Government Relations and Effective Lobbying

Venue: Toronto Board of Trade

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 29, 2013 End Date/Time: Apr 30, 2013
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Get practical strategies for ensuring successful government relations campaigns in today’s lean economic environment.

  • Best strategies to push your interests forward using coalition building
  • Get updated with the shifting landscape of Lobbying regulation
  • Crafting a strong and proven message vital to the success of campaigns
  • Managing uncertainty in major transactions created by recent decisions
  • Proven methods to benefit from interrelations in your sectors
  • Create effective communication plans in line with current government priorities
  • Using media to build support and generate positive public opinion

Your Strategy is Your Goal!

Recent high profile decisions in the energy, telecommunications and retail sectors have shown that effective lobbying can influence the outcome of public policy or undefined legislation. Combined with increased scrutiny from the public and legislative reform, no longer is there a clear path to successfully further your interests.

Be prepared to deal with the uncertainty created by this perfect storm of recent events and determine what your organization can bring to the table that will resonate with the decision makers. In an environment of increased doubts about the direction of government it has never been more important to get the best tactics in order to get your point of view across and know which buttons to push.

Given that contexts differ and priorities evolve, your success depends on getting the best advice on how to be heard by key policy makers and advocate for your organization.

Do not miss this opportunity to network with the top experts in the area.


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Conference Speakers

Dr. Stephen Andrews Government Relations Advisor‚ Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Senior Vice-President‚ Public Affairs Association of Canada   Bernard Brun Director‚ Government Relations Desjardins Financial Group   John Capobianco Senior Vice-President and National Practice Lead for Public Affairs‚ Fleishman-Hillard; President‚ Public Affairs Association of Canada   Dr. David Coletto Chief Insight Officer Abacus Data   Harvey Cooper Government Relations, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada   Jay Dorey Head of Government Relations Visa Canada   Maggie Head Manager of Government Relations, Ontario Dental Association   Jacqueline LaRocque Managing Director Ensight Canada   Sean Morley Partner Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP   Erika Mozes Director of Public Affairs Coca-Cola Canada   Jim Patrick Senior Vice President‚ Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association; President‚ Government Relations Institute of Canada   Rowena Pinto Vice-President‚ Government Relations Canadian Cancer Society   Timothy A. Powers Vice-President‚ Communications Summa Strategies Canada Inc.   Krista Scaldwell Vice-President‚ Communications and Public Affairs Johnson & Johnson   Michelle Wasylyshen Manager‚ Government Relations Enbridge Gas Distribution