30th Annual Economic Outlook Forum Presented by HSBC

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Friday, January 18, 2019
8:00 AM
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Individuals: $199 + GST
Table of 8: $1,900 +GST

Individuals: $249 + GST
Table of 8: $2,400 +GST
Schedule:Registration & Buffet Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Investing in the Region

We are pleased to announce our 30th annual Economic Outlook Forum presented by HSBC.

Each year this forum provides our region's business leaders with a detailed and insightful look at the year ahead, identifying economic trends locally, nationally, and internationally that might impact businesses here in the Lower Mainland.

It's the kind of practical conversation our Members expect as they review their own plans for the new year, which makes this forum one of the "must-attend" events on the 2019 business calendar.

Panel Discussions

Regional Economic Development

Foreign direct investment continues to fall across Canada. This panel will discuss how we can build our region's reputation on a global scale and sell Greater Vancouver to the world.

Catherine Warren

Catherine Warren, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission

Additional panellists to be announced

Trade in 2019

Global trade uncertainty continues to penetrate forecasts for 2019. Amid trade disputes with the U.S. and China, the imposition of import tariffs, and a weaker performance by eurozone countries, this panel will discuss what 2019 has in store for Canadian businesses and commerce.

Stewart BeckKen PeacockStephen Tapp

Stewart Beck, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Ken Peacock, Chief Economist and Vice President, Business Council of British Columbia
Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist, Export Development Canada

Additional panellists to be announced

Silicon Valley North

The Greater Vancouver region is one of the fastest growing tech ecosystems in the world. This is due to progressive immigration policies, world-class higher education institutions, the lifestyle perks of the west coast, and flowing venture capital funds. This panel will discuss what's next for the B.C. tech industry in 2019.

Kirsten Sutton Bill Tam

Kirsten Sutton,Vice President and Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada
Moderator: Bill Tam,Vice President, Business Development and Partner Relations, Digital Technology Supercluster

Additional panellists to be announced

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