Conversations with Power
Experience lectures from our archive.
Established in 1903, as a response to Canadian political unrest, the Empire Club ofCanada (ECC) quickly became a leading speakers’ forum. Beginning with speeches to address Canada’s relationships with the British Empire and the United States, the ECCcontinues to tackle issues that affect the lives of Canadians.
The club invites speakers to present various perspectives—including those that may not be popular but should be heard. Since its inception, the ECC has hosted 3500prominent Canadian and international leaders, including Prince Edward, the Prince ofWales (later Edward VIII), Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn,Margaret Mead, Christopher Plumber, Roberta Bondar, Maureen Forrester, AdrienneClarkson, Margaret Thatcher, Vladamir Putin and Bill Gates, to name but a few. Topics encompass business, politics, education, trade, labour, culture, international issues, as well as, other relevant topics that emerge.
Get up close and personal to the most relevant issues of the day and network with other like minded members.
Topic: #UNSMOKECANADA: heating, vaping and the end of cigarettes
Peter Luongo served as Vice President of Treasury & Planning at Philip Morris International, Inc. from 2013 until 2016. In 2016, he was named the Managing Director (CEO) of the Canadian Market.
Before joining Philip Morris, Mr. Luongo was a partner at the investment banking firm of Centerview Partners LLC, where he had served since 2004. He has extensive experience in advising international clients across a range of sectors on mergers and acquisitions as well as other financial, strategic and investor matters. Some of his clients included Heinz, Kraft, PepsiCO, Campbell’s and Anheuser Busch.
Mr. Luongo holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Princeton University. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Topic: Countdown Federal Election 2019
Power & Politics is a television program hosted by Vassy Kapelos focused on national politics, which airs live daily on CBC News Network from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A daily highlight of Power and Politics is the Power Panel – featuring insight and analysis from Canada’s top political insiders and strategists.
The Empire Club of Canada is proud to host Vassy and members of the Power Panel who will dive into all matters of national importance leading to Canada’s next federal election — in front of our live audience for the first time in Power & Politics history.
Please join us and get the inside scoop on what’s ahead!