A Very British Exit: How the Brexit Impacts the Global and Canadian Economy and Trade

The Conference Board of Canada, July 21, 2016
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The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union is one of the most significant geo-political events so far in the 21st century. At a time of uncertainty, hear from two senior Conference Board economists for insights on how this development will impact you and your business.

The financial shock to global markets brought on by the Brexit vote is just one of many potential impacts. The world's fifth largest economy has seemingly reversed decades of closer integration, throwing its own domestic economy and one of the world's richest markets into disarray. Just extricating the UK from the EU is expected to take several years, putting the world economy on course for an extended period of weakened performance.

Join Kip Beckman and Glen Hodgson as they discuss the implications of the Brexit vote on the global macro-economic picture and the effects on the Canadian economy, business opportunities and geo-political outlook.

Webinar Highlights

During this special webinar, Kip and Glen will discuss:

  • the implications for the global, North American and Canadian economies
  • the potential effects on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, now that one of the major economies is unlikely to be part of it
  • the degree of additional geo-political risk brought on by Brexit

About Kip

Photo of Kip BeckmanKip Beckman is Principal Economist, Forecasting and Analysis, where he oversees The Conference Board of Canada's quarterly forecasts of the U.S. and world economies. Kip joined the Conference Board in 1982. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Trent University and an the University of Manitoba, and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Guelph. He is a regular contributor to the Board's Economics blog and does a number of speaking engagements throughout the year dealing with the state of the global economy.

About Glen

Photo of Glen HodgsonGlen Hodgson brings 34 years of experience and a specialization in international economic and financial issues to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada. Glen is responsible for overseeing the Board's macro-economic outlook products, tourism, custom economic research, and is the Board's chief spokesperson on economic issues. Before joining the Conference Board, Glen spent 10 years at Export Development Canada and 10 years with the federal Department of Finance.

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