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Western Business Outlook 2018: ManitobaNov 7, 2017 Winnipeg

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks from the Chair
Leslie <br />  
Executive Director, Western Canada
The Conference Board of Canada
8:35 AM Plenary Session 1
Economic Outlook

Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist will provide highlights from the Conference Board's most recent Canadian forecast, and the U.S and global outlooks. Craig will give an overview of the macro-economic and geopolitical trends that are buffeting the global economy, the uncertainty that continues to be sown by the US Administration and trade issues, as well as the outlook for the national and provincial economies. Craig will also drill down in what is driving the Winnipeg metropolitan economy including housing, manufacturing and the commodities sector that is so important to the Manitoba economy.

Alexander <br />  
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada
10:00 AM Networking Break
10:15 AM Plenary Session 2
Business Panel

Conference Board Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, will be joined by two senior business leaders from Winnipeg to discuss broadly the tax changes and fiscal policy proposed by the Federal Minister of Finance and how they will impact SMEs, privately held corporations and address the bigger picture of reviewing Canada and Manitoba's tax system.

Remillard <br />  
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Alexander <br />  
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada
Lamoureux <br />  
KPMG in Canada
11:30 AM Plenary Session 3
Keynote Presentation

Session details to be advised.

Friesen <br />  
Minister, Finance and Chair, Treasury Board
Manitoba Finance
12:15 PM Event Adjourns

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