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Uncertainty is dominating our global economic landscape. Brexit, a trade war between the U.S. and China, and sovereign debt concerns in Greece and Italy were only the beginning. Add in free-falling stock prices, border restrictions, and mass self-isolation as a result COVID-19, and the Canadian economy is truly in an unprecedented territory.

Join us on June 11, for How Canada Recovers. This free, invite-only virtual event was designed to help our valued customers navigate the current economic climate. We’ve assembled an expert panel of leading Economists who will cover the real story of economic uncertainty and risk. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of where we have been and discover opportunities for recovery as we move forward. You won’t want to miss this important conversation.

Speakers

Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

Alicia Macdonald

Associate Director
The Conference Board of Canada

 
 
harry-sharma

Director
Innovation and Technology
The Conference Board of Canada

todd-crawford

Associate Director
The Conference Board of Canada

 
 
alex-metcalfe

Head of Public Sector Policy
ACCA

michael-taylor

Chief Economist
ACCA

Agenda

Thursday, June 11, 2020

2:00 p.m.
Pedro Antunes

Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

2:15 p.m.

COVID-19: The evolving global impact and fiscal policy response

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting every part of society in every part of the world. The global economy has entered a recession at an unprecedented pace. The question weighing on our collective minds is: how bad will the recession be and what sort of recovery can we expect once the health crisis has passed?

Join ACCA’s Chief Economist Michael Taylor and Head of Public Sector Policy, Alex Metcalfe as they discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy. They'll reflect on the nature and timing of the recovery as well as assess the fiscal policy responses of governments ranging from job retention to loan guarantees and how these new liabilities can be managed.

Michael Taylor

Chief Economist
ACCA

Alex Metcalf

Head of Public Sector Policy
ACCA

2:45 p.m.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a global humanitarian and public health crisis, it has also ravaged economies world-wide as the mitigation strategies put in place to combat the virus’ spread have resulted in mass closures for businesses and steep contractions in demand for all non-essential industries. Canada is no exception. Economic activity is severely depressed, consumer and business confidence have tumbled, and the number of near-term job losses has easily surpassed those of previous recessions. The impacts have also been severe for governments. At the same time as they are rapidly increasing spending and transfers to support workers and firms negatively impacted by the pandemic, revenues are collapsing and putting future fiscal stability at risk.

Join The Conference Board of Canada’s Associate Directors of economic forecasting and research as they discuss the current landscape and provide an overview of the path to recovery, including an outline of the critical factors required to gain momentum and ensure that Canada continues to prosper in the future.

Alicia Macdonald

Associate Director
The Conference Board of Canada

Todd Crawford

Associate Director
The Conference Board of Canada

3:15 p.m.

When the dust settles after a financial crisis, it’s time to rebuild. Our Conference Board experts will provide insights into what the “new normal” may look like in a post-COVID-19 Canada? The three aspects we will focus on during the panel include new macroeconomic realities, environmental and climate change considerations as we rebuild, and core internal business capabilities for Canadian SMEs as they sustain and scale-up in the post-COVID-19 era.

Moderator

Harry Sharma

Director, Innovation & Technology
The Conference Board of Canada

Panelists

Roger Francis

Director, Energy & Environment
The Conference Board of Canada

Kristelle Audet

Principal Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

darren-gresch

Research Associate
The Conference Board of Canada

Please check in regularly for any updates to the proposed agenda.

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