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"He's a visionary, a thinker, and a doer. Let's figure out ways for his unique approach and message to reach more people."

Elizabeth May,
Leader, Green Party of Canada

"In many ways, he has redefined what can be accomplished with extraordinary sectorial leadership."

The Honourable Chuck Strahl,
Former Canadian Minister

"Avrim Lazar is a dynamic leader whose progressive ideas and pragmatic approach helped transform one of Canada's most important industries."

Bruce Anderson,
Strategist & Political Commentator

"His galvanizing leadership and conveying power inspire and develop creative models that build a better and more just global commons, legacy and future."

United Nations Associate,
2011 Gala for Avrim Lazar

Avrim Lazar - Public Speaking

A dynamic, compelling and entertaining keynote speaker, Mr. Lazar is recognized for his ability to create a lasting impact. His speeches leave his audiences with a renewed sense of possibility and the courage to depart from typical ways of conducting business and solving conflicts.

Speaking to corporate, association, educational, political, bureaucratic and industry audiences, Mr. Lazar opens the door to individual and institutional change, and instills confidence that what is considered the norm — doesn't have to be. During his tenure as President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, Mr. Lazar has been asked to share his thoughts and ideas on the world stage, having addressed international audiences throughout Europe, China, India and North America.

Over the past decade, Mr. Lazar has brought sweeping changes to the forest products industry, coaching business leaders, government officials and environmentalists alike to adopt entirely new mindsets focused on the development of key partnerships rather than continual combat.

Having been featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, The Guardian, Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, and on CBC, CTV, BNN, Global TV, BBC and CPAC, to name a few, Mr. Lazar is also recognized by media through North America and internationally as a trusted source for analysis and commentary on issues affecting the economy, forest products industry and the environment.

Links to recent speeches:

Mobilizing Leadership: Looking Out and Looking In Keynote Address at 2014 Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Foundation Annual Conference

(November, 2014)

Why Collaboration Matters: Exploring Collective Impact & Shared Value (The Natural Step Canada – Accelerate Conference)
(June 10-11, 2013)

Innovation Summit Presentation
{July 15 – 2013)

Economic Club of Canada

(March 28, 2012)

Paperweek 2012
– Keynote:  The Human Side of Forest Industry
(Feb. 1, 2012)

Deputy Minister Speaker Series
, Environment Canada
(November 23, 2011)

Green Party of Canada National Convention

(September 6, 2011)

United Nations Association in Canada Speech at a dinner held in his honour
(May 18, 2011)

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
(October 25, 2010)

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
Toronto News Conference Highlights
(May 9, 2010)