The Canadian Energy Executive Association (“CEEA”) proudly presents an exclusive Speaker Series and networking event featuring President FW de Klerk on June 14th, 2018 at the Calgary Petroleum Club.
During his presidency from September 1989 until May 1994, FW de Klerk dismantled apartheid and initiated and presided over the inclusive negotiations that led to the adoption of South Africa’s first fully democratic Constitution in December 1993. In 1993, together with Nelson Mandela, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He retired from active politics in September 1997. In 1999 he published his autobiography, “The Last Trek – A New Beginning”.
FW de Klerk will provide us insight into the issue with which FW de Klerk is most closely associated – the management of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to non-racial constitutional democracy. However, the requirements for this process are similar to those required for any change management process and highly applicable to our energy industry – including rigorous self-examination; acceptance of the need for real change; the articulation of a clear and achievable vision; clear and consistent communication; the need to take calculated risks; the need for perseverance in the face of inevitable problems – and, finally, acceptance of the fact that once one has achieved one’s objectives, one must prepare for the next set of changes.
A copy of President FW de Klerk’s book will be provided to each registrant at the event.
The Canadian Energy Executive Association (CEEA) is facilitating the transformation of our energy industry into a leading edge force. CEEA establishes a platform for discussions with input from a variety of stakeholder groups, initiates thought provoking industry discussions and topical current agendas. The speaker series provides you the opportunity to meet and hear from global leaders.
CEEA – Mission
Our commitment is to advance Canada’s energy industry as a global leader.
CEEA – Vision
Working collaboratively and responsibly with all stakeholders to deliver essential, safe, reliable energy products and services.
Price is $500 (plus GST) per person. There will be limited seating at the event.