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:

  • Martin Baily                Formerly: Chairman, US President's Council of Economic Advisors;
  • Sir Michael Barber      Formerly: Head of Policy Delivery Unit, 10 Downing Street, United Kingdom;
  • Perry Bellegarde         National Chief, Assembly of First Nations; 
  • 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 Charest               Formerly: Premier of Québec;
  • Ian Cameron                Formerly: Producer of ABC News Tonight with Peter Jennings;
  • Nelson Cunningham    Managing Partner, McLarty Associates;
  • Dan Gardner                Best-selling author and journalist; 
  • Don Iveson                   Mayor of Edmonton;
  • Nik Nanos                    President, Nanos Research; 
  • Ed Greenspon              Formerly: Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail;
  • John Hancock              Counsellor, World Trade Organization;
  • Ricardo Hausmann      Centre for Economic Development, Harvard University;
  • Parag Khanna              Geo-strategist and author;
  • Bob Kocher                  Formerly: Special Assistant to President Obama for Healthcare and Economic Policy;
  • Kevin Lynch                 Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group;
  • Naheed Nenshi            Mayor of Calgary;
  • Susan Rice                   U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations;
  • Josette Sheeran          President and CEO, The Asia Society;
  • Todd Simpson             Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla;
  • Brad Wall                    Premier of Saskatchewan.