Chairman of Decima Research
A pioneer in the integration of consulting, public-opinion research, and communications, Allan Gregg not only has an intimate knowledge of the dynamics of policy-making but also a deep understanding of what it will take to forge a public consensus around government and business initiatives. Gregg is the Chairman of Harris/Decima, a company he founded over 30 years ago that has now merged with the fastest growing research firm in the world. (Previous to this, he was the chairman of The Strategic Counsel.) He also runs Allan Gregg Strategies, offering high-end research-based consulting and communications advice to prestigious private and public sector clients.
Market Intelligence, Trends, and Business Answers
Highly informed and always entertaining, Allan Gregg delivers accurate, indispensable, and customized market and economic intelligence—crucial information about your company, your products and services, your competitors, and your industry. He skillfully interprets the attitudes and desires of consumers, keeps an eye on Ottawa, pours over economic statistics, and helps your company turn complex information into winning business strategy. What are the trends that will change your industry? What's public opinion among Canadians? This is an absolutely necessary talk for our current economic climate.
Tecumseh's Ghost: Aboriginal Rights in Canada
The betrayal of Tecumseh by the British in the War of 1812 resulting in his death was among the first in a long line of betrayals, each compounding the breakdown of trust and the build-up of animosity between the Crown and Aboriginal communities in Canada. Tecumseh has long been a misunderstood historical figure. While he was in fact a warrior of vicious proportions, he was more importantly a statesman and nation-builder ahead of his time. He unified tribes where no one had before and strategically aligned his nation with the British against the Americans. He had every aspiration of sovereignty and voraciously opposed treaties—for he knew what they really meant. He believed in his people and ultimately laid down his life in defence of them.
In this powerful talk, Allan Gregg seeks to provide a more accurate portrayal of history than has ever been previously told about Tecumseh, and more importantly juxtapose that history against the current Aboriginal political climate in Canada today.
Effective Government Relations
Allan Gregg has unsurpassed knowledge in government relations—he has advised, consulted with, and sold to governments for over 30 years. On stage, he shares everything he's learned. How do you develop relationships with key players? How do you craft your message to resonate with officials? And how do you mobilize third parties in aid of your goals? Gregg provides case studies on government and stakeholder relations and community engagement, and invaluable advice on how to make it happen for your organization.
The CEO Interview
This is a popular presentation in which CEOs share their ideas, on stage, in an informal, interactive setting with one of Canada's most masterful interviewers, Allan Gregg.
Ontario Municipal Social Services Association
We had an excellent presentation from Allan Gregg: I knew, of course, that he would speak well, but his selection of data was very appropriate for our audience and his overview of the current political and social milieu was very well tailored to the attendees' interests. I have one very discerning commissioner whose praise following his presentation was fulsome, so that confirms for me that he did an excellent job.
Electricity Distributors Association
Allan Gregg did a superb job of providing insight into the workings of government, and illustrating how our industry can best approach its government relations and advocacy. His top ten points to effective government relations and anecdotal examples were entertaining and spot on. Our audience at the EDA executive symposium gave him one of the highest ratings of all the speakers.
Cdn Living Benefits Conference
Allan Gregg was excellent and very well received—just a great guy who is friendly with everyone and his address covered a lot of what we had asked him to touch on. He was of great value and added a lot to the meeting.
Canadian Living Benefits Seminar
We opened the meeting with Allan Gregg as our keynote speaker. I just want you to know that he did an outstanding job. One individual said Mr. Gregg was an excellent speaker with great insights into the future. Many remarked on his presentation as being a great start to the day. I thought he was right on target with his remarks being very pertinent and thought provoking. He has a very warm delightful style that holds your attention while delivering a strong message. In addition his ability to react to the audience during the open question period was outstanding; he clearly develops a strong bond with his audiences.
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Assn.
Everyone in the room was thoroughly engaged by your interesting and insightful comments—certainly the timing could not have been better.
Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba
Allan Gregg was amazing at our 2015 IBAM convention—after completing due diligence his onstage performance signified character, wit, smarts, and humor. We wouldn’t hesitate to have him back.
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