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Dear 2023 Economic Future Forum guests,  

On behalf of the City of Calgary, welcome to Treaty 7 territory in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  

We are honoured to host critical conversations about building a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future together at the 2023 IEDC Economic Future Forum.

The theme of this year’s conference, Communities in Transition, was built on the economic strategy designed to support Calgary’s transition from an energy-dependent economy to a digital economy. 

The global economy is reflecting challenges with energy and environmental security, supply-chain disruption and food security. At the same time, technology and innovation represent our greatest opportunity to transform how we live and work.

As the heart of Canada’s energy sector, with a highly educated workforce and the biggest concentration of Alberta’s cleantech companies, Calgary is uniquely positioned to be a leader in tackling global challenges in food, health, transportation and energy. 

Not only are we a diverse and welcoming city with an unmatched lifestyle and easy access to nature, but we are also a hub of innovation with a vision to be the place where bright minds and big ideas come together with an unparalleled spirit to help solve global issues. 

During your visit, you will get the chance to experience our legendary hospitality and I encourage you to extend your stay to explore our lively culture, renowned culinary scene and our great outdoors. 

Thank you all for being here and welcome to Calgary, a city of endless opportunities.


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Jyoti Gondek
Mayor, City of Calgary