All events are scheduled to take place at the Red Deer Resort & Casino Venetian & Monaco Ballroom unless specified otherwise.

Friday, May 24th

Location: Red Deer Resort & Casino Venetian & Monaco Ballroom

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tradeshow Showcase

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast & General Check-in

8:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony: Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston, Red Deer – Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins

9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks and Q&A: Hon. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

9:30 a.m.

Minister Rajan Sawhney, Advanced Education, 

10:00 a.m.

Chamber Excellence Awards: Chamber of the Year Awards & CCAE Executive of the Year Awards

10:30 a.m.

Tradeshow Showcase: Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

Business Resiliency: Emergency Preparedness & Continuity

11:30 a.m.

From Insight to Impact: Red Deer’s Homeless Task Force Recommendations

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Tradeshow Showcase

12:15 – 12:25 p.m.

Chambers Plan Presentation

12:45 p.m.

PANEL – Contraband Tobacco: Impacts on Business, Government Revenue, and Community Crime

  • Dennis Storey, Director of Investigations for Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC)
  • Rick Barnum, Executive Director for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco’s (NCACT)
  • Ron Bell, Communications and Government Relations Specialist for Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (RBH)
  • Sara MacIntyre, Vice-President, Western Canada for the Convenience Industry Council of Canada (CCIC)

1:45 p.m.

Tradeshow Showcase: Networking Break

2:00 p.m.

Presentation TBD

2:30 p.m.

Unlocking Potential: Chamber Platform & Supply Chain Publishing Network

3:00 p.m.

Self-provided transportation to the FortisAlberta Training Centre, 20 38040, Range Rd 280, AB T0M 1R0

3:30- 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Foris Training Facility: Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the FortisAlberta Training Facility, where you’ll discover the Employee Development Center’s programs, services and resources offered to Commerce Members.
~ Optional Tour – limited availability

  • Experience a de-energized substation walkthrough led by Dave.
  • Discover our cutting-edge training facility and program landscape with a FortisAlberta expert.
  • Explore the Apprenticeship Lab, where you’ll discover the equipment, including live line work, that our Power Line Technicians are trained on.
  • Grab a photo op during our Live Line Demo plus try on a tool belt and spikes, and get a hands-on feel for climbing a power pole.
  • Receive a special giveaway to commemorate your tour.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Red Deer Chamber’s 130 Years: Museum & Art Gallery (MAG) Exhibit & Historical Red Deer District Chamber Walking Tour
~ Optional Tour

Red Deer District Chamber logoFriday Fun NightRoaring 20’s Fun Casino Night at Scott Block ~ hosted by the Red Deer District Chamber of Commerce

Location: Scott Block in historic downtown Red Deer (4816-50 Avenue). Transportation will be provided.

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Fun NightRoaring 20’s Fun Casino Night at Scott Block

Join us for an evening of glamour and games at the historic Scott Block in downtown Red Deer! Embrace the Roaring 20’s theme as we host a lively fun casino featuring 7 exciting games. Test your luck from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm with playing chips provided to all guests – no real money involved!

Doors for the Fun Night open at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, May 25th

Location: Red Deer Resort & Casino Venetian & Monaco Ballroom

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Delegate Registration

7:45 a.m.

Canadian Chamber Executives of Alberta (formerly ACE) Meeting
(Location: Palermo)

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tradeshow Showcase

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast – Sponsored by our 2025 AGM Host, the  Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

8:30 a.m.

Policy Committee meeting
(Location: Palermo)

9:00 a.m.

2025 AGM Host presentation: Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

9:15 a.m.

ACC Board of Directors Meeting followed immediately by Policy Plenary Session

12:00 p.m. 

Past Chairs Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Past Chairs Panel

1:00 p.m.

until adjournment: 2024 Policy Plenary Session continues followed by ACC AGM & 2024/25 First Board Meeting

Red Deer District Chamber 130th Gala with Premier Smith- Saturday, May 25th

Location: Red Deer Resort & Casino in the Mediterranean Ballroom 

5:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

6:40 p.m.

Gala dinner

7:30 p.m.

Keynote – Premier Danielle Smith

8:15 p.m.

Celebrating Red Deer Chamber of Commerce Long-Standing Members

9:00 p.m.

Closing remarks

Registration deadline is April 29, 2024. 

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