Spring 2019
Economic
Outlook Seminar

May 15- Ottawa

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Overview

The 2019 Spring Economic Outlook Seminar gives our customers the opportunity to get the latest perspectives on our global, national and regional forecasts. It is a half day seminar that concludes with a reception and lunch. The program is intended to give our customers the opportunity to ask questions, hear expert analysis and discuss important issues about the economic outlook with the Conference Board’s forecasting team and participants from other organizations.

Agenda

May 15

8:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Antunes

Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

9:20 a.m.

U.S. and World Outlook

 

Canada depends on trade yet Global growth likely peaked in 2018 and geopolitical risks are mounting. Escalating trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, Brexit and pressures on emerging markets top the list of factors that could lead to a downturn. And while the U.S. economy is running full speed on fiscal incentives, the United States will eventually have to address its growing deficit.

This presentation will give participants an opportunity to understand how global trends may be shaping Canada’s near-term economic outlook.

Antunes

Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

10:05 a.m.

Canadian Medium-Term Outlook

 

The Canadian economy is facing headwinds on several fronts. Economic growth slowed as 2018 came to an end, as consumer spending eased and the pickup in business investment that occurred early in the year faltered. As consumer spending continues to ease in 2019, businesses remain hesitant to invest and challenges are building on the trade front. Join Matthew as he discussed the prospects and risks for the Canadian economy over the next several years.

Stewart

Matthew Stewart

Director, National Forecast
The Conference Board of Canada

10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

11:05 a.m.

Provincial Medium-Term Outlook

 

At the provincial level, the outlook is mixed. Economic growth is slowing in many regions of the country but improving in Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan. Risks to the outlook are present. Slowing Chinese economic growth and a recent advisory by Beijing against travelling to Canada could hurt B.C.’s economy. Trade wars and difficulties in getting major projects off the ground in many areas of the country could dampen economic growth in the near term in several provinces. But, on brighter note, robust immigration in nearly all provinces should keep the domestic economy advancing over the near term. The provincial outlook presentation will discuss how provinces will perform over the near term in this environment.

Bernard

Marie-Christine Bernard

Director, Provincial Forecast
The Conference Board of Canada

11:50 a.m.

Trade diversification: Where does Canada stand today and where should we focus our efforts

 

To mediate economic and policy risks and take advantage of growing opportunities in emerging markets, Canada is seeking to diversify its trading partners and the composition of goods and services it exports. About a quarter of Canada’s merchandise exports (and about 45 per cent of its services exports) are destined for non-U.S. markets. Despite the spectacular rise of China and other major emerging trade partners, Canada’s shift toward non-U.S. markets over the past 15 years has occurred at a modest pace. In this presentation, we will explore the opportunities and threats for trade diversification, both domestically and globally and highlight specific topics related to trade diversification requiring more in-depth analysis. These will be the basis for future research reports-briefings in an upcoming Global Commerce Centre’s trade diversification series.

Julie Adés

Julie Adés

Senior Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

12:35 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Fees

Subscribers to one of our economic database products are entitled to two free registrations. Additional registrations are $300 per person.
Customers not subscribing to the Economic Forecasting Service Packages are invited to attend at the rate of $600 per person.

Register

Seating is limited, so be sure to register today! For more information, please contact our registrar.

Speakers

Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist

Matthew Stewart

Matthew Stewart

Director, National Forecast, Forecasting and Analysis

	
Marie-Christine Bernard

Marie-Christine Bernard

Director, Provincial Forecast

Ameer Rosic

Julie Adés

Senior Economist

Location

Meeting Venue

The Conference Board of Canada Headquarters
255 Smyth Road
Ottawa ON K1H 8M7

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