Gerald Butts

Gerald Butts

President and CEO, WWF Canada
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Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell

Former Premier of British Columbia
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Ted Celeste

Ted Celeste

State Representative, Ohio
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Hansen Clarke

Hansen Clarke

Congressman, 13th District of Michigan
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Len Crispino

Len Crispino

President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
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Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Senior Advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
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Laura Dawson

Laura Dawson

President, Dawson Strategic
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Philip Enquist

Philip Enquist

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, FAIA Partner in charge of Urban Design and Planning
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Will Falk

William Falk

Executive Fellow in Residence – Health Policy and Public Sector Transformation, Mowat Centre
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Michael Finney

Michael Finney

President and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Eddie Francis

Eddie Francis

Mayor of Windsor, Ontario
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Linda Franklin

Linda Franklin

President and CEO, Colleges Ontario
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Kathryn Bryk Friedman

Kathryn Bryk Friedman

Director of Law and Policy Research, UB Regional Institute
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Carl Grenier

Carl Grenier

Professor – International Trade, Laval University
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Christian Gsodam

Christian Gsodam

Senior Advisor at the EU Committee of the Regions
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Michael Hamm

Michael Hamm

C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University
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Toby Heaps

Toby Heaps

Co-founder, President and Editor, Corporate Knights Inc.
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George Heartwell

George Heartwell

Mayor of Grand Rapids
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Kathy Henderson

Kathy Henderson

Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Revenue, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee
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Sarah Hubbard

Sarah Hubbard

Executive, Acuitas
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Saad Jasim

Saad Jasim

Director, Great Lakes Regional Office, International Joint Commission
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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

U.S. Consul General in Toronto
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Sara Katich

Sara Katich

Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Observing System
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Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz

Founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
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Gail Krantzberg

Gail Krantzberg

Director, Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, School of Engineering Practice, McMaster University
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Denis Lapointe

Denis Lapointe

Mayor of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
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Chip McClure

Chip McClure

Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Meritor
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David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin

President and CEO, National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy
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Brian McMullan

Brian McMullan

Mayor of St. Catharines, Ontario
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Matthew Mendelsohn

Matthew Mendelsohn

Director, Mowat Centre
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Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller

Interim Chief Strategic Development Officer and Dean of Economic and Workforce Development, Oakland Community College
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Pierre Moreau

Pierre Moreau

Ministre responsable des Affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes et de la Francophonie canadienne
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Matt Morrison

Matt Morrison

CEO, Pacific NorthWest Economic Region
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Jayson Myers

Jayson Myers

President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
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Jatin Nathwani

Jatin Nathwani

Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy and Sustainable Energy Management, University of Waterloo
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Faye Alexander Nelson

Faye Alexander Nelson

President and CEO, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
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Roy Norton

Roy Norton

Consul General of Canada based in Detroit
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Lana Pollack

Lana Pollack

Chair of the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission
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Stanley Pruss

Stanley Pruss

Partner, 5 Lakes Energy
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Ann Rest

Ann Rest

Senator DFL – Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale (Minnesota)
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Randy Richardville

Randy Richardville

Senate Leader, Michigan
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Colin Robertson

Colin Robertson

McKenna, Long and Aldridge LLP & President of National Capital Branch of the Canadian International Council & Senior Research Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute
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Mark Romoff

Mark Romoff

CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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William Rustem

William R. Rustem

Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder
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Christopher Sands

Christopher Sands

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
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Rana Sarkar

Rana Sarkar

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada-India Business Council
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Bob Seguin

Bob Seguin

Executive Director, George Morris Centre
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Robert Shibley

Robert Shibley

Director, Urban Design Project
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Conan Smith

Conan Smith

Executive Director, Michigan Suburbs Alliance
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Monique Smith

Monique Smith

MPP, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Government House Leader, Ontario
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Greg Sorbara

Greg Sorbara

Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan
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Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Economist, Canadian Auto Workers
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John Tennant

John Tennant

W2N2
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William Testa

William Testa

Vice President and Director of Regional Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib

State Representative, Michigan
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Anthony Watanabe

Anthony Watanabe

President and CEO, The Innovolve Group
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Arlene White

Arlene White

Executive Director, Binational Economic & Tourism Alliance
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Diane Wilhelmy

Diane Wilhelmy

Former Delegate General of Quebec in New York; Former Deputy Minister of International Relations
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John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

Minister of the Environment, Ontario
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Leslie Woo

Leslie Woo

Vice President – Policy and Planning, Metrolinx
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