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Western Business Outlook: Nanaimo

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2016 Event

Heading into 2016, the BC economy continues to be a bright spot on the Canadian landscape. Amidst a shaky Canadian economy, weak loonie and low oil prices—the diversified and stable BC economy continues to thrive.

The Conference Board of Canada’s Western Business Outlook series arrives in its inaugural session in Nanaimo, where our renowned economic forecasting team provided attendees the opportunity to take a deep dive into the numbers that continue to drive the B.C. economy for the year ahead.

This session answered the following quesions:

  • Where is the B.C. resource sector heading?
  • What is underpinning the B.C. success story?
  • Will LNG finally get started and what impact will it have in the short term?
  • What are the impacts of tectonic shifts in the Asia-Pacific economy and the slowdown in the Chinese economy on British Columbia and Vancouver Island?
  • Is the strength in the B.C. economy sustainable?

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Featured Speakers From the 2016 Event

Bruce M. Leslie

Bruce M. Leslie
Executive Director, Western Canada
The Conference Board of Canada

Glen Hodgson

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

George C. Hanson

George C. Hanson
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Susan Mowbray

Susan Mowbray
Senior Economist

John Hankins

John Hankins
Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation

Adrian J. Legin

Adrian J. Legin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Coastal Community Credit Union

Sohee Ahn

Sohee Ahn
Executive Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations
British Columbia Ministry of International Trade


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

MNP LLP logo

Coastal Community Credit Union logo

Marketing Partners

Advantage BC logo

Nanaimo Business Improvement Association logo

Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation logo

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance logo

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