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Leaders Forum - Programme

Thursday, 3 September 2009

11.00 a.m. – 1.40 p.m., Calgary Regency Hyatt, Imperial Ballroom

WSLF 2009 Program

Opening Remarks

  • Laurent Thibault
    Board of Directors, Treasurer of WorldSkills International
    Watch this segment - 3:03

Welcome Address

Greetings from the City of Calgary

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

  • David Green
    Chair of the Global Industry Partners of WorldSkills International
    Watch this segment - 2:56

Keynote Address

Panel discussion - Moderated by Don Tapscott

The following five Champions* of the WorldSkills Competition participated in the panel discussion:

  • Adam Peirson from the United Kingdom
    2003 Competitor in Cooking
  • Anesha Simpson-Nembhard from Jamaica
    2005 Competitor in Software Application
  • Anthony Chong from Singapore
    2003 Competitor in Graphic Design
  • Nathan Banke from Canada
    2007 Competitor in Automobile Technology
  • Simon Buchanan from Australia
    2007 Competitor in Landscape Gardening
    Watch this segment - 47:18

* A Champion is anyone who has participated in the WorldSkills Competition regardless if they received a medal or not.

Thank You Message

  • The Honourable Kelly Lamrock
    Minister of Social Development for the Province of New Brunswick
    Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada   
    Watch this segment - 6:33