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Western Business Outlook 2016: Calgary

Thursday March 3 2016 The Westin Calgary Calgary, Alberta


Heading into 2016 the Alberta economy continues to be a troubling spot on the Canadian landscape. As the oil and gas sector struggles with low commodity prices, the economies of the two largest cities continue to be negatively affected.

Dropping from first to near the bottom in terms of GDP growth in 2016, Alberta is facing a slow road to recovery through 2016 as the price of oil and gas continues to be a drag and the expected strengthening is still on the horizon.

But the variables are many and diverse; what will be the impact of near historic low interest rates? Can the Calgary and Edmonton real estate markets hold up under the pressure of the commodity collapse? Where will the loonie bottom out and what impact will it have on exports or tourism? What will be the impact of a record high provincial deficit have on the economy?

The Conference Board of Canada, Calgary Economic Development, MNP LLP, and ATB Financial are pleased to present the third annual Western Business Outlook Conference in Calgary. The conference will provide a forum to discuss the questions posed and present the Conference Board’s forecast into 2016 and beyond.

Led by President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Muzyka and with Deputy Chief Economist Pedro Antunes, the Western Business Outlook will provide Calgary business leaders and policy makers a deep dive into the numbers underpinning the economy, from a global, national, provincial and metropolitan perspective.

Coupled with a lively panel discussion with some of Calgary’s leading business people, and a keynote address, the Western Business Outlook promises to be the premier economic forecasting event in the city this year.

This year the Conference Board of Canada is proud to welcome a new partner to our event. MNP LLP, a leader in professional services and one of Western Canada’s homegrown success stories, has come on board alongside our partner. We are also pleased and proud to welcome back ATB Financial and their expertise to the discussion.

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We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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Featured Speakers

Daniel Muzyka

Daniel Muzyka
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Conference Board of Canada

Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes
Executive Director
Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

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ATB Financial

Marketing Partners

Alberta Council of Technologies
Calgary Economic Development
Economics Society of Calgary

Media Partner

The Globe and Mail