The Banff Forum has been privileged to host world-class speakers since its inception in 2002. A selection of past speakers, with past or current titles, includes:

•    Murad Al-Katib           President and CEO of Alliance Grain Traders Inc.
•    Martin Baily                Former Chairman, US President's Council of Economic Advisors;
•    Sir Michael Barber     Former Head of Policy Delivery Unit, 10 Downing Street, United Kingdom;
•    Matthew Bishop         US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist;
•    Melody Barnes           Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council;
•    Mark Carney               Governor of the Bank of England; Formerly: Governor of the Bank of Canada;
•    Jean Chrétien            20th Prime Minister of Canada
•    Brian Gallant              Premier of New Brunswick;
•    Stephen Harper         22nd Prime Minister of Canada
•    Ahmed Hussen          Minister of Immigration and Refugees, Government of Canada
•    Nik Nanos                  President, Nanos Research; 
•    Parag Khanna            Geo-strategist and author;
•    Kevin Lynch               Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group;
•    Naheed Nenshi         Mayor of Calgary;
•    Natan Obed               President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami;
•    Susan Rice                 U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations;
•    Josette Sheeran        President and CEO, The Asia Society;
•    Ilse Treunicht             Former CEO of the MaRS Discovery District; 
•    Brad Wall                    Former Premier of Saskatchewan;
•    Mark Wiseman           Former President, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Current Investment Leader, BlackRock.