Join Alan Arcand from the Conference Board’s Centre for Municipal Studies as he provides expert analysis of why Vancouver is expected to perform well in the year ahead. In this 60 minute session, Alan will discuss economic indicators including:
- real GDP growth
- the housing market
- population growth
- migration flows
- personal income
- retail spending.
Don’t miss this chance to learn what the future has in store for Vancouver, and hear the analysis you need to make informed decisions about your business in the year ahead. This session will be of particular interest to business planners and strategists, economists, controllers, financial forecasters and business analysts, market and industry analysts, marketing and sales professionals, and policymakers.
Alan Arcand oversees the Centre’s forecasts of 28 Canadian census metropolitan areas. As well, he conducts customized studies measuring the fiscal capacity of cities, economic impact analyses, and the development of customized macroeconomic models.
Alan joined the Conference Board in 2000. He obtained his M.A. in economics from Queen’s University and his B.A. in international relations from the University of Windsor.
Robin Wiebe is a Senior Economist in the Centre for Municipal Studies. He is a contributor to the regular municipal forecasts and co-authors housing reports for external clients. Before joining the Conference Board, Robin was a market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for 18 years, serving in Thunder Bay, Windsor, Ontario and Ottawa. His expertise on the housing market was well-respected by both internal and external clients. Robin holds a B.A. in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a M.A. Economics from the University of Guelph.
About the Centre for Municipal Studies
Since 1997, The Centre for Municipal Studies has produced quarterly forecast for Canada’s Census Metropolitan Areas. In recent years, the Centre has expanded beyond its days as an economic forecasting group. While keeping a strong economic component, the Centre now encompasses all the socio-economic factors necessary to enable a city to become dynamic, prosperous and attractive to new business opportunities and a skilled workforce.