Best of Calgary 2017 - ATB Business Day

Making an Impact in a Time of Change

May 29, 2017 - 8am to Noon at Bella Concert Hall

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 8:00 AM

    Come early to purchase samples from some of our “Best Breakfast” and “Best Coffee” winners and runners up, before our programming begins.

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 9:00 AM


  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 9:20 AM

    Panel Discussion: The Importance of Social Innovation in Building a Business

    David Cree

    Co-Founder of Commongood Linens

    Lourdes Juan

    Director of Hive Developments and Founder of Leftovers Foundation

    Colin Smith

    Founder and Leader of Green Event Services

    Sharon Hampton

    Founder of Soup Sisters

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 10:00 AM


    Sponsored by TEC Canada

    Kendal Netmaker

    One of Canada’s top entrepreneurs and motivational speakers, Netmaker is the founder of clothing brand Neechie Gear – a lifestyle apparel brand that empowers youth through sports. He recently launched Netmaker Enterprises, which focuses on helping people to turn their passion into a business.

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 10:30 AM

    Coffee/Tea break

    Sponsored by ATB Financial, featuring Fratello coffee

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 11:00 AM

    Panel Discussion: The Generational Shift in Giving Back

    Jim Button

    Founder and Co-Owner of Village Brewery

    George Brookman

    CEO of West Canadian Industries

    James Boettcher

    Chief Idea Officer & CEO, Fiasco Gelato

    Breanne Sich

    Calgary Community Manager with Mealshare Aid Society 

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 11:40 AM

    Innovation Matters - An Interview with Brad Zumwalt

    Brad Zumwalt

    President of Zinc Ventures and one of the founders of Social Venture Partners Calgary, a unique non-profit funding partnership that combines a venture capital approach with local philanthropy.

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 12:05 PM


    Adam Legge

    Legge has spent the last seven years transforming the Calgary Chamber, since he was named President and CEO – the youngest in the organization’s 120-year history. Prior to joining the Chamber, he was Vice-President and Chief Economist with Calgary Economic Development. Legge is actively engaged in the community, serving as Chairman of the Board of WordFest and as a member of the board of Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation.

  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 12:30 PM

    Wrap Up